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Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies


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This series provides concise, authoritative guides to key concepts in literary and cultural studies. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes consist of essential secondary literature. They give historical purchase on the development of the concept concerned and also provide students with a snapshot of current thinking.

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Travel Writing

Travel Writing

1st Edition

Edited By Tim Youngs, Charles Forsdick
November 12, 2012

The past three decades have seen a remarkable growth of cross-disciplinary academic interest in travel writing. This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the best research from scholars around the world. The collection also features pieces by travel writers themselves ...

Gender and Modernism: Critical Concepts 4 vols Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Gender and Modernism: Critical Concepts 4 vols: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Bonnie Kime Scott
March 19, 2008

Modernism, whether seen as a period designation, a manifestation of formal experimentation, or an aspect of modernity, has since its inception been marked, consciously or unconsciously, by gender. The dates 1890-1940, typically accepted as encompassing the modernist period, coincide with the first ...

Myth

Myth

1st Edition

By Robert Segal
April 27, 2007

Myth is truly boundlessly interdisciplinary. There is no field of myth studies itself. Rather, many disciplines have contributed theories of myth. In addition to theories from anthropology and sociology, theories of myth have come mainly from psychology, folklore, philosophy, religious studies, and...

Twentieth-Century American Drama

Twentieth-Century American Drama

1st Edition

Edited By Brenda Murphy
August 15, 2006

There was a vast array of activity in American theatre during the twentieth century, when work produced in the United States reached the height of its significance and influence within the world repertoire. Presenting an overview of criticism on the full range of twentieth-century American drama ...

Structuralism

Structuralism

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan Culler
June 23, 2006

Structuralism is a broad intellectual movement in the humanities and social sciences that came to prominence in the 1960s. Representing the beginning of modern interdisciplinary work in what has come to be called "theory", it seeks not to explain the meaning of an object or event but to understand ...

Romanticism

Romanticism

1st Edition

Edited By Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy
September 14, 2005

Romanticism is, and always has been, one of the most hotly contested terms in literary and cultural history. Many of the writers now described as Romantic refused to be defined by the word: 'it would be such bad taste', said Byron in 1820. Lovejoy spoke of a plurality of ‘romanticisms’, ...

Folklore Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Folklore: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Alan Dundes
October 28, 2004

The academic study of folklore is a worldwide, interdisciplinary field spanning the humanities and the social sciences. It is very much tied to nationalism and national identity and for this reason it has often been the smaller countries that have led the way in terms of providing theory and method...

Gothic Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Gothic: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Fred Botting, Dale Townshead
April 22, 2004

In the last two decades criticism of Gothic fiction has been transformed from a scholarly backwater, interesting itself in literary curiosities, to a wave of wide-ranging critical investigations collectively convinced of the significance, scope and centrality of the genre.Embracing recent ...

Performance Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Performance: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Auslander
March 13, 2003

Over the past twenty years, 'performance' has emerged as a central analytical and critical concept. Now the focus of a burgeoning academic discipline, performance studies, it is also crucial to many other fields, including anthropology, sociology, communications, art history, cultural studies, ...

Feminism Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Feminism: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Mary Evans
October 26, 2000

Feminism has always refused compartmentalisation within any one social context, and this collection attests to its universal relevance. This is a guide for specialist and non-specialist readers to the many debates and discussions to which feminists have contributed in the past two hundred years.The...

Postcolonialism Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Postcolonialism: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Diana Brydon
June 22, 2000

Postcolonialism: Critical Concepts documents the scope of postcolonialism as a multidisciplinary project, re-examining the history and legacy of colonialism from the perspectives of the colonized as well as the colonizers. This collection gathers the most influential sources in postcolonial work ...

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