Literature: Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

  • Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature book cover

    Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
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    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Jane Austen and the Reformation: Remembering the Sacred Landscape book cover

    Jane Austen and the Reformation

    Remembering the Sacred Landscape

    By Roger Emerson Moore

    Jane Austen's England was littered with remnants of medieval religion. From her schooling in the gatehouse of Reading Abbey to her visits to cousins at Stoneleigh Abbey, Austen faced constant reminders of the wrenching religious upheaval that reordered the English landscape just 250 years before…

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  • Narrative Hospitality in Late Victorian Fiction: Novel Ethics book cover

    Narrative Hospitality in Late Victorian Fiction

    Novel Ethics

    By Rachel Hollander

    Bringing together poststructuralist ethical theory with late Victorian debates about the morality of literature, this book reconsiders the ways in which novels engender an ethical orientation or response in their readers, explaining how the intersections of nation, family, and form in the late…

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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • The Transnationalism of American Culture: Literature, Film, and Music book cover

    The Transnationalism of American Culture

    Literature, Film, and Music

    Edited by Rocío Davis

    This book studies the transnational nature of American cultural production, specifically literature, film, and music, examining how these serve as ways of perceiving the United States and American culture. The volume’s engagement with the reality of transnationalism focuses on material examples…

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    Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

  • Keats and Philosophy: The Life of Sensations book cover

    Keats and Philosophy

    The Life of Sensations

    By Shahidha Kazi Bari

    John Keats remains one of the most familiar and beloved of English poets, but has received surprisingly little critical attention in recent years. This study is a fresh contribution to Keats criticism and Romantic scholarship, positioning Keats as a figure of philosophical interest who warrants…

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    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective book cover

    Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective

    By Anna Ball

    Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective is the first sustained study of gender-consciousness in the Palestinian creative imagination. Drawing on concepts from postcolonial feminist theory, Ball analyses a range of literary and filmic works by major creative…

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    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Politics and Genre in the Works of Elizabeth Hamilton, 1756–1816 book cover

    Politics and Genre in the Works of Elizabeth Hamilton, 1756–1816

    By Claire Grogan

    In the first book-length study of the well-respected and popular British writer Elizabeth Hamilton, Claire Grogan addresses a significant gap in scholarship that enlarges and complicates critical understanding of the Romantic woman writer. From 1797 to 1818, Hamilton published in a wide range of…

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  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult

    By Tatiana Kontou

    Edited by Sarah Willburn

    Critical attention to the Victorian supernatural has flourished over the last twenty-five years. Whether it is spiritualism or Theosophy, mesmerism or the occult, the dozens of book-length studies and hundreds of articles that have appeared recently reflect the avid scholarly discussion of…

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  • Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe book cover

    Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

    By Claire Jowitt

    Edited by Daniel Carey

    Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe is an interdisciplinary collection of 24 essays which brings together leading international scholarship on Hakluyt and his work. Best known as editor of The Principal Navigations (1589; expanded 1598-1600), Hakluyt was a key figure in…

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  • Catherine Cookson Country: On the Borders of Legitimacy, Fiction, and History book cover

    Catherine Cookson Country

    On the Borders of Legitimacy, Fiction, and History

    Edited by Julie Anne Taddeo

    Britain's most widely read author of the late twentieth century, Catherine Cookson published more than 100 books, including The Fifteen Streets, The Black Velvet Gown, and Katie Mulhollond. Set in England's industrial northeast, her novels depict the social, economic, and emotional hardships of…

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  • Translating the Middle Ages book cover

    Translating the Middle Ages

    By Karen L. Fresco

    Edited by Charles D. Wright

    Drawing on approaches from literary studies, history, linguistics, and art history, and ranging from Late Antiquity to the sixteenth century, this collection views 'translation' broadly as the adaptation and transmission of cultural inheritance. The essays explore translation in a variety of…

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  • The Life and Works of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, 1835–1909 book cover

    The Life and Works of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, 1835–1909

    By Brenda Ayres

    Over the course of her 57-year career, Augusta Jane Evans Wilson published nine best-selling novels, but her significant contributions to American literature have until recently gone largely unrecognized. Brenda Ayres, in her long overdue critical biography of the novelist once referred to as the '…

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    Routledge

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