Literature: Postmodernism Literature

  • Wallace and I: Cognition, Consciousness, and Dualism in David Foster Wallace’s Fiction book cover

    Wallace and I

    Cognition, Consciousness, and Dualism in David Foster Wallace’s Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Jamie Redgate

    Though David Foster Wallace is well known for declaring that "Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being," what he actually meant by the term "human being" has been quite forgotten. It is a truism in Wallace studies that Wallace is a posthuman writer whose characters are devoid of any…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Literature and Culture

  • Animal Automata and Living Machines in Literature and Philosophy: Robots, Replicants, and Companion Species book cover

    Animal Automata and Living Machines in Literature and Philosophy

    Robots, Replicants, and Companion Species, 1st Edition

    By Mark Paterson

    This book offers a protohistory of human-machine relations in literature and philosophy, focused on automata, robots, and the imaginary — and imagery — of animated nonhuman objects. Each chapter offers a distinct historical-philosophical epoch within human-machine thinking, and successively unfolds…

    Hardback – 2018-12-28 
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    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels book cover

    Caring for Community

    Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels, 1st Edition

    By Marijke Denger

    Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels focuses on four highly acclaimed publications in order to argue for a new understanding of community and its ethical framework in recent literary texts. Traditionally, community has been understood to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Narrative Machine: The Naturalist, Modernist, and Postmodernist Novel book cover

    Narrative Machine

    The Naturalist, Modernist, and Postmodernist Novel, 1st Edition

    By Zena Meadowsong

    Narrative Machine: The Naturalist, Modernist, and Postmodernist Novel advances a new history of the novel, identifying a crucial link between narrative innovation and the historical process of mechanization. In the late nineteenth century, the novel grapples with a new and increasingly acute…

    Hardback – 2018-12-21 
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    Narrative Theory and Culture

  • Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism book cover

    Stages of Transmutation

    Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism, 1st Edition

    By Tom Idema

    Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism develops the theoretical perspective of environmental posthumanism through analyses of acclaimed science fiction novels by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Jeff VanderMeer, in which the human…

    Hardback – 2018-11-16 
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    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Futures of the Present: New Directions in (American) Literature book cover

    The Futures of the Present: New Directions in (American) Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Danuta Fjellestad, David Watson

    It has become a critical commonplace that postmodernism no longer serves as an adequate designation for contemporary literature. But what comes after postmodernism? What are the tendencies and directions within contemporary American literature that promise to shape its future? The contributions to…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge

  • Prequels, Coquels and Sequels in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction book cover

    Prequels, Coquels and Sequels in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Armelle Parey

    This book offers to delineate a key phenomenon in contemporary Anglophone fiction: novel expansion, when the plot and characters from a finished novel are retrieved to be developed in new adventures set before, after or during the narrative time of the source-text. If autographic and allographic…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of International Beat Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by A. Robert Lee

    Beat literature? Have not the great canonical names long grown familiar? Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs. Likewise the frontline texts, still controversial in some quarters, assume their place in modern American literary history. On the Road serves as Homeric journey epic. "Howl" amounts to Beat…

    Hardback – 2018-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Literature Handbooks

  • The Soft Machine: Cybernetic Fiction book cover

    The Soft Machine

    Cybernetic Fiction, 1st Edition

    By David Porush

    The Soft Machine, originally published in 1985, represents a significant contribution to the study of contemporary literature in the larger cultural and scientific context. David Porush shows how the concepts of cybernetics and artificial intelligence that have sparked our present revolution in…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Artificial Intelligence

  • The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction: A Paradoxical Quest book cover

    The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction

    A Paradoxical Quest, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susana Onega, Jean-Michel Ganteau

    The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction tracks the emergence of a new type of physically and/or spiritually wounded hero(ine) in contemporary fiction. Editors, Susana Onega and Jean-Michel Ganteu bring together some of the top minds in the field to explore the paradoxical lives of these heroes…

    Hardback – 2018-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Living Legacies: Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement book cover

    Living Legacies

    Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laura Dubek

    In this timely and dynamic collection of essays, Laura Dubek brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore the literary response to the most significant social movement of the twentieth century. Covering a wide range of genres and offering provocative readings of both familiar and lesser…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06
    Routledge

  • Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market book cover

    Critical Branding

    Postcolonial Studies and the Market, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Koegler

    Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market provides an original answer to what Sarah Brouillette has called postcolonial studies’ ‘longstanding materialist challenge’, illuminating the relationship between what is often broadly called ‘the market’ and the practice and positionality of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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