This page offers access to the website Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Online Theory and Criticism, which does not include the text of the novel itself. For information on the Broadview edition of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which includes the novel along with an introduction and contextual materials, please click here. The Online Theory and Criticism website provides a selection of over 30 scholarly articles alongside other resources specifically oriented to the study of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, including:
- — 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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Comments on Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Online Theory and Criticism:
“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
“[T]he inclusion of foundational theoretical texts and broader introductions to approaches such as animal studies, psychoanalytic criticism and queer theory make this web component an exceptional resource for teaching Jekyll and Hyde as an introduction to theory and criticism.” — John Savarese, University of Waterloo
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