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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
Providing an up-to-date and accessible overview of the essentials of narrative theory, Narrative: The Basics guides the reader through the major approaches to the study of narrative, using contemporary examples from a wide range of narrative forms to answer key questions including: What is…
Paperback – 2015-11-24
This book brings postcolonial critique directly to bear on established ways of theorizing international relations. Its primary concern is with the non-European world and its relations with the North. In advancing an alternative conception of "relations international", the book draws on alternative…
Paperback – 2015-11-24
Edward Carpenter’s Towards Democracy is well-known as a starting point of his later work. Originally written in 1881 whilst taking a break from lecturing in Universities across the UK, this four-volume poem dwells mainly on themes of freedom and equality; values that Carpenter wrote upon many times…
Hardback – 2015-11-24
Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter
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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In this exclusive interview, Pramod K. Nayar tells us about his new book, The Transnational in English Literature: Shakespeare to the Modern.
What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? This Thing Called Literature is not only an essential guide to the study of literature but an eloquent defense of the discipline. In this exclusive interview Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle give us an insight into their new book.
Introducing Comparative Literature is already garnering outstanding reviews, with one reviewer calling it ‘provocative and refreshing’. We spoke to authors César Domínguez, Haun Saussy and Darío Villanueva to find out a bit more about the book and their own interests in comparative literature.
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.
Liz Levine publishes scholarly books on Literature, Music, and Theatre and Performance. She runs series that are part of the Routledge Research program, home to cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Liz actively develops series covering emerging topics while continuing to augment established areas such as Children’s Literature, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Ecocriticism, Shakespeare, the Gothic, Popular Music, Music Education, Global Theatre, and Experimental Performance.