Theorizing Muriel Spark

Gender, Race, Deconstruction

  • Martin McQuillan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction ‘I Don’t Know Anything about Freud’: Muriel Spark Meets Contemporary Criticism

  3. Gender

  4. Race

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Eleanor Byrne
      Pages 113-126
  5. Deconstruction

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 230-245

About this book


Theorizing Muriel Spark is the first serious attempt to engage the writing of Muriel Spark in a sustained theoretical reading. It has a particular emphasis on gender, psychoanalysis, postcolonial and deconstructive reading strategies. Drawing together a range of significant names in the field of contemporary literature and critical theory (including Judith Roof, Susan Sellers, Bryan Cheyette, Patricia Duncker, Nicholas Royle, Willy Maley, Julian Wolfreys, and Helene Cixous) this collection of essays deals with the full range of Spark's literary output. It concludes with a new interview with Muriel Spark.


Bronte English literature gender Narrative Percy Bysshe Shelley

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin McQuillan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

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