Literature & Race Products

  • Olive Schreiner and African Modernism

    Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Avant-Garde Pieties

    Aesthetics, Race, and the Renewal of Innovative Poetics, 1st Edition

    By Joel Bettridge

    Avant-Garde Pieties tells a new story about innovative poetry; it argues that the avant-garde—now more than a century old—persists in its ability to nurture interesting, provocative, meaningful, and moving poems, despite its profound cultural failings and its self-devouring theoretical compulsions.…

    Paperback – 2019-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Race Matters, Animal Matters

    Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1840-1930, 1st Edition

    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.…

    Paperback – 2019-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Fictions of Integration

    American Children's Literature and the Legacies of Brown v. Board of Education, 1st Edition

    By Naomi Lesley

    This book examines how children’s and young adult literature addresses and interrogates the legacies of American school desegregation. Such literature narrates not only the famous battles to implement desegregation in the South, in places like Little Rock, Arkansas, but also more insidious and less…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Nation in Fin-de-siècle Spanish Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Smith, Lisa Nalbone

    This volume focuses on intersections of race, class, gender, and nation in the formation of the fin-de-siècle Spanish and Spanish colonial subject. Despite the wealth of research produced on gender, social class, race, and national identity few studies have focused on how these categories…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Primitivism

    1st Edition

    By Michael Bell

    First published in 1972, this books examines the subject of primitivism through the study of the work of a number of major writers, including D. H. Lawrence, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. It looks at the variety of definitions and uses of primitivism and how the idea…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama

    The Other “Other”, 1st Edition

    By Matthieu Chapman

    This is the first book to deploy the methods and ensemble of questions from Afro-pessimism to engage and interrogate the methods of Early Modern English studies. Using contemporary Afro-pessimist theories to provide a foundation for structural analyses of race in the Early Modern Period, it engages…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives

    1st Edition

    By Yanoula Athanassakis

    Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives examines post-1929 US artistic interrogations of environmental disruption. Tracing themes of pollution, marine life, and agricultural production in the work of a number of historically significant writers including John Steinbeck, Ruth Ozeki, and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

    Habits of Whiteness, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

    This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

  • The Future of Postcolonial Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chantal Zabus

    The Future of Postcolonial Studies celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back by the now famous troika - Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. When The Empire Writes Back first appeared in 1989, it put postcolonial cultures and their…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism

    Critical Imaginaries for a Global Age, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aparajita Nanda

    As new comparative perspectives on race and ethnicity open up, scholars are identifying and exploring fresh topics and questions in an effort to reconceptualize ethnic studies and draw attention to nation–based approaches that may have previously been ignored. This volume, by recognizing the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

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