Literature: Literary History

  • Wordsworth and Evolution in Victorian Literature: Entangled Influence book cover

    Wordsworth and Evolution in Victorian Literature

    Entangled Influence, 1st Edition

    By Trenton B. Olsen

    The influences of William Wordsworth’s writing and evolutionary theory—the nineteenth century’s two defining visions of nature—conflicted in the Victorian period. For Victorians, Wordsworthian nature was a caring source of inspiration and moral guidance, signaling humanity's divine origins and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Routledge Revivals 18th Century Literature Bundle book cover

    Routledge Revivals 18th Century Literature Bundle

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This bundle of 16 volumes brings together a number of prominent works examining and exploring areas of eighteenth century literature. The collection includes volumes on Jane Austen, Jonathan Swift, William Wordsworth and William Blake, as well as a critical look at key issues during this time,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Zöopedagogies: Creatures as Teachers in Middle English Romance book cover

    Zöopedagogies

    Creatures as Teachers in Middle English Romance, 1st Edition

    By Bonnie J. Erwin

    The human protagonists of medieval romance are works in progress. They are learners, taught by an unexpected set of teachers: non-human animals including horses, hawks, lions, and the various quarry of the hunt. These "creature teachers" show humans how to be more perfectly human—how to love, fight…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts book cover

    Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts

    1st Edition

    By Renana Bartal

    Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts is the first in-depth study of three textually and iconographically diverse Apocalypses illustrated in England in the first half of the fourteenth century by a single group of artists. It offers a close look at a…

    Paperback – 2018-11-21
    Routledge

  • The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England: Little Gidding and the pursuit of scriptural harmony book cover

    The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England

    Little Gidding and the pursuit of scriptural harmony, 1st Edition

    By Michael Gaudio

    The first book-length study of the fifteen surviving Little Gidding bible concordances, this book examines the visual culture of print in seventeenth-century England through the lens of one extraordinary family and their hand-made biblical manuscripts. The volumes were created by the women of the…

    Paperback – 2018-11-21
    Routledge

  • George Eliot’s Moral Aesthetic: Compelling Contradictions book cover

    George Eliot’s Moral Aesthetic

    Compelling Contradictions, 1st Edition

    By Constance M. Fulmer

    George Eliot’s serious readers have been intrigued by the fact that she declared that she had lost her faith in God and had renounced her hope for a traditional Christian heaven and yet she continued to preach her own version of morality in everything she wrote, to hope for an immortality which…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • The Radical Ecology of the Shelleys: Eros and Environment book cover

    The Radical Ecology of the Shelleys

    Eros and Environment, 1st Edition

    By Colin Carman

    The Radical Ecology of the Shelleys: Eros and Environment is the first full-length study to explore a radically queer ecology at work in writings by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley as their discussions of nature and the natural consistently link ecology and erotic practice.…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • On Declaring Love: Eighteenth-Century Literature and Jane Austen book cover

    On Declaring Love

    Eighteenth-Century Literature and Jane Austen, 1st Edition

    By Fred Parker

    "What did she say? – Just what she ought, of course. A lady always does." This book explores the act of declaring love in works of literature written between the middle of the eighteenth century and the death of Jane Austen - and uncovers the uncertain boundaries of the self in the force-field of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Print and Publishing in Colonial Bengal: The Journey of Bidyasundar book cover

    Print and Publishing in Colonial Bengal

    The Journey of Bidyasundar, 1st Edition

    By Tapti Roy

    This book reconstructs the history of print and publishing in colonial Bengal by tracing the unexpected journey of Bharat Chandra’s Bidyasundar, the first book published by a Bengali entrepreneur. The introduction of printing technology by the British in Bengal expanded the scope of publication…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge India

  • The Shifting Sands of the North Sea Lowlands: Literary and Historical Imaginaries book cover

    The Shifting Sands of the North Sea Lowlands

    Literary and Historical Imaginaries, 1st Edition

    By Katie Ritson

    Global seawater levels are rising and the low-lying coasts of the North Sea basin are amongst the most vulnerable in Europe. In our current moment of environmental crisis, the North Sea coasts are literary arenas in which the challenges and concerns of the Anthropocene are being played out. This…

    Paperback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past book cover

    From Medievalism to Early-Modernism

    Adapting the English Past, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marina Gerzic, Aidan Norrie

    From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past is a collection of essays that both analyses the historical and cultural medieval and early modern past, and engages with the medievalism and early-modernism—a new term introduced in this collection—present in contemporary popular…

    Hardback – 2018-11-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature: Clothed in my Right Mind book cover

    The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature

    Clothed in my Right Mind, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline K. Bryant

    Originally published in 1999 The Foremother Figure in Early Black Women's Literature looks at how stereotypical foremother figure exists in nineteenth century American literature. The book argues that older black woman portrayed in early black women’s works differs significantly from the older…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: African American Literature

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