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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138Series in Literature

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4,037New Products

  • Engagements with Shakespearean Drama book cover

    Engagements with Shakespearean Drama

    1st Edition

    By William Walker

    Rather than treating the plays as objects to be studied, described and interpreted, Engagements with Shakespearean Drama examines precisely what about Shakespeare’s plays is so special – why they continue to be discussed and performed all around the world. This book highlights the importance…

    Hardback – 2019-04-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • Thinking Creative Writing: Critique from the international New Writing journal book cover

    Thinking Creative Writing

    Critique from the international New Writing journal, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graeme Harper

    Thinking Creative Writing explores the many ways in which creative writing can be critically considered, and understood, as well as the teaching and learning of creative writing. Featuring thematic ideas and practice-orientated thoughts, such as those related to the value of distraction when…

    Hardback – 2019-04-16
    Routledge

  • The Fairy Tale World book cover

    The Fairy Tale World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Teverson

    The Fairy Tale World is a definitive volume on this ever-evolving field. The book draws on recent critical attention, contesting romantic ideas about timeless tales of good and evil, and arguing that fairy tales are culturally astute narratives that reflect the historical and material circumstances…

    Hardback – 2019-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

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  • 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, 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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