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.
An essay by Maxine E. Walker, a Professor of Literature at Point Loma Nazarene University, which draws on philosopher Charles Taylor's A Secular Age to explore the interaction of various topics, such as science, romanticism and theology, in McEwan's narrative.
A paper by Christian La Cassagnere looking at Keat's use of melancholy, as well as challenging prevailing critical assessments of this poem; with reference to Freudian theories on the death-drive and analysis of several excerpts.
An essay by Benjamin Bird of Leeds University, evaluating the realist view of consciousness in DeLillo's second novel through an in-depth analysis of the central protagonist with recourse to several philosopical theories.
An academic article by Michael Whitworth of Oxford University looking at the subjects of culture and society, and the relation between high and low art. With reference to the criticism of F.R and Q.D Leavis, and analysis of several excerpts from this poem.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Foer employs in this novel to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narrative and protagonist; McCulloch also discusses works by Martin Amis, Michael Chabon, Richard Russo, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.