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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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Late Churchill Language from Crisis to Death

Late Churchill: Language from Crisis to Death

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By Jonathan Locke Hart
July 21, 2023

This book focuses on a close analysis of selected speeches of Winston Churchill in the House of Commons and some of the responses from fellow MPs from the middle of 1940 to the death of Churchill in 1965, speeches in war and peace, and concentrates on foreign affairs. The book will appeal to those ...

Explorations of Spirituality in American Women's Literature The Aging Woman in the Image of God

Explorations of Spirituality in American Women's Literature: The Aging Woman in the Image of God

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By Scarlett Cunningham
July 14, 2023

This book connects the aging woman to the image of God in the work of Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Alicia Ostriker, Lucille Clifton, Mary Szybist, and Anne Babson. It introduces a canon of contemporary American women’s spiritual literature with the goal of showing how this literature ...

The Literary Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse Psychoanalytic Readings of an American Tradition

The Literary Legacy of Child Sexual Abuse: Psychoanalytic Readings of an American Tradition

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By Beverly Haviland
June 30, 2023

This book examines the representation of child sexual abuse in five American novels written from 1850 to the present. The historical range of the novels shows that child sexual abuse is not a new problem, although it has been called by other names in other eras. The introduction explains what ...

Comics and Novelization A Literary History of Bandes Dessinées

Comics and Novelization: A Literary History of Bandes Dessinées

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By Benoît Glaude
May 24, 2023

This book opens a novel perspective on comics and literature interactions. It claims that the two artistic media have always maintained a mutual emulation, for as long as they have coexisted in media culture. To demonstrate this, the present research does not focus on literary adaptations in comics...

The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies

The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies

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Edited By Hilary Emmett, Christopher Lloyd
February 21, 2023

The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies considers the ways in which teachers and students are affected by our encounters with literature and other cultural texts in the higher education classroom. The essays consider the range of emotions and affects elicited by teaching settings and practices:...

Dante’s Paradiso and the Theological Origins of Modern Thought Toward a Speculative Philosophy of Self-Reflection

Dante’s Paradiso and the Theological Origins of Modern Thought: Toward a Speculative Philosophy of Self-Reflection

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By William Franke
January 09, 2023

Self-reflection, as the hallmark of the modern age, originates more profoundly with Dante than with Descartes. This book rewrites modern intellectual history, taking Dante’s lyrical language in Paradiso as enacting a Trinitarian self-reflexivity that gives a theological spin to the birth of the ...

Digital Literature and Critical Theory

Digital Literature and Critical Theory

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By Annika Elstermann
December 27, 2022

The aim at the core of this book is a synthesis of increasingly popular and culturally significant forms of digital literature on the one hand, and established literary and critical theory on the other: reading digital texts through the lens of canonical theory, but also reading this more ...

Temporal Experiments Seven Ways of Configuring Time in Art and Literature

Temporal Experiments: Seven Ways of Configuring Time in Art and Literature

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Edited By Bruce Barnhart, Marit Grøtta
December 27, 2022

Temporal Experiments: Seven Ways of Configuring Time in Art and Literature conducts an expansive exploration of different modes of timing. Its seven chapters pursue the question of time as it is embodied in key figures that shape both aesthetic and pragmatic life. Working closely with literary, ...

The Words of Winston Churchill Speeches 1933-1940

The Words of Winston Churchill: Speeches 1933-1940

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By Jonathan Locke Hart
December 14, 2022

This book focuses on a close analysis of selected speeches of Winston Churchill in the House of Commons and some of the responses from fellow MPs from 1933-1940 in peace and war, during the rise of Hitler, and concentrates on foreign affairs. The study will appeal to those interested in Churchill, ...

The Politics of Remembrance in the Novels of Günter Grass

The Politics of Remembrance in the Novels of Günter Grass

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By Alex Donovan Cole
November 30, 2022

This manuscript argues for the importance of Günter Grass as a political thinker in addition to his status as a novelist and public intellectual, capable of forming ethical responses to contemporary issues like neoliberalism and place of the petit bourgeoisie in social life. I define Grass’s ...

Islam as Imagined in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century English Literature

Islam as Imagined in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century English Literature

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By Clinton Bennett
November 29, 2022

Since medieval times, English literature has often demonized Muslims. The term ‘Islamophobia’ is recent, but the phenomenon is old. This survey of literature focusing on the modern period up to 1914 identifies negative ideas about Islam in novels and plays. Some works are iconic, some more obscure....

Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism

Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism

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Edited By James Rovira
October 07, 2022

Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism is the first book-length work to explore the interrelationships between contemporary female musicians and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, music, and literature by women and men. The music and videos of contemporary musicians including Erykah Badu, Beyoncé...

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