Field-defining volumes in new and exciting areas of literary studies. These volumes are ideal introductions for beginners, or handy volumes for those already working in the field: summarising current scholarship, whilst pushing the boundaries of emerging trends they are must-have collections.
The Routledge Companion to Jane Austen
The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class
By Paul Dawson, Maria Mäkelä
May 24, 2022
The Routledge Companion to Narrative Theory brings together top scholars in the field to explore the significance of narrative to pressing social, cultural and theoretical issues. How does narrative both inform and limit the way we think today? From conspiracy theories and social media movements to...
By Patrick Colm Hogan, Bradley J. Irish, Lalita Pandit Hogan
March 31, 2022
The Routledge Companion to Literature and Emotion shows how the "affective turn" in the humanities applies to literary studies. Deftly combining the scientific elements with the literary, the book provides a theoretical and topical introduction to reading literature and emotion. Looking at a ...
By Michael Bryson
March 30, 2022
The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature provides readers with a comprehensive reassessment of the value of Humanism in an intellectual landscape. Offering contributions by leading international scholars, this volume seeks to define literature as a core expressive form and an essential ...
By Heekyoung Cho
March 16, 2022
The Routledge Companion to Korean Literature consists of thirty-five chapters written by leaders in the field who explore significant topics and who have pioneered innovative approaches. The collection highlights the most dynamic current scholarship on Korean literature, presenting rigorous ...
By Riccardo Moratto, Howard Yuen Fung Choy
March 11, 2022
Yan Lianke is one of the most important, prolific, and controversial writers in contemporary China. At the forefront of the "mythorealist" Chinese avant-garde and using absurdist humour and grotesque satire, Yan’s works have caught much critical attention not only in mainland China, Hong Kong and...
By Tim Lanzendörfer
December 31, 2021
Encompassing a broad definition of the topic, this Companion provides a survey of the literary magazine from its earliest days to the contemporary moment. It offers a comprehensive theorization of the literary magazine in the wake of developments in periodical studies in the last decade, bringing ...
By Cheryl A. Wilson, Maria H. Frawley
October 18, 2021
First published anonymously, as ‘a lady’, Jane Austen is now among the world’s most famous and highly revered authors. The Routledge Companion to Jane Austen provides wide-ranging coverage of Jane Austen’s works, reception, and legacy, with chapters that draw on the latest literary research and ...
By Gloria McMillan
September 02, 2021
The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class offers a comprehensive and fresh assessment of the cultural impact of class in literature, analyzing various innovative, interdisciplinary approaches of textual analysis and intersections of literature, including class subjectivities, mental health, ...
By Jessica Gildersleeve
December 23, 2020
In recent years, Australian literature has experienced a revival of interest both domestically and internationally. The increasing prominence of work by writers like Christos Tsiolkas, heightened through television and film adaptation, as well as the award of major international prizes to writers ...
By W. Michelle Wang, Daniel K. Jernigan, Neil Murphy
December 08, 2020
The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature seeks to understand the ways in which literature has engaged deeply with the ever-evolving relationship humanity has with its ultimate demise. It is the most comprehensive collection in this growing field of study and includes essays by Brian McHale, ...
By Colin Davis, Hanna Meretoja
May 28, 2020
Literary trauma studies is a rapidly developing field which examines how literature deals with the personal and cultural aspects of trauma and engages with such historical and current phenomena as the Holocaust and other genocides, 9/11, climate catastrophe or the still unsettled legacy of ...
By Janice Allan, Jesper Gulddal, Stewart King, Andrew Pepper
April 28, 2020
The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction is a comprehensive introduction to crime fiction and crime fiction scholarship today. Across forty-five original chapters, specialists in the field offer innovative approaches to the classics of the genre as well as ground-breaking mappings of emerging ...