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  • 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 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Literature for Young Adults: Books (and More) for Contemporary Readers book cover

    Literature for Young Adults

    Books (and More) for Contemporary Readers, 2nd Edition

    By Joan L. Knickerbocker, James A. Rycik

    Now in its second edition, this book explores a great variety of genres and formats of young adult literature, while placing special emphasis on contemporary works with nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions that are well suited to young adult readers. It looks at the ways in…

    Paperback – 2019-09-17 
    Routledge

  • Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and the Politics of Fear book cover

    Cultural Politics in Harry Potter

    Life, Death and the Politics of Fear, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez, Pilar Alderete-Diez

    Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and Politics of Fear is the first book-length analysis of topics such as death, fear and biopolitics in J. K. Rowling’s work from controversial and interdisciplinary perspectives. This collection brings together recent theoretical and applied cultural…

    Hardback – 2019-09-17 
    Routledge

  • Chances Are: Contingency, Queer Theory and American Literature book cover

    Chances Are

    Contingency, Queer Theory and American Literature, 1st Edition

    By Valerie Rohy

    This innovative work makes use of psychoanalytic, queer, and narrative theories to read nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and demonstrate how the concept of contingency—whether chance, accident, luck, or mutation—enriches our understanding of how queer sexualities are articulated…

    Paperback – 2019-09-15 
    Routledge

  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret: What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms book cover

    Rumpelstiltskin’s Secret

    What Women Didn’t Tell the Grimms, 1st Edition

    By Harry Rand

    Everyone knows Rumpelstiltskin's story. Or thinks they do. We heard it as children. We might affectionately remember the adult voices reciting the tale or recall the light in the room and the time of day when we enjoyed hearing this scripted performance. A grownup's voice added roughness and pitch…

    Paperback – 2019-09-15 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Literature and the World book cover

    Literature and the World

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Helgesson, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

    Literature and the World presents a broad and multifaceted introduction to world literature and globalisation. The book provides a brief background and history of the field followed by a wide spectrum of exemplary readings and case studies from around the world. Amongst other aspects of World…

    Paperback – 2019-09-12 
    Routledge
    Literature and Contemporary Thought

  • Early English Performance: Medieval Plays and Robin Hood Games: Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies book cover

    Early English Performance: Medieval Plays and Robin Hood Games

    Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies, 1st Edition

    By John Marshall

    Edited by Philip Butterworth

    Covering a period of nearly 40 years’ work by the author this collection of essays in the Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies series brings the perspective of a Drama academic and practitioner of early English plays to the understanding of how medieval plays and Robin Hood games of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-12 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing book cover

    The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Lilley

    This book identifies a major turn in contemporary British literature in response to environmental crisis. It argues that the pastoral is emerging as a new critical framework in which to explore the understanding of people and place in this context. The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing…

    Hardback – 2019-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Media Law Through Science Fiction: Do Androids Dream of Electric Free Speech? book cover

    Media Law Through Science Fiction

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Free Speech?, 1st Edition

    By Daxton R. Stewart

    Attorney and legal scholar Daxton Stewart examines the intersection of media law and science fiction, exploring the past, present, and future of communication technology and policy debates. Science fiction offers a vast array of possibilities anticipating future communication technologies and their…

    Paperback – 2019-09-10 
    Routledge

  • Ea’s Duplicity in the Gilgamesh Flood Story book cover

    Ea’s Duplicity in the Gilgamesh Flood Story

    1st Edition

    By Martin Worthington

    This volume opens up new perspectives on Babylonian and Assyrian literature, through the lens of a pivotal passage in the Gilgamesh Flood story. It shows how, using a nine-line message where not all was as it seemed, the god Ea inveigled humans into building the Ark.    The volume argues that Ea…

    Hardback – 2019-09-10 
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • Poems from Korea: From the Earliest Era to the Present book cover

    Poems from Korea

    From the Earliest Era to the Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter H. Lee

    The Koreans, according to the Chinese chronicles, are ‘the people who enjoy singing and dancing’ and who regaled their gods with dance and song. Since then poetry has been an essential part of Korean life and has been regarded as the highest of the arts. In this first comprehensive anthology of…

    Hardback – 2019-09-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Korean Studies

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