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Routledge Literature Companions


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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.

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The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited 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 ...

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature

The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited 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, ...

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma

1st Edition

Edited By Colin Davis, Hanna Meretoja
May 26, 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 ...

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction

1st Edition

Edited By Janice Allan, Jesper Gulddal, Stewart King, Andrew Pepper
April 29, 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 ...

The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities

The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Crawford, Brian Brown, Andrea Charise
February 24, 2020

The health humanities is a rapidly rising field, advancing an inclusive, democratizing, activist, applied, critical, and culturally diverse approach to delivering health and well-being through the arts and humanities. It has generated new kinds of interdisciplinary research, knowledge, and ...

The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature

The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Dennis Denisoff, Talia Schaffer
November 14, 2019

The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature offers 45 chapters by leading international scholars working with the most dynamic and influential political, cultural, and theoretical issues addressing Victorian literature today. Scholars and students will find this collection both useful and ...

The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing

The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing

1st Edition

Edited By Carl Thompson
September 03, 2019

As many places around the world confront issues of globalization, migration and postcoloniality, travel writing has become a serious genre of study, reflecting some of the greatest concerns of our time. Encompassing forms as diverse as field journals, investigative reports, guidebooks, memoirs, ...

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Knight
August 20, 2019

This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary, critical perspective. Including discussion of global literature and world religions, this Companion looks at: key moments in the story of religion and literary studies from Matthew Arnold ...

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights

1st Edition

Edited By Sophia A. McClennen, Alexandra Schultheis Moore
August 14, 2019

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to this emerging field, offering a broad overview of human rights and literature while providing innovative readings on key topics. The first of its kind, this volume covers ...

The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies

The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Nina Morgan, Alfred Hornung, Takayuki Tatsumi
April 18, 2019

The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies provides scholars and students of American Studies with theoretical and applied essays that help to define Transnational American Studies as a discipline and practice. In more than 30 essays, the volume offers a history of the concept of ...

The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel O'Gorman, Robert Eaglestone
December 18, 2018

The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘...

Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

1st Edition

Edited By Aroosa Kanwal, Saiyma Aslam
September 04, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing forms a theoretical, comprehensive, and critically astute overview of the history and future of Pakistani literature in English. Dealing with key issues for global society today, from terrorism, religious extremism, fundamentalism, corruption,...

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