Literature: Literary History

  • Excursions into Modernism: Women Writers, Travel, and the Body book cover

    Excursions into Modernism

    Women Writers, Travel, and the Body, 1st Edition

    By Joyce Kelley

    Positioned at a crossroads between feminist geographies and modernist studies, Excursions into Modernism considers transnational modernist fiction in tandem with more rarely explored travel narratives by women of the period who felt increasingly free to journey abroad and redefine themselves…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • George Du Maurier: Illustrator, Author, Critic: Beyond Svengali book cover

    George Du Maurier: Illustrator, Author, Critic

    Beyond Svengali, 1st Edition

    By Simon Cooke, Paul Goldman

    Though well-known as the author of Trilby and the creator of Svengali, the writer-artist George Du Maurier had many other accomplishments that are less familiar to modern audiences. This collection traces Du Maurier’s role as a participant in the wider cultural life of his time, restoring him to…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • The Grotesque book cover

    The Grotesque

    1st Edition

    By Philip Thomson

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful overview of the grotesque and its use in a number of literary genres including novels, drama and poetry. After providing a historical summary of the term, the book discusses the various defining aspects of the grotesque and its relationship to…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Virgilian Tradition: Book History and the History of Reading in Early Modern Europe book cover

    The Virgilian Tradition

    Book History and the History of Reading in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    By Craig Kallendorf

    The essays in this collection approach the reception of the Roman poet Virgil in early modern Europe from the perspective of two areas at the center of current scholarly work in the humanities: book history and the history of reading. The first group of essays uses Virgil's place in post-classical…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Fortification and Its Discontents from Shakespeare to Milton: Trouble in the Walled City book cover

    Fortification and Its Discontents from Shakespeare to Milton

    Trouble in the Walled City, 1st Edition

    By Adam N. McKeown

    Fortification and Its Discontents from Shakespeare to Milton gives new coherence to the literature of the early modern Atlantic world by placing it in the context of radical changes to urban space following the Italian War of 1494-1498. The new walled city that emerged in the sixteenth and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Moral Cupidity and Lettres de cachet in Diderot’s Writing book cover

    Moral Cupidity and Lettres de cachet in Diderot’s Writing

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Vanderheyden

    This volume explores the influence of the lettre de cachet on both Diderot’s personal life and his works, beginning with an examination of Diderot’s experience as recipient of two such arrest warrants, followed by an analysis of his references to these warrants in three of his fictional works, Le…

    Hardback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America book cover

    Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America

    1st Edition

    By Deena Rymhs

    Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America explores mobility, spatialized violence, and geographies of activism in a diverse archive of literary and visual art by Indigenous authors and artists. Building on Raymond Williams’s observation that "traffic is not…

    Hardback – 2019-01-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form book cover

    Re-Covering Modernism

    Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form, 1st Edition

    By David M Earle

    In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced…

    Paperback – 2018-12-28
    Routledge

  • Avid Ears: Medieval Gossips, Sound and the Art of Listening book cover

    Avid Ears

    Medieval Gossips, Sound and the Art of Listening, 1st Edition

    By Christine M Neufeld

    Arguing that women’s "silencing" is in part the result of women’s voices being treated as the white noise of history, Avid Ears: Medieval Gossips, Sound, and the Art of Listening explores the historical representation of female voices as actual acoustic phenomena. The volume focuses on English…

    Hardback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Reading Fictions, 1660-1740: Deception in English Literary and Political Culture book cover

    Reading Fictions, 1660-1740

    Deception in English Literary and Political Culture, 1st Edition

    By Kate Loveman

    English society in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was fascinated by deception, and concerns about deceptive narratives had a profound effect on reading practices. Kate Loveman's interdisciplinary study explores the ways in which reading habits, first developed to deal with…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • The Epigrams of Sir John Harington book cover

    The Epigrams of Sir John Harington

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerard Kilroy

    Many scholars have been calling for a new edition of Sir John Harington's Epigrams. Gerard Kilroy, using the three manuscripts arranged and revised by the author, offers the first complete text in print of Harington's four hundred Epigrams, uncovers Harington's elaborate design of forty theological…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination book cover

    Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination

    1st Edition

    By W.B. Gerard

    The first full-length and comprehensive study of the illustrations of Sterne's work, this book explores the ability of Sterne's texts to inspire the visual imagination. It helps to explain why scores of editions of his fiction have been illustrated, some profusely: to fulfill the reader's desire,…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

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