This is an introductory list of resources: there is a much larger bibliography of sources on postmodern literature, and on most of the authors here. In researching essays you should familiarize yourself with standard search tools, and in particular the MLA Bibliography on CD-Rom.

Items followed by call marks are in the College library. University of London (Senate House) Library call marks are also given in some cases (marked S.H.). It is expected that, particularly when writing dissertations, MA students will use the wider resources offered by Senate House and the British Library. Texts marked * are particularly recommended.

General Reading

Peter Ackroyd, The Chronicler in His Age (1991) [220.6 ACK]
--------------, Notes for a New Culture (1993) [820.9 ACK]
Robert Alter, Partial Magic (1978) [809.3 ALT]
Marguerite Alexander, Flights from Realism: Themes and Strategies in Postmodern British and American Fiction (1990) [809.3 ALE]
Linda Anderson (ed), Plotting Change: Contemporary Women’s Fiction (1990) [828.3 PLO]
John Barth, ‘The Literature of Exhaustion’ (1967), collected in The Friday Book: Essays and other Nonfiction (1984). Widely reprinted, eg. Malcolm Bradbury (ed), The Novel Today (Fontana, 1977). Cf. his ‘The Literature of Replenishment’ (1980).
Malcolm Bradbury and Sigmund Ro (eds), Contemporary American Fiction (1987) [815.3CON]
Christine Brooke-Rose, The Rhetoric of the Unreal (1981) [809.3915 BRO]
* Scott Bukatman, Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction (1993) [815.3876 BUK]
Ruth E Burke, The Games of Poetics: Ludic Criticism and Postmodernism (1994)
Christopher Butler, After the Wake: An Essay on the Contemporary Avant-Garde (1980) [700.904 BUT]
Charles Carmello, Silverless Mirrors: Books, Self, and Postmodern American Fiction (1983). [S.H. US Lib. YTP7/Car]
Pamela L Caughie, Virginia Woolf and Postmodernism: Literature in Quest and Question of Itself (1991)
Barry C. Charbot, ‘The Problem of the Postmodern’, New Literary History 20 (1988): 1-20.
* Jim Collins, Uncommon Cultures: Popular Culture and Postmodernism (1989). [S.H. 3KBM/Col.]
Neil Cornwell, The Literary Fantastic: From Gothic to Postmodernism (1990) [809.915 COR]
Theo D’haen and Hans Bertens, Postmodern Fiction in Europe and the Americas (1988) [809.3 POS]
Morris Dickstein, Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties (1977) [S.H. 33 NEI/Dic]
Thomas Docherty, Reading (Absent) Character (1983) [809.39027 DOC]
* ---------------- (ed), Postmodernism: A Reader (1993) [801.95 POS]
Elizabeth Ermarth, Sequel to History: Postmodernism and the Crises of Representational Time (1992) [801.95 ERM]
Frank B Farrell, Subjectivitiy, Realism and Postmodernism: the Recovery of the World (1994) [160 FAR]
Russell Ferguson et al (eds), Discourses: Conversations in Postmodern Art and Culture (1990) [YOO 904 DIS]
M D Fletcher, Contemporary Political Satire: Narrative Strategies in the Postmodern Context (1987) [809.7 FLE]
Douwe Fokkema, Literary History, Modernism and Postmodernism (1984)
Patricia Harkin and John Schilb (eds), Contending with Words: Composition and Rhetoric in a Postmodern Age (1991) [808.042 CON]
Ihab Hassan, The Dismemberment of Orpheus: Towards a Postmodern Literature (1982) [801.95 HAS]
---------------, Contemporary American Fiction 1945-72: An Introduction (1973) [815.95 HAS]
--------------, The Postmodern Turn (1987) [809.04 HAS]
Stephen Heath, The Nouveau Roman (1972) [848.33 HEA]
Tony Hilfer, American Fiction Since 1940 (1992) [815.3 HIL]
* Linda Hutcheon, A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction (1980) [801.950904 HUT]

---------------, Narcissistic Narrative: The Metafictional Paradox (1984) [809.034 HUT]
Andreas Huyssen, After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, and Postmodernism (1986). [S.H. 3KEWP/Huy]
Ann Jefferson, The Nouveau Roman and the Poetics of Fiction (1980) [848.3 JEF]
Gabriel Josipovici, The World and the Book (1979) [809.304 JOS]
Frederick R Karl, American Fictions 1940-1980 (1980) [815.3 KAR]
Michael Kaufmann, Textual Bodies: Modernism, Postmodernism and Print (1994)
Alvin B Kernan, The Death of Literature (1990) [809 KER]
Robert Kiely, Reverse Traditions: Postmodern Fictions and the Nineteenth Century Novel (1993) [809.33 KIE]
Arthur Kroeker, The Postmodern Scene: Excremental Culture and Hyperaesthetics (1988) [301.2 KRO]
Alison Lee, Realism and Power: Postmodern British Fiction (1990) [828.3 LEE]
David Lodge, The Modes of Modern Writing (1977) [828.3 LOD]
---------------, Modernism, Antimodernism and Postmodernism (1977)
* Larry McCaffery, ed., Postmodern Fiction: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide (1986). [S.H. Mx.South 016.8]*
Frank MacConnell, Four Postwar American Novelists (1977) [815.33 MAC]
* Brian McHale, Postmodernist Fiction (1987) [809.3 MAC]
* ------------, Constructing Postmodernism (1992) [801.95 MAC]
Paul Maltby, Dissident Postmodernists: Barthelme, Coover, Pynchon (1991) [815.9 MAL]
Brenda K Marshall, Teaching the Postmodern: Fiction and Theory (1991) [809.3 MAR]
Linda J. Nicholson, ed., Feminism/Postmodernism (1990)
Lance Olson, Ellipse of Uncertainty: An Introduction to Postmodern Fantasy (1987) [801/953 PAR]
------------, Circus of the Mind in Motion: Postmodernism and the Comic Vision (1990) [S.H. 3YUP/Ols]
Patrick Parrinder, The Failure of Theory: Essays on Criticism and Contemporary Fiction (1987) [801.953 PAR]
Marjorie Perloff, The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage (1981) [33 YTP5/Per]
Fred Pfeil, Another Tale to Tell: Politics and Narrative in Postmodern Culture (1990) [809.3 PFE
Richard Ruland and Malcolm Bradbury (eds), From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature (1987) [810.9 RUL]
Charles Russell, Poets, Prophets and Revolutionaries: The Literary Avant-Garde from Rimbaud through Postmodernism (1992) [809.04 RUS]
Mahmoud Salami, John Fowles’s Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism (1992)
Hugh J Silverman, Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Arts (1990) [700.1 POS]
Edmund J Smyth (ed), Postmodernism and Contemporary Fiction (1991) [809.3 POS]
William V Spanos, Repetitions: The Postmodern Occasion in Literature and Culture (1987) [801.95 SPA]
* Susan Strehle, Fiction in the Quantum Universe (1992) [815.3 STR]
Susan Rubin Suleiman, Risking Who One Is: Encounters with Contemporary Art and Literature (1994) [S.H. ART V3J/Sul]
Darko Suvin, The Metamorphoses of Science Fiction (1990) [809.3876 SUV]
Tony Tanner, City of Words: American Fiction 1935-1970 (1971) [815.3 TAN]
Michael Telby, Beyond the Nouveau Roman: Essays in the Contemporary French Novel (1990) [848.33 BEY]
* Allen Thiher, Words in Reflection: Modern Language Theory and Postmodern Fiction (1987). [809.304 THI]
John Thompson, Fiction, Crime and Empire: Clues to Modernity and Postmodernism (1993) [820.3 THO]Jerry A Varsava, Contingent Meanings: Postmodern Fiction, Mimesis and the Reader (1990) [S.H. 3YUI/Var]
Patricia Waugh, Feminine Fictions: Revisiting the Postmodern (1989) [809.89287 WAU]
* Alan Wilde, Horizons of Assent: Modernism, Postmodernism and the Ironic Imagination (1987) [809.91 WIL]
Jenny Wolmark, Aliens and Others: Science Fiction, Feminism and Postmodernism (1993) [809.3876 WOL]
Brian Wallis (ed), Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation (1984) [709.04 ART]
Nicholas Zurbrugg, The Parameters of Postmodernism (1993) [801.95 ZUR]

Primary texts: Pale Fire (1962), Ada (1969), Bend Sinister (1974).
Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years (1991) [815 NAB/B]
Steven Bruhm, ‘Queer, Queer Vladimir’, American Imago 53:4 (1996): 281-306 [S.H. Psychology 67]
James English, ‘Modernist Joke-Work: Pale Fire and the Mock Transcendence of Mockery’, Contemporary Literature 33:1 (1992): 74-90. [S.H. PS AB]
Andrew Field, Nabokov: His Life in Art (1967) [825 NAB/F]
Martine Hennard, ‘Playing a Game of Words in Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire’, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 40:2 (1994): 365-79 [S.H. PS AB]
Lucy Maddox, Nabokov’s Novels in English (1983) [815 NAB/M]
David Packman, Vladimir Nabokov: The Structure of Literary Desire (1982) [815 NAB/P]
John Pier, ‘Between Text and Paratext: Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire’, Style 26:1 (1992): 12-32 [S.H. PS AB]
David Rampton, Vladimir Nabokov (1993) [815 NAB/R]
Michael Seidel, ‘Pale Fire and the Art of the Narrative Supplement’, ELH 51: 4 (1984): 837-55. [Founder’s Journals]
Tony Sharpe, Vladimir Nabokov (1991) [815 NAB/S]
Marianne Torogvnick, ‘Nabokov and his Successors: Pale Fire as a Fable for Critics in the 70s and 80s’, Style 20:1 (1986): 22-41 [S.H. PS AB]
Jean Walton, ‘Dissenting in an Age of Frenzied Heterosexualism: Kinbote’s Transparent Closet in Nabokov’s Pale Fire’, College Literature 21:2 (1994): 89-104.
Michael Wood, The Magician’s Doubts: Nabokov and the Risks of Fiction (1995) [815 NAB/W]

Primary texts: V (1963), The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) [815 PYN].
Leo Bersani, Leo, ‘Pynchon, Paranoia, and Literature’, Representations 25 (Winter 1989): 99-118. [S.H. PR Z]
Harold Bloom (ed), Thomas Pynchon: Modern Critical Views (1986) [815 PYN/T]
William Gleason, ‘The Postmodern Labyrinths of Lot 49’, Critique, Studies in Fiction 34 (1993): 830-99. [S.H. PS AB-Critique]
Deborah L Madsen, The Postmodern Allegories of Thomas Pynchon (1991) [S.H. YTQ P994a Mad]
Patrick O’Donnell, ed., New Essays on The Crying of Lot 49 (1992) [815 PYN/N]
David Punter, The Hidden Script (1985), ch.6. [820.3 PUN]
Thomas Schaub, Pynchon: the Voice of Ambiguity (1981:815) [PYN/S]
David Seed, The Fictional Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon (1988) [S.H.. 33YTQ/P994a/See]
Mark Siegel, Creative Paranoia in Gravity’s Rainbow (1978)
Tony Tanner, Thomas Pynchon (1982) [815 PYN/T]

Primary texts: Love Life, In Country (1985), Feather Crowns (1993).

Ellen A. Blais, ‘Gender Issues in Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country,’ South Atlantic Review 56:2 (1991): 107-18. [S.H.]
David Booth, ‘Sam’s Quest, Emmett’s Wound: Grail Motifs in Bobbie Ann Mason’s Portrait of America After Vietnam.’ The Southern Literary Journal 23.2 (Spring 1991): 98-109. [S.H. PR Br]
Robert H. Brinkmeyer, ‘Never Stop Rocking: Bobbie Ann Mason and Rock-and-Roll.’ Mississippi Quarterly 42.4 (Fall 1989): 5-17. [S.H. PS ABcr]
Sandra Durham, ‘Women and War: Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country,’ Southern Literary Journal 22:2 (1990): 45-52 [S.H. PR Br]
June Dwyer, ‘New Roles, New History and the New Patriotism: Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country’, Modern Language Studies 22:2 (1992): 72-78 [S.H. PS AB]
Dorothy Coombs Hill, ‘An Interview with Bobbie Ann Mason.’ Southern Quarterly 31.1 (Fall 1992): 85-118. [S.H. PR Z]
Robert Pogue Harrison, ‘The Names of the Dead’, Critical Inquiry 24:1 (1997), 176-90.
Kristin Ann Hass, Come to the Wall: American Memory and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial (1998)
Nick Hornby, Contemporary American Fiction (1991)
Phyllis Lassner, ‘Women’s Narrative and the Recreation of History.’ In American Women Writing Fiction: Memory, Identity, Family, Space. Ed. Mickey Pearlman (1989). [S.H. 33YTQ7/Ame]
Joanna Price, ‘Remembering Vietnam: Subjectivity and Mourning in Recent American New Realist Writing’, Journal of American Studies 27:2 (1993): 173-86. [Bedford Journals]
Barbara Ryan, ‘Decentered Authority in Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country.’ Critique 32.3 (Spring 1990): 199-212. [S.H. PS AB-Critique]
Marita Sturken, ‘The Wall, the Screen, and the Image: the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial’, Representations 35 (1991): 118-42. [SH PR Z]
Duncan Webster, Looka Yonda: The Imaginary America of Popular Culture. London: Routledge, 1988. Ch.4. [309.17309 WEB] [S.H. KBM/Web]
Marjorie Winther, ‘M*A*S*H, Malls and Meaning: Popular and Corporate Culture in In Country’, Literature-Interpretation-Theory 4:3 (1993): 195-201.

Primary texts: Less Than Zero (1985); American Psycho
Niki Salin, ‘But This Road Doesn’t Go Anywhere: The Existential Drama of Less Than Zero’, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 33:1 (1991): 23-42. [S.H. PS AB-Critique]
James Annesley, Blank Fiction (1997) [815.33 ANN]
Elizabeth Young, Shopping in Space: Essays on American ‘Blank Generation’ Fiction (1992) [815.3 YOU]

Primary texts: the Neuromancer Trilogy - Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Count Zero (1985-89); Bruce Sterling (ed.), Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (1988); Kathy Acker, Empire of the Senseless (1988) [Acker’s novel part-plagiarizes Gibson’s].

I. Csicsery-Ronay, ‘The Sentimental Futurist: Cyberpunk and Art in William Gibson’s Neuromancer,’ Critique 33: 3 (1992): 221-40. [S.H. PS AB-Critique]
Donna Haraway, ‘A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s,’ Socialist Review 80 (1985). Reprinted in various other collections.
Keith Booker, ‘Technology, History and the Postmodern Imagination: The Cyberpunk Fiction of William Gibson,’ Arizona Quarterly 50:4 (1994): 63-87. [S.H. PS ABcr]
Scott Bukatman, ‘Gibson’s Typewriter,’ South Atlantic Quarterly 92:4 (1993): 627-45. [S.H. PS]. See also his book Teminal Identity (in general list above).
Glen Grant, ‘Transcendence through Detournement in William Gibson’s Neuromancer,’ Science Fiction Studies 17 (1990): 41-49. [Founders or S.H.]
Marc Laidlaw, ‘Virtual Surreality: Our New Romance with Plot Devices,’ South Atlantic Quarterly 92:4 (1993): 647-68. [S.H. PS]
Larry McCaffrey (ed), Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction (1991) [815.3876 STO]
Nichola Nixon, ‘Cyberpunk: Preparing the Ground for Revolution or Keeping the Boys Satisfied?’, Science Fiction Studies 19 (1922): 219-35 [S.H. or Founders]
Tom Shippey and George Slussher (eds), Fiction 2000: Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative (1992) [S.H. 3YUP/Fic]
Claire Sponsler, ‘Cyberpunk and the Dilemmas of Postmodern Narrative,’ Contemporary Literature 33:4 (1992): 625-44. [S.H. PS AB]
There are - unsurprisingly! - many Websites dedicated to Gibson and to cyberpunk, with interviews, articles etc. As a matter of principle, you should jack in and search for yourself . . .

Primary texts: Midnight’s Children (1981); Shame (1983); The Satanic Verses (1989). Note: this reading list is designed to help with The Satanic Verses, taught some years, as well as with the earlier novel.

Ahmad, Ajaz, In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures (1992), ch.4. on Shame. [801 AHM]
Lisa Appignanesi and Sara Maitland (eds), The Rushdie File (1990)
Homi Bhaba, Nation and Narration (1994) [Background 809.931]
David Birch, ‘Postmodern Chutneys’, Textual Practice 5:1 (1991): 1-7 [early vols. of this journal in SH only]
Timothy Brennan, Salman Rushdie and the Third World: myths of the nation (1989) [828 RUS/B]
-----------------, ‘Rushdie, Islam and Postcolonial Criticism’, Social Text 10:2 (1992) 271-75 [S.H.]
Betty Jean Craige, ‘Literature in a Global Society’ PMLA 106:3 (1991) 395-401 [Founder’s Journals]
Cathy Cundy, Salman Rushdie (1996) [828 RUS/C]
Marc C. Connor, ‘Midnight’s Children and the Apcalypse of Form’, Critique 38:4 (1997): 289-95. [S.H. PS AB-Critique]
Rufus Cook, ‘Cultural Displacement and Narrative Duplicity’, Centennial Review 41:2 (1997): 205-16 [S.H.]
R K Dhawan, The Novels of Salman Rushdie (1992)
John Dokker, ‘The Satanic Verses as a Post-modern Novel’ in Bruce Bennet (ed) Crossing Cultures (1996) [S.H. YSO3 Cro]
M D Fletcher, ed, Reading Rushdie: Perspectives on the Fiction of Salman Rushdie (1994)
Aleid Fokkema, ‘Postmodern Fragmentation or Authentic Essence? Character in The Satanic Verses’ in C. Barfoot and Theo D’haen, Shades of Empire in Colonial and Post-Colonial Literatures (1993)
Syed Manzuri Islam, ‘Writing the Postcolonial Event: Salman Rushdie’s August 15, 1947’, Textual Practice 13:1 (1999): 119-35 [Founder’s Journals and S.H.]
Frederick Jameson, ‘Third World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism’, Social Text 15 (1986). [Background, the essay Ahmad attacks]
Feroza Jussawalla, ‘Rushdie’s Dastan-E-Dilruba: The Satanic Verses as Rushdie’s love letter to Isalm’, Diacritics 26;1 (1996), 50-73 [S.H. PS AB]
Jean Kane, ‘The Migrant Intellectual and the Body of History: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children’, Contemporary Literature 37:1 (1996): 94-108. [S.H. PS AB]
Fawzia Afzal Khan, Cultural Imperialism and the Indo-English novel: genre and ideology in R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya and Salman Rushdie (1993) [S.H. YSU7 Afz]
Neil Kortennar, ‘Postcolonial Ekphrasis: Salman Rusdie Gives the Finger Back to the Empire’, Contemporary Literature 38:2 (1997): 232-59. [S.H. PS AB]
John McLeod, ‘Authority and Tension: Postmodernism and Writing History’in Modernity - Postmodernity: From the Personal to the Global, ed. Barrie Axford and Gary Browning (1996).
Anouar Majid, ‘Can the Postcolonial Critic speak? Orientalism and the Rushdie Affair’, Cultural Critique 32 (1995-6) 5-42. [S.H. PRZ]
Sachdeva Harveen Mann, ‘Being Borne Across’: Translation and Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses’, Criticism 37:2 (1995) 281-308. [S.H. PS AB]
Ian Richard Netton, Text and Trauma: An East-West Primer (1996) [S.H. YUE Net]
K. M. Newton, ‘Literary Theory and the Rushdie Affair’, English 41:171 (1992) 235-47. [Founder’s Journals]
Tim Parnell, ‘Salman Rushdie: from colonial politics to postmodern poetics’, in Writing India 1757-1990: The Literature of British India, ed. Bart Moore-Gilbert (1996)
Salman Rushdie, Imaginary Homelands (1991)
Salman Rushdie ‘My decision’ Index on Censorship 20:2 (1991) 34. [S.H.]
Frank Engler Schulze, ‘Riding the Crisis: The Satanic Verses and the Silence of Literary Theory’ in Peter Stummer and Christopher Balme (eds), Fusion of Cultures? (1996) [809 FUS]
Wole Soyinka, ‘Jihad for Freedom’, Index on Censorship 18:5 (1989) 20-21. [S.H.]
Gayatri C. Spivak ‘Reading The Satanic Verses’ in Nicola Miller & M. Birotti (eds) What is an Author? (1993) [S.H. YUW Wha]
Jon Thompson, ‘Superman and Salman Rushdie: Midnight’s Children and the Disillusionment of History’, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonal Studies 3:1 (1995): 1-23.
Jonathan White, ed., Recasting the World: Writing After Colonialism (1993)
Robert Young, White Mythologies: Writing, History and the West (London: Routledge, 1990) [907.2 You]

Primary texts: The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman (1972), The Passion of New Eve (1977), Nights at the Circus (198 ), Wise Children (1991) [all 828.CAR], The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History (1979) [301.417 CAR], Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings (1982) [828 CAR]

Harriet Blodgett, ‘Fresh Iconography: Subversive fantasy by Angela Carter’, Review of Contemporary Fiction 14:3 (1994), 49-55. [S.H. PS AB Cr]
Robert Clark, ‘Angela Carter’s Desire Machine,’ Women’s Studies 14:2 (1987): 147-61.
Patricia Dunker, ‘Angela Carter and the lost Narratives of Sexual Subversion’ Critical Survey 8:1 1996 58-68. [S.H. PS AB]
Heather Johnson, ‘Textualising the Double gendered body: forms of the Grotesque in The Passion of New Eve’, Review of Contemporary Fiction 14:3 (1994), 43-48. [S.H. PS AB Cr]
Elaine Jordan, ‘Down the Road: Or, History Rehearse,’ in Francis Barker et al (eds), Postmodernism and the Rereading of Modernity (1992) [801.95 POS]
-------------- ‘The Dangers of Angela Carter,’ in Isobel Armstrong (ed), New Feminist Discourses (1992) [820.99287 NEW]
Haralad Leusmann. ‘Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve; A modern Initiation story’, Notes on Contemporary Literature 27:3 (1997) 2-4. {SH PR B]
Marion Lomax, ‘Gendered Writing and the Writer’s Stylistic Identity’, Essays and Studies 47 (1994) 1-19. [Founders Journals and SH PS Abc]
Palmer, Paulina, ‘From ‘Coded Mannequin’ to Bird Woman: Angela Carter’s Magic Flight,’ in Sue Roe (ed), Women Reading Women’s Writing (1987). [S.H. 3YBD /Wom]
------------ Contemporary Women’s Fiction: Narrative Practice and Feminist Theory (1989) [S.H. YQ7/Pal]
David Punter, ‘Essential Imaginings: The Novels of Angela Carter and Russell Hoban,’ in James Acheson (ed), The British and Irish Novel Since 1960 (1991). [828.33 BRI]
David Punter, ‘Angela Carter: Supersessions of the masculine’, Critique 25:4 (1984) 209-222. [S.H. PS AB-Critique]
Roberta Rubenstein, ‘Intersexions: Gender metamorphosis in Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve and Louis Gould’s A Sea Change’ Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 12:1 (1993) 103-18. [S.H. PS AB]
Sage, Lorna, Angela Carter (1995) [S.H. 3YQ/C243a/Sag]
Richarda Schmidt, ‘The Journey of the Subject in Angela Carter’s Fiction,’ Textual Practice 3:1 (1989): 56-75. [S.H. PR B-Textual]
Carol Siegel, ‘Postmodern Women Novelists Review Victorian Male Masochism’, Genders 11 (1991) 1-16. [S.H. PS Z]
Carolyn Steedman, ‘New Time: Mignon and her Meanings,’ in John Stokes (ed), Fin du Siecle/Fin du Globe: Fears and Fantasies of the Late Nineteenth Century (1992) [301.2 FIN]
Nicoletta Vallorani, ‘The Body of the City: Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve’, Science Fiction Studies 21:3 (1994) 365-79. [Founder’s Journals]

Primary Texts: Surfacing (1973), Lady Oracle (1976), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Life Before Man (1988).

Pamela Cooper ‘Sexual Surveillance and Medical Authority in Two Versions of The Handmaid’s Tale’, Journal of Popular Culture 28:4 (1995) 49-66
Frank Davey, Margaret Atwood: A Feminist Poetics (1984) [S.H. PS 8501]
Stephanie Barbe Hammer, ‘The World as it will be? Female Power and the Technology of Power in The Handmaid’s Tale’, Modern Language Studies 20:2 (1990) 39-49
Coral Ann Howells, Margaret Atwood (1996) [S.H. YSP A846a How]
Brian Johnson, ‘Language, Power and responsibility in The Handmaid’s Tale: Towards a discourse of literary gossip’, Canadian Literature 148 (1996) 39-55
David Ketterer, ‘Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: A contextual dystopia’ Science Fiction Studies 16:2 (1989), 209-217. [Founders Journals?]
Mario Klarer, ‘Orality and Literacy as Gender-supporting structures in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Mosaic 28:4 (1995), 129-42.
Jean Mallinson, Margaret Atwood and Her Works (1984) [S.H. PS 8501]
Madonne Miner ‘‘Trust me’: Reading the Romance Plot in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale’ Twentieth Century Literature 37:2 (1991), 148-68. [S.H. PS AB]
Colin Nicholson (ed) Margaret Atwood: Writing and Subjectivity (1994) [S.H. YSP A846a Nic]
Debrah Raschke, ‘Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s tale: False Borders and Subtle Subversions’ L-I-T: Literature Interpretation Theory 6:3-4, (1995) 257-68
Barbara Rigney, Margaret Atwood (1987) [S.H. YSP A846a Rig]
Hilde Staels, ‘Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale’: resistance through Narrating’, English Studies 78:5 (1995) 455-67. [Founder’s Journals]
---------------, Margaret Atwood’s Novels; A Study of Narrative Discourse (1995) [S.H. YSP A846a Sta]
Karen Stein, ‘Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: Scheherazade in Dystopia’ University of Toronto Quarterly 61:2 (1991-2) 269-279
--------------, ‘Margaret Atwood’s Modest Proposal: The Handmaid’s Tale’ Canadian Literature 148 (1996) 57-73
--------------, Margaret Atwood Revisited (1999) [S.H. YSP A846a Ste]
K. VanSpanckeren & J.G. Castro (eds.), Margaret Atwood: Visions and Forms (1988) [S.H. YSP A846a Mar]
Sandra Tomc, ‘‘The Missionary Position’: Feminism and Nationalism in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale’, PMLA 108:3 (1993) 474-88. [Founder’s Journals]
Sharon R. Wilson, Margaret Atwood’s Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics(1993) [S.H. YSP A846a Wil]

Primary Texts: The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), Tar Baby (1981), Beloved (1987), Jazz (1992), and Paradise (1998); also Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992). [815.MOR] There are hundreds of articles on Morrison: this is a limited selection.

Nancy Armstrong, ‘Why Daughters die: the racial logic of America Sentimentalism (Beloved) Yale Journal of Criticism 7:2 (1994), 1-24. [S.H. PS Z]
Pamela Barnett, ‘Figurations of Rape and the Supernatural in Beloved’, PMLA 112:3 (1997) 418-27. [Founder’s Journals]
J M Braxton and A N McLaughlin (eds), Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance (1990) [810.99287 WIL]
E Butler-Evans, Race, Gender and Desire: Narrative Strategies in the Fiction of Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker (1989) [815.3 BUT]
Hazel Carby, Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist (1987) [815.33 CAR]
Barbara Christian, Fixing Methodologies: Beloved in Elizabeth Abel, Barbara Christian and Helene Moglen (eds) Female Subjects in Black and White: Race, Psychoanalysis and Feminism (1997)
Marianne DeKoven, ‘Postmodernism and Post-utopian Desire in Toni Morrison and E. L Doctorow’ in Nancy J. Perterson (ed), Toni Morrison: Critical & theoretical approaches(1997)[815 MOR/T]
J De Weever, Mythmaking and Metaphor in Black Women’s Fiction (1992) [815.399287 Dew]
Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey (1989). [S.H. 33YTB/Gat]
Cynthia Hamilton, ‘Revisions, rememories and Exorcisms: Toni Morrison and the Slave Narrative’ Journal of American Studies 30:3 (1996) 429-45. [Bedford Journals]
William R. Handley, ‘The House a Ghost Built: Nommo, Allegory and the Ethics of Reading in Toni Morrison’s Beloved ’, Contemporary Literature 36:4 (1995) 676-701. [S.H. PS AB]
Shaorn Holland, Michael Awkward, ‘Marginality and Community in Beloved’, in N. Y. McKay and Kathryn Earle (eds), Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Toni Morrison (1997) [S.H. YTQ M838a App]
Nellie T McKay (ed), Critical Essays on Toni Morrison (1989) [S.H. 33YTQ/M838a/Cri]
Carl D. Malmgren, ‘Mixed Genres and the Logic of Slavery in Toni Morrison’s Beloved’, Critique 36:2 (1995) 36:2.
Jill Matus, Toni Morrison (1998) [815 MOR/M]
David Morrison, ‘Fleshly Ghosts and ghostly flesh: the word and body in Beloved’, in David Middleton (ed), Toni Morrison’s Fiction (1997)
Peter Nicholls, ‘The Belated Postmodern: History, Phantoms and Toni Morrison’, in Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Reader, ed. Sue Vice (1996). [801.92 Psy]
T Otten, The Crime of Innocence in the Fiction of Toni Morrison (1989) [815 MOR/O]
Timothy Parrish, ‘Imagining Slavery: Toni Morrison and Charles Johnson’, Studies in American Fiction 25:1 (1997) 81-100. [S.H. PS Abcr]
Linden Peach, Toni Morrison (1995) [815 MOR/P]
----------------, ed. Toni Morrison: Contemporary Critical Essays (1998) [815 MOR/T]
Carl Plasa, Beloved [Icon critical guide] (1998) [815 MOR/T]
James Phelan, ‘Towards a Rhetorical Reader Response Criticism: the difficult, the stubborn and the ending of Beloved’, in Nancy J. Perterson (ed), Toni Morrison: Critical and theoretical approaches (1997) [S.H. YTQ M838a App]
Angelita Reyes, ‘Using History as Artefact to situate Beloved’s Unknown Woman: Margaret Garner’, in N. Y. McKay and Kathryn Earle (eds), Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Toni Morrison (1997) [815 MOR/T]
Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, ‘Narration, Doubt, Retrieval: Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Narrative, 4:2 (1996) 109-23. [S.H. PR B]
Sarah Robbins, ‘Gendering the history of the Antislavery Narrative’ American Quarterly 49:3 (1997) 531-73. [Electronic Journals Gateway + SH]
Caroline Rody, ‘Toni Morrison’s Beloved: History, ‘rememory’ and a ‘clamour for a kiss’, American Literary History 7:1 (1995) 92-119. [S.H. PS Abcr]
Barbara Schapiro, ‘The Bonds of Love and the Boundaries of the Self in Toni Morrison’s Beloved’, Contemporary Literature 32 (1991), 194-210. [S.H. PS AB]
Evelyin Jaffe Schreiber, ‘Reader Text and Subjectivity; Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Lacan’s Gaze Qua Object’, Style 30:3 (1996) 445-61 [S.H.]
Liliane Weissberg, ‘Gothic space: the Political aesthetics of Toni Morrison Beloved’, in Victor Sage and Lloyd Allan Smith (eds), Modern Gothic: A reader (1996) [S.H. YQ7 Mod]
Cynthia Griffin Wolff, ‘Margaret Garner; A Cincinnati Story’, in C. Lohmann (ed) Discovering Difference: Contemporary Essay in American Culture (1993)
Caroline Woidat, ‘Talking back to school teacher: Morrison’s confrontation with Hawthorne in Beloved’, in Nancy J. Perterson (ed), Toni Morrison: Critical and theoretical approaches (1997) [815 MOR/T]
J. Wyatt, ‘Giving Body to the Word: The Maternal Symbolic in Toni Morrison's Beloved,’ PMLA 106 (1993): 474-488. [Founder’s Journals]
Toni Morrison double issue, mfs (Modern Fiction Studies) 39.3-4 (1993). [S.H. PS AB]


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