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  1. The Ethics and Aesthetics of Vulnerability in Contemporary British Fiction

    By Jean-Michel Ganteau

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This book visits vulnerability in contemporary British fiction, considering vulnerability in its relation to poetics, politics, ethics, and trauma. Vulnerability and risk have become central issues in contemporary culture, and artistic productions have increasingly made it their responsibility to...

    Published May 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women's Writing

    Shaping Gender, the Environment, and Politics

    Edited by Estrella Cibreiro, Francisca López

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This collection explores the contributions of Hispanic women writers to ongoing Western debates on gender, power, ethics, and the environment, offering a wide range of essays that specifically portray the ways in which contemporary writers focus on issues of global impact in a deliberate and...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrative

    Textual Horizons in an Age of Global Risk

    Edited by Paul Crosthwaite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    The etymological affinity between ‘criticism’ and ‘crisis’ has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises;...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction

    Apocryphal Borderlands

    By Manuel Broncano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This book addresses the religious scope of Cormac McCarthy’s fiction, one of the most controversial issues in studies of his work. Current criticism is divided between those who find a theological dimension in his works, and those who reject such an approach on the grounds that the nihilist...

    Published November 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature

    By Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires...

    Published November 5th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Identity and Form in Contemporary Literature

    Edited by Ana María Sánchez-Arce

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This ambitious and wide-ranging essay collection analyses how identity and form intersect in twentieth- and twenty-first century literature. It revises and deconstructs the binary oppositions identity-form, content-form and body-mind through discussions of the role of the author in the...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Intertextual and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cormac McCarthy

    Borders and Crossings

    Edited by Nicholas Monk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This collection offers a fresh approach to the work of Cormac McCarthy, one of the most important contemporary American authors. Essays focus on his work across the genres and/or in constellation with other writers and artists, presenting not only a different "angle" on the work, but setting him...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Diseases and Disorders in Contemporary Fiction

    The Syndrome Syndrome

    Edited by James Peacock, Tim Lustig

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    The essays in this collection address the current preoccupation with neurological conditions and disorders in contemporary literature by British and American writers. The book places these fictional treatments within a broader cultural and historical context, exploring such topics as the two...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Spatial Politics in Contemporary London Literature

    Writing Architecture and the Body

    By Laura Colombino

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This book analyses the spatial politics of a range of British novelists writing on London since the 1950s, emphasizing spatial representation as an embodied practice at the point where the architectural landscape and the body enter into relation with each other. Colombino visits the city in...

    Published March 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Trauma and Romance in Contemporary British Literature

    Edited by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Susana Onega

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    Drawing on a variety of theoretical approaches including trauma theory, psychoanalysis, genre theory, narrative theory, theories of temporality, cultural theory, and ethics, this book breaks new ground in bringing together trauma and romance, two categories whose collaboration has never been...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. A Poetics of Trauma after 9/11: Representing Trauma in a Digitized Present
    By Katharina Donn
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  2. Privatised Motherhood: Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times
    By Ruth Cain
    To Be Published January 15th 2016
  3. Rethinking Race and Identity in Contemporary British Fiction
    By Sara Upstone
    To Be Published April 1st 2016
  4. Genre Fiction of New India: Post-millennial receptions of "weird" narratives
    By E. Dawson Varughese
    To Be Published May 1st 2016
  5. Ageing in Contemporary Fiction
    By Jago Morrison
    To Be Published June 1st 2016

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