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Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to literary studies, it engages with topics such as philosophy, science, race, gender, film, music, and ecology. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Literary Fiction and the Hearing Sciences

Literary Fiction and the Hearing Sciences

1st Edition

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Edited By Edward Allen
August 13, 2024

The relationship between critical disability studies and the hearing sciences is a dynamic one, and it’s changing still, both as clinicians come to terms with the evolving health of deaf and hearing communities, and as the ‘social’ and ‘medical’ understandings of disability continue to gain ...

The Aesthetic Subject in Contemporary Continental Philosophy and Literature Thinking the Body-Thought

The Aesthetic Subject in Contemporary Continental Philosophy and Literature: Thinking the Body-Thought

1st Edition

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By Robert Hughes
August 01, 2024

Art makes its mark upon our flesh. It ravishes our eyes, invades our ears, and stirs our viscera; it commandeers our powers of attention and unsettles our body with its strangenesses. The event of art is thus an encounter both with a sensuous object and with ourselves, exposing us as subjects ...

Subversion and Conformity of Literary Collage Between Cut and Glue

Subversion and Conformity of Literary Collage: Between Cut and Glue

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Edited By Magda Dragu
April 30, 2024

Subversion and Conformity of Literary Collage: Between Cut and Glue fills a gap in the current scholarship on literary collage, by addressing how different the interpretations of the concept are, depending on the author who uses the concept and the material and writers surveyed. The book studies ...

Reading Digital Fiction Narrative, Cognition, Mediality

Reading Digital Fiction: Narrative, Cognition, Mediality

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By Alice Bell, Astrid Ensslin
April 18, 2024

Reading Digital Fiction offers the first comprehensive and systematic theoretical, methodological, and analytical examination of digital fiction from a cognitive and empirical perspective. Proposing the new concept of “medial reading”, it argues for the centrality of an audience’s interest in, ...

Resistant Reproductions Pregnancy and Abortion in British Literature and Film

Resistant Reproductions: Pregnancy and Abortion in British Literature and Film

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By Fran Bigman
March 29, 2024

Resistant Reproductions asks why narratives of pregnancy and abortion emerged in the early twentieth century and what kinds of stories these narratives conveyed. Is it only once pregnancy becomes plannable that it becomes a story worth telling? Abortion is often considered resistant and feminist, ...

Literary Fictions of the Contemporary Art System Global Perspectives in Spanish and Portuguese

Literary Fictions of the Contemporary Art System: Global Perspectives in Spanish and Portuguese

1st Edition

By Carlos Garrido Castellano
January 29, 2024

The main objective of this book is to explain how contemporary literatures in Spanish and Portuguese are dealing with artistic creativity when artmaking is no longer a specialised field of cultural production, but rather an expanded field of socioeconomic interaction, personal and creative ...

The Theory and Practice of Reception Study Reading Race and Gender in Twain, Faulkner, Ellison, and Morrison

The Theory and Practice of Reception Study: Reading Race and Gender in Twain, Faulkner, Ellison, and Morrison

1st Edition

By Philip Goldstein
January 29, 2024

This book examines novels of Faulkner and Morrison as well as Mark Twain and Ralph Ellison in order to show that their works forcefully undermine the racial and sexual divisions characterizing both the South and contemporary culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Moreover, the book ...

E. M. Forster’s Material Humanism Queer Matters

E. M. Forster’s Material Humanism: Queer Matters

1st Edition

By Nour Dakkak
December 22, 2023

Through attending to the nonhuman, E. M. Forster’s Material Humanism: Queer Matters places Forster’s fiction in conversation with contemporary debates concerned with the intersection of neomaterialism, environmental humanities, and queer ecology. The book revisits Forster’s liberal humanism from a ...

Adaptation and Beyond Hybrid Transtextualities

Adaptation and Beyond: Hybrid Transtextualities

1st Edition

Edited By Eva C. Karpinski, Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak
September 29, 2023

This interdisciplinary collection focuses on recent adaptations, both experimental and popular, that put hybridity, transtextuality, and transmediality at play. It reframes adaptation in terms of the transmedia concept of "world-building," which accurately captures the complexity and ...

The Clouds An Experiment in Theory-Fiction

The Clouds: An Experiment in Theory-Fiction

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By Stefano Gualeni
September 29, 2023

On a slow autumn afternoon, an atmospheric physicist working at the Malta Weather Station receives a surprising email from a colleague working in the United Kingdom: something troubling has apparently been detected during one of their research flights. The ensuing meteorological mystery is the ...

Contemporary Narratives of Ageing, Illness, Care

Contemporary Narratives of Ageing, Illness, Care

1st Edition

Edited By Katsura Sako, Sarah Falcus
September 25, 2023

This collection of essays explores cultural narratives of care in the contexts of ageing and illness. It includes both text-based and practice-based contributions by leading and emerging scholars in humanistic studies of ageing. The authors consider care not only in film (feature and documentary) ...

Cultures of Currencies Literature and the Symbolic Foundation of Money

Cultures of Currencies: Literature and the Symbolic Foundation of Money

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Edited By Joan Ramon Resina
September 25, 2023

This book’s premise is not only the commonly accepted cultural relativity of economic concepts, but also the observation that the current shift in the meaning of concepts like “market,” “currency,” “exchange,” and “money” suggests that culture is undergoing a change with unpredictable economic and ...

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