Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

  • 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 Classics

  • 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

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