Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • Children's Literature

    1st Edition

    By Carrie Hintz

    Children’s Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children’s literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated. Positioned within the wider field of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Before Literature

    The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word, 1st Edition

    By Sheila J. Nayar

    Before Literature examines storytelling that, whether due to historical, technological, or socio-economic circumstance, is neither shaped nor influenced by alphabetic literacy. How does a story unfold when carried solely in memory, when it cannot be written down or externally stored? What…

    Paperback – 2019-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Plot

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Dipple

    First published in 1970, this work examines ‘Plot’ as a literary term. It traces the two and contrary ways of considering the word: the Aristotelian and the neo-classic interpretations. It then goes on to examine the methods by which the idea of plot has been expanded in modern criticism through a…

    Paperback – 2019-05-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Engagements with Shakespearean Drama

    1st Edition

    By William Walker

    Rather than treating the plays as objects to be studied, described and interpreted, Engagements with Shakespearean Drama examines precisely what about Shakespeare’s plays is so special – why they continue to be discussed and performed all around the world. This book highlights the importance…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • The Future of Reading

    1st Edition

    By Eric Purchase

    Why do we read? What happens to our imaginations when we read? To our knowledge? What creative forces are unleashed? What are the wider implications of all of this? In a truly engaging and accessible style, The Future of Reading looks at the very experience of reading; not just the consumption and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge

  • The Epic

    1st Edition

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Comedy

    1st Edition

    By Moelwyn Merchant

    First published in 1972, this work pursues the question ‘what is comedy?’ In its quest for an answer it explores critical theory, psychology, sociology and metaphysics. It also examines the classical origins of comedy, different kinds of comedy, the rituals of comedy, its relationship with other…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Revival: Reality and Fiction in Modern Japanese Literature (1980)

    1st Edition

    By Noriko Mizuta Lippit

    This title was first published in 1980.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Revival: Stories by Contemporary Japanese Women Writers (1983)

    1st Edition

    By Noriko Mizuta Lippit, Kyoko Iriye Selden

    This title was first published in 1982. The authors deal with the experiences of modern women with penetrating sincerity and honesty, but their philosophic profundity in understanding modern life, their intellectual capacity to view their experience in a historical and social context, and their…

    Paperback – 2019-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Satire

    1st Edition

    By Arthur Pollard

    First published in 1970, this work explores the literary genre of satire. After identifying the definitive aspects of satire, it goes on to examine the subjects which can be susceptible to satire, the modes and means of satire, the tone of satire and the satirist’s relationship with the reader. In…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Symbolism

    1st Edition

    By Charles Chadwick

    First published in 1971, this work provides a helpful introduction to the French Symbolism movement. After an introduction to the defining ideas of the movement, it explores five key Symbolist writers: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé and Valéry. The book concludes with a discussion of the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Allegory

    1st Edition

    By John MacQueen

    First published in 1970, this book examines the use of allegory in religious, philosophical and literary texts. It traces the development of the device over time from the Classical period through to the early modern and modern periods, demonstrating its evolution from the transmission of myths and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

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