THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Robert Southey Literary Criticism

Joan of Arc

An academic article by Catherine Addison of the University of Zululand which adopts a contextual approach to the study of this poem, showing how Southey was influenced by characters and events of the French Revolution in the portrayal of his protagonist.

Madoc

An essay by Rebecca Cole Heinowitz, an Assistant Professor at Bard College, looking at the political context behind Madoc and Southey's attitudes to colonial expansion.

Tale of Paraguay

An essay by Tim Fulford of Nottingham Trent University looking at the relationship between Christianity and colonialism in this poem, with several close readings.