THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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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.