View All Book Series

BOOK SERIES


Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature


About the Series

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Taking a comparative approach to literary studies, this series visits the relationship of literature and language alongside a variety of interdisciplinary and transnational topics. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

37 Series Titles

Per Page
Sort

Display
Modern Indian Literature as Cosmopolis Conversations with Hanuman

Modern Indian Literature as Cosmopolis: Conversations with Hanuman

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Didier Coste
October 09, 2024

This book redefines modern Indian literature from a cosmopolitan comparative perspective inclusive of literature in English from India and the diaspora, in native languages, and works by non-Indians. It shows how, since the mid-19th century, Indian literary modernity pursued the conjunction of the ...

A Comparative Reading of Pan-Africanism and Afropolitanism Come Back Babar

A Comparative Reading of Pan-Africanism and Afropolitanism: Come Back Babar

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Andrew Nyongesa, John Mugubi
October 07, 2024

This book is response to the recent surge of formidable voices that consistently demean and attempt to reverse the gains of pan-Africanism. Besides questioning its relevance, these voices supplant essential tenets of pan-Africanism—Blackness, the narrative of Return, sanctity of the ancestral ...

Perpetrators’ Legacies Post-imperial Condition in Sebald and McEwan

Perpetrators’ Legacies: Post-imperial Condition in Sebald and McEwan

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Vladimir Biti
September 30, 2024

The book presents Winfried Georg Sebald and Ian McEwan as paradigmatic post-imperial writers who, enmeshed in the hierarchies of power inherited from their imperial times, strive to disentangle themselves from that burdensome legacy. To achieve this, they undertake a subtle detachment from the ...

A Cosmopolitan Approach to Literature Against Origins and Destinations

A Cosmopolitan Approach to Literature: Against Origins and Destinations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Didier Coste
August 26, 2024

This cross-disciplinary approach to literary reading of any provenance based on an “experimental cosmopolitan” epistemology de- and recontextualizes the texts from the points of view of multiple cultures and historical moments, enriching interpretation and aesthetic experience beyond the ...

Convergence of East-West Poetics Williams’s Negotiation with the Chinese Landscape Tradition

Convergence of East-West Poetics: Williams’s Negotiation with the Chinese Landscape Tradition

1st Edition

By Zhanghui Yang
July 23, 2024

The present book examines William Carlos Williams’s negotiation with cultural modes and systems of the Chinese landscape tradition in his landscape writing. Focusing on Walliams’s landscape modes of landscape with(out) infused emotions, the book builds a linkage between their interactions with...

The Myth and Identity of the Romantic Artist in European Literature A Self-Constructed Fantasy

The Myth and Identity of the Romantic Artist in European Literature: A Self-Constructed Fantasy

1st Edition

By Elena Anastasaki
May 27, 2024

This study addresses the question of artistic identity and the myth of the artist as it has been shaped by the artists themselves. While the term artist is to be understood in a broad sense, the focus of this study is the literature of the Romantic tradition. Identity is largely perceived as a ...

Women Writing Trauma in the Global South A Study of Aminatta Forna, Isabel Allende and Anuradha Roy

Women Writing Trauma in the Global South: A Study of Aminatta Forna, Isabel Allende and Anuradha Roy

1st Edition

By Annemarie Pabel
May 27, 2024

Through exploring complex suffering in the writings of Aminatta Forna, Isabel Allende and Anuradha Roy, Women Writing Trauma in the Global South dismantles conceptual shortcomings and problematic imbalances at the core of existing theorizations around psychological trauma. The global constellation ...

The Literary Beach History and Aesthetics of a Modern Topos

The Literary Beach: History and Aesthetics of a Modern Topos

1st Edition

Edited By Carsten Meiner, Katrine Helene Andersen
May 08, 2024

As a geo-historical place, the beach integrates a variety of characteristics and functions so multiple that they tend to contradict each other. The beach is both a place of work and trade but also of leisure; it is both a place of therapy and health but also of migration, war, and death; it is a ...

Epiphanies in the Modernist Short Story Italian and English Perspectives

Epiphanies in the Modernist Short Story: Italian and English Perspectives

1st Edition

By Valeria Taddei
April 10, 2024

The poetics of epiphany have long been recognised as a broad aesthetic trend of modernism, related to the power of art to reveal the hidden essence of reality. Yet the critical use of the concept is still contested, complicated by the fact that in many modernist works exceptional moments are ...

Xueqin and Xakespeare Reading The Story of the Stone through Hamlet

Xueqin and Xakespeare: Reading The Story of the Stone through Hamlet

1st Edition

By Judith Forsyth
March 19, 2024

This monograph offers a detailed consideration of the five-volume novel written by Cao Xueqin and translated into English as The Story of the Stone, when read through William Shakespeare’s drama Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, A Tragedy in Five Acts. The book builds on the superlative David Hawkes/John ...

Transformative Fictions World Literature and Personal Change

Transformative Fictions: World Literature and Personal Change

1st Edition

By Daniel Just
January 29, 2024

Transformative Fictions: World Literature and Personal Change engages with current debates in world literature over the past twenty years, addressing the nature of literary influence in centers and peripheries, the formation of transnational literary and pedagogical canons, and the role of ...

Mystic Modernity Tagore and Yeats

Mystic Modernity: Tagore and Yeats

1st Edition

By Ashim Dutta
September 25, 2023

This is a transnational and bilingual investigation of the cross-fertilisation of mystical religiosity and modern poetical imagination in the works of the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore and the Irish poet W. B. Yeats. The book demonstrates how their commitments to transnational mysticism deeply ...

1-12 of 37
AJAX loader