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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146Series in Literature

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4,065New Products

  • The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, Miriam Jacobson

    The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation brings together a variety of different voices to examine the ways that Shakespeare has been adapted and appropriated onto stage, screen, page, and a variety of digital formats. The thirty-nine chapters address topics such as trans- and…

    Hardback – 2019-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Literature Handbooks

  • The Ocean of Mirth: Reading Hāsyārṇava-Prahasanaṁ of Jagadēśvara Bhaṭṭāchārya, A Political Satire for All Times book cover

    The Ocean of Mirth

    Reading Hāsyārṇava-Prahasanaṁ of Jagadēśvara Bhaṭṭāchārya, A Political Satire for All Times, 1st Edition

    By Jyotirmaya Sharma

    The Ocean of Mirth brings together an English translation and an analytical interpretation of a singularly crucial, but obscure, Sanskrit medieval text, the Hāsyārṇava-Prahasanaṁ of Jagadēśvara Bhaṭṭāchārya. As a political satire, the volume finds significant resonances among contemporary questions…

    Paperback – 2019-09-12
    Routledge India

  • Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern book cover

    Reading Literary Animals

    Medieval to Modern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen L. Edwards, Derek Ryan, Jane Spencer

    Reading Literary Animals explores the status and representation of animals in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine various figurative, agential, imaginative, ethical, and affective aspects of literary encounters with animality, showing…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

Marketing Contacts

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.

  • Alexandra McGregor, Editor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Women’s Studies

    Alex McGregor commissions books across the broad spectrum of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her list covers titles across the humanities and social sciences. She is particularly interested in publishing monographs on cutting edge interdisciplinary research and new textbooks for Gender Studies and Women’s Studies courses. Key topics and series include Gender, Sexuality and Media, Masculinity and Pop culture, Gender and Race, LGBTQI Studies, Feminism, Activism, and Global Perspectives.

  • Michelle Salyga, Senior Editor

    Michelle Salyga commissions a variety of text types, including primary and supplementary textbooks, companions, handbooks, and readers across a range of topics, from Medieval to Contemporary Literature. She is also actively seeking cutting-edge monographs within traditional topics of literature as well as emerging sub-disciplines in Shakespeare, Auto/Biography studies, Environment and World Literature, New Textual studies, and Early Modern Authorship. Innovative developments in Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-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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