THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Sheridan Le Fanu Literary Criticism

Carmilla

An essay by Mark M. Hennelly, Jr of California State University, applying a liminal reading of this novel, assessing previous criticism, as well as relating it to the work of cultural anthropologist Victor Turner.

Green Tea

An essay by Daniel Lewis of Ball State University, investigating the portrayal of gender roles and masculinity and their relationship to medical empiricism and materialism in Le Fanu's short story.
An academic article by Patricia MacCormack, a senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, examining the Baroque and Gothic sensibilities in 'Green Tea' and 'The Familiar', and comparing these with works by H.P. Lovecraft.

Uncle Silas

An essay by Meyrav Koren-Kuik of Tel Aviv University which explores how Le Fanu in Uncle Silas and Dickens in Great Expectations bring Gothic conventions into the domestic sphere in their novels.
An essay by Gary William Crawford discussing religion, the supernatural, gender, and the nature of reality, in this novel and The Late Breakfasters by Robert Aickman.

The Familiar

An academic article by Patricia MacCormack, a senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, examining the Baroque and Gothic sensibilities in 'The Familiar' and 'Green Tea', and comparing these with works by H.P. Lovecraft.