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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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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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Feroza Jussawalla, Doaa Omran
February 14, 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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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 ...

Clemence Dane Forgotten Feminist Writer of the Inter-War Years

Clemence Dane: Forgotten Feminist Writer of the Inter-War Years

1st Edition

Louise McDonald
September 01, 2020

This feminist investigation of the works of Clemence Dane joins the growing body of research into the relationship of female-authored texts to the ideology and cultural hegemony of the Edwardian and inter-war period. An amalgam of single-author study and thematic period analysis, through sustained ...

Diary Poetics Form and Style in Writers’ Diaries, 1915-1962

Diary Poetics: Form and Style in Writers’ Diaries, 1915-1962

1st Edition

Anna Jackson
April 23, 2015

The diary is a genre that is often thought of as virtually formless, a "capacious hold-all" for the writer’s thoughts, and as offering unmediated access to the diarist’s true self. Focusing on the diaries of Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Joe Orton, John Cheever, and Sylvia ...

Embodiment and the Cosmic Perspective in Twentieth-Century Fiction

Embodiment and the Cosmic Perspective in Twentieth-Century Fiction

1st Edition

Marco Caracciolo
July 29, 2020

In dialogue with groundbreaking technologies and scientific models, twentieth century fiction presents readers with a vast mosaic of perspectives on the cosmos. The literary imagination of the world beyond the human scale, however, faces a fundamental difficulty: if, as researchers in both ...

Modernist Literature and European Identity

Modernist Literature and European Identity

1st Edition

Birgit Van Puymbroeck
July 20, 2020

Modernist Literature and European Identity examines how European and non-European authors debated the idea of Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. It shifts the focus from European modernism to modernist Europe, and shows how the notion of Europe was constructed in a variety of ...

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

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

1st Edition

Christian Bancroft
July 15, 2020

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, ...

Life-Writing, Genre and Criticism in the Texts of Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland Women Writing for Women

Life-Writing, Genre and Criticism in the Texts of Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland: Women Writing for Women

1st Edition

Ailsa Granne
July 08, 2020

Sylvia Townsend Warner has increasingly become recognized as a significant and distinctive talent amongst twentieth-century authors. This volume explores her remarkable relationship with Valentine Ackland - her partner for forty years - by closely examining their letters and diaries alongside a ...

Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

1st Edition

Alice Wood
July 08, 2020

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 ...

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family

1st Edition

Miranda Corcoran, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
May 05, 2020

Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the ...

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