E-books: Literature

  • Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect book cover

    Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

    5th Edition

    By Claudia Hunter Johnson

    Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, Fifth Edition, stands alone among screenwriting books by emphasizing that human connection, though often overlooked, is as essential to writing effective screenplays as conflict. This ground-breaking book will show you how to advance and deepen your…

    eBook – 2020-03-17
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama book cover

    The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeremy Lopez

    The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama is the first new collection of the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries in over a century. This volume comprises seventeen accessible, thoroughly glossed, modernized play-texts, intermingling a wide range of unfamiliar works—including the anonymous…

    eBook – 2020-03-10
    Routledge

  • Fantasy book cover

    Fantasy

    1st Edition

    By Lucie Armitt

    Fantasy provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the study of this fascinating field. Covering literature, film, television, ballet, light opera and visual art and featuring a historical overview from Ovid to the Toy Story franchise, this book takes the reader through the key landmark…

    eBook – 2020-03-09
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography: Volume II: Genres and Contexts book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography

    Volume II: Genres and Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanos Efthymiadis

    For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after its remarkable start in the fourth century underwent alternating phases of development and…

    eBook – 2020-02-25
    Routledge

  • Literature in our Lives: Talking About Texts from Shakespeare to Philip Pullman book cover

    Literature in our Lives

    Talking About Texts from Shakespeare to Philip Pullman, 1st Edition

    By Richard Jacobs

    This book recreates in written form seventeen of the most popular, frankly personal and engaging lectures on literature given by the award-winning teacher Richard Jacobs, who has been working with students for over forty years. This is a book written for students, whether starting their studies or…

    eBook – 2020-02-04
    Routledge

  • Ancient Fairy and Folk Tales: An Anthology book cover

    Ancient Fairy and Folk Tales

    An Anthology, 1st Edition

    By Graham Anderson

    This anthology explores the multitude of evidence for recognisable fairy tales drawn from sources in the much older cultures of the ancient world, appearing much earlier than the 17th century where awareness of most fairy tales tends to begin. It presents versions of Cinderella, The Emperor’s New…

    eBook – 2019-12-05
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Applied Semiotics: Tools for Text and Image Analysis book cover

    An Introduction to Applied Semiotics

    Tools for Text and Image Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Louis Hébert

    An Introduction to Applied Semiotics presents nineteen semiotics tools for text and image analysis. Covering a variety of different schools and approaches, together with the author’s own original approach, this is a full and synthetic introduction to semiotics. This book presents general tools…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • Translation: A Guide to the Practice of Crafting Target Texts book cover

    Translation: A Guide to the Practice of Crafting Target Texts

    1st Edition

    By Stella Cragie, Ann Pattison

    This practical guide by two experienced translators and translation tutors explores aspects of time, context and culture in a range of translated literary texts, including novels, memoirs, poems and plays. Reflective analytical sections are complemented by a variety of practical tasks that reflect…

    eBook – 2019-11-18
    Routledge

  • Trauma book cover

    Trauma

    1st Edition

    By Lucy Bond, Stef Craps

    Trauma has become a catchword of our time and a central category in contemporary theory and criticism. In this illuminating and accessible volume, Lucy Bond and Stef Craps: provide an account of the history of the concept of trauma from the late nineteenth century to the present day examine…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • The Cinematic Political: Film Composition as Political Theory book cover

    The Cinematic Political

    Film Composition as Political Theory, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    In this book, Michael J. Shapiro stages a series of pedagogical encounters between political theory, represented as a compositional challenge, and cinematic texts, emphasizing how to achieve an effective research paper/essay by heeding the compositional strategies of films. The text’s…

    eBook – 2019-11-01
    Routledge

  • The Formation of al-Andalus, Part 2: Language, Religion, Culture and the Sciences book cover

    The Formation of al-Andalus, Part 2

    Language, Religion, Culture and the Sciences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julio Samsó, Maribel Fierro

    These two volumes present a conspectus of current research on the history and culture of early medieval Spain and Portugal, from the time of the Arab conquest in 711 up to the fall of the caliphate. They trace the impact of Islamisation on the pre-existing Roman and Visigothic political and social…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    The Formation of the Classical Islamic World

  • Children's Literature book cover

    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

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