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 paper by Ian H. Munro of William Jewell College examining some of the implications of applying intertextual theory to postcolonial literature, with reference to this novel and Achebe's non-fiction work Home and Exile.
An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, examining the post-modernist implications of Ackroyd's novel. It looks at this author's work in general before progressing to a study of Chatterton, highlighting in particular the impartiality of the writer's narrative stance.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Amis employs in Money and The Information to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narratives and roguish protagonists; McCulloch also discusses works by Richard Russo, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Amis employs in The Information and Money to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narratives and roguish protagonists; McCulloch also discusses works by Richard Russo, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.
An essay by Katherine E. Agar providing an object-relations analysis drawing on the work and theories of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott. It claims that a literary suicide is organized in Arnold's poem.
In this essay Marta Caminero-Santangelo argues that Atwood's novel represents a postmodern feminist sensibility in its conceptualizing of resistance to a dominant order. It also highlights differences between modernism and postmodernism.
A paper by Jamie Dopp in which the prevailing critical consensus of The Handmaid's Tale, in that it is a novel working against women's oppression, is challenged by the assertion that it reproduces the tendencies of a patriarchy.
An essay by Marta Dvorak which explores this novel as a Künstlerroman - a narrative that documents its protagonist's artistic development. Dvorak examines the text's engagement with the visual arts and looks at the poetic devices Atwood employs.
A paper by Grayson Cooke of Central Queensland University looking at the role of biotechnology and the relationship between language and human life in Atwood's post-apocalyptic novel. Also assesses the criticial reception of Oryx and Crake.
An essay by Jennifer Murray examining Atwood's depiction of a historic double murder and the implications this novel's multiplicity of narrative perspectives has on historiographic de-construction and re-construction.
An article by H.L. Jackson of the University of Toronto. It focuses on Mr Bennet, enquiring as to the nature of his library before adopting a highly specific discussion about libraries in the early 19th century.
An academic article by George R. Clay challenging the views E.M. Forster expresses in his Aspects of the Novel regarding the role of "flat characterization". Clay looks at the roles of several 'flat characters' in this novel, as well as Dickens's David Copperfield and Tolstoy's War and Peace.
An essay by Susannah Carson of the L'Université de Versailles investigating the paradox of silence in relation to the female characters and their perspectives in this novel, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion.
An essay by Jen Camden of the University of Indianapolis looking at the roles of primary and secondary heroines in this novel, James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers, and Ann Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance. Camden focuses in particular on how these women represent competing ideals of national identity and femininity.
An essay by Nicola Cummins of the University of Otago, looking at the role of the "sympathetic imagination" in the novel. It asserts that how the heroine regulates this quality is at the heart of Northanger Abbey and all Austen's work.
A scholarly article by Anthony Mandal of Cardiff University called 'Revising the Radcliffean Model'. It explores how the work of Ann Radcliffe impacted on Northanger Abbey and Clermont - a Gothic novel by Regina Maria Roche.
An essay by Kelly Marsh, an Associate Professor at Mississippi State University, exploring various aspects of narrative theory, and this novel's submerged plot of the protagonist's mother and it's influence over the surface plot of marriage.
An essay by Susannah Carson of the L'Université de Versailles investigating the paradox of silence in relation to the female characters and their perspectives in this novel, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park.
A substantial page from the Victorian Web, written by Felix Moses, an Associate Professor at Madras Christian College, discussing the structuralist idea of a Semic code, and how this relates to Austen's novel.
A paper by Matthew Taylor of Kinjo Gakuin University exploring Austen's conception of landscapes in this novel, especially the thematic role of the forest and its relationship to the narrative's characters.
An essay by Susannah Carson of the L'Université de Versailles investigating the paradox of silence in relation to the female characters and their perspectives in this novel, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility.
A paper by Pál Hegyi which explores Auster's use of the theoretical concept 'mise-en-abyme', particularly in relation to the 'moon motif' in this novel, and referencing the work of André Gide, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, and others.