E-books: Introductory Literary Studies

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    Children's Literature

    1st Edition

    By Carrie Hintz

    Children’s Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children’s literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated. Positioned within the wider field of…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Before Literature: The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word book cover

    Before Literature

    The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word, 1st Edition

    By Sheila J. Nayar

    Before Literature examines storytelling that, whether due to historical, technological, or socio-economic circumstance, is neither shaped nor influenced by alphabetic literacy. How does a story unfold when carried solely in memory, when it cannot be written down or externally stored? What…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • The Complete Russian Folktale: v. 3: Russian Wondertales 1 - Tales of Heroes and Villains book cover

    The Complete Russian Folktale: v. 3: Russian Wondertales 1 - Tales of Heroes and Villains

    1st Edition

    By Jack V. Haney

    These stories of magic and heroism, and of terrifying encounters with Baba Yaga, Zmei the serpent, and Koshchei the Immortal, are surely the best-known and best-loved folktales of Russia. A wondertale tells of a young person's first venture into a perilous world, where he or she must solve a riddle…

    eBook – 2019-08-15
    Routledge

  • The Complete Russian Folktale: v. 4: Russian Wondertales 2 - Tales of Magic and the Supernatural book cover

    The Complete Russian Folktale: v. 4: Russian Wondertales 2 - Tales of Magic and the Supernatural

    1st Edition

    By Jack V. Haney

    These stories of heroism and magic, and of terrifying encounters with Baba Yaga, Zmei the serpent and Koschchei the Immortal, represent at least one example of every wondertale type known in Russia.…

    eBook – 2019-07-23
    Routledge

  • Engagements with Shakespearean Drama book cover

    Engagements with Shakespearean Drama

    1st Edition

    By William Walker

    Rather than treating the plays as objects to be studied, described and interpreted, Engagements with Shakespearean Drama examines precisely what about Shakespeare’s plays is so special – why they continue to be discussed and performed all around the world. This book highlights the importance…

    eBook – 2019-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • The Future of Reading book cover

    The Future of Reading

    1st Edition

    By Eric Purchase

    Why do we read? What happens to our imaginations when we read? To our knowledge? What creative forces are unleashed? What are the wider implications of all of this? In a truly engaging and accessible style, The Future of Reading looks at the very experience of reading; not just the consumption and…

    eBook – 2019-03-08
    Routledge

  • Seven Lectures on Wang Guowei’s Renjian Cihua book cover

    Seven Lectures on Wang Guowei’s Renjian Cihua

    1st Edition

    By Florence Chia-Ying Yeh

    Renjian cihua is a masterpiece of literary criticism written by Wang Guowei (1877–1927), a scholar of the Chinese classics who lived during the late Qing and early Republican periods. Since its publication in 1908 and 1909, it has been one of the most influential academic works in China. Elegantly…

    eBook – 2018-12-12
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism book cover

    The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism

    1st Edition

    By Linda Wagner-Martin

    The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism offers readers a fresh, insightful overview to all genres of postmodern writing. Drawing on a variety of works from not only mainstream authors but also those that are arguably unconventional, renowned scholar Linda Wagner-Martin gives the…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism book cover

    Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism

    1st Edition

    By Barry Laga

    Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism is a completely fresh and innovative approach to teaching and learning literary theory: using short passages of theory to make sense of literary and cultural texts. It focuses on the key concepts that help readers understand…

    eBook – 2018-09-21
    Routledge

  • Close Reading: The Basics book cover

    Close Reading: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By David Greenham

    Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of their studies. This book is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature,…

    eBook – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Making and Seeing Modern Texts book cover

    Making and Seeing Modern Texts

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Locke Hart

    Making and Seeing Modern Texts explores the poetics of texts through a close reading and analysis across the genres of poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction travel literature and theory. This volume demonstrates that prose, as much as poetry, share the making and seeing of language, literary practice…

    eBook – 2018-07-04
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Medieval Literature: The Basics book cover

    Medieval Literature: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Angela Jane Weisl, Anthony Joseph Cunder

    Medieval Literature: The Basics is an engaging introduction to this fascinating body of literature. The volume breaks down the variety of genres used in the corpus of medieval literature and makes these texts accessible to readers. It engages with the familiarities present in the narratives and…

    eBook – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    The Basics

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