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  • Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

    An Introductory Coursebook, 2nd Edition

    By Andrew Goatly, Preet Hiradhar

    Critical Reading and Writing is a fully introductory, interactive textbook that explores the power relations at work in and behind the texts we encounter in our everyday lives. Using examples from numerous genres - such as popular fiction, advertisements and newspapers - this textbook examines the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-15 

  • Horror Film and Affect

    Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    This book brings together various horror theories that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of moving images of mutilation and the ways in which human bodies are…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Landmark Essays on Tropes and Figures

    Edited by Roberto Franzosi

    The collection brings together, under different headings, the most significant 20th century contributions to the study of tropes and figures. The collection opens with Book IV of the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, the seminal, first extant treatment of figures upon which all subsequent work…

    Paperback – 2016-03-15 
    Landmark Essays Series

  • An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory

    5th Edition

    By Andrew Bennett, Nicholas Royle

    Lively, original and highly readable, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ‘The Beginning’ and concluding with ‘The End’, chapters range from the familiar, such as ‘Character’, ‘Narrative’ and ‘The Author’, to the more unusual,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-15 

  • Teaching Literature to Adolescents

    3rd Edition

    By Richard Beach, Deborah Appleman, Bob Fecho, Rob Simon

    This popular textbook introduces prospective and practicing English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms. It underscores the value of providing students with a range of different critical approaches and tools for interpreting texts and the need to…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11 

  • Reading Postcolonial Theory

    Key Texts in Context

    By Bibhash Choudhury

    This book is an essential introduction to significant texts in postcolonial theory. It looks at seminal works in the ‘moments of their making’ and delineates the different threads that bind postcolonial studies. Each chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of a major text and contextualises it…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge India

  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

    Globalization on Speed

    By David Leiwei Li

    The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-03-02 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • New Perspectives on Gender in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    Teen Dreams and Lost Girls

    Edited by Tricia Clasen, Holly Hassel

    This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates scholarship on this topic by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Post-Conflict Literature

    Human Rights, Peace, Justice

    Edited by Chris Andrews, Matt McGuire

    This book brings together a variety of perspectives to explore the role of literature in the aftermath of political conflict, studying the ways in which writers approach violent conflict and the equally important subject of peace. Essays put insights from Peace and Conflict Studies into dialog with…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture

    By Amy Billone

    This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • William Marshal

    3rd Edition

    By David Crouch

    David Crouch’s William Marshal, now in its third edition, depicts this intriguing medieval figure as a ruthless opportunist, astute courtier, manipulative politician and a brutal but efficient soldier. Born the fourth son of a minor baron, he ended his days as Earl of Pembroke and Regent of England…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 

  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinema

    A Poetics of Laughter

    By Maik Nwosu

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa’s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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