Literature: Literary History

  • 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 – 2019-10-01 
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  • The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Knight

    This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary critical perspective. Including discussion of global literature and world religions, this Companion looks at: Key moments in the story of religion and literary studies from Matthew Arnold through…

    Paperback – 2019-09-23 
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    Routledge Literature Companions

  • 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

  • Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern book cover

    Reading Literary Animals

    Medieval to Modern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Edwards, Derek Ryan, Jane Spencer

    Reading Literary Animals explores the status and representation of animals in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine various figurative, agential, imaginative, ethical, and affective aspects of literary encounters with animality, showing…

    Paperback – 2019-09-18 
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    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • 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 
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    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 
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    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 
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    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 
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • The Humanist (Re)Turn: Reclaiming the Self in Literature book cover

    The Humanist (Re)Turn: Reclaiming the Self in Literature

    1st Edition

    By Michael Bryson

    The exciting new book argues for a renewed emphasis on humanism--contrary to the trend of post-humanism, or what Neema Parvini calls "the anti-humanism" of the last several decades of literary and theoretical scholarship. In this trail-blazing study, Michael Bryson argues for this renewal of…

    Hardback – 2019-08-19 
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    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Nineteenth-Century Southern Women Writers: Grace King and Modernism book cover

    Nineteenth-Century Southern Women Writers

    Grace King and Modernism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Walker Heidari, Brigitte Zaugg

    The essays in this book explore the role of Grace King’s fiction in the movement of American literature from local color and realism to modernism and show that her work exposes a postbellum New Orleans that is fragmented socially, politically, and linguistically. In her introduction, Melissa Walker…

    Hardback – 2019-08-12 
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • The Autobiography Effect: Writing the Self in Post-Structuralist Theory book cover

    The Autobiography Effect

    Writing the Self in Post-Structuralist Theory, 1st Edition

    By Dennis Schep

    Since the advent of post-structuralism, various authors have problematized the modern conception of autobiography by questioning the status of authorship and interrogating the relation between language and reality. Yet even after making autobiography into a theoretical problem, many of these…

    Hardback – 2019-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Auto/Biography Studies

  • 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 – 2019-08-02 
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