THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Wilkie Collins Literary Criticism

The Woman in White

An essay by S. Brooke Cameron, an Assistant Professor of English at Queenís University, Ontario, exploring the influence of 18th century amatory fiction, such as the novels of Eliza Haywood, on Collins's gender depictions, particularly Marian Halcombe, the heroine of his novel.
In this essay, Philipp Erchinger of the University of Exeter, examines Collins's narrative technique of employing several first person narrators.

The Moonstone

An academic article by Sharleen Mondal of the University of Washington discussing the roles of several characters, particularly Ezra Jennings, Franklin Blake and Rachel Verinder, as well as issues of gender, sexuality and imperialism.

The Yellow Mask

A paper by Audrey Murfin of Binghamton University examining the influence of the folk tales known in England as The Arabian Nights' Entertainments on the structure of this short story and Elizabeth Gaskell's My Lady Ludlow.

Man and Wife

A scholarly article by Stephanie King of Concordia University investigating how Collins characterizes the roles of the fallen man and woman in his narrative.

The Two Destinies

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.

The Law and the Lady

An essay by Catherine Siemann, an Adjunct Assistant Professor, discussing the character of Valeria Macallan, the protagonist of Collins's novel.