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Routledge Research in American Literature and Culture


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics in American Literature and Culture.

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Asian American War Stories Trauma and Healing in Contemporary Asian American Literature

Asian American War Stories: Trauma and Healing in Contemporary Asian American Literature

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By Jeffrey Tyler Gibbons
October 28, 2022

Asian American War Stories examines contemporary Asian American literature that considers both the short-term and the long-term effects of war, trauma, and displacement on civilians, as well as the ways that individuals seek healing in the face of suffering. Through the works of contemporary ...

Authoritarianism and Class in American Political Fiction Elite Pluralism and Political Bosses in Three Post-War Novels

Authoritarianism and Class in American Political Fiction: Elite Pluralism and Political Bosses in Three Post-War Novels

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By David Smit
May 31, 2022

This book analyzes what many critics consider to be the three best examples of modern American political fiction—Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, Edwin O’Connor’s The Last Hurrah, and Billy Lee Brammer’s The Gay Place—to address a specific problem in American governance: how the intense ...

Death, Time and Mortality in the Later Novels of Don DeLillo

Death, Time and Mortality in the Later Novels of Don DeLillo

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By Philipp Wolf
May 31, 2022

This book offers the first systematic study of death in the later novels of Don DeLillo. It focuses on Underworld to The Silence, along with his 1984 novel White Noise, in which the fear of death dominates the protagonists most hauntingly. The study covers eight novels, which mark the development ...

Lynd Ward’s Wordless Novels, 1929-1937 Visual Narrative, Cultural Politics, Homoeroticism

Lynd Ward’s Wordless Novels, 1929-1937: Visual Narrative, Cultural Politics, Homoeroticism

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By Grant F. Scott
May 31, 2022

This book offers the first multidisciplinary analysis of the "wordless novels" of American woodcut artist and illustrator Lynd Ward (1905–1985), who has been enormously influential in the development of the contemporary graphic novel. The study examines his six pictorial novels, each part of an ...

Marginalisation and Utopia in Paul Auster, Jim Jarmusch and Tom Waits The Other America

Marginalisation and Utopia in Paul Auster, Jim Jarmusch and Tom Waits: The Other America

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By Adriano A. Tedde
March 31, 2022

This book explores how three contemporary American artists through the mediums of film, literature and popular music have contributed to the tradition of American progressivism, and provides an invaluable companion to the understanding of complex issues such as inequality and social and economic ...

Toni Morrison and the Writing of Place

Toni Morrison and the Writing of Place

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By Alice Sundman
March 29, 2022

How does Toni Morrison create and form her literary places? As one of the first studies exploring Morrison’s archived drafts, notes, and manuscripts together with her published novels, this book offers fresh insights into her creative processes. It analyses the author’s textual choices, her ...

Pragmatism and Poetic Agency The Persistence of Humanism

Pragmatism and Poetic Agency: The Persistence of Humanism

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By Ulf Schulenberg
November 19, 2021

Pragmatism is a humanist philosophy. In spite of the much-debated renaissance of pragmatism, however, a detailed discussion of the relationship between pragmatism and humanism is still a desideratum. It is difficult to understand the complexity of pragmatism without considering the significance of ...

Alzheimer’s Disease in Contemporary U.S. Fiction Memory Lost

Alzheimer’s Disease in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Memory Lost

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By Cristina Garrigós
July 29, 2021

This volume seeks to bring readers to a deeper understanding of contemporary cultural and social configurations of Alzheimer’s disease by analyzing 21st-century U.S. novels in which the disease plays a key narrative role. Via analysis of selected works, Garrigós considers how the erasure of ...

Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife A Step Closer to Heaven

Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife: A Step Closer to Heaven

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Edited By Jennifer McFarlane-Harris, Emily Hamilton-Honey
July 13, 2021

This collection analyzes the theme of the "afterlife" as it animated nineteenth-century American women’s theology-making and appeals for social justice. Authors like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Martha Finley, Jarena Lee, Maria Stewart, Zilpha Elaw, Rebecca Cox Jackson, Catharine...

Mixed Media in Contemporary American Literature Voices Gone Viral

Mixed Media in Contemporary American Literature: Voices Gone Viral

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By Joelle Mann
June 29, 2021

Mixed Media in Contemporary American Literature: Voices Gone Viral investigates the formation and formulation of the contemporary novel through a historical analysis of voice studies and media studies. After situating research through voices of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature,...

Global Ambiguity in Nineteenth-Century American Gothic A Study in Form, History, and Culture

Global Ambiguity in Nineteenth-Century American Gothic: A Study in Form, History, and Culture

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By Wanlin Li
May 27, 2021

As part of a larger attempt to understand the dynamic interactions between gothic form and ideology, this volume focuses on a strong formal feature of the American gothic, "global ambiguity," and examines the important cultural work it performs in the nineteenth-century history of the genre. ...

Trauma and Fictions of the

Trauma and Fictions of the "War on Terror": Disrupting Memory

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By Sarah O'Brien
May 19, 2021

This book explores the ways in which transnational fiction in the post-9/11 era can intervene in discourse surrounding the "war on terror" to advocate for marginalised perspectives. Trauma and Fictions of the "War on Terror" conceptualises global political discourse about the "war on terror" as ...

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