Literature: Literary Genres

  • Christina Rossetti book cover

    Christina Rossetti

    Edited by Simon Humphries

    A new title in Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Heritage series, this collection brings together critical responses to the work of Christina Rossetti (1830–94), one of the most distinguished of all Victorian poets. This long-awaited volume records the reception of Rossetti’s work—her poetry, fiction…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Privatised Motherhood: Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times book cover

    Privatised Motherhood

    Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times

    By Ruth Cain

    The privatisation of relationships of care and dependency is increasing; the new social media is facilitating a "confessional" society and our press is keen to interrogate every dimension of our relationships. The combined cultural effect of these elements has created a paradoxical gap within which…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing book cover

    The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing

    By Deborah Lilley

    This book identifies a major turn in contemporary British literature in response to environmental crisis. It argues that the pastoral is emerging as a new critical framework in which to explore the understanding of people and place in this context. The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Christ the Tragedy of God: A Theological Consideration of Tragedy book cover

    Christ the Tragedy of God

    A Theological Consideration of Tragedy

    By Kevin Taylor

    The collection of texts that form the Bible include many different genres of writing. Alongside historical narrative is poetry, legislation, prophecy, letters, and more, each requiring their own critical approach. Consequently, Christian theology needs to have at its disposal the appropriate…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Environmental Posthumanism in Literature and Science: Stages of Transmutation book cover

    Environmental Posthumanism in Literature and Science

    Stages of Transmutation

    By Tom Idema

    Literature is often regarded as a window on the human soul. However, in an era of turbulent planetary change, perhaps this inward focus will give way to a preoccupation with the relations between humans and their nonhuman environments, thus decentering humanity. Such a perspective may be called…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Shakespeare's Tragic Justice book cover

    Shakespeare's Tragic Justice

    By C. J. Sisson

    The problem of justice seems to have haunted Shakespeare as it haunted Renaissance Christendom. In this book, first published in 1963, four aspects of the problems of justice in action in Shakespeare’s great tragedies are explored. This study is based on the lifetime’s research of Elizabethan…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Enchanted Shows: Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and Shakespearean Comedy about Magic book cover

    Enchanted Shows

    Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and Shakespearean Comedy about Magic

    By Elissa Hare

    The book, first published in 1988, examines the role of magic in Elizabethan and Shakespearean theatre. The author observes how certain plays, including Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, rationalise the unrealism and improbabilities typical of romantic comedy as miracles…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Ben Jonson: His Vision and His Art book cover

    Ben Jonson

    His Vision and His Art

    By Alexander Leggatt

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • The Tragedy of State book cover

    The Tragedy of State

    By J. W. Lever

    The domination of the state over the lives of individuals is, arguably, a problem of the present-day world. In this book, first published in 1971, the author finds essentially the same problem in Jacobean tragedy in the shape it assumed during the rise of the first European nation-states. The…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Ben Jonson book cover

    Ben Jonson

    By John Palmer

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Jacobean Tragedy: The Quest for Moral Order book cover

    Jacobean Tragedy

    The Quest for Moral Order

    By Irving Ribner

    The work of dramatists such as George Chapman, Thomas Heywood, Cyril Tourneur, John Webster, Thomas Middleton and John Ford can profitably be studied as attempts to construct a new moral order in response to the absence or weakening of the religious sanction. In this study, first published in 1962,…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Jacobean Private Theatre book cover

    Jacobean Private Theatre

    By Keith Sturgess

    In this scholarly and entertaining book, first published in 1987, the author tells the story of Jacobean private theatre. Most of the best plays written after 1610, including Shakespeare’s late plays such as The Tempest, were written for the new breed of private playhouses – small, roofed and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

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