E-books: Book Series

Literature and Contemporary Thought

Series Editors:

Literature and Contemporary Thought is an interdisciplinary series providing new perspectives and cutting edge thought on the study of Literature and topics such as Animal Studies, Disability Studies and Digital Humanities.

Each title includes chapters on:

  • why the topic is relevant, interesting and important at this moment and how it relates to contemporary debates
  • the background of and a brief introduction to the particular area of study the book is intended to cover
  • when this area of study became relevant to literature, how the relationship between the two areas was initially perceived and how it evolved

A glossary of key terms and annotated further reading will feature in every title. Edited by Ursula Heise and Guillermina De Ferrari this series will be invaluable to students and academics alike as they approach the interdisciplinary study of Literature.

  • Literature and the Anthropocene

    1st Edition

    By Pieter Vermeulen

    The Anthropocene has fundamentally changed the way we think about our relation to nonhuman life and to the planet. This book is the first to critically survey how the Anthropocene is enriching the study of literature and inspiring contemporary poetry and fiction. Engaging with topics such as genre,…

    Paperback – 2020-04-28 
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and Social Media

    1st Edition

    By Bronwen Thomas

    From Instapoetry to BookTube, contemporary literary cultures and practices are increasingly intertwined with social media. In this lively and wide-ranging study, Bronwen Thomas explores how social media provides new ways of connecting with and rediscovering established literary works and authors…

    Paperback – 2020-02-24 
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2020-01-16
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and the World

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Helgesson, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

    Literature and the World presents a broad and multifaceted introduction to world literature and globalization. The book provides a brief background and history of the field followed by a wide spectrum of exemplary readings and case studies from around the world. Amongst other aspects of World…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and Law

    1st Edition

    By Mark Fortier

    The fields of literature and law intersect in frequent, and often surprising ways. This clear and concise book offers an introduction to the area, covering the history, key thinkers and ideas as well as detailed and fascinating studies into areas such as evidence and truth, inheritance, sex,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and Emotion

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Colm Hogan

    Literature and Emotion not only provides a defining overview of the field but also engages with emerging trends. Answering key questions such as ‘What is emotion?’ and ‘Why emotion and literature today?,’ Patrick Colm Hogan presents a clear and accessible introduction to this exciting topic.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07
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    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and Food Studies

    1st Edition

    By Amy L. Tigner, Allison Carruth

    Literature and Food Studies introduces readers to a growing interdisciplinary field by examining literary genres and cultural movements as they engage with the edible world and, in turn, illuminate transnational histories of empire, domesticity, scientific innovation, and environmental…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and Animal Studies

    1st Edition

    By Mario Ortiz-Robles

    Why do animals talk in literature? In this provocative book, Mario Ortiz Robles tracks the presence of animals across an expansive literary archive to argue that literature cannot be understood as a human endeavor apart from its capacity to represent animals. Focusing on the literary representation…

    Paperback – 2016-06-16
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    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Literature and Disability

    1st Edition

    By Alice Hall

    Literature and Disability introduces readers to the field of disability studies and the ways in which a focus on issues of impairment and the representation of disability can provide new approaches to reading and writing about literary texts. Disability plays a central role in much of the most…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought