This is a bibliography for critical work on William Golding, 2010–present. Do let us know of any omissions!
Books with references to Golding
Baker, Charley, Paul Crawford, Brian Brown, Maurice Lipsedge and Ronald Carter, Madness in Post-1945 British and American Fiction, Palgrave, 2010.
Benton, Michael, Towards a Poetics of Literary Biography. Palgrave, 2015.
Eagleton, Terry, On Evil. Yale University Press, 2010.
Etsy, Jed, Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism and the Fiction of Development. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Hörschelmann, Kathrin, and Rachel Colls, eds, Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth. Palgrave, 2010.
Learmonth, Eleanor, and Jenny Tabakoff, No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality. Text Publishing, 2013.
Morrison, James V., Shipwrecked: Disaster and Transformation in Homer, Shakespeare, Defoe, and the Modern World. University of Michigan Press, 2014.
Pick, Anat, Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film. Columbia University Press, 2011.
Shippey, Tom, Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction. Liverpool University Press, 2016.
Whittle, Matthew, Post-war British Literature and the ‘End of Empire’. Palgrave, 2016.
Chapters in Books
Carver, Judy, ‘William Golding’s Mother.’ In Dale Salwak, ed, Writers and their Mothers, Palgrave, 2018.
Gilmour, Rachael, ‘The Entropy of Englishness: Reading Empire’s Absence in the Novels of William Golding.’ In Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz, eds, End of Empire and the English Novel Since 1945, Manchester University Press, 2011.
Clements, James, ‘ “The Thing in the Box”: William Golding’s “Miss Puckinhorn” as Apophatic Literature.’ Religion and Literature, 46, no. 1, 2014, pp. 93–115.
Gibson, Marion, ‘Melting the Ice-Gods: The Creation and Destruction of Old and New Gods in British Fiction, 1880–1955.’ Prenature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, 3, no.2, 2014, pp. 339–366.
Kendall, Tim, ‘William Golding’s Great Dream.’ Essays in Criticism, 68, no.4, 2018, pp. 466–487.
Mandala, Susan, ‘ “Listening” to the Neanderthals in William Golding’s The Inheritors: A sociopragmatic approach to fictional dialogue.’ Discourse, Context & Media, 23, 2017, pp. 62–69.
Miyanaga, Ryuichiro, ‘Absence of Bikini, or the Cold War Boyology in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 58, no. 5, 2017, pp. 498–508.
Presley, Nicola, ‘A Buried Land and a Blazing Source: Ted Hughes and William Golding.’ The Ted Hughes Society Journal, 7, no.1, 2018, pp. 77–88.