Literature and Contemporary Thought

Series Editors: Ursula Heise, Guillermina De Ferrari

Literature and Contemporary Thought is an interdisciplinary series providing new perspectives and cutting edge thought on the study of Literature and topics such as Animal Studies, Disability Studies and Digital Humanities.

Each title includes chapters on:

  • why the topic is relevant, interesting and important at this moment and how it relates to contemporary debates
  • the background of and a brief introduction to the particular area of study the book is intended to cover
  • when this area of study became relevant to literature, how the relationship between the two areas was initially perceived and how it evolved

A glossary of key terms and annotated further reading will feature in every title. Edited by Ursula Heise and Guillermina De Ferrari this series will be invaluable to students and academics alike as they approach the interdisciplinary study of Literature.

  • Literature and Food Studies

    By Allison Carruth, Amy Tigner

    Literature and Food Studies provides a comparative literary history of the politics of food from the early modern through to the contemporary periods. The book explores how literature has contributed to discourses around pastoralism, agribusiness, taste, foodways, food security and food justice and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-01 
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and Animal Studies

    By Mario Ortiz-Robles

    Why do animals talk in literature? In this provocative book, Mario Ortiz Robles tracks the presence of animals across an expansive literary archive to argue that literature cannot be understood as a human endeavor apart from its capacity to represent animals. Focusing on the literary representation…

    Paperback – 2016-06-16
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and Disability

    By Alice Hall

    Literature and Disability introduces readers to the field of disability studies and the ways in which a focus on issues of impairment and the representation of disability can provide new approaches to reading and writing about literary texts. Disability plays a central role in much of the most…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20
    Literature and Contemporary Thought