THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Nights at the Circus
By Angela Carter

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, exploring various themes - such as the nature of fictional narrative - in Carter's penultimate novel.
A paper by Wendy O'Brien, a lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies at Central Queensland University, analyzing various aspects of this novel, in particular the protagonists relationship in regards to Bakhtin's theory of the carnivalesque rebirth.
An essay by Mine Özyurt Kılıç of Bilkent University discussing the role of the fin de siècle 'New Woman' in Nights at the Circus, with reference to Plato's Phaedrus.
'The Ravished Reader': A very big critical analysis by Marita Kristiansen of the University of Bergen, spread over several chapters.