Literature: Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

  • Milton and the Early Modern Culture of Devotion: Bodies at Prayer book cover

    Milton and the Early Modern Culture of Devotion

    Bodies at Prayer

    By Naya Tsentourou

    Miton and Early Modern Devotional Culture analyses the representation of public and private prayer in John Milton’s poetry and prose, paying particular attention to the ways seventeenth-century prayer is imagined as embodied in sounds, gestures, postures, and emotional responses. Naya Tsentourou…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Reinventing Childhood Nostalgia: Books, Toys, and Contemporary Media Culture book cover

    Reinventing Childhood Nostalgia

    Books, Toys, and Contemporary Media Culture

    Edited by Elisabeth Wesseling

    While Romantic-era concepts of childhood nostalgia have been understood as the desire to retrieve the ephemeral mindset of the child, this collection proposes that the emergence of digital media has altered this reflective gesture towards the past. No longer is childhood nostalgia reliant on…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Fictional Translators: Rethinking Translation through Literature book cover

    Fictional Translators

    Rethinking Translation through Literature

    By Rosemary Arrojo

    Through close readings of select stories and novels by well-known writers from different literary traditions, Fictional Translators invites readers to rethink the main clichés associated with translations. Rosemary Arrojo shines a light on the transformative character of the translator’s role and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    New Perspectives in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • The Wildness Pleases (Routledge Revivals): The Origins of Romanticism book cover

    The Wildness Pleases (Routledge Revivals)

    The Origins of Romanticism

    By Christopher Thacker

    First published in 1983. This book charts the growth of Romanticism from the initial reactions to the authoritarian classicism of Louis XIV, through the ‘codification’ of the Sublime by Burke in the 1750s, to the fascination with mystery, fear and violence which dominated the writing of the late…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Saving the World: Girlhood and Evangelicalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature book cover

    Saving the World

    Girlhood and Evangelicalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature

    Edited by Allison Giffen, Robin L. Cadwallader

    This book makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of childhood studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture by drawing on the intersecting fields of girlhood, evangelicalism, and reform to investigate texts written in North America about girls, for girls, and by girls.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Why Reading Books Still Matters: The Power of Literature in Digital Times book cover

    Why Reading Books Still Matters

    The Power of Literature in Digital Times

    By Martha C. Pennington, Robert P. Waxler

    Bringing together strands of public discourse about valuing personal achievement at the expense of social values and the impacts of global capitalism, mass media, and digital culture on the lives of children, this book challenges the potential of science and business to solve the world’s problems…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature: Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults book cover

    Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature

    Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults

    Edited by Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith, Elizabeth Bullen

    This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialization, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism book cover

    Profit and Pleasure

    Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism, 2nd Edition

    By Rosemary Hennessy

    Profit and Pleasure, Second Edition is a classic intervention into the relationship between capitalism and sexual identity. Rosemary Hennessy boldly reorients queer theory toward an up-close analysis of the structures of consumption, labor, and commodification, revealing how sexual identity—in the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Debating the ‘Post’ Condition in India: Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorised Modernities, Postcolonial Contentions ? book cover

    Debating the ‘Post’ Condition in India

    Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorised Modernities, Postcolonial Contentions ?

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    How was the post-modernist project contested, subverted and assimilated in India? This book offers a personal account and an intellectual history of its reception and response. Tracing independent India’s engagement with Western critical theory, Paranjape outlines both its past and ‘post’. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge India

  • Heritage and the Legacy of the Past in Contemporary Britain book cover

    Heritage and the Legacy of the Past in Contemporary Britain

    By Ryan Trimm

    Bringing together heritage studies and literary studies, this book examines heritage as a ubiquitous trope in contemporary Britain, a seemingly inescapable figure for relations to the past. Inheritance has been an important metaphor for characterizing cultural and political traditions since the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Nordic Childhoods 1700–1960: From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking book cover

    Nordic Childhoods 1700–1960

    From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking

    Edited by Reidar Aasgaard, Marcia Bunge, Merethe Roos

    This volume strengthens interest and research in the fields of both Childhood Studies and Nordic Studies by exploring conceptions of children and childhood in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Although some books have been written about the history of childhood…

    Hardback – 2017-08-17 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Translating Foreign Otherness: Cross-Cultural Anxiety in Modern China book cover

    Translating Foreign Otherness

    Cross-Cultural Anxiety in Modern China

    By Yifeng Sun

    This book explores the deep-rooted anxiety about foreign otherness manifest through translation in modern China in its endeavours to engage in cross-cultural exchanges. It offers to theorize and contextualize a related range of issues concerning translation practice in response to foreign otherness…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

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