E-books: Language & Literature

  • Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays book cover

    Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays, 1st Edition

    By Maisha S. Akbar

    Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays examines several lynching plays to foreground black women’s performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Chinese Theology and Translation: The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing book cover

    Chinese Theology and Translation

    The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing, 1st Edition

    By Sophie Ling-chia Wei

    This book uncovers the Jesuits’ mystic theological interpretation in the translation of the Book of Changes (the Yijing) in their mission in China. The book analyzes how Jesuit Figurists incorporated their intralingual translation of the Yijing, the Classical and vernacular use of Chinese language…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication book cover

    Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication

    2nd Edition

    By Jane Jackson

    Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication is a lively and accessible introduction for undergraduates who are new to the study of intercultural communication, with a particular emphasis on the language dimension. Incorporating real-life examples from around the world and drawing on…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity: Literacies of Masculinity book cover

    Gender, Sexuality, and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity

    Literacies of Masculinity, 1st Edition

    By Robert Mundy, Harry Denny

    This book considers mass media and contemporary cultural trends to examine masculinity at a point of unprecedented change. While sexual and gender politics have always been fraught, the long unexamined privilege associated with masculinity is now subject to intense scrutiny marked by a host of…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Narrative Authority and Homeostasis in the Novels of Doris Lessing and Carmen Martín Gaite book cover

    Narrative Authority and Homeostasis in the Novels of Doris Lessing and Carmen Martín Gaite

    1st Edition

    By Linda E. Chown

    This study, originally published in 1990, assesses a shift in the presentation of self-consciousness in two pairs of novels by Doris Lessing and Carmen Martín Gaite: 1) Lessing’s The Summer Before the Dark (1973) and Martín Gaite’s Retahílas (1974) and 2) Lessing’s The Memoirs of a Survivor (1974)…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Lord Jim book cover

    Lord Jim

    1st Edition

    By John Batchelor

    Published in 1900, Conrad’s Lord Jim can in many ways be seen as the first ‘modern’ novel. This important full study of the book, originally published in 1988, emphasizes the outstanding historical and artistic significance of Conrad’s masterpiece. John Batchelor pursues the ways in which Conrad…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Continental Perspectives on Community: Human Coexistence from Unity to Plurality book cover

    Continental Perspectives on Community

    Human Coexistence from Unity to Plurality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chantal Bax, Gert-Jan van der Heiden

    This volume explores the issues at the center of many historical and contemporary reflections on community and sociality in Continental philosophy. The essays reflect on the thought of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas, Arendt, Derrida, Badiou, Fanon, Baldwin, Nancy, Agamben and Laruelle. Continental…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • In Defence of Fantasy: A Study of the Genre in English and American Literature since 1945 book cover

    In Defence of Fantasy

    A Study of the Genre in English and American Literature since 1945, 1st Edition

    By Ann Swinfen

    The modern fantasy novel might hardly seem to need a defence, but its position in contemporary literature in the 1980s was still rather ambivalent. Many post-war writers had produced highly successful fantasy novels, some phenomenal publishing successes had occurred in the field, and an increasing…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Becoming a Woman Through Romance book cover

    Becoming a Woman Through Romance

    1st Edition

    By Linda K. Christian-Smith

    A woman is incomplete without a man, motherhood is a woman’s destiny, and a woman’s place is in the home. These conservative political themes are woven throughout teen romance fiction’s sagas of hearts and flowers. Using the theory and interpretive methods of feminism and cultural studies,…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • The Unresolvable Plot: Reading Contemporary Fiction book cover

    The Unresolvable Plot

    Reading Contemporary Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Dipple

    Originally published in 1988, the last few decades had seen the appearance of some brilliant and complex new kinds of fiction. The ambitious experiments of writers such as Greene, Garcia Márquez, Borges, Nabakov, Calvino, Beckett, Eco, Spark, Hoban, Murdoch, Bellow, Ozick, and Lessing among others…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Iris Murdoch: Work for the Spirit book cover

    Iris Murdoch

    Work for the Spirit, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Dipple

    Originally published in 1982, this brilliant study provides a perceptive and up-to-date assessment of the novels of Iris Murdoch, up to and including Nuns and Soldiers, published in 1980. The Fire and the Sun, her book on Plato, is also considered in depth. It is not a critical biography, but…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Iris Murdoch book cover

    Iris Murdoch

    1st Edition

    By Richard Todd

    Originally published in 1984, Iris Murdoch, widely regarded as one of the major British novelists of her generation at the time, was undoubtedly one of the most popular and prolific, having published twenty-one novels since 1954 (she went on to write many more). But the course of her…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

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