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Dryden, L. (2012). The Gothic: Detection and Science Fiction. In C. McCracken-Flesher (Ed.), Approaches to Teaching the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, 96-103. The Modern Languages Association
An essay on how Stevenson fits into the genre of detection and science fiction literature.
Dryden, L. (2012). Review of Matthew Beaumont. The Spectre of Utopia: Utopian and Science Fictions at the Fin de Siecle. Review of English Studies.. doi:10.1093/res/hgt050. ISSN 0034-6551
A review of Matthew Beaumont
Dryden, L. (2009). Conrad and his readers. In A. H. Simmons (Ed.), Joseph Conrad in context, 221-228. Cambridge University Press
This is an essay in a special collection called Conrad in Context. The essay discusses Conrad in the context of late-nineteenth-century reading practices.
(2009). L. Dryden, S. Arata, & E. Massie (Eds.), Stevenson and Conrad: writers of transition. Texas Tech University Press
This edited book is the first complete book-length study to consider the work of Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad within the same framework. It contains essays from in...
Dryden, L. (2008). Times indeed are changed: Conrad, "Typhoon" and Pall Mall Magazine. Conradiana. 41, 132-152. doi:10.1353/cnd.2011.0015. ISSN 0010-6356
This is a journal article in a special edited edition of Conradiana. It discusses Joseph Conrad's publishing history prior to and during his relationship with Pall Mall Magazi...
Dryden, L. (2008). Penguin Editions of Conrad: A Review Essay by Linda Dryden. English literature in transition, 1880-1920. 52, 196. ISSN 1559-2715
This is a review essay requested by the Editor of English Literature in Transition. The essay gives an overview of the importance of Joseph Conrad and then discusses the merit...
Dryden, L. (2006). The vexed question of humanity in Heart of Darkness: a historicist reading. In D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke (Ed.), Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness, 83-91. Routledge
This book chapter takes a historicist approach to Conrad's Heart of Darkness. It relies on theories of historicim and ethnography and cites Clifford Geertx and James Clifford ...
Dryden, L. (2006). She: gothic reverberations in Star Trek: first contact. In B. Brabon, & S. Genz (Eds.), Postfeminist Gothic: Critical Interventions in Contemporary Culture, 154-169. Palgrave Macmillan
This essay discusses how the film Star Trek: First Contact uses the gothic tropes of the femme fatale as expressed in Rider Haggard's iconic text She. This is a collection of ...
Dryden, L. (2006). H. G. Wells and Joseph Conrad: a literary friendship. In J. S. Partington (Ed.), H. G. Wells's Fin-de-Siècle, 101-112. Peter Lang
This essay was first published in The Wellsian and is collected here in an edited book that contains the best essays on Wells published in recent years.
Dryden, L. (2005). City of Dreadful Night: Stevenson's Gothic London. In R. Ambrosini, & R. Dury (Eds.), Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries, 253-264. University of Wisconsin Press
The essay discusses the portrayal of late-nineteenth-century London in Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, suggesting that the city is as much of a character in...
Dryden, L. (2005). At the court of Blackwood’s: in the Kampong of Hugh Clifford. In D. Finkelstein (Ed.), Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition 1805-1930, 215-35. University of Toronto Press
Dryden, L. (2005). H.G. Wells and Joseph Conrad: a literary friendship. The Wellsian : journal of the H.G. Wells Society. 28, 2-13. ISSN 0263-1776
Dryden, L. (2003). The modern Gothic and literary double: Stevenson, Wilde and Wells. Palgrave Macmillan
The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles offers refreshing new analyses of the fictions of Gothic duality of Stevenson, Wilde and Wells. Establishing that a modern Gothic litera...
Dryden, L. (2002). “To Boldly Go”: Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and popular culture. Conradiana. 34, 70-149. ISSN 0010-6356
Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1899) is a text that has consistently resisted analytic closure. That is to say that its relevance to the twentieth century (and now the twenty-fir...
Dryden, L. (2000). Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance. Palgrave MacMillan
Joseph Conrad's early Malay fiction reflects his seafaring experiences in the East and expresses his misgivings about the assumptions of `white superiority', of imperial power...