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  • Space, Utopia and Indian Decolonization: Literary Pre-Figurations of the Postcolony book cover

    Space, Utopia and Indian Decolonization

    Literary Pre-Figurations of the Postcolony, 1st Edition

    By Sandeep Banerjee

    The book illuminates the spatial utopianism of South Asian anti-colonial texts by showing how they refuse colonial spatial imaginaries to re-imagine the British Indian colony as the postcolony in diverse and contested ways. Focusing on the literary field of South Asia between, largely, the 1860s…

    Hardback – 2019-04-09 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • The Ethics and Aesthetics of Eco-caring: Contemporary Debates on Ecofeminism(s) book cover

    The Ethics and Aesthetics of Eco-caring

    Contemporary Debates on Ecofeminism(s), 1st Edition

    Edited by Margarita Estévez-Saá, María Jesús Lorenzo-Modia

    This book applies ecofeminist ethics to the realm of aesthetics, offering instances of how alternative configurations of the self, of nature and of non-human animals can go hand in hand with different and viable experiences and visions of environmental welfare. Preceded by an insightful…

    Hardback – 2019-04-09 

  • The National Security Sublime: On the Aesthetics of Government Secrecy book cover

    The National Security Sublime

    On the Aesthetics of Government Secrecy, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Potolsky

    Why do recent depictions of government secrecy and surveillance so often use images suggesting massive size and scale: gigantic warehouses, remote black sites, numberless security cameras? Drawing on post-War American art, film, television, and fiction, Matthew Potolsky argues that the aesthetic of…

    Hardback – 2019-04-09 

  • Instructional Writing in English, 1350-1650: Materiality and Meaning book cover

    Instructional Writing in English, 1350-1650

    Materiality and Meaning, 1st Edition

    By Carrie Griffin

    Exploring the nature of utilitarian texts in English transmitted from the later Middle Ages to c. 1650, this volume considers textual and material strategies for the presentation and organisation of written knowledge and information during the period. In particular, it investigates the…

    Hardback – 2019-04-08 
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • The Fairy Tale World book cover

    The Fairy Tale World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Teverson

    The Fairy Tale World is a definitive volume on this ever-evolving field. The book draws on recent critical attention, contesting romantic ideas about timeless tales of good and evil, and arguing that fairy tales are culturally astute narratives that reflect the historical and material circumstances…

    Hardback – 2019-04-08 
    Routledge Worlds

  • Digital Reading and Writing in Composition Studies book cover

    Digital Reading and Writing in Composition Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mary R. Lamb, Jennifer Parrott

    As digital reading has become more productive and active, the lines between reading and writing become more blurred. This book offers both an exploration of collaborative reading and pedagogical strategies for teaching reading and writing that reflect the realities of digital literacies. This…

    Hardback – 2019-04-05 
    Routledge Research in Writing Studies

  • A Tale of a Fool?: A Microhistory of an 18th-Century Peasant Woman book cover

    A Tale of a Fool?

    A Microhistory of an 18th-Century Peasant Woman, 1st Edition

    By Guðný Hallgrímsdóttir

    A Tale of a Fool? explores the life of Guðrún Ketilsdóttir, a peasant woman born in Iceland around 1759. Guðrún worked as a farmhand for most of her adult life, and when she died she left behind a partial autobiography, which is believed to be the oldest autobiography of an Icelandic peasant woman.…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03 

  • Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860 book cover

    Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860

    1st Edition

    By Megan A. Norcia

    Over a century before Monopoly invited child players to bankrupt one another with merry ruthlessness, a lively and profitable board game industry thrived in Britain from the 1750s onward, thanks to publishers like John Wallis, John Betts, and William Spooner. As part of the new wave of materials…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03 
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • 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 takes a broad chronological sweep, from medieval times to present day, to explore the literary status and representation of animals in literature. Editors, Jane Spencer, Derek Ryan and Karen Edwards have assembled some of the field’s leading scholars to demonstrate how…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • American Utopia: Literature, Society, and the Human Use of Human Beings book cover

    American Utopia

    Literature, Society, and the Human Use of Human Beings, 1st Edition

    By Peter Swirski

    From the Black Tuesday to the White House, from Plato to Robert Nozick, from Eugene Debs to Richard Nixon, from Peter Cornelis Plockhoy to the hippie communes of the Sixties, from universal basic income to utopian basic income, from proverbial wisdom to multilevel selection, from Big Data to…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 

  • Black USA and Spain: Shared Memories in 20th Century Spain book cover

    Black USA and Spain

    Shared Memories in 20th Century Spain, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego

    During the 20th-century, Spaniards and African-Americans shared significant cultural memories forged by the profound impact that various artistic and historical events had on each other. Addressing three crucial periods (the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age, the Spanish Civil War, and Franco's…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Henry James and the Media Arts of Modernity: Commercial Cosmopolitanism book cover

    Henry James and the Media Arts of Modernity

    Commercial Cosmopolitanism, 1st Edition

    By June Hee Chung

    Commercial Cosmopolitanism: Henry James and the Media Arts of Modernity turns to the author’s late fiction, letters, and essays to investigate his contribution to the development of an American cosmopolitan culture, both in popular and high art. The book contextualizes James’s writing within a…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

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