Literature & Language Products

  • Before Literature

    The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word, 1st Edition

    By Sheila J. Nayar

    Before Literature examines storytelling that, whether due to historical, technological, or socio-economic circumstance, is neither shaped nor influenced by alphabetic literacy. How does a story unfold when carried solely in memory, when it cannot be written down or externally stored? What…

    Paperback – 2019-10-23

  • Shakespeare's Language

    Perspectives Past and Present, 1st Edition

    By Keith Johnson

    In Shakespeare’s Language, Keith Johnson offers an overview of the rich and dynamic history of the reception and study of Shakespeare’s language from his death right up to the present. Tracing a chronological history of Shakespeare’s language, Keith Johnson also picks up on classic and contemporary…

    Paperback – 2019-01-18

  • 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
    Doing... Series

  • Futures of Comparative Literature

    ACLA State of the Discipline Report, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ursula K Heise

    Futures of Comparative Literature is a cutting edge report on the state of the discipline in Comparative Literature. Offering a broad spectrum of viewpoints from all career stages, a variety of different institutions, and many language backgrounds, this collection is fully global and diverse.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27

  • The Aphorism and Other Short Forms

    1st Edition

    By Ben Grant

    The aphorism captures a huge amount of truth, meaning or wit in a very short statement. It has been used and studied from classical times to contemporary theory and takes on a new relevance when we look at today’s communication media such as text messages and twitter. This concise guide offers an…

    Paperback – 2016-06-06
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Linguistics and Novel

    1st Edition

    By Roger Fowler

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2013-03-28
    New Accents

  • Languages and Cultures of Eastern Christianity: Georgian

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen H. Rapp, Paul Crego

    This volume brings together a set of key studies on the history and culture of Christian Georgia, along with a substantial new introduction. The opening section sets the regional context, in relation to the Byzantine empire in particular, while subsequent parts deal with the conversion and…

    Hardback – 2012-10-30
    The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300-1500

  • Orality and Literacy

    30th Anniversary Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Walter J. Ong

    Walter J. Ong’s classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of oral, written, printed and electronic technologies, and their impact on philosophical, theological, scientific and literary thought. This thirtieth anniversary edition – coinciding with Ong’s centenary year –…

    Paperback – 2012-09-27
    New Accents

  • Education and Learning in the Early Islamic World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Claude Gilliot

    Studying education and learning in the formative period of Islam is not immediately easy, since the sources for this are relatively late and frequently project backwards to the earlier period the assumptions and conditions of their own day. The studies in this volume have been selected for the…

    Hardback – 2012-08-22
    The Formation of the Classical Islamic World

  • Intertextuality

    2nd Edition

    By Graham Allen

    Theories of intertextuality suggest that meaning in a text can only ever be understood in relation to other texts; no work stands alone but is interlinked with the tradition that came before it and the context in which it is produced. This idea of intertextuality is crucial to understanding…

    Paperback – 2011-05-19
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Dialogue

    1st Edition

    By Peter Womack

    Dialogue is a many-sided critical concept; at once an ancient philosophical genre, a formal component of fiction and drama, a model for the relationship of writer and reader, and a theoretical key to the nature of language. In all its forms, it questions ‘literature’, disturbing the singleness and…

    Paperback – 2011-04-21
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Giorgio Agamben

    1st Edition

    By Alex Murray

    Giorgio Agamben is one of the most important and controversial figures in contemporary continental philosophy and critical theory. His work covers a broad array of topics from biblical criticism to Guantanamo Bay and the ‘war on terror’. Alex Murray explains Agamben’s key ideas, including: an…

    Paperback – 2010-04-14
    Routledge Critical Thinkers

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