THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Matthew Lewis Literary Criticism

The Monk

A page featuring links to essays by Clara Tuite, Ann Campbell, Jerrold E. Hogle, James Whitlark, Syndy M. Conger, Lisa Wilson and Marie-José Tienhooven discussing a vast range of subjects in relation to this influential Gothic novel.
An essay by Dale Townshend of the University of Stirling on the functions of visual and auditory effects in Gothic and Romantic aesthetics. Townshend discusses this novel, Ann Radcliffe's The Italian, and the Romantics' criticism of Gothic romance.
An essay by Lauren Fitzgerald of Yeshiva University examining the authorship of The Monk, with reference to the insights of post-structuralist philosopher Judith Butler.
An academic article by Max Fincher investigating how the Gothic can be described as camp. It explores Susan Sontag's and others definitions of 'camp', as well as how theorist Fabio Cleto's ideas relate to the supernatural, before progressing onto a close reading of Lewis' novel.