Literature

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Welcome to the home of Routledge Literature! Here you will find information on our range of publishing within the field, covering the entire spectrum of literary studies – from medieval through to contemporary. We offer a broad range of text types including textbooks for students, field-defining handbooks, expert scholarly research, and much more.

On this page you will also find information about our books for students, our key series, as well as access to our collections and contact information.

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123Series in Literature

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3,860New Products

  • Reception book cover

    Reception

    By Ika Willis

    Reception introduces students and academics alike to the study of the way in which texts are received by readers, viewers and audiences. Organized conceptually and thematically, this book provides a much-needed overview of the field, drawing on work in literary and cultural studies as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
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    The New Critical Idiom

  • Authority and Meaning in Indian Religions: Hinduism and the Case of Valmiki book cover

    Authority and Meaning in Indian Religions

    Hinduism and the Case of Valmiki

    By Julia Leslie

    This title was first published in 2003. Can a text be used either to validate or to invalidate contemporary understandings? Texts may be deemed 'sacred', but sacred to whom? Do conflicting understandings matter? Is it appropriate to try to offer a resolution? For Hindus and non-Hindus, in India and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Samuel Weber: Acts of Reading book cover

    Samuel Weber

    Acts of Reading

    By Simon Morgan Wortham

    Title first published in 2003. 'Weber is probably the only person in his generation who is equally at home in and directly informed about contemporary literary theory and its antecedents in Germany, France, and the US. His theoretical interest in psychoanalysis serves as a viewpoint from which a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

Interviews

Author Interview: Derek Attridge on The Singularity of Literature

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FreeBook: Jane Austen - Environment and Nature

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FreeBook: Shakespeare's Language

FreeBook: Shakespeare on Film

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Editorial Contacts

  • Jennifer Abbott, Editor

    Jennifer Abbott commissions books on a broad array of subjects within Literary Studies. This includes textbooks, supplementary textbooks, companions, handbooks, readers, and research monographs. Jennifer manages some our most popular and influential series in Literature including, Routledge Introductions to American Literature,Children’s Literature and Culture, Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literature,Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture, Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature, Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature, and Routledge Research in Travel Writing. She is actively seeking new projects within the discipline, so please feel free to reach out with your book idea.

  • Shoma Choudhury, Commissioning Manager, Routledge India

    Shoma Choudhury commissions research monographs, edited collections, handbooks, and readers in the areas of international relations / defence & strategic studies, economics / business & management, media & culture studies, and literature. She also looks at gender, environment, and religion. She is actively looking for books on current and topical issues in these areas. 

  • Polly Dodson, Senior Editor

    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, Engagements with Literature, and Literature and Contemporary Thought.

  • Michelle Salyga, Editor

    Michelle Salyga commissions scholarly monographs and edited collections across a range of topics, from Medieval to Twentieth-century Literature, in our Routledge Research series. She is actively seeking cutting-edge research works within traditional topics of literature as well as emerging sub-disciplines in Early Modern, Shakespeare, and Renaissance Literature. Innovative developments in Eighteenth-Century and Nineteenth-Century Literatures which analyze archetypes, literary movements and criticisms, or pioneering motifs are particularly welcome. She welcomes authors to submit their proposal for further discussion and initial assessment for consideration in one of our prestigious literature lists.

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