E-books: Literature by Period

  • Mary Hays (1759-1843): The Growth of a Woman's Mind book cover

    Mary Hays (1759-1843)

    The Growth of a Woman's Mind, 1st Edition

    By Gina Luria Walker

    Mary Hays, reformist, novelist, and innovative thinker, has been waiting two hundred years to be judged in a fair, scholarly, and comprehensive way. During her lifetime and long after, her role in the ongoing reformist debates in England at the end of the eighteenth century, intensified by the…

    eBook – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Writing Talk: Interviews with Writers about the Creative Process book cover

    Writing Talk

    Interviews with Writers about the Creative Process, 1st Edition

    Edited by Derek Neale

    Writing Talk includes interviews with nineteen well-known contemporary writers, exploring the ways in which they research and find their original ideas. Working across genres such as fiction, scriptwriting, radio, life writing, biography and more, the writers offer insight into how they interpret,…

    eBook – 2020-01-22
    Routledge

  • The Ethical Vision of George Eliot book cover

    The Ethical Vision of George Eliot

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Albrecht

    The Ethical Vision of George Eliot is one of the first monographs devoted entirely to the ethical thought of George Eliot, a profoundly significant, influential figure not only in nineteenth-century English and European literature, nineteenth-century women’s writing, the history of the novel, and…

    eBook – 2020-01-22
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Geography and the Literary Imagination in Victorian Fictions of Empire: The Poetics of Imperial Space book cover

    Geography and the Literary Imagination in Victorian Fictions of Empire

    The Poetics of Imperial Space, 1st Edition

    By Jean Fernandez

    In this pioneering study, Dr. Fernandez explores how the rise of institutional geography in Victorian England impacted imperial fiction’s emergence as a genre characterized by a preoccupation with space and place. This volume argues that the alliance between institutional geography and the British…

    eBook – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Double Trouble: The Doppelgänger from Romanticism to Postmodernism book cover

    Double Trouble

    The Doppelgänger from Romanticism to Postmodernism, 1st Edition

    By Eran Dorfman

    The double, doppelgänger, is mostly understood as a peculiar figure that emerged in nineteenth-century Romantic and gothic literature. Far from being a merely esoteric entity, however, this book argues that the double, although it mostly goes unnoticed, is a widespread phenomenon that has…

    eBook – 2020-01-17
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Homicide in the Attic Orators: Rhetoric, Ideology, and Context book cover

    Homicide in the Attic Orators

    Rhetoric, Ideology, and Context, 1st Edition

    By Christine Plastow

    This study identifies specific features in the legal procedure and social perception of homicide in Athens in the time of the orators and examines how these features affected and were represented and utilised in forensic rhetoric. The socially transgressive nature of the crime in Athens resulted in…

    eBook – 2020-01-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical 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

  • Ancestor Worship and the Elite in Late Iron Age Scandinavia: A Grave Matter book cover

    Ancestor Worship and the Elite in Late Iron Age Scandinavia

    A Grave Matter, 1st Edition

    By Triin Laidoner

    Ancestor worship is often assumed by contemporary European audiences to be an outdated and primitive tradition with little relevance to our societies, past and present. This book questions that assumption and seeks to determine whether ancestor ideology was an integral part of religion in Viking…

    eBook – 2020-01-14
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • 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

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