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 Travel Writing
By Carl Thompson
September 10, 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, ...
By Mark Knight
August 19, 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 ...
By Sophia McClennen, Alexandra Schultheis Moore
August 15, 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 ...
By Nina Morgan, Alfred Hornung, Takayuki Tatsumi
April 23, 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 ...
By Daniel O'Gorman, Robert Eaglestone
December 13, 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 ‘...
By Aroosa Kanwal, Saiyma Aslam
August 28, 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,...
By Matt Seybold, Michelle Chihara
September 26, 2018
The study of literature and economics is by no means a new one, but since the financial crash of 2008, the field has grown considerably with a broad range of both fiction and criticism. The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics is the first authoritative guide tying together the seemingly...
By May Hawas
April 25, 2018
The Routledge Companion to World Literature and World History is a comprehensive and engaging volume, combining essays from historians and literary academics to create a space for productive cross-cultural encounters between the two fields. In addition to the 27 essays, the Companion includes ...
By Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien
March 28, 2018
The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food explores the relationship between food and literature in transnational contexts, serving as both an introduction and a guide to the field in terms of defining characteristics and development. Balancing a wide-reaching view of the long histories and ...
By Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
December 12, 2017
Containing forty-eight chapters, The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks is the ultimate guide to picturebooks. It contains a detailed introduction, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasizing the international and cultural diversity of picturebooks. Divided into five key ...
By Jennifer Boyle, Helen Burgess
November 30, 2017
Working across literature, history, theory and practice, this volume offers insight into the specific digital tools and interfaces, as well as the modalities, theories and forms, central to some of the most exciting new research and critical, scholarly and artistic production in medieval and ...
By John Stephens
September 19, 2017
Demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, political and intellectual diversity of children’s literature across the globe, The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature is the first volume of its kind to focus on the undervisited regions of the world. With particular focus on Asia, ...