E-books: Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

  • Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women: Echoes of the Past book cover

    Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women

    Echoes of the Past, 1st Edition

    By Miriam Borham-Puyal

    This book explores the concept of liminality in the representation of women in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature, as well as in contemporary rewritings, such as novels, films, television shows, videogames, and graphic novels. In particular, the volume focuses on vampires, prostitutes,…

    eBook – 2020-01-15
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Poetry and the Question of Modernity: From Heidegger to the Present book cover

    Poetry and the Question of Modernity

    From Heidegger to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Ian Cooper

    Interest in Martin Heidegger was recently reawakened by the revelations, in his newly published ‘Black Notebooks’, of the full terrible extent of his political commitments in the 1930s and 1940s. The revelations reminded us of the dark allegiances co-existing with one of the profoundest and most…

    eBook – 2020-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Biotheory: Life and Death under Capitalism book cover

    Biotheory

    Life and Death under Capitalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Peter Hitchcock

    Forged at the intersection of intense interest in the pertinence and uses of biopolitics and biopower, this volume analyzes theoretical and practical paradigms for understanding and challenging the socioeconomic determinations of life and death in contemporary capitalism. Its contributors offer a…

    eBook – 2020-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Literature and Materialisms book cover

    Literature and Materialisms

    1st Edition

    By Frederic Neyrat

    Literature and Materialisms sheds light on the current new wave of materialisms and assesses the impact on literary theory and criticism. It maps the similarities and differences between speculative realism, object-oriented philosophy, and vitalism. A genealogy of materialisms, vitalisms,…

    eBook – 2020-01-14
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Empty Nurseries, Queer Occupants: Reproduction and the Future in Ibsen’s Late Plays book cover

    Empty Nurseries, Queer Occupants

    Reproduction and the Future in Ibsen’s Late Plays, 1st Edition

    By Olivia Noble Gunn

    Who is the proper occupant of the nursery? The obvious answer is the child, and not an archive, a seductive troll-princess, or poor fosterlings. Nevertheless, characters in Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, and Little Eyolf intend to host these improper occupants in their children’s rooms. Dr. Gunn…

    eBook – 2020-01-14
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Poetry and Uselessness: From Coleridge to Ashbery book cover

    Poetry and Uselessness

    From Coleridge to Ashbery, 1st Edition

    By Robert Archambeau

    W.H. Auden famously claimed "poetry makes nothing happen." That may or may not be the case, but the idea that poetry makes nothing happen has, itself, been extremely influential, and has made a great deal happen in the world.  This book examines several of the main currents in literary history as…

    eBook – 2020-01-13
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Hope and Aesthetic Utility in Modernist Literature book cover

    Hope and Aesthetic Utility in Modernist Literature

    1st Edition

    By Tim DeJong

    "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…

    eBook – 2020-01-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • The Promise of Nostalgia: Reminiscence, Longing and Hope in Contemporary American Culture book cover

    The Promise of Nostalgia

    Reminiscence, Longing and Hope in Contemporary American Culture, 1st Edition

    By Nicola Sayers

    The Promise of Nostalgia analyses a range of texts – including The Virgin Suicides, both the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides’ and Sofia Coppola’s screen adaptation, photography of Detroit’s ‘abandoned spaces’, and blogger Tavi Gevinson's media output – to explore nostalgia as a prominent affect in…

    eBook – 2020-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Anticipation and Futures

  • Literature and Crime in Augustan England book cover

    Literature and Crime in Augustan England

    1st Edition

    By Ian A. Bell

    Eighteenth-century England saw an explosion of writings about deviance. In literature, in the law, and in the press, writers returned again and again to the question of crime and criminals. While the extension of the legal system formalised the power of the state to categorise and punish ‘deviance’…

    eBook – 2020-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • The Third Earl of Shaftesbury: A Study in Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory book cover

    The Third Earl of Shaftesbury

    A Study in Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory, 1st Edition

    By R.L. Brett

    The third Earl of Shaftesbury had generally been known as the forerunner of the Moral Sense school of philosophers in the eighteenth century. Surprisingly little attention had been paid to his importance for literature and yet undoubtedly this had been very great. Originally published in 1951, this…

    eBook – 2020-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning book cover

    Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning

    1st Edition

    By Wieland Schwanebeck

    Unlike previous efforts that have only addressed literary twinship as a footnote to the doppelganger motif, this book makes a case for the complexity of literary twinship across the literary spectrum. It shows how twins have been instrumental to the formation of comedies of mistaken identity, the…

    eBook – 2020-01-06
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • The Sleuth and the Goddess: Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite in Women’s Detective Fiction book cover

    The Sleuth and the Goddess

    Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite in Women’s Detective Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Susan Rowland

    Rowland presents a detailed exploration of how the archetypes of ancient goddesses Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite breathe into and shape female-authored detective fiction. Representing aspects of characterisation not bound by gender, the book examines how these archetypes emerge in themes…

    eBook – 2020-01-06
    Routledge

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