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Paperback – 2015-06-12
Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider…
Hardback – 2015-06-10
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…
Paperback – 2015-06-08
The book provides an original investigation of the double trope as a central area of Dicken’s writings in their relation to Victorian culture, using this examination of the double to shed light on such issues as urban space and imperialism in the Victorian era.…
Paperback – 2015-06-08
Studies in Major Literary Authors
Each contribution to this book discusses key issues arising from the portrayal of men and the formation of masculine identities in a range of representative and landmark texts, fictional and non-fictional, drawn from different historical periods and from various countries in the Hispanophone…
Hardback – 2015-06-03
Shakespeare Left and Right brings together critics, strikingly different in their politics and methodologies, who are acutely aware of the importance of politics on literary practice and theory. Should, for example, feminist criticism be subjected to a critique by voices it construes as hostile to…
Hardback – 2015-06-03
In recent decades, there has been a substantial turn towards narrative and life history study. The embrace of narrative and life history work has accompanied the move to postmodernism and post-structuralism across a wide range of disciplines: sociological studies, gender studies, cultural studies,…
Hardback – 2016-10-21
Biofiction, defined as literature that names its protagonist after an actual historical figure, first became popular in the 1930s, but over the last forty years it has become a dominant literary form. Prominent writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Julia Alvarez, Peter…
Hardback – 2016-10-18
The Screenwriter’s Path takes a comprehensive approach to learning how to write a screenplay—allowing the writer to use it as both a reference and a guide in constructing a script. A tenured professor of screenwriting at Emerson College in Boston, author Diane Lake has 20 years' experience writing…
Paperback – 2016-10-13
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.
Routledge is pleased to introduce our new program of short form publications. This exciting new format allows academics the flexibility to publish innovative
peer-reviewed research with a short turnaround.
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.