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Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature


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From Joyce to Rushdie, Modernism to Food Writing, Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Literature looks at both the literature and culture of the 20th century. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering literature alongside religion, popular culture, race, gender, ecology, travel, class, space, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Queering Modernist Translation The Poetics of Race, Gender, and Queerness

Queering Modernist Translation: The Poetics of Race, Gender, and Queerness

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By Christian Bancroft
February 01, 2022

Queering Modernist Translation explores translations by Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and H.D. through the concept of queering translation. As Bancroft argues, queering translation is an intersectional lens for gleaning identity and socio-cultural issues in translation, such as gender, sexuality, ...

Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

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By Alice Wood
January 08, 2022

This book explores responses to the strangeness and pleasures of modernism and modernity in four commercial British women’s magazines of the interwar period. Through extensive study of interwar Vogue (UK), Eve, Good Housekeeping (UK), and Harper’s Bazaar (UK), Wood uncovers how modernism was ...

Polish Literature and Genocide

Polish Literature and Genocide

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By Arkadiusz Morawiec
December 31, 2021

Polish Literature and Genocide presents the attitude of national literature to the twentieth-century acts of genocide. This volume examines the reflection of the Holocaust and the massacre in Srebrenica in a rich, detailed, and comprehensive way, expanding the existing research and, in some cases, ...

Katherine Mansfield International Approaches

Katherine Mansfield: International Approaches

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Edited By Janka Kascakova, Gerri Kimber, Władysław Witalisz
December 24, 2021

Katherine Mansfield has been widely recognised as one of the key authors of her generation, continuing to influence literary modernism and the short story genre through her nomadic existence, colonial perspective, eclectic interests, and impressive range of literary acquaintances. This volume ...

Baroque Lorca An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage

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By Andrés Pérez-Simón
September 30, 2021

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage defines Federico García Lorca’s trajectory in the theater as a lifelong search for an audience. It studies a wide range of dramatic writings that Lorca created for the theater, in direct response to the conditions of his contemporary industry,...

T. S. Eliot’s Ariel Poems Making Sense of the Times

T. S. Eliot’s Ariel Poems: Making Sense of the Times

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By Anna Budziak
September 06, 2021

T. S. Eliot once stated that the supreme poet "in writing himself, writes his time". In saying that, he honoured Dante and Shakespeare, but this pithy remark fittingly characterises his own work, including The Ariel Poems, with which he promptly and pointedly responded to the ...

William Faulkner and Mortality A Fine Dead Sound

William Faulkner and Mortality: A Fine Dead Sound

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By Ahmed Honeini
July 30, 2021

William Faulkner and Mortality is the first full-length study of mortality in William Faulkner’s fiction. The book challenges earlier, influential scholarly considerations of death in Faulkner’s work that claimed that writing was his authorial method of ‘saying No to death’. Through close-readings ...

Postcolonial Realism and the Concept of the Political

Postcolonial Realism and the Concept of the Political

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By Eli Park Sorensen
April 29, 2021

As the scholarly world attunes itself once again to the specifically political, this book rethinks the political significance of literary realism within a postcolonial context. Generally, postcolonial studies has either ignored realism or criticized it as being naïve, anachronistic, deceptive, or ...

Memory, Voice, and Identity Muslim Women’s Writing from across the Middle East

Memory, Voice, and Identity: Muslim Women’s Writing from across the Middle East

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Edited By Feroza Jussawalla, Doaa Omran
March 31, 2021

Muslim women have been stereotyped by Western academia as oppressed and voiceless. This volume problematizes this Western academic representation. Muslim Women Writers from the Middle East from Out al-Kouloub al-Dimerdashiyyah (1899–1968) and Latifa al-Zayat (1923–1996) from Egypt, to current ...

Literary Criticism, Culture and the Subject of 'English': F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot

Literary Criticism, Culture and the Subject of 'English': F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot

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By Dandan Zhang
September 24, 2020

This volume considers the highly convoluted relationship between F. R. Leavis and T. S. Eliot, comparing their ideas in literary and cultural criticism, and connecting it to the broader discourse of English Studies as a university subject that developed in the first half of the twentieth century. ...

Modernism and the Crisis of Sovereignty

Modernism and the Crisis of Sovereignty

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By Andrew John Miller
February 23, 2012

This book describes how three of the most significant Anglophone writers of the first half of the twentieth century – Yeats, Eliot, and Woolf – wrestled with a geopolitical situation in which national boundaries had come to seem increasingly permeable at the same time as war among (and within) ...

Character and Dystopia The Last Men

Character and Dystopia: The Last Men

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By Aaron S. Rosenfeld
September 01, 2020

This is the first extended study to specifically focus on character in dystopia. Through the lens of the "last man" figure, Character and Dystopia: The Last Men examines character development in Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Fyodor ...

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