Literature: Literary History

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

    Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature

    Captivity Genres from 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 – 2019-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Literary Experiments in Magazine Publishing: Beyond Serialization book cover

    Literary Experiments in Magazine Publishing

    Beyond Serialization, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Lloyd Vranken

    As the nineteenth century came to an end, a number of voices within the British and American magazine industries pushed back against serialisation as the dominant publication mode, experimenting instead with less conventional magazine formats. This book explores these formats, focusing (in…

    Hardback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Football in Fiction: A History: A History book cover

    Football in Fiction: A History

    A History, 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 – 2019-10-18 
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    Critical Research in Football

  • Signing the Body: Marks on Skin in Early Modern France book cover

    Signing the Body

    Marks on Skin in Early Modern France, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Dauge-Roth

    The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history and ambiguous status of the body as a written object, this interdisciplinary study surveys varied forms of corporeal writing, imprinting and marking in France in the early modern period. Author Katherine Dauge-Roth demonstrates that the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-11 
    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 
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    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • The Socio-Literary Imaginary in 19th and 20th Century Britain: Victorian and Edwardian Inflections book cover

    The Socio-Literary Imaginary in 19th and 20th Century Britain

    Victorian and Edwardian Inflections, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria K. Bachman, Albert D. Pionke

    At once an invitation and a provocation, The Socio-Literary Imaginary represents the first collection of essays to illuminate the historically and intellectually complex relationship between literary studies and sociology in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. During the ongoing…

    Hardback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge

  • The Birth of Intertextuality: The Riddle of Creativity book cover

    The Birth of Intertextuality

    The Riddle of Creativity, 1st Edition

    By Scarlett Baron

    Why was the term ‘intertextuality’ coined? Why did its first theorists feel the need to replace or complement those terms – of quotation, allusion, echo, reference, influence, imitation, parody, pastiche, among others – which had previously seemed adequate and sufficient to the description of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Life in Citations: Biblical Narratives and Contemporary Hebrew Culture book cover

    Life in Citations

    Biblical Narratives and Contemporary Hebrew Culture, 1st Edition

    By Ruth Tsoffar

    In her latest book, Life in Citiations: Biblical Narratives and Contemporary Hebrew Culture, Ruth Tsoffar studies several key biblical narratives that figure prominently in Israeli culture. Life in Citations provides a close reading of these narratives, along with works by contemporary Hebrew…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19 
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    Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature

  • Victorian Contagion: Risk and Social Control in the Victorian Literary Imagination book cover

    Victorian Contagion

    Risk and Social Control in the Victorian Literary Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Chung-jen Chen

    Victorian Contagion: Risk and Social Control in the Victorian Literary Imagination examines the literary and cultural production of contagion in the Victorian era and the way that production participated in a moral economy of surveillance and control. In this book, I attempt to make sense of how…

    Hardback – 2019-09-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Decadent Aesthetics and the Acrobat in French Fin de siècle book cover

    Decadent Aesthetics and the Acrobat in French Fin de siècle

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Forrest

    In his discussion of clowns in nineteenth-century French painting from Jean-Léon Gérôme’s 1857 La Sortie du bal masqué to Georges Rouault, art historian Francis Haskell wondered why they are so sad. The myth of the sad clown as an allegory for the unappreciated artist found echoes in the work of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • 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 – 2019-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century 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

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