THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Tale of Paraguay
by Robert Southey

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

Tale of the Body Thief
by Anne Rice

A paper by Trevor Holmes of the University of Waterloo addressing issues of gender, race and sexuality in regards to this novel's protagonists.

A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens

An essay by Christine L. Krueger, Professor of English at Marquette University, exploring the historical context of Dickens's novel through the application for queer theory and in relation to contemporary LGBTQ rights.

Tam O'Shanter
by Robert Burns

In this essay Scott Harshbarger, an Associate Professor at Hofstra University, presents a comparative analysis of this poem and Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story 'Young Goodman Brown'.

The Tattooer
by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

An essay by Clifford J. Kurkowski which applies reader-response theory, and the ideas of theorist David Bleich, in an analysis of this short story.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
by Anne Brontë

An essay by Nicole A. Diederich of the University of Findlay exploring marriage in this novel, focusing in particular on the significance of the heroine's remarriage.
An essay by Monika Hope Lee of Brescia University College which asserts that this novel is "a scathing critique of laws and ideologies governing the family, marriage and mothering". The analysis centres on Brontë's depictions of mother figures.
Essay by Sarah Hallenbeck about the character of Gilbert Markham in Brontë's novel.

Terrorist: A novel
by John Updike

An extensive review of this novel by James Wood for The New Republic.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles
by Thomas Hardy

An essay by Deborah Hooker, an Associate Professor at NC State University, which focuses on the racing figures depicted on the protagonists' conjugal bed in order to examine how Hardy employs the motif of race to portray Tess's tragedy.
An essay by Shirley A. Martin of the University of Chicago which utilizes psychoanalysis to investigate how the subject of heredity is psychologically motivated in Hardy's novel.
An academic article by Ralph Harrington discussing the roles of paganism, fate and redemption in Hardy's novel, as well as the author's use of the prehistoric monument Stonehenge as a backdrop to the narrative's themes.
In this essay Andrew Radford explores how Hardy deftly interweaves the Greek myth of the goddesses Persephone and Demeter into the narrative of his novel.
An essay by Scott Rode, an Assistant Professor at Texas A & M University, exploring this novel's depiction of sexuality identity and its relationship to nineteenth-century innovations in technology.
An essay by Ian Mackean discussing the issue of morality in Tess of the d'Urbervilles, featuring analysis of a number of excerpts.

Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston

A paper by Péter Gaál Szabó, an Assistant Lecturer at Ferenc Kölcsey Reformed College, exploring spatial settings and the female body in hegemonic masculine social space, in this novel and Hurston's Jonah's Gourd Vine.

Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

An essay by Linda Strong-Leek, an Assistant Professor at Florida International University, analysing Achebe's novel in relation to feminist criticism with reference to Jonathan Culler's On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism.
A review by Howard W. French, looking in particular at the anti-colonial subtext of Things Fall Apart and the emergence of a genuine African voice.

Timbuktu
by Paul Auster

An article by James Murphy.

Timescape
by Gregory Benford

In this article, Benford discusses some of the ideas which informed his novel.

The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells

An academic article by Patrick Parrinder which asserts that this novel is primarily a response "to the break-up of classical realism at the end of the nineteenth century".
An academic article by Alex Eisenstein which explores Wells's speculations on evolution and how they manifest themselves in this novel.

Time's Arrow
by Martin Amis

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, examining the implications of modernity and how they impact on the narrative of Amis's novel.
In this essay, Brian Finney explores the relationship between the protagonist and narrator in Money, and the implications of the plot structure of Time's Arrow.
Essay looking at the importance of memory in Time's Arrow and Salman Rushdie's Shame.

Tintern Abbey
by William Wordsworth

An essay by David S. Miall of the University of Alberta which argues for the importance of considering the location of this poem central to an understanding of Wordsworth's view on our relationship with nature.

To the Hermitage
by Malcolm Bradbury

An essay by Klaus Stierstorfer of the University of Düsseldorf which analyzes Bradbury's final novel from the perspective of how a tradition of liberal humanism survives in a postmodern environment.

To the Lighthouse
by Virginia Woolf

An essay by Thomas J. Scheff of the University of California assessing the relationship between literary criticism and the social sciences through a reading of Woolf's novel, referencing commentary by Erich Auerbach, and others.
A paper by JaneMaree Maher of Monash University which discusses the central image of Woolf's novel in conjunction with theories concerning the formation of subjectivity from Melanie Klein's A Study of Envy and Gratitude.
A chapter from The Flight of the Mind: Virginia Woolf's Art and Manic-Depressive Illness by Thomas C. Caramagno, discussing the portrayal of parent-child relationships in this novel.
The text of a lecture delivered by Ian Johnston on the novel.
An essay by Erin Johnson examining Lily Briscoe from Woolf's novel and the eponymous Lady of Shallott from Tennyson's poem.

Tombéza
by Rachid Mimouni

An essay by Salwa Ali Benzahra looking at this novel's marginalized protagonist.

Tomorrow
by Graham Swift

An extensive review of this novel by Al Alvarez for The New York Review of Books.

Tom Jones
by Henry Fielding

A paper by Lothar Cerny examining Fielding's novel while utilizing - yet taking issue with - Wolfgang Iser's theory of reader participation and reader response.

Too Many Men
by Lily Brett

A paper by Anna Hunter, of the University of Central Lancashire, looking at the role of cultural memory in relation to the holocaust in this novel and Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated.

The Tory Lover
by Sarah Orne Jewett

A thesis by Heather Petsche discussing many aspects of the novel. It argues that the plot is structured around the character's development and that the work itself deserves serious study.

Tracks
by Louise Erdrich

An essay by Marie Nigro of Lincoln University discussing the revision of history in this novel and Beloved by Toni Morrison.
A paper by Rose Hsiu-li Juan looking at the submission of the Chippewa Indians to symbolic domination and man's relationship with nature in a denaturalized world.

The Tragic Muse
by Henry James

A chapter from Joseph Litvak's Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel exploring figuration and counterplot.

Trainspotting
by Irvine Welsh

An academic article by Dougal McNeill of Sophia University examining Welsh's narrative style, particularly the 'Bad Blood' section of this novel, with excerpts.

The Treaty
by Paul Muldoon

An essay by Adam Crothers of Girton College, University of Cambridge, which applies Charles O. Hartman's notion of 'discovered form' in an exploration of ambiguity in the formal properties of Muldoon's sonnet.

The Triad
by William Wordsworth

An academic article by Derek Furr, an Assistant Professor of English in the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program, analyzing this poem and Coleridge's 'The Garden of Boccaccio', especially in relation to their first publication in Charles Heath's Keepsake.

The Trial
by Franz Kafka

An essay by the literary critic J. Hillis Miller who considers this novel to be "a truly strange work". Its primary focus is a discussion on speech acts and narrative theory. Comparisons are made with Dickens's Bleak House.

Tristam Shandy
by Laurence Sterne

An essay by Jo Alyson Parker exploring the narrative trajectory of this novel.
A paper by Kersti Juva of the University of Helsinki discussing some of the issues encountered when translating the novel into Finnish.

The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James

An academic article by Martin Scofield, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, exploring the narrative effects of "implied stories" in James's famous novella.
An essay by Edward Lobb investigating James's reasoning for his novella's complex frame narrative, as well as looking at thematic parallels with King Lear.
An essay by Andrew J. Scheiber of the University of St. Thomas investigating desire and Emile Durkheim's concept of "anomie", especially in relation to James's governess.
In this essay Sumia S. Abdul Hafidh considers whether James's novella is a ghost story or a study in sexual repression.

26a
by Diana Evans

An academic article by Marie Lauritzen of the University of Aarhus which presents a close reading of this novel's portrayal of telepathy and vampirism.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne

A comparitive analysis by James W. Maertens of Verne's original novel and the Walt Disney film adaptation. Various subjects are explored, including gender roles and masculinity, symbolism and myth, and the roles of science and technology.

The Two Destinies
by Wilkie Collins

In this essay Ryan Barnett of the University of Central England explores gender and apocalypse in this novel and George Eliot's The Lifted Veil.

Typhoon
by Joseph Conrad

An essay by Nels C. Pearson, an assistant professor at Tennessee State University, assessing various interpretations of this novel.
A paper by Debra Romanick Baldwin, an associate professor at the University of Dallas, discussing the role of comedy in Typhoon and Primo Levi's The Monkey's Wrench. With analysis of several excerpts from both texts.