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  • Identity and Experience at the India-Bangladesh Border

    The Crisis of Belonging

    By Debdatta Chowdhury

    The Partition of Bengal in 1947 resulted in the creation of new states and the India-Bangladesh border. This book examines the lived experiences and perceptions of the people living across the India-Bangladesh border in the years following 1947. The author traces how the people living along this…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Studies in Asian Diasporas, Migrations and Mobilities

  • Immigrants and Comics

    Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis

    Edited by Nhora Lucía Serrano

    This interdisciplinary, themed anthology focuses on the depiction of immigrants in cartoons, comics, and graphic novels across diverse cultures and time periods, as they navigate new socio-political milieux. It seeks to interrogate how immigration is portrayed in comics and how the "immigrant" was…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • On African-American Rhetoric

    By Keith Gilyard, Adam J. Banks

    On African-American Rhetoric traces the arc of strategic language use by African Americans from rhetorical forms such as slave narratives and the spirituals to Black digital expression and contemporary activism. The governing idea is to illustrate the basic call-response process of African–American…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25 

  • Living Legacies

    Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement

    Edited by Laura Dubek

    In this timely and dynamic collection of essays, Laura Dubek brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore the literary response to the most significant social movement of the twentieth century. Covering a wide range of genres and offering provocative readings of both familiar and lesser…

    Paperback – 2018-04-12 

  • Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction

    Nor Yet Redeemed

    By Aaron Kaiserman

    Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction: Nor Yet Redeemed builds upon recent scholarship concerning representations of Jews in the British Romantic and Victorian periods. Existing studies identify common trends, or link positive Jewish portrayals to authorial interests and social…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

    Habits of Whiteness

    By Helen Young

    This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing

    Edited by Janet Wilson, Chandani Lokuge

    Engaging with Asian Australian writing, this book focuses on an influential area of cultural production defined by its ethnic diversity and stylistic innovativeness. In addressing the demanding new transnational and transcultural critical frameworks of such syncretic writing, the contributors…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29 

  • Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference

    Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World

    By Patricia Akhimie

    Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference reveals the relationship between racial discrimination and the struggle for upward social mobility in the early modern world. Reading Shakespeare's plays alongside contemporaneous conduct literature—how-to books on self-improvement—this book…

    Hardback – 2018-01-26 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Postcolonial Literature and Challenges for the New Millennium

    Edited by Lucienne Loh, Malcolm Sen

    This volume brings together an international range of postcolonial scholars to explore four distinct themes which are inherently interconnected within the globalised landscape of the early 21st century: China, Islamic fundamentalism, civil war and environmentalism. Through close-reading a range of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12

  • Popular Postcolonialisms

    Discourses of Empire and Popular Culture

    Edited by Nadia Atia, Kate Houlden

    Drawing together the insights of postcolonial scholarship and cultural studies, Popular Postcolonialisms questions the place of ‘the popular’ in the postcolonial paradigm. Multidisciplinary in focus, this collection explores the extent to which popular forms are infused with colonial logics, and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Olive Schreiner and African Modernism

    Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing

    By Jade Munslow Ong

    This book works across established categories of modernism and postcolonialism in order to radically revise the periods, places, and topics traditionally associated with anti-colonialism and aesthetic experimentation in African literature. The book is the first account of Olive Schreiner as a…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Race Matters, Animal Matters

    Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1840-1930

    By Lindgren Johnson

    Race Matters, Animal Matters challenges one of the grand narratives of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from animality. Analyzing canonical texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

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