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Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature


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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.

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A Cosmopolitan Approach to Literature Against Origins and Destinations

A Cosmopolitan Approach to Literature: Against Origins and Destinations

1st Edition

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By Didier Coste
December 16, 2022

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 ...

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

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By Annemarie Pabel
September 08, 2022

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 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

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By Elena Anastasaki
August 04, 2022

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 ...

Transformative Fictions World Literature and Personal Change

Transformative Fictions: World Literature and Personal Change

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By Daniel Just
July 27, 2022

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 ...

Reclaiming Karbala Nation, Islam and Literature of the Bengal Muslims (1860s–1940s)

Reclaiming Karbala: Nation, Islam and Literature of the Bengal Muslims (1860s–1940s)

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By Epsita Halder
May 06, 2022

Analyzing an extensive range of texts and publications across multiple genres, formats and literary lineages, Reclaiming Karbala studies the emergence and formation of a viable Muslim identity in Bengal over the late-nineteenth century and into the 1940s. Beginning with an explanation of the tenets...

Mystic Modernity Tagore and Yeats

Mystic Modernity: Tagore and Yeats

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By Ashim Dutta
December 06, 2021

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 ...

New Directions in Flânerie Global Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

New Directions in Flânerie: Global Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Edited By Kelly Comfort, Marylaura Papalas
November 30, 2021

This book distinguishes itself from previous scholarship by offering an inclusive and comprehensive treatment of urban walking from 1800 to the present. Divided into three sections—geography, genius, and gender—the introduction establishes the origins of the flâneur and flâneuse in early ...

World Literature After Empire Rethinking Universality in the Long Cold War

World Literature After Empire: Rethinking Universality in the Long Cold War

1st Edition

By Pieter Vanhove
July 29, 2021

This book makes the case that the idea of a "world" in the cultural and philosophical sense is not an exclusively Western phenomenon. During the Cold War and in the wake of decolonization a plethora of historical attempts were made to reinvent the notions of world literature, world art, and ...

World Literature Decentered Beyond the “West” through Turkey, Mexico and Bengal

World Literature Decentered: Beyond the “West” through Turkey, Mexico and Bengal

1st Edition

By Ian Almond
July 14, 2021

What would world literature look like, if we stopped referring to the “West”? Starting with the provocative premise that the “‘West’ is ten percent of the planet”, World Literature Decentered is the first book to decenter Eurocentric discourses of global literature and global history – not just by ...

Post-Romantic Aesthetics in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

Post-Romantic Aesthetics in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

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By Stefanie John
June 24, 2021

This book demonstrates the legacies of Romanticism which animate the poetry and poetics of Eavan Boland, Gillian Clarke, John Burnside, and Kathleen Jamie. It argues that the English Romantic tradition serves as a source of inspiration and critical contention for these Irish, Welsh, and Scottish ...

Women in Transition Crossing Boundaries, Crossing Borders

Women in Transition: Crossing Boundaries, Crossing Borders

1st Edition

Edited By Maria-José Blanco, Claire Williams
May 07, 2021

This volume brings together scholars, students and writers as well as artists from around the world. By choosing a thematic focus on "transition" in women’s lives, we present research on women who have crossed biological, geopolitical and political borders as well as emotional, sexual, cultural and...

Family Fictions and World Making Irish and Indian Women’s Writing in the Contemporary Era

Family Fictions and World Making: Irish and Indian Women’s Writing in the Contemporary Era

1st Edition

By Sreya Chatterjee
April 30, 2021

Family Fictions and World Making: Irish and Indian Women’s Writing in the Contemporary Era is the first book-length comparative study of family novels from Ireland and India. On the one hand, despite an early as well as late colonial experience, Ireland is often viewed exclusively within a ...

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