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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 Biographical Turn showcases the latest research through which the field of biography is being explored. Fifteen leading scholars in the field present the biographical perspective as a scholarly research methodology, investigating the consequences of this bottom-up approach and illuminating its…
Paperback – 2016-09-28
Written in the form of letters from an experienced analyst to a young colleague, Letters to a Young Psychoanalyst expands the psychoanalytic frame to include South American, French, and British theory, and examine a wide variety of theoretical and clinical topics. Letters to a Young Psychoanalyst…
Paperback – 2016-09-27
Modernist movements radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and their effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated, expanded, and…
Paperback – 2016-09-26
The New Critical Idiom
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.