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  • City, Court, Academy

    Language Choice in Early Modern Italy

    Edited by Eva Del Soldato, Andrea Rizzi

    This volume focuses on early modern Italy and some of its key multilingual zones: Venice, Florence, and Rome. It offers a novel insight into the interplay and dynamic exchange of languages in the Italian peninsula, from the early fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. In particular, it…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Men, Power and Liberation

    Readings of Masculinities in Spanish American Literatures

    Edited by Amit Thakkar, Chris Harris

    Each contribution to this book discusses key issues arising from the portrayal of men and the formation of masculine identities in a range of representative and landmark texts, fictional and non-fictional, drawn from different historical periods and from various countries in the Hispanophone…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge

  • Music and Language in Modernist Literature

    Musical Modernism

    By Katherine O'Callaghan

    This volume explores the role of music as a source of inspiration and provocation for modernist writers. In its consideration of modernist literature within a broad political, postcolonial, and internationalist context, this book is an important intervention in the growing field of Words and Music…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics

    Edited by Michael Burke

    The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics provides a comprehensive introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of stylistics. The four sections of the volume encompass a wide range of approaches from classical rhetoric to cognitive neuroscience and cover core issues that include:…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Doing... Series

  • Metaphor

    By Terence Hawkes

    First published in 1972, this work examines the complex concept of metaphor. It defines the term by placing the various key ideas about the nature of metaphor in their literary and social context, and in doing so, it traces the developing history of the concept. This account has considerable range,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Formulaicity and Creativity in Language and Literature

    Edited by Ian MacKenzie, Martin A. Kayman

    Formulaicity is pervasive in both spoken and written language. Speakers use a huge amount of prefabricated language including collocations, idioms, fixed and semi-fixed expressions, and verbal creativity often involves combining established word sequences rather than inventing wholly new ones. In…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge

  • Translating the Middle Ages

    By Karen L. Fresco

    Edited by Charles D. Wright

    Drawing on approaches from literary studies, history, linguistics, and art history, and ranging from Late Antiquity to the sixteenth century, this collection views 'translation' broadly as the adaptation and transmission of cultural inheritance. The essays explore translation in a variety of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Language, Ideology, and the Human

    New Interventions

    Edited by Dusan Radunović, Sanja Bahun

    Language, Ideology, and the Human: New Interventions redefines the critical picture of language as a system of signs and ideological tropes inextricably linked to human existence. Offering reflections on the status, discursive possibilities, and political, ideological and practical uses of oral or…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Europe's Languages on England's Stages, 1590–1620

    By Marianne Montgomery

    Though representations of alien languages on the early modern stage have usually been read as mocking, xenophobic, or at the very least extremely anxious, listening closely to these languages in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Marianne Montgomery discerns a more complex reality.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Similes, Puns and Counterfactuals in Literary Narrative

    By Jennifer Riddle Harding

    In this study, Jennifer Riddle Harding presents a cognitive analysis of three figures of speech that have readily identifiable forms: similes, puns, and counterfactuals. Harding argues that when deployed in literary narrative, these forms have narrative functions—such as the depiction of conscious…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Language and Community in Early England

    Imagining Distance in Medieval Literature

    By Emily Butler

    This book examines the development of English as a written vernacular and identifies that development as a process of community building that occurred in a multilingual context. Moving through the eighth century to the thirteenth century, and finally to the sixteenth-century antiquarians who…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

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