Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation

    By Heike Missler

    Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-colored book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Fairy Tales and International Relations

    A Folklorist Reading of IR Textbooks

    By Kathryn Starnes

    This book offers a critical engagement with contemporary IR textbooks via a novel folklorist approach. Two parts of the folklorist approach are developed, addressing story structures via resemblances to two fairy tales, and engaging with the role of authors via framing gestures. The book not only…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • Routledge Revivals: Bertolt Brecht: Dialectics, Poetry, Politics (1988)

    By Peter Brooker

    First published in 1988, this books argues with received accounts to reclaim Brecht’s emphasis on his self-described ‘dialectical theatre’, re-examining firstly the concepts of Gestus and Verfremdung and their realisation in Brecht’s poetry in terms of his attempt to consciously apply the methods…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language

    Edited by Elena Semino, Zsofia Demjen

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Metaphor provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on metaphor and language, and maps out future directions of research and practice in a variety of contexts in this field. Metaphor has been recognized as an important…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene

    More than human encounters

    By Katherine Wright

    Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene offers a new perspective on international environmental scholarship, focusing on the emotional and affective connections between human and nonhuman lives to reveal fresh connections between global issues of climate change, species extinction and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • The Big Humanities

    Digital Humanities/Digital Laboratories

    By Richard J. Lane

    This book provides an accessible introduction to, and overview of, the digital humanities, one of the fastest growing areas of literary studies. Lane takes a unique approach by focusing on the technologies and the new environment in which the digital humanities largely takes place: the digital…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16 
    Routledge

  • Crime Fiction and the Law

    Edited by Maria Aristodemou, Fiona Macmillan, Patricia Tuitt

    This book opens up a range of important perspectives on law and violence by considering the ways in which their relationship is formulated in literature, television and film. Employing critical legal theory to address the relationship between crime fiction, law and justice, it considers a range of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11 
    Routledge
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • The Camera-Eye Metaphor in Cinema

    By Christian Quendler

    This book explores the cultural, intellectual, and artistic fascination with camera-eye metaphors in film culture of the twentieth century. By studying the very metaphor that cinema lives by, it provides a rich and insightful map of our understanding of cinema and film styles and shows how cinema…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Tragedy: The Basics

    By Sean McEvoy

    Tragedy: The Basics is an accessible and up-to-date introduction to dramatic tragedy. A comprehensive guide for anyone undertaking a study of the genre, it provides a chronological overview of the genre and the history of tragic theory. Integrating a discussion of texts, contexts and theory, it…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Resisting Boundaries

    The Subject of Naturalism in Brazil

    By Eva P. Bueno

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Turandot's Sisters

    A Study of the Folktale AT 851

    By Christine Goldberg

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Interpretation in Political Theory

    Edited by Clement Fatovic, Sean Noah Walsh

    Theorists interested in learning more about any given interpretive approach are often required to navigate a dizzying array of sources, with no clear sense of where to begin. The prose of many primary sources is often steeped in dense and technical argot that novices find intimidating or even…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26 
    Routledge

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