Literature: Literary History

  • Before Literature: The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word book cover

    Before Literature

    The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word, 1st Edition

    By Sheila J. Nayar

    Before Literature examines storytelling when, due to historical, technological or socio-economic circumstance, a narrative was neither shaped nor influenced by alphabetic literacy.   How does a story unfold when carried solely in memory, when it could not be written down or externally stored? What…

    Paperback – 2019-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Unspeakable: Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11 book cover

    Unspeakable

    Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11, 1st Edition

    By Peter C. Herman

    Unspeakable: Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11 explores the representation of terrorism in plays, novels and films across the centuries. Time and time again, writers and filmmakers including William Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Gillo Pontecorvo, Don DeLillo, John…

    Paperback – 2019-10-14 
    Routledge

  • Music, Language and Identity in Greece: Defining a National Art Music in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries book cover

    Music, Language and Identity in Greece

    Defining a National Art Music in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Polina Tambakaki, Panos Vlagopoulos, Katerina Levidou, Roderick Beaton

    The national element in music has been the subject of important studies yet the scholarly framework has remained restricted almost exclusively to the field of music studies. This volume brings together experts from different fields (musicology, literary theory, and modern Greek studies), who…

    Hardback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • Football in Fiction book cover

    Football in Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Lee McGowan

    Football in Fiction represents the most comprehensive historical mapping and analysis of novels related to association football (soccer). It offers a theoretically informed field guide, a scholarly cartography of football fiction’s uncertain, and until now, only partially explored terrain.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern book cover

    Reading Literary Animals

    Medieval to Modern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Edwards, Derek Ryan, Jane Spencer

    Reading Literary Animals explores the status and representation of animals in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine various figurative, agential, imaginative, ethical, and affective aspects of literary encounters with animality, showing…

    Paperback – 2019-09-18 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Nationality of Utopia: H. G. Wells, England, and the World State book cover

    The Nationality of Utopia

    H. G. Wells, England, and the World State, 1st Edition

    By Maxim Shadurski

    Since its generic inception in 1516, utopia has produced visions of alterity which renegotiate, subvert, and transcend existing places. Early in the twentieth century, H. G. Wells linked utopia to the World State, whose post-national, post-Westphalian emergence he predicated on English national…

    Hardback – 2019-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau book cover

    Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature

    Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mario Klarer

    Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature is a collection of selected essays about the transformations of captivity experiences in major early modern texts of world literature and popular media, including works by Cervantes, de Vega, Defoe, Rousseau, and Mozart. Where most studies of Mediterranean…

    Hardback – 2019-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Jane Austen and Altruism book cover

    Jane Austen and Altruism

    1st Edition

    By Magdalen Wing-chi Ki

    Jane Austen and Altruism identifies a compelling theme, namely, the view that Jane Austen propounds a rigorous, boundary-sensitive model of altruism that counters the human propensity to selfishness and promotes the culture of cooperation. In her days, altruism was commonly known as "benevolence",…

    Hardback – 2019-09-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • The Comic Tales of Chaucer book cover

    The Comic Tales of Chaucer

    1st Edition

    By T. W. Craik

    Originally published in 1964. This book deals wholly with Chaucer’s comic tales. The individual tales are not discussed in isolation but always with reference to the others and to Chaucer’s poetry as a whole. By this comparison and analysis, this book illuminates the features of Chaucer’s…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • Chaucer and the Bible: A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography book cover

    Chaucer and the Bible

    A Critical Review of Research, Indexes, and Bibliography, 1st Edition

    By Lawrence Besserman

    Originally published in 1988. This book offers a very useful source of information on Chaucer’s relationship to the Bible. It contains a detailed chapter on research into this connection and then presents two indexes. The first is organised by title of Chaucer’s work and then line number detailing…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • Chaucer's Humor: Critical Essays book cover

    Chaucer's Humor

    Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jean E. Jost

    Originally published in 1994. Chaucer is considered the first major humorist in English literature and is particularly interesting as he reflects the humor of predecessors and contemporaries as well as defines development for subsequent British humor. This collection presents essays that define the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 2: The Art of Narrative book cover

    Chaucer and the Making of English Poetry, Volume 2

    The Art of Narrative, 1st Edition

    By P. M. Kean

    Originally published in 1972. This important work of Chaucerian scholarship deals with two aspects of the poet and his work - his individual achievement and his place in history - and demonstrates that in both these senses Chaucer is a maker of English poetry. The author explores Chaucer’s…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

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