Literature: Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

  • Formulaicity and Creativity in Language and Literature

    Edited by Ian MacKenzie, Martin A. Kayman

    Formulaicity is pervasive in both spoken and written language. Speakers use a huge amount of prefabricated language including collocations, idioms, fixed and semi-fixed expressions, and verbal creativity often involves combining established word sequences rather than inventing wholly new ones. In…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 

  • Writing the Mind

    Representing Consciousness from Proust to Present

    By Simon Kemp

    "My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop. I exist because I think… and I can’t stop myself from thinking." – Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea Writing the Mind: Representing Consciousness from Proust to Darrieussecq explores the works of seven ground-breaking thinkers and novelists of recent history to…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 

  • Dissenting Lives book cover

    Dissenting Lives

    Edited by Anne Collett, Tony Simoes de Silva

    This collection brings together a series of essays that combine the public and private nature of dissent, stories of dissent that encapsulate the mood of an historical or cultural period, or of a society. Dissent is most memorable when it is public, explosive, dramatically enacted. Yet quiet…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 

  • Adapting Translation for the Stage

    By Geraldine Brodie, Emma Cole

    Translating for performance is a difficult – and hotly contested – activity. Adapting Translation for the Stage presents a sustained dialogue between scholars, actors, directors, writers, and those working across these boundaries, exploring common themes and issues encountered when writing,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Storytelling and Ethics

    Literature, Visual Arts and the Power of Narrative

    Edited by Hanna Meretoja, Colin Davis

    In recent years there has been a huge amount of both popular and academic interest in storytelling as something that is an essential part of not only literature and art but also our everyday lives as well as our dreams, fantasies, aspirations, historical self-understanding, and political actions.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Profit and Pleasure

    Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism, 2nd Edition

    By Rosemary Hennessy

    When Profit and Pleasure was first released in 2001, Rosemary Hennessy made the daring case for a marxist feminist analysis of sexual identity and argued for the power of revolutionary love. This 2nd edition includes a new introductory essay highlighting the key developments in intersecting…

    Paperback – 2017-07-01 

  • Conrad and Nature

    A Collection of Essays

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

    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 – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing book cover

    The Daughter Zion Allegory in Medieval German Religious Writing

    By Annette Volfing

    The Daughter Zion allegory represents a particular narrative articulation of the paradigm of bridal mysticism deriving from the Song of Songs, the core element of which is the quest of Daughter Zion for a worthy object of love. Examining medieval German religious writing (verse and prose) and Dutch…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 

  • Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy book cover

    Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy

    By Alexandra Coller

    Sixteenth-century Italy witnessed the rebirth of comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy in the pastoral mode. Traditionally, we think of comedy and tragedy as remakes of ancient models, and tragicomedy alone as the invention of the moderns. Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy suggests that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 

  • Annotating Modernism

    Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets

    By Amanda Golden

    Making extensive use of archival materials by Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton, Amanda Golden constructs a new narrative of the relationship between modernism and post-war poetry. While Golden situates her book among other materialist histories of modernism, she moves beyond examination…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 

  • The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin

    Edited by Adam Komisaruk, Allison Dushane

    The career of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) affords an extraordinary glimpse into the intellectual ferment of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As a popular poet, practicing physician, inventor of speaking machines and mechanical birds, essayer of natural history from geology to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    The Pickering Masters

  • Early Encounters between East Asia and Europe: Telling Failures book cover

    Early Encounters between East Asia and Europe

    Telling Failures

    Edited by Ralf Hertel, Michael Keevak, Thijs Weststeijn

    While inquiries into early encounters between East Asia and the West have traditionally focused on successful interactions, this collection inquires into the many forms of failure, experienced on all sides, in the period before 1850. Countering a tendency in scholarship to overlook unsuccessful…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

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