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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  • South Asian Folklore in Transition: Crafting New Horizons book cover

    South Asian Folklore in Transition

    Crafting New Horizons, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frank J. Korom, Leah K. Lowthorp

    The Indian Subcontinent has been at the centre of folklore inquiry since the 19th century, yet, while much attention was paid to India by early scholars, folkloristic interest in the region waned over time until it virtually disappeared from the research agendas of scholars working in the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

  • The Shifting Sands of the North Sea Lowlands: Literary and Historical Imaginaries book cover

    The Shifting Sands of the North Sea Lowlands

    Literary and Historical Imaginaries, 1st Edition

    By Katie Ritson

    Global seawater levels are rising and the low-lying coasts of the North Sea basin are amongst the most vulnerable in Europe. In our current moment of environmental crisis, the North Sea coasts are literary arenas in which the challenges and concerns of the Anthropocene are being played out. This…

    Paperback – 2018-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan book cover

    J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

    1st Edition

    By Lucie Sutherland

    ‘Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe!’ – Peter Pan Peter Pan is a narrative many of us believe we know well, and yet the J.M. Barrie play that premiered on a West End stage in December 1904 is not the depiction of Peter, Wendy, Hook, and Never Land that most people have…

    Paperback – 2018-11-05
    Routledge

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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 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.

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