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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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Character and Dystopia The Last Men

Character and Dystopia: The Last Men

1st Edition

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 ...

Clemence Dane Forgotten Feminist Writer of the Inter-War Years

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

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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 ...

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

By 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 ...

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

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

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Edited By 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 ...

Aesthetic and Philosophical Reflections on Mood Stimmung and Modernity

Aesthetic and Philosophical Reflections on Mood: Stimmung and Modernity

1st Edition

By Birgit Breidenbach
May 05, 2020

This study explores the concept of Stimmung in literary and philosophical texts of the modern age. Signifying both 'mood' and 'attunement', Stimmung speaks to the categories of affective experience and aesthetic design alike. The study locates itself in the nexus between discourses on modernity, ...

The Early Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

The Early Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

1st Edition

By Willard Bohn
March 04, 2020

This book focuses on avant-garde literature and art in Europe and America during the first quarter of the twentieth century. It examines five movements that shaped our response to the demands of the modern age and contributed to the creation of a modern sensibility: Cubism, Futurism, the ...

Hope and Aesthetic Utility in Modernist Literature

Hope and Aesthetic Utility in Modernist Literature

1st Edition

By Tim DeJong
January 16, 2020

"Hope" and "modernism" are two words that are not commonly linked. Moving from much-discussed negative affects to positive forms of feeling, Hope and Aesthetic Utility in Modernist Literature argues that they should be. This book contends that much of modernist writing and thought reveals a deeply ...

Twentieth-Century American Fiction in Circulation Short Stories Written for Magazines and Republished in Linked Story Collections

Twentieth-Century American Fiction in Circulation: Short Stories Written for Magazines and Republished in Linked Story Collections

1st Edition

By Matthew James Vechinski
November 04, 2019

Twentieth-Century American Fiction in Circulation is a study of the twentieth-century linked story collection in the United States. It emphasizes how the fictional form grew out of an established publishing model—individual stories printed in magazines, revised and expanded into single-author ...

French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK

French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK

1st Edition

Edited By Irving Goh
October 24, 2019

This collection presents a sort of counter-history or counter-genealogy of the globalization of French thought from the point of view of scholars working in the UK. While the dominating discourse would attribute the US as the source of that globalization, particularly through the 1966 conference on...

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