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Never Let Me Go (2005): ENG 101

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

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Recommended Secondary Sources for ENG 101 Students

Ahlberg, Jaime and Harry Brighouse. "An Argument against Cloning." Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 40, no. 4, Dec. 2010, pp. 539-66. Project MUSE,

Becht, Andrik I., et al. "The Quest for Identity in Adolescence: Heterogeneity in Daily Identity Formation and Psychosocial Adjustment across 5 Years." Developmental Psychology, vol. 52, no. 12, Dec. 2016, pp. 2010-21. APA PsycArticles, doi:10.1037/dev0000245.

Black, Shameem. "Ishiguro's Inhuman Aesthetics." Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 55, no. 4, Winter 2009, pp. 785-807. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/mfs.0.1637. 

Carroll, Rachel. "Imitations of Life: Cloning, Heterosexuality and the Human in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." Rereading Heterosexuality: Feminism, Queer Theory and Contemporary Fiction, Edinburgh UP, 2012, pp. 131-48. JSTOR,

Eatough, Matthew. "The Time that Remains: Organ Donation, Temporal Duration, and Bildung in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." Literature and Medicine, vol. 29, no. 1, Spring 2011, pp. 132-60. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lm.2011.0312. 

Gaztambide-Fernández, Rubén. "What Is an Elite Boarding School?" Review of Educational Research, vol. 79, no. 3, Spring 2009, pp. 1090-128. JSTOR,

Martin, Andrew J., et al. "Motivation, Engagement, and Social Climate: An International Study of Boarding Schools." Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 108, no. 6, Aug. 2016, pp. 772-87. APA PsycArticles, doi:10.1037/edu0000086.

Paris, Joel. "Modernity and Narcissistic Personality Disorder." Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, vol. 5, no. 2, Apr. 2014, pp. 220–26. APA PsycArticles, doi:10.1037/a0028580.

Rollin, Bernard E. "Keeping up with the Cloneses: Issues in Human Cloning." The Journal of Ethics, vol. 3, no. 1, Sept. 1999, pp. 51-71. JSTOR,

Sayers, Valerie. "Spare Parts." Commonweal, vol. 132, no. 13, 15 July 2005, pp. 27-28. Academic Search Premier,

Shaddox, Karl. "Generic Considerations in Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 2, May 2013, pp. 448-69. JSTOR,


Additional relevant scholarly articles and book chapters available through Truxal Library’s databases:

Davidson, Michael. "Organs without Bodies: Transplant Narratives in the Global Market." Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body, U of Michigan P, 2008, pp. 197-221. Project MUSE,

del Valle Alcalá, Roberto. "Servile Life: Subjectivity, Biopolitics, and the Labor of the Dividual in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Cultural Critique, vol. 102, no. 1, Winter 2019, pp. 37-60. Project

Fluet, Lisa. "Immaterial Labors: Ishiguro, Class, and Affect." NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, vol. 40, no. 3, Summer 2007, pp. 265–88. JSTOR,

Gill, Josie. "Written on the Face: Race and Expression in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 60, no. 4, Winter 2014, pp. 844-62. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/mfs.2014.0056. 

Goh, Robbie B. H. "The Postclone-nial in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome: Science and the Body in the Asian Diaspora." ARIEL, vol. 41, no. 3-4, July-Oct. 2010, pp. 45-71. Gale Academic OneFile,

Guo, Wen. "Human Cloning as the Other in Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, vol. 17, no. 5, Dec. 2015. Gale Academic OneFile, doi:10.7771/1481-4374.2728.

Ingersoll, Earl G. "Taking off into the Realm of Metaphor: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Studies in the Humanities, vol. 34, no. 1, June 2007, p. 40-59. Gale Academic OneFile,

Jennings, Bruce. "Biotechnology as Cultural Meaning: Reflections on the Moral Reception of Synthetic Biology." Synthetic Biology and Morality, edited by Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray, The MIT Press, 2013, pp. 149-76. Project MUSE,

Jones, Donna V. "Invidious Life." Against Life, edited by Alastair Hunt and Stephanie Youngblood, Northwestern UP, 2016, pp. 231-56. Project MUSE,

Levy, Titus. "Human Rights Storytelling and Trauma Narrative in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." Journal of Human Rights, vol. 10, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 1-16. Academic Search Premier, doi:10.1080/14754835.2011.546242. 

Narkunas, J. Paul. "Reification of the Human: Global Organ Harvesting and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition, Fordham UP, 2018, pp. 227-47. Project MUSE,

Rollins, Mark. "Caring Is a Gift: Gift Exchange and Commodification in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." CEA Critic, vol. 77, no. 3, Nov. 2015, pp. 350-56. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/cea.2015.0027. 

Vichiensing, Matava. "The Othering in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." Advances in Language and Literary Studies, vol. 8, no. 4, Aug. 2017, pp. 126-35. ERIC,

Whitehead, Anne. "Writing with Care: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Contemporary Literature, vol. 52, no. 1, Spring 2011, pp. 54-83. JSTOR,

Yan, Kai. "Posthuman Biopredicament: A Study of Biodystopia in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go." Theory and Practice in Language Studies, vol. 9, no. 5, May 2019, p. 594-692. Gale Academic OneFile, doi:10.17507/tpls.0905.15.

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