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The Iliad and Beowulf provide rich sources of historical information. The novels of Henry Fielding and Henry James may be instructive in the art of moral living. Some go further and argue that Emile Zola and Harriet Beecher Stowe played a part in ameliorating the lives of those existing in harsh…
Paperback – 2017-04-27
Widely acknowledged as a contemporary classic that has introduced thousands of readers to American literature, From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature brilliantly charts the fascinating story of American literature from the Puritan legacy to the advent of postmodernism.…
Paperback – 2016-04-11
The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and…
Paperback – 2011-08-31
Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the…
Hardback – 2017-05-18
When novels, plays and poems refer to food, they are often doing much more than we might think. Recent critical thinking suggests that depictions of food in literary works can help to explain the complex relationship between the body, subjectivity and social structures. A History of Food in…
Paperback – 2017-05-17
Nineteenth-century America witnessed some of the most important and fruitful areas of intersection between the law and humanities, as people began to realize that the law, formerly confined to courts and lawyers, might also find expression in a variety of ostensibly non-legal areas such as painting…
Hardback – 2017-05-16
On 17 May 2017 we celebrated the publication of The Singularity of Literature at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Edinburgh. At this event reknowned literary theorist Professor Derek Attridge joined Professor Penny Fielding and Alex Thomson to discuss questions relating to the central themes in the book.
On 17 May 6-8pm GMT we invite you to join us for the launch of Derek Attridge’s literary classic “The Singularity of Literature”. You can either join us live at Blackwell's in Edinburgh or watch and participate via Facebook LIVE.
We caught up with Leah Marcus to discuss her book, How Shakespeare Became Colonial: Editorial Tradition and the British Empire. Read on for our exclusive interview with Leah.
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.
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 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 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 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.