California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels Exiled from Eden
Cultural Evolution and its Discontents Cognitive Overload, Parasitic Cultures, and the Humanistic Cure
Ethics and Politics in Modern American Poetry
Making and Seeing Modern Texts
Wilderness City The Post-War American Urban Novel from Nelson Algren to John Edger Wideman
By Katarzyna Nowak McNeice
December 11, 2018
California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels: Exiled from Eden focuses on the concept of Californian identity in the fiction of Joan Didion. This identity is understood as melancholic, in the sense that the critics following the tradition of both Sigmund Freud and ...
By Robert N. Watson
November 26, 2018
People worry that computers, robots, interstellar aliens, or Satan himself – brilliant, stealthy, ruthless creatures – may seize control of our world and destroy what’s uniquely valuable about the human race. Cultural Evolution and its Discontents shows that our cultural systems – especially those ...
By John Wrighton
August 23, 2018
From the Objectivists to e-poetry, this thoughtful and innovative book explores the dynamic relationship between the ethical imperative and poetic practice, revitalizing the study of the most prominent post-war American poets in a fresh, provocative way. Contributing to the "turn to ethics" in ...
By Jonathan Locke Hart
June 27, 2018
Making and Seeing Modern Texts explores the poetics of texts through a close reading and analysis across the genres of poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction travel literature and theory. This volume demonstrates that prose, as much as poetry, share the making and seeing of language, literary practice...
By Liliane Louvel
May 31, 2018
The Pictorial Third: An Essay into Intermedial Criticism examines the extent to which poetry intertwines with painting and the visual at large, and studies the singular relationship established between language and image, observesing the modalities and workings of what is termed ‘intermedial ...
By Yona Sheffer
May 10, 2018
The Individual and the Authority Figure in Egyptian Prose Literature explores and analyses political conflicts between individuals and authority figures, as those conflicts are depicted in thirteen Egyptian novels written from 1957 to the last years of Mubarak's presidency. The book discusses the ...
By Patrick Gill, Florian Kläger
April 30, 2018
The first major collection of essays on the contemporary British short story cycle, this volume offers in-depth explorations of the genre by comparing its strategies for creating coherence with those of the novel and the short story collection, inquiring after the ties that bind individual short ...
By Eric Bulson
September 30, 2009
"Novels, Maps, Modernity is a remarkable book that promises to transform our knowledge of the representation of space in modern fiction." - Brian Richardson, University of Maryland "Bulson’s informative book maps out the territory and points the way to further research and discovery." - Ian Pindar...
By Jeffrey Ebbeson
May 27, 2010
The book analyzes Ishmael Reed [Mumbo Jumbo], Kathy Acker [The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec by Henri Toulouse Lautrec], and Don Delillo [White Noise], three authors whom critics cite as quintessentially postmodern. For these critics such works possess formal narrative and/or content qualities at ...
By Adam Kitzes
June 16, 2009
During the so-called "Age of Melancholy," many writers invoked both traditional and new conceptualizations of the disease in order to account for various types of social turbulence, ranging from discontent and factionalism to civil war. Writing about melancholy became a way to explore both the ...
By Ted Clontz
June 16, 2009
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
By Pamela J. Albert
July 18, 2016
Transatlantic Engagements with the British Eighteenth Century revisits eighteenth-century cultural artifacts through the lens of creative works produced by contemporary writers Beryl Gilroy (Guyana), Derek Walcott (St. Lucia), Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), and David Dabydeen (Guyana). While early studies...