Literature: Literary History

  • "Many a Song and Many a Leccherous Lay"

    Tradition and Individuality in Chaucer's Lyric Poetry, 1st Edition

    By Jay Ruud

    Originally published in 1992. Although they were apparently much appreciated in his own time, Chaucer’s lyrics have for most of the modern era been the most neglected of his poetic productions. This work offers a comprehensive overview of Chaucer’s lyric corpus. The author extends his scope to…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Chaucer

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel book cover

    Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel

    1st Edition

    By Sandra Dinter

    Since the 1980s novels about childhood for adults have been a booming genre within the contemporary British literary market. Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel offers the first comprehensive study of this literary trend. Assembling analyses of key works by Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing, P. D.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-28 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Chinese Buddhist Canons in the Age of Printing book cover

    Chinese Buddhist Canons in the Age of Printing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Darui Long, Jinhua Chen

    The study of the Chinese Buddhist Canon – the basic literature of Buddhism – does not have an eminent place in study either in China or in the Western World. For the contributors to this volume, their chapters are the result of decades of dedication to academic research, and they reveal many facets…

    Hardback – 2019-10-27 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Twentieth-century Literary Encounters in China: Modernism, Travel, and Form book cover

    Twentieth-century Literary Encounters in China

    Modernism, Travel, and Form, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Mather

    From the travel writing of the eccentric plant collector and Reginald Farrer, to Emily Hahn’s insider depictions of bohemian life in semi-colonial Shanghai, to Ezra Pound’s mediated ‘journeys’ to Southwest China via the explorer Joseph Rock – Anglo-American representations of China during the first…

    Hardback – 2019-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Dickensian Affects: Charles Dickens and Feelings of Precarity book cover

    Dickensian Affects

    Charles Dickens and Feelings of Precarity, 1st Edition

    By Joshua Gooch

    In Dickensian Affects: Charles Dickens and Feelings of Precarity, Joshua Gooch argues that Dickens’s novels offer models of feeling that illuminate the dissensions that accompany life’s precariousness under capitalism. By examining the role of violence, anxiety, surprise, and suspense in Dickens’s…

    Hardback – 2019-10-17 
    Routledge

  • French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK book cover

    French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK

    1st Edition

    Edited by Irving Goh

    This collection presents a sort of counter-history or counter-genealogy of the globalization of French thought from the point of view of scholars working in the UK. While the dominating discourse would attribute the US as the source of that globalization, particularly through the 1966 conference on…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • 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

  • 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 – 2019-10-09 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Sanctity and Female Authorship: Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena book cover

    Sanctity and Female Authorship

    Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena, 1st Edition

    Edited by Unn Falkeid, Maria Husabo Oen

    Birgitta of Sweden (Birgitta Birgersdotter, 1302/03-1373) and her younger contemporary Catherine of Siena (Caterina Benincasa, 1347-1380) form the most powerful and influential female duo in European history. Both enjoyed saintly reputations in life, while acting as the charismatic leaders of a…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

  • 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 – 2019-10-04 
    Routledge

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