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 – 2019-10-28 

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing book cover

    The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alasdair Pettinger, Tim Youngs

    Showcasing established and new patterns of research, The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing takes an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and to travel texts themselves. The volume adopts a thematic approach, with each contributor considering a specific aspect of travel writing – a…

    Hardback – 2019-08-09 

  • Race book cover


    1st Edition

    By Martin Orkin, Alexa Alice Joubin

    Race offers a compelling introduction to the study of ideas related to race throughout history. Its breadth of coverage, both geographically and temporally, provides readers with an expansive, global understanding of the term from the classical period onwards. This concise guide offers an overview…

    Paperback – 2019-01-24
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Petrarch's English Laurels, 1475–1700: A Compendium of Printed References and Allusions book cover

    Petrarch's English Laurels, 1475–1700

    A Compendium of Printed References and Allusions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jackson Campbell Boswell, Gordon McMurry Braden

    The powerful influence of Petrarch on the development of Renaissance vernacular poetry has long been recognized as one of the major factors in early modern cultural history; this work provides a far more comprehensive catalogue of the direct evidence for that influence in England than any yet…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10

  • The Routledge Introduction to American War Literature book cover

    The Routledge Introduction to American War Literature

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Haytock

    War and violence have arguably been some of the strongest influences on literature, but the relation is complex: more than just a subject for story-telling, war tends to reshape literature and culture. Modern war literature necessarily engages with national ideologies, and this volume looks at the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-05
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • European Literary History: An Introduction book cover

    European Literary History

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maarten De Pourcq, Sophie Levie

    This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12

  • Satire book cover


    1st Edition

    By John T. Gilmore

    What is satire? How can we define it? Is it a weapon for radical change or fundamentally conservative? Is satire funny or cruel? Does it always need a target or victim? Combining thematic, theoretical and historical approaches, John T. Gilmore introduces and investigates the tradition of satire…

    Paperback – 2017-11-24
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Reception book cover


    1st Edition

    By Ika Willis

    Reception introduces students and academics alike to the study of the way in which texts are received by readers, viewers, and audiences. Organized conceptually and thematically, this book provides a much-needed overview of the field, drawing on work in literary and cultural studies as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    The New Critical Idiom

  • A Literary History of England Vol. 4 book cover

    A Literary History of England Vol. 4

    2nd Edition

    Edited by A Baugh

    First published in 1959. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12

  • Modernism: The Basics book cover

    Modernism: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Laura Winkiel

    Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions. Examining the key concepts, history and varied forms of the field, it guides the reader through the major approaches, outlining key debates, to answer such questions as: What is modernism?…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    The Basics

  • Tragedy: The Basics book cover

    Tragedy: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Sean McEvoy

    Tragedy: The Basics is an accessible and up-to-date introduction to dramatic tragedy. A comprehensive guide for anyone undertaking a study of the genre, it provides a chronological overview and history of tragic theory. Covering tragedy from the classics to the present day, it explains the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01
    The Basics

  • A Literary History of England: Vol 1: The Middle Ages (to 1500) book cover

    A Literary History of England

    Vol 1: The Middle Ages (to 1500), 2nd Edition

    By Albert C. Baugh, Kemp Malone

    The paperback edition, in four volumes, of this standard work will make it readily available to students. The scope of the work makes it valuable as a work of reference, connecting one period with another and placing each author clearly in the setting of his time. Reviewing the first edition, The…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06

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