E-books: Literature

  • AfroSurrealism: The African Diaspora's Surrealist Fiction book cover

    AfroSurrealism

    The African Diaspora's Surrealist Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Rochelle Spencer

    Examining the surrealist novels of several contemporary writers including Edwidge Danticat, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Junot Díaz, Helen Oyeyemi, and Colson Whitehead, AfroSurrealism, the first book-length exploration of AfroSurreal fiction, argues that we have entered a new and exciting era…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Women, Literature and Development in Africa book cover

    Women, Literature and Development in Africa

    2nd Edition

    By Anthonia C. Kalu

    This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan: Staging the Resistance book cover

    Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan

    Staging the Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Aragorn Quinn

    Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan sheds new light on the adoption of concepts that motivated political theatres of resistance for nearly a century and even now underpin the collective understanding of the Japanese nation. Grounded in the aftermath of the Meiji Restoration…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era book cover

    Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tiffany Austin, Sequoia Maner, Emily Ruth Rutter, darlene anita scott

    Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era is an edited collection of critical essays and poetry that investigates contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. Scores of contemporary writers have turned to elegiac poetry and prose in order to militate against the white supremacist logic…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Literature and Culture

  • John Dryden and His Readers: 1700 book cover

    John Dryden and His Readers: 1700

    1st Edition

    By Winifred Ernst

    Dryden at the end of his life was admired, perhaps even beloved, by many in England, and his greatest skill over his long career—his controlled detachment—uniquely positioned him to write of both history and politics in 1700. His narrative poetry was popular among Whigs and Tories, women and men,…

    eBook – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Supernatural Encounters: Demons and the Restless Dead in Medieval England, c.1050–1450 book cover

    Supernatural Encounters

    Demons and the Restless Dead in Medieval England, c.1050–1450, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Gordon

    The belief in the reality of demons and the restless dead formed a central facet of the medieval worldview. Whether a pestilent-spreading corpse mobilised by the devil, a purgatorial spirit returning to earth to ask for suffrage, or a shape-shifting demon intent on crushing its victims as they…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Cultural Reflections of Medusa: The Shadow in the Glass book cover

    Cultural Reflections of Medusa

    The Shadow in the Glass, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Hedgecock

    This project studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs, and transforms new meanings of women today, correlating portrayals in ancient Greek myth, nineteenth- century Symbolist painting, and new, controversial, visions of women in contemporary art. The myth of the Medusa has…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Margaret's Monsters: Women, Identity, and the Life of St. Margaret in Medieval England book cover

    Margaret's Monsters

    Women, Identity, and the Life of St. Margaret in Medieval England, 1st Edition

    By Michael E. Heyes

    St. Margaret of Antioch was one of the most popular saints in medieval England and, throughout the Middle Ages, the various Lives of St. Margaret functioned as a blueprint for a virginal life and supernatural assistance to pregnant women during the dangerous process of labor. In her narrative,…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • One-Hour Shakespeare: The Comedies book cover

    One-Hour Shakespeare

    The Comedies, 1st Edition

    By Julie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

    The One-Hour Shakespeare series is a collection of abridged versions of Shakespeare’s plays, designed specifically to accommodate both small and large casts. This volume, The Comedies, includes the following plays: As You Like It Love’s Labour’s Lost Much Ado About Nothing Twelfth Night…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    One-Hour Shakespeare

  • One-Hour Shakespeare: The Early Comedies and Romances book cover

    One-Hour Shakespeare

    The Early Comedies and Romances, 1st Edition

    By Julie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

    The One-Hour Shakespeare series is a collection of abridged versions of Shakespeare’s plays, designed specifically to accommodate both small and large casts. This volume, The Early Comedies and Romances, includes the following plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Two Gentlemen of Verona The…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    One-Hour Shakespeare

  • Lacan and the Formulae of Sexuation: Exploring Logical Consistency and Clinical Consequences book cover

    Lacan and the Formulae of Sexuation

    Exploring Logical Consistency and Clinical Consequences, 1st Edition

    By Guy Le Gaufey

    Lacan and the Formulae of Sexuation provides the first critical reading of Lacan’s formulae of sexuation, examining both their logical consistency and clinical consequences. Are there two different entities named Man and Woman, separated by the gulf of sexual difference? Or is it better to conceive…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Queer, Trans, and Intersectional Theory in Educational Practice: Student, Teacher, and Community Experiences book cover

    Queer, Trans, and Intersectional Theory in Educational Practice

    Student, Teacher, and Community Experiences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cris Mayo, Mollie V. Blackburn

    Offering an examination of educational approaches to promote justice, this volume demonstrates the necessity for keeping race, ethnicity, class, language, and other diversities at the core of pedagogical strategies and theories that address queer, trans, gender nonbinary and related issues. Queer…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

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