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Depravity, abuse and homoerotic desire in Billy Budd and the 'Prussian officer' (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, B. (in press). Depravity, abuse and homoerotic desire in Billy Budd and the 'Prussian officer'. Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, 4(2), 47-72

In their resonant and evocative stories – Billy Budd, Sailor and ‘The Prussian Officer’ – Herman Melville and D. H. Lawrence adopt military settings for a personal drama. In both tales, two men come into close and dangerous proximity, resulting ultim... Read More

D.H. Lawrence and the 'Insidious mastery of song' (2013)
Journal Article
Jones, B. (2013). D.H. Lawrence and the 'Insidious mastery of song'. D. H. Lawrence studies, 20(2), 155-175

This article initially considers possible approaches to the analysis of musical influences on Lawrence and his literary work. The unique method adopted in this particular study is then highlighted: it involves a "practical" or analytical approach to... Read More

The last poems of D.H. Lawrence: shaping a late style (2010)
Book
Jones, B. (2010). The last poems of D.H. Lawrence: shaping a late style. Ashgate

This monograph is the first critical book to take Lawrence's late poetry as its starting-point, thus prioritising the real masterpieces of his mature style. The texts are read in the broad, interdisciplinary context of a consideration of ‘laten... Read More

Traces of shame: Margaret Atwood's portrayal of childhood bullying and its consequences in Cat's Eye (2008)
Journal Article
Jones, B. (2008). Traces of shame: Margaret Atwood's portrayal of childhood bullying and its consequences in Cat's Eye. Critical Survey, 20(1), 29 - 42. doi:10.3167/cs.2008.200104

This article focuses on patterns of bullying and abuse in Atwood's portrayal of the 'friendship' between Elaine, Cordelia, Carol and Grace in this novel. It begins with a consideration of Elaine's background resulting in her susceptibility... Read More