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Fairies fascinate young and old alike. To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this…
Paperback – 2002-06-20
Blake was a visionary like no other. To some, like William Wordsworth, the only explanation for the remarkable spiritual world Blake witnessed and brought to life in his books was 'insane genius'. Although such a view persisted well into the twentieth century, this is the pivotal work which…
Paperback – 2002-06-13
For the past four decades Frank Kermode, critic and writer, has steadily established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. Questioning the public's harsh perception of 'the artist', Kermode at the same time gently pokes fun at artists' own, often inflated, self-image. He…
Paperback – 2001-10-12
The 500th anniversary of the first publication of Thomas More’s Utopia invites a reappraisal of its significance, not just as an ironic and playful fiction, but as a serious contribution to social and political thought. More delivers a searing critique of the injustices of his time and imagines a…
Paperback – 2016-08-18
Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics
First published in 1985, this book examines how workers theatre movements intended their performances to be activist — perceiving art as a weapon of struggle and enlightenment — and an emancipatory act. An introductory study relates left-wing theatre groupings to the cultural narratives of…
Hardback – 2016-08-18
Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series
Bringing together leading and newly emerging scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Anthony Trollope offers a comprehensive overview of Trollope scholarship and suggests new directions in Trollope studies. The first volume designed especially for advanced graduate students and scholars, the…
Hardback – 2016-08-17
A brand new research resource spanning across the long Nineteenth Century of feminism
The new Routledge Engagements with Literature series presents engagement as a means of discovery. Unlike other books that simply provide references and overviews, this series offers students and instructors new ways to engage with the literature they are studying, teaching, or researching. We talked to series editor Daniel Robinson to find out more.
The new Routledge Introductions to American Literature series provides critical introductions to the most important topics in American Literature, outlining the key literary, historical, cultural and intellectual contexts. We talked to series editors D. Quentin Miller and Wendy Martin to find out more.
Collecting together key theoretical essays in the field, The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies Reader creates a solid base for any critical study of autobiography, biography, or life writing. In this interview, editors Ricia Anne Chansky and Emily Hipchen, who are also co-editors of the journal a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, tell us more about the book and their own interests in the field.
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Guiding students through the fundamentals of close reading and helping them understand and enjoy literature, Engagements with Close Reading is the latest book from author and scholar Annette Federico. In this interview Prof. Federico tells us more about the book.
Polly Dodson works across the entire spectrum of literary studies, from Classical to Contemporary Literature. She aims to bring a fresh approach to every book she publishes, whether on established topics such as Shakespeare, American Literature, and Literary Theory, or emerging areas such as Digital Literature, World Literature, and Environmental Literature. She commissions a variety of text types including Handbooks and Companions, Readers, Textbooks for students, and a digital project on Modernism. Key series include the New Critical Idiom, Introductions to American Literature, Engagements with Literature, and Literature and Contemporary Thought.