Each member of your group needs to read the sections on Wilkie Collins as a sensation novelist, and the reviews of Promiscuities and Night in Paradise. Together, you will use what you can gather about Wolf and Collins to give you insight into the decisions Oates made in writing.
As a group, formulate a thesis and plan a paper discussing these decisions. See Callahan and Dobyns, p. 119 for guidance.
Wilkie Collins on Sensation