Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • 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 – 2019-04-23 
    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 Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism

    1st Edition

    By Linda Wagner-Martin

    The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism offers readers a fresh, insightful overview to all genres of postmodern writing. Drawing on a variety of works from not only mainstream authors but also those that are arguably unconventional, renowned scholar Linda Wagner-Martin gives the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism

    1st Edition

    By Barry Laga

    Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism is a completely fresh and innovative approach to teaching and learning literary theory: using short passages of theory to make sense of literary and cultural texts. It focuses on the key concepts that help readers understand…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01
    Routledge

  • Close Reading: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By David Greenham

    Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of their studies. This book is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Medieval Literature: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Angela Jane Weisl, Anthony Joseph Cunder

    Medieval Literature: The Basics is an engaging introduction to this fascinating body of literature. The volume breaks down the variety of genres used in the corpus of medieval literature and makes these texts accessible to readers. It engages with the familiarities present in the narratives and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Doing English

    A Guide for Literature Students, 4th Edition

    By Robert Eaglestone

    Doing English presents the ideas and debates that shape how we ‘do’ English today, explaining arguments about the value of literature, the canon, Shakespeare, theory, politics and the subject itself. In his lucid and engaging style, Robert Eaglestone: orients students by encouraging them to think…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Doing... Series

  • Tragedy: The Basics

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Folklore: The Basics

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

  • Romanticism

    A Literary and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

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