End of Year Sale 20% Off • Shop Now

View All Book Series

BOOK SERIES


Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature


About the Series

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.

94 Series Titles

Per Page
Sort

Display
Our Henry James in Fiction, Film and Popular Culture

Our Henry James in Fiction, Film and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By John Carlos Rowe
July 01, 2022

Our Henry James addresses the interesting revival of Henry James’s works in Anglo-American film adaptations and contemporary fiction from the 1960s to the present. James’s fiction is generally considered difficult and part of high culture, more appropriate for classroom study than popular ...

Agatha Christie and New Directions in Reading Detective Fiction Narratology and Detective Criticism

Agatha Christie and New Directions in Reading Detective Fiction: Narratology and Detective Criticism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Alistair Rolls
June 17, 2022

This book brings a new lens to the work of Agatha Christie through a series of close readings which challenge the official solutions by Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. This book's approach interweaves two core ideas: first, it explores the importance of French critic Pierre Bayard’s self-styled ‘...

Postmodern, Marxist, and Christian Historical Novels Hope and the Burdens of History

Postmodern, Marxist, and Christian Historical Novels: Hope and the Burdens of History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lynne W. Hinojosa
June 16, 2022

Postmodern, Marxist, and Christian Historical Novels: Hope and the Burdens of History argues historical novels can help readers receive the burdens of history—meaning both the burdens of the past, present, and future and the burden of living in time—and develop a more robust conception of and ...

Uncertainty and Undecidability in Twentieth-Century Literature and Literary Theory

Uncertainty and Undecidability in Twentieth-Century Literature and Literary Theory

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mette Leonard Høeg
April 20, 2022

Undecidability is a fundamental quality of literature and constitutive of what renders some works appealing and engaging across time and in different contexts. This book explores the essential literary notion and its role, function and effect in late nineteenth- and twentieth- century literature ...

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

By Arkadiusz Morawiec
December 31, 2021

Polish Literature and Genocide presents the attitude of Polish literature to the 20th-century acts of genocide. This volume examines the literary representations of the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and the massacre in Srebrenica in a rich, detailed, and comprehensive way, expanding the ...

Katherine Mansfield International Approaches

Katherine Mansfield: International Approaches

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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 ...

1-12 of 94
AJAX loader