Welcome to Adam Burgess, Writer! I am, of course, Adam Burgess. Currently, I have three major publications to my name, as well as numerous online contributions to such venues as Thought Co and Literary Ladies Guide. I consider myself primarily an essayist and reviewer who is trained in literary criticism and analysis; however, for the past year or so (since about August 2017), I have been slowly and painstakingly working on my creative writing, including ventures in poetry, short stories, and a novel. I hope to be able to share some of these soon, in completed (and published!?) form.

For now, please follow my work in the following ways, or find my published writings via my listed bibliography below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Adam Burgess, Writer: The Blog

Selected Bibliography of Publications
(Creative, Critical, Scholarly, and Reviews)

Creative Writing

“Five Years, Thirty: A Reflection.” Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction. Z Publishing, 30 Oct. 2018.

“I Still Believe in Words.” Brave Voices Magazine, no. 1., 15 Oct. 2018.

“Around the World.” Towers Magazine, no. 96, Spring 2017, engl.niu.edu/_pdf/towers-docs/towers.96.2016.v1.1.pdf.


“Dreams as Narrative Structure in Wide Sargasso Sea.” ThoughtCo, Mar. 17, 2017, thoughtco.com/dreams-in-wide-sargasso-sea-3964610.

The Great Gatsby and The Lost Generation.” ThoughtCo, Jun. 27, 2018, thoughtco.com/the-great-gatsby-the-lost-generation-739963.

“Individuality and Self-Worth: Feminist Accomplishment in Jane Eyre.” ThoughtCo, Jun. 27, 2018, thoughtco.com/feminist-accomplishment-in-jane-eyre-3997943.

“Thoreau in the 21st Century: Can Walden Still Speak to Us Today?” ThoughtCo, Jun. 27, 2018, thoughtco.com/thoreau-in-the-21st-century-3990694.

“Womanhood and Individualism: ‘The Awakening’ of Edna Pontellier.” ThoughtCo, Mar. 17, 2017, thoughtco.com/womanhood-the-awakening-of-edna-pontellier-4020783.


Gay Men’s Literature in the United States (1903-1968): Uncovering the Buried Roots of a Queer Tradition. Dissertation, Northern Illinois University, 2017.

“Queering the Postmodern: Dennis Cooper’s George Miles Pentalogy.” Watermark vol. 10, Spring 2016, cla.csulb.edu/departments/english/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/WM10-Guts.pdf.


Gone with the Wind: Echoing Through the Ages.” Literary Ladies Guide, Feb. 24, 2017, literaryladiesguide.com/literary-analyses/gone-with-the-wind-a-review-and-appreciation.

Orlando by Virginia Woolf: Gender and Sexuality Through Time.” Literary Ladies Guide, Feb. 12, 2017, literaryladiesguide.com/book-reviews/orlando-by-virginia-woolf-gender-identity-and-sexuality-through-time.

Sanditon: An Unfinished Novel by Jane Austen.” Literary Ladies Guide, Mar. 13, 2017, literaryladiesguide.com/book-reviews/sanditon-an-unfinished-novel-by-jane-austen.

“‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” ThoughtCo, Jun. 27, 2018, thoughtco.com/the-yellow-wallpaper-p2-3894032.


“Blogger Wednesday: Adam of Roof Beam Reader.” Catherine Ryan Hyde, May 30, 2012, catherineryanhyde.com/blog/2012/5/30/blogger-wednesday-adam-of-roof-beam-reader.html.

“Kathe Koja.” Roadswell, n.d., roadswell.com/kathe-koja.html.

“Pub Day for The Mercury Waltz.” Under The Poppy, Jan. 14, 2014, underthepoppy.com/archives/author/admin/page/4.