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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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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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Zhang Dandan
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....

Character and Dystopia: The Last Men

Character and Dystopia: The Last Men

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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...

Embodiment and the Cosmic Perspective in Twentieth-Century Fiction

Embodiment and the Cosmic Perspective in Twentieth-Century Fiction

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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

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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

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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,...

Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

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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...

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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...

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage

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Andrés Pérez-Simón
December 05, 2019

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,...

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