Sobering Soirees

The terror and ecstasy of parties in The Great Gatsby.

Chinua Achebe’s Cultural Bridge-Building

Toward an ethics of giving due in Things Fall Apart.

In the Key of Eliot

How theory meets practice in Middlemarch, the “best” English novel of all time.

Festival of the Senses

The ultimate awakening in Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

A Canadian Classic Gets Its Due

How Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town shaped Canuck culture.

The Unimportance of Being Earnest

Satire (mostly) trumps sincerity in Voltaire’s Candide.

The Unbearable Horror of Babysitting

Attending to familiar ghosts in The Turn of the Screw.

Claiming the Dark and the Light

Aristocracy of character in Iola Leroy: Or, Shadows Uplifted.