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2017 & 2018 Literature Titles for Review

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March 2018

  • Shakespeare's Religious Allusiveness

    Its Play and Tolerance

    By Maurice Hunt

    Shakespeare's Religious Allusiveness complicates debates about whether Shakespeare's plays are fundamentally Protestant or Catholic in sympathy, challenging analyses that either find Protestant elements consistently undercutting Catholic motifs or, less often, discover evidence of the playwright's…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Environmental Crisis Novel

    Ecological Death-facing in Contemporary British and North American Fiction

    By Louise Squire

    In the contemporary era, literature has begun to respond to the environmental issues we currently face. In doing so, a new subgenre has emerged -- the environmental crisis novel. This new subgenre is concerned not just with a range of environmental issues but with the human subject as catalyst for…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Reflective Tradition

    By Rose Pimentel

    In her exploration of the moral tradition shared between Jane Austen and George Eliot, Rose Pimentel argues that a common ethical dynamic between the two authors, and what would later be known as the realist novel, emerged from an emphasis on reflection as introspection that was widespread in the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Noir and the Irish Nation

    Contesting Irishness in Crime Fiction

    By Maureen T. Reddy

    Although several Irish writers produced crime novels before 2000, most of these books were set outside Ireland and brought out by non-Irish publishing houses. This situation changed radically in the early years of the twenty-first century when numerous novels and series set in Ireland and written…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28
    Routledge

  • Shelley's Romantic Nonviolence

    Aesthetics and Politics in an Age of Revolution

    By Matthew C. Borushko

    From the French Revolution, Reign of Terror, and Napoleonic Wars abroad to the dramatic social changes wrought by industrialization and political agitation at home, the Romantic age in Britain was characterized by dramatic historical and political violence. As a result, the reform movement of the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28
    Routledge

  • Errors and Reconciliations

    Marriage in the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding

    By Anaclara Castro-Santana

    Henry Fielding is most well-known for his monumental novel Tom Jones. Though not necessarily common knowledge, Henry Fielding started his literary career as a dramatist and eventually transitioned to writing novels. Though vastly different in their approach and subject, there is a common thread in…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Critical Branding

    Postcolonial Studies and the Market

    By Caroline Koegler

    Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market provides an original answer to what Sarah Brouillette has called postcolonial studies’ ‘longstanding materialist challenge’, illuminating the relationship between what is often broadly called ‘the market’ and the practice and positionality of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction

    Nor Yet Redeemed

    By Aaron Kaiserman

    Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction: Nor Yet Redeemed builds upon recent scholarship concerning representations of Jews in the British Romantic and Victorian periods. Existing studies identify common trends, or link positive Jewish portrayals to authorial interests and social…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Medieval Literature: The Basics

    By Angela Jane Weisl, Anthony Joseph Cunder

    Medieval Literature: The Basics is an engaging introduction to this fascinating body of literature. The volume breaks down the variety of genres used in the corpus of medieval literature and makes these texts accessible to readers. It engages with the familiarities present in the narratives and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Brexit and Literature

    Critical and Cultural Responses

    Edited by Robert Eaglestone

    Brexit is a political, economic and administrative event: and it is a cultural one, too. In Brexit and Literature, Robert Eaglestone brings together a diverse range of literary scholars, writers and poets to respond to this aspect of Brexit. The discipline of ‘English’, as the very name suggests,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge

  • ‘The Right Thing to Read’

    A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960

    By Bronwyn Lowe

    ‘The Right Thing to Read’: A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960 explores the reading habits, identity, and construction of femininity of Australian girls aged between ten and fourteen from 1910 to 1960. It investigates changing notions of Australian girlhood across the period, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Trollope Underground

    Edited by Margaret Markwick, Deborah Denenholz Morse

    In their provocative examination of Anthony Trollope's novels, Margaret Markwick and Deborah Denenholz Morse, two leading Trollope scholars, explore Trollope's more famous novels, along with his less familiar texts. Intentionally provocative and unconventional in their approach to a writer who is…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge

  • Mediterranean Piracy and Slavery in World Literature

    Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau

    Edited by Mario Klarer

    Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature, is a collection of selected essays which brings to light the literary transformations of the captivity experience in major early modern texts of world literature and popular media, including works by Cervantes, de Vega, Defoe, Rousseau, Mozart, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Conrad and Nature

    A Collection of Essays

    Edited by Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, John G. Peters

    From the shadowy wilderness of Africa in Heart of Darkness to the frozen expanse of Russia in Under Western Eyes, natural landscapes and human attitudes toward nature play an important part in the development and meaning of Joseph Conrad’s fiction. This collection of twelve original essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Beards and Masculinity in American Literature

    By Peter Ferry

    Beards and Masculinity in American Literature presents the social, historical, gender, and political power of facial hair in the representation of masculinities in American prose and poetry. Employing cutting-edge theories from the fields of Gender Studies, Masculinity Studies, and Queer Studies,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Shame and Modern Writing

    Edited by Barry Sheils, Julie Walsh

    Shame and Modern Writing seeks to uncover the presence of shame in and across a vast array of modern writing modalities. This interdisciplinary volume includes essays from distinguished and emergent scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and shorter practice-based reflections from poets…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide

    Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture and the Visual Arts

    Edited by Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada, Anne Besnault-Levita

    Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide contributes to a new phase in the Victorian-modern debate of traditional periodization through the perspective lens of literature and the visual arts. Breaking away from conventionally fixed discourses and dichotomies, this book utilizes an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Robert Burns and the Philosophers

    By J Walter McGinty

    This volume expounds the influence of Robert Burns’s reading of Philosophy on his life and work, supplementing this with his personal encounters with those philosophers he met. The work begins with the Homespun Philosophy of his early years under the tutelage of William Burnes and John Murdoch,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Political Economy, Literature & the Formation of Knowledge, 1720-1850

    Edited by Richard Adelman, Catherine Packham

    This edited collection, Political Economy, Literature & the Formation of Knowledge, aims to address the genealogy and formation of political economy as a knowledge project from 1720 to 1850. Through individual essays on both literary and political economic writers, this volume defines and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature

    Edited by Albrecht Classen

    Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature aims to examine and unearth the critical investigations of toleration and tolerance presented in literary texts of the Middle Ages. In contrast to previous approaches, this volume identifies new methods of interpreting conventional…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • European Literary History

    An Introduction

    Edited by Maarten De Pourcq, Sophie Levie

    This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12
    Routledge

  • Modernism, Feminism and Everyday Life

    By Tara Thomson

    Faced with a rapidly changing world, modernist authors turned their attention to the mundane details of everyday life, seeking new discourses and techniques to articulate their experiences of modernity. Drawing on theories of everyday life, Tara Thomson explores modernist fiction by women who were…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01
    Routledge

  • Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

    Ultra-Modern Eves

    By Alice Wood

    This book explores the treatment of modernism and modernity in early twentieth-century British women’s magazines. It expands recent research into the diverse markets and publication outlets through which literary modernism circulated by tracing modernism’s presence in commercial magazines that have…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature