Literature and Contemporary Thought

Series Editors:

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.

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    Literature and Food Studies

    By Amy L. Tigner, Allison Carruth

    Literature and Food Studies introduces readers to a growing interdisciplinary field by examining literary genres and cultural movements as they engage with the edible world and, in turn, illuminate transnational histories of empire, domesticity, scientific innovation, and environmental degradation.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

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    Literature and Emotion

    By Patrick C. Hogan

    Literature and Emotion not only provides a defining overview of the field but also engages with emerging trends. Answering key questions such as ‘What is Emotion?’ and ‘Why Emotion and Literature Today?’ Patrick C. Hogan presents a clear and accessible introduction to this exciting topic. Readers…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29 
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

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    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
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

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    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
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought