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  • Animal Automata and Living Machines in Literature and Philosophy

    Robots, Replicants, and Companion Species

    By Mark Paterson

    This book offers a protohistory of human-machine relations in literature and philosophy, focused on automata, robots, and the imaginary — and imagery — of animated nonhuman objects. Each chapter offers a distinct historical-philosophical epoch within human-machine thinking, and successively unfolds…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Absurd

    By Arnold P. Hinchliffe

    First published in 1969, provides a helpful introduction to the study of Absurdist writing and drama in the first half of the twentieth century. After discussing a variety of definitions of the Absurd, it goes on to examine a number of key figures in the movement such as Esslin, Sartre, Camus,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Philosophical Approaches to Cormac McCarthy

    Beyond Reckoning

    Edited by Christopher Eagle

    This book is the first edited collection to explore the role of philosophy in the works of Cormac McCarthy, significantly expanding the scope of philosophical inquiry into McCarthy’s writings. There is a strong and growing interest amongst philosophers in the relevance of McCarthy’s writings to key…

    Hardback – 2016-12-31 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Dada and Surrealism

    By C. W. E. Bigsby

    First published in 1972, the work provides an introduction to Dada and Surrealism. It explores the two movements and their cultural significance. It also looks at those who called themselves Dadaists and Surrealists, including their aims and achievements. In doing so, the book identifies the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Transcultural Poetics and the Concept of the Poet

    From Philip Sidney to T.S. Eliot

    By Ranjan Ghosh

    Critiquing the politics and dynamics of the transcultural poetics of reading literature, this book demonstrates an ambitious understanding of the concept of the poet across a wide range of traditions – Anglo-American, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Bengali, Urdu – and philosophies of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Changing Sentiments and the Magdalen Hospital

    Luxury, Virtue and the Senses in Eighteenth-Century Culture

    By Mary Peace

    This book charts the complex ideological territory of eighteenth century sentimental discourse through the uniquely revealing lens of the London Magdalen Hospital for Penitent Prostitutes. The establishment of the London Magdalen House in 1758 is read as the cultural high watermark of sentimental…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 

  • Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism

    Continuities, Revisions, Speculations

    Edited by Bénédicte Coste, Catherine Delyfer, Christine Reynier

    Charting the period that extends from the 1860s to the 1940s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on Aestheticism and Modernism. By acknowledging that both movements had a passion for the ‘new’, it goes beyond the alleged divide between Modernism and its predecessors. Rather than reading the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14
    Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace

  • Neoliberalism and the Novel

    Edited by Emily Johansen, Alissa Karl

    The novel form has long been connected to modern capitalism and is, arguably, the literary genre most prominently enmeshed in contemporary global markets. Yet, as many critics have suggested about capital, something has changed in the last forty years. With the rise of neoliberalism as the dominant…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10

  • The Ecstasies of Roland Barthes

    By Mary Bittner Wiseman

    In this book, first published in 1989, Mary Bittner Wiseman interprets Roland Barthes’s experiments as efforts to reposition the human subject with respect to language and to time in order to let the subject escape from the language of a particular culture and the present time. With her insistent…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • Post-Structuralist Classics

    Edited by Andrew Benjamin

    Modern literary theory is increasingly looking to philosophy for its inspiration. After a wave of structural analysis, the growing influence of deconstruction and hermeneutic readings continues to bear witness to this. This exciting and important collection, first published in 1988, reveals the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • A Philosophy of the Screenplay

    By Ted Nannicelli

    Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Shakespeare's Folly

    Philosophy, Humanism, Critical Theory

    By Sam Hall

    This study contends that folly is of fundamental importance to the implicit philosophical vision of Shakespeare’s drama. The discourse of folly’s wordplay, jubilant ironies, and vertiginous paradoxes furnish Shakespeare with a way of understanding that lays bare the hypocrisies and absurdities of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

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