Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • From Puritanism to Postmodernism

    A History of American Literature

    By Richard Ruland, Malcolm Bradbury

    Widely acknowledged as a contemporary classic that has introduced thousands of readers to American literature, From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature brilliantly charts the fascinating story of American literature from the Puritan legacy to the advent of postmodernism.…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • 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 – 2016-03-18
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-03-14
    Routledge

  • Literary Analysis: The Basics

    By Celena Kusch

    Literary Analysis: The Basics is an insightful introduction to analysing a wide range of literary forms. Providing a clear outline of the methodologies employed in twenty-first century literary analysis, it introduces readers to the genres, canons, terms, issues, critical approaches, and contexts…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Shelley's Style

    By William Keach

    First published 1984. In a provocative study, this book argues that the problems posed by Shelley’s notoriously difficult style must be understood in relation to his ambivalence towards language itself as an artistic medium — the tension between the potential of language to mirror emotional…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
    Routledge

  • Narrative: The Basics

    By Bronwen Thomas

    Providing an up-to-date and accessible overview of the essentials of narrative theory, Narrative: The Basics guides the reader through the major approaches to the study of narrative, using contemporary examples from a wide range of narrative forms to answer key questions including: What is…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Bible and Literature: The Basics

    By Norman W. Jones

    The Bible and Literature: The Basics provides an interpretive framework for understanding the significance of biblical allusions in literature—even for readers who have little prior knowledge of the Bible. In doing so, it surveys the Bible’s influence on a broad range of English, American, and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Studying English

    A Guide for Literature Students

    By Robert Eaglestone, with Jonathan Beecher Field

    Clearly focussed on the needs of students, Robert Eaglestone and Jonathan Beecher Field have revised the best-selling Doing English specifically for English literature courses in America. Studying English presents the ideas and debates that shape literary studies in America today. This overview of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge

  • Poetry: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Jeffrey Wainwright

    Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Engagements with Close Reading

    By Annette Federico

    What should we do with a literary work? Is it best to become immersed in a novel or poem, or is our job to objectively dissect it? Should we consult literature as a source of knowledge or wisdom, or keenly interrogate its designs upon us? Do we excavate the text as an historical artifact, or…

    Paperback – 2015-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

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