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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Online Theory and Criticism Web Passcode

  • 9781554812943 / 1554812941

Please note that, as of January 1st, 2021, Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Online Theory and Criticism will no longer be updated and select readings with limited terms of use will be removed from the site as those terms expire. Those who have purchased access prior to this date can continue to access the website on an “as is” basis.

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  • — A broad range of critical readings of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, beginning with the classic reading by Vladimir Nabokov and extending to consider Jekyll and Hyde with regard to class, same-sex desire, patriarchal power structures, late nineteenth-century psychology, addiction, evolutionary theory, and more
  • — Relevant foundational articles by figures in theory from Sigmund Freud to Jeffery Jerome Cohen
  • — Discussion questions for each article on the site
  • — Brief introductions to common critical approaches to literature
  • — A collection of pertinent visual materials

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“Impressive, wide-ranging, and informative, Broadview’s fantastic new [website] will be a valuable resource for scholars and students alike. Its ‘Introduction to Theory’ section offers a clear and succinct introduction that will easily translate into the classroom, whether for an undergraduate upper-level seminar or a graduate course. The interdisciplinary assemblage of readings, discussion questions, visuals, and external links offers a treasury of exciting resources for a broad group of readers. This is an edition not to be missed.” — Elizabeth A. Way, Wake Forest University

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Articles on Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  1. Vladimir Nabokov, from “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
  2. Stephen Heath, from “Psychopathia sexualis: Stevenson’s Strange Case
  3. Gordon Hirsch, from “Frankenstein, Detective Fiction, and Jekyll and Hyde
  4. Patrick Brantlinger and Richard Boyle, from “The Education of Edward Hyde: Stevenson’s ‘Gothic Gnome’ and the Mass Readership of Late-Victorian England”
  5. Peter Garrett, from “Cries and Voices: Reading Jekyll and Hyde
  6. William Veeder, from “Children of the Night: Stevenson and Patriarchy”
  7. Elaine Showalter, “Dr. Jekyll’s Closet”
  8. Daniel Wright, from “‘The Prisonhouse of My Disposition’: A Study of the Psychology of Addiction in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
  9. Anne Stiles, from “Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde and the Double Brain”
  10. Jane Rago, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A ‘Men’s Narrative’ of Hysteria and Containment”
  11. Linda Dryden, from “‘City of Dreadful Night’: Stevenson’s Gothic London”
  12. Stephen Arata, from “The Sedulous Ape: Atavism, Professionalism, and Stevenson’sJekyll and Hyde

Foundational Theory Articles

  1. Feminism and Queer Theory
    1. Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, from “The Queen’s Looking Glass: Female Creativity, Male Images of Women, and the Metaphor of Literary Paternity”
    2. Michel Foucault, “The Perverse Implantation”
    3. Judith Butler, from “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution”
    4. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, from “The Beast in the Closet”
  2. Marxism
    1. Karl Marx, from The Communist Manifesto
    2. Karl Marx, from Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts
  3. New Criticism
    1. Cleanth Brooks, “The Formalist Critics”
  4. Postcolonial Theory
    1. Homi Bhabha, from “Signs Taken for Wonders: Questions of Ambivalence and Authority under a Tree Outside Dehli, May 1817”
  5. Psychoanalytic Theory
    1. Sigmund Freud, from “The Material and Sources of Dreams”
    2. Sigmund Freud, from The Ego and the Id
  6. Semiotics
    1. Ferdinand de Saussure, from Course in General Linguistics
  7. Poststructuralism
    1. Jacques Derrida, from “Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences”
  8. Theory and the Gothic
    1. Sigmund Freud, from “The Uncanny”
    2. J.J. Cohen, from “Monster Culture (Seven Theses)”
    3. Julia Kristeva, from Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

Introduction to Theory

  1. Affect Theory
  2. Animal Studies
  3. Cultural Materialism
  4. Deconstruction
  5. Ecocriticism
  6. Feminist and Gender-Based Criticism and Theory
  7. Formalism, New Formalism, and New Criticism
  8. Historicism and New Historicism
  9. Marxist Theory and Criticism
  10. Mythopoeic Theory and Criticism
  11. Narratology and Narrative Theory
  12. Postcolonial Theory
  13. Print Culture and History of the Book
  14. Psychoanalytic Criticism
  15. Queer Theory
  16. Reader Response Theory
  17. Structuralism and Poststructuralism

Visual Material

  1. From Illustrated Editions
  2. Newspaper Articles
  3. Other Visual Materials