Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • Balzac's Love Letters: Correspondence and the Literary Imagination

    Correspondence and the Literary Imagination

    By Ewa Szypula

    In this highly original study, Ewa Szypula reappraises the intriguing correspondence between the French novelist and his literary lover, the Polish countess Evelina Hanska. Whereas critics have used this correspondence primarily as source material for biographical and critical studies, this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 

  • Sublime Conclusions

    Last Man Narratives from Apocalypse to Death of God

    By Robert K. Weninger

    One writer, Mary Shelley, inaugurated two of the three paradigms through which human beings imagine, with panic or pleasure, the end of their species. Complementing her visions of a world-encompassing natural plague (The Last Man, 1826) and man-made technological self-eradication (Frankenstein,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 

  • Genet's Genres of Politics

    By Mairead Hanrahan

    In this book, Mairead Hanrahan examines the shifts in political focus in Genet's writing, from the erotic fantasies of the early novels to the struggle for emancipation of the Palestinians in the posthumously published Un Captif amoureux. She argues that his texts have always been profoundly…

    Hardback – 2017-04-30 

  • A Cosmopolitan Cure

    Writing Resort Culture in an Age of Nations

    By BD Morgan

    'Ella Maclane is dying to come to Baden-Baden', remarks a character in Henry James's novel Confidence. But there is a hitch: 'Her father and mother think it's improper - what do you call it - immoral.' From the 1840s until the 1870s German water resorts, and Baden-Baden ("Europe's summer capital")…

    Hardback – 2017-04-30 

  • Tragedy: The Basics

    By Sean McEvoy

    Tragedy: The Basics is an accessible and up-to-date introduction to dramatic tragedy. A comprehensive guide for anyone undertaking a study of the genre, it provides a chronological overview and history of tragic theory. Covering tragedy from the classics to the present day, it explains the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01
    The Basics

  • Folklore: The Basics

    By Simon J. Bronner

    Folklore: The Basics is an engaging guide to the practice and interpretation of folklore. Taking examples from around the world, it explores the role of folklore in expressing fundamental human needs, desires, and anxieties that often are often not revealed through other means. Providing a clear…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22
    The Basics

  • Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

    An Introductory Coursebook, 2nd Edition

    By Andrew Goatly, Preet Hiradhar

    Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age 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 fiction, poetry, advertisements and newspapers – this…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01

  • Memory Across Borders

    Nabokov, Perec, Chamoiseau

    By Sara-Louise Cooper

    Historical memory emerges through dialogue between one generation and the next. But what happens to this dialogue if the children speak a different language to their parents? Literary autobiography offers a space to explore the potential forms of memory in the aftermath of inter-generational…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28

  • Three Cities of Yiddish

    St Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow

    By Mikhail Krutikov, Gennady Estraikh

    This volume borrows its title from the first international Yiddish bestseller, Sholem Asch's epic trilogy Three Cities. Whereas Asch portrayed Jewish life in St Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow at the crucial historical moment of the collapse of the Russian Empire, this volume examines the variety of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28
    Vaccine Research and Developments

  • Structures of Subjugation in Dutch Literature

    By Judit Gera

    This book examines both classic and less-known works of Dutch literature from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. Its starting-point is that both authors and readers are born into a network of ideologies. But how do these ideologies work, and how do they serve to legitimize various forms…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30

  • Romanticism

    A Literary and Cultural History

    By Carmen Casaliggi, Porscha Fermanis

    The Romantic period coincided with revolutionary transformations of traditional political and human rights discourses, as well as witnessing rapid advances in technology and a primitivist return to nature. As a broad global movement, Romanticism strongly impacted on the literature and arts of the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12

  • The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers

    By Wendy Martin, Sharone Williams

    The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers considers the important literary, historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present and provides readers with an analysis of current literary trends and debates in women’s…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

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