Hyungbin Lae Kang. The Image and Motif Across Conversation in Nightwood. Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2014.
My thesis paper is on Djuna Barne's modernist novel Nightwood. My paper concerns itself with the form of the novel, and analyzes it according to Peter Brooks' psychoanalytic literary theory. In this project, the assumption is that images are understood to be the favored means of cultural and political communication. My methodology involves looking at book reviews of Nightwood published soon after the novel was, and applying Brooks' theory of narrative to the motif of wood. The motif of wood occurs before and throughout the pronounced spaces of conversation in the novel, and in a few chapter titles, and warrants a closer investigation as a new plot" device."