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All Along Bob Dylan: America and the World

All Along Bob Dylan: America and the World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tymon Adamczewski
September 17, 2020

All Along Bob Dylan: America and the World offers an important contribution to thinking about the artist and his work. Adding European and non-English speaking contexts to the vibrant field of Dylan studies, the volume covers a wide range of topics and methodologies while dealing with the...

The Politics of Literature in a Divided 21st Century

The Politics of Literature in a Divided 21st Century

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Katharina Donn
July 06, 2020

How does literature matter politically in the 21st century? This book offers an ecocritical framework for exploring the significance of literature today. Featuring a diverse body of texts and authors, it develops a future-oriented politics embedded in those transgressive realities which our...

Masculinities in Austrian Contemporary Literature: Strategic Evasion

Masculinities in Austrian Contemporary Literature: Strategic Evasion

1st Edition

Matthias Eck
March 11, 2020

Masculinities in Austrian Contemporary Literature: Strategic Evasion shows the important contribution that literature can make to the understanding of masculinities, by offering insights into the mental structures of hegemonic masculinity. It argues that while there is evidence of frustrating...

Transcending the Postmodern: The Singular Response of Literature to the Transmodern Paradigm

Transcending the Postmodern: The Singular Response of Literature to the Transmodern Paradigm

1st Edition

Susana Onega, Jean-Michel Ganteau
March 04, 2020

Transcending the Postmodern: The Singular Response of Literature to the Transmodern Paradigm gathers an introduction and ten chapters concerned with the issue of Transmodernity as addressed by and presented in contemporary novels hailing from various parts of the English-speaking world. Building on...

Apocalyptic Territories: Setting and Revelation in Contemporary American Fiction

Apocalyptic Territories: Setting and Revelation in Contemporary American Fiction

1st Edition

Anna Hellén
February 13, 2020

Research on the relationship between the apocalyptic tradition and the literary imagination has typically espoused a temporal approach which in one way or another revolves around the order of events that precedes the end of history and the ensuing establishment of a new world. This study, by...

Displaced: Literature of Indigeneity, Migration, and Trauma

Displaced: Literature of Indigeneity, Migration, and Trauma

1st Edition

Kate Rose
February 04, 2020

Through specific and rigorous analysis of contemporary literary texts, this book shows how writers from inside affected communities portray indigeneity, displacement, and trauma. In a world of increasing global inequality, this study aims to demonstrate how literature, and the study of it, can...

Poetry and the Question of Modernity: From Heidegger to the Present

Poetry and the Question of Modernity: From Heidegger to the Present

1st Edition

Ian Cooper
January 16, 2020

Interest in Martin Heidegger was recently reawakened by the revelations, in his newly published ‘Black Notebooks’, of the full terrible extent of his political commitments in the 1930s and 1940s. The revelations reminded us of the dark allegiances co-existing with one of the profoundest and most...

Death-Facing Ecology in Contemporary British and North American Environmental Crisis Fiction

Death-Facing Ecology in Contemporary British and North American Environmental Crisis Fiction

1st Edition

Louise Squire
December 05, 2019

Recent years have seen a burgeoning of novels that respond to the environmental issues we currently face. Among these, Louise Squire defines environmental crisis fiction as concerned with a range of environmental issues and with the human subject as a catalyst for these issues. She argues that this...

Patrick McGrath and his Worlds: Madness and the Transnational Gothic

Patrick McGrath and his Worlds: Madness and the Transnational Gothic

1st Edition

Matt Foley, Rebecca Duncan
December 05, 2019

Following the publication of Ghost Town (2005), a complex, globally conscious genealogy of millennial Manhattan, McGrath’s transnational status as an English author resident in New York, his pointed manipulation of British and American contexts, and his clear apprehension of imperial legacies have...

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction: Deindustrialisation, Demonisation, Resistance

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction: Deindustrialisation, Demonisation, Resistance

1st Edition

Phil O'Brien
December 05, 2019

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction looks at how the twenty-first-century British novel has explored contemporary working-class life. Studying the works of David Peace, Gordon Burn, Anthony Cartwright, Ross Raisin, Jenni Fagan, and Sunjeev Sahota, the book shows how they have...

Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction

Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction

1st Edition

David Wylot
November 28, 2019

In Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction, David Wylot constructs an innovative study of the relationship between plotted accidents in twenty-first century British and American fiction, the phenomenology of reading, and a contemporary experience of time that is increasingly...

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis

1st Edition

Wojciech Drag
November 14, 2019

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis considers the phenomenon of the continued relevance of collage, a form established over a hundred years ago, to contemporary literature. It argues that collage is a perfect artistic vehicle to represent the crisis-ridden reality...

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