Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • Critical Practices in Creative Writing

    Creative Exposition

    By Graeme Harper

    Critical Exposition in Creative Writing examines the variety of approaches that can be taken when writers attempt to explore and explain their methods, style and techniques. The book covers the background, context, evidence and modes of critical exposition and exposes it as a widely taught and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 

  • Discourse: The Basics

    By Angela Goddard, Neil Carey

    Humans are social animals and through conversation, written communication, symbols and other expressions are constantly interacting with each other. Discourse: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the analysis of those interactions and the many forms, expressions and meanings…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 
    The Basics

  • Anima and Africa

    Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature

    By Matthew A. Fike

    C. G. Jung understood the anima in a wide variety of ways but especially as a multifaceted archetype and as a field of energy. In Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature, Matthew A. Fike uses these principles to analyze male characters in well-known British, American, and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 

  • Satire in the Age of Elizabeth I

    An Activistic Art

    By William Jones

    This book argues that the satire of the late Elizabethan period goes far beyond generic rhetorical persuasion, but is instead intentionally engaged in a literary mission of transideological "perceptual translation." This reshaping of culturally orthodoxies is interpreted in this study as both…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Formulaicity and Creativity in Language and Literature

    Edited by Ian MacKenzie, Martin A. Kayman

    Formulaicity is pervasive in both spoken and written language. Speakers use a huge amount of prefabricated language including collocations, idioms, fixed and semi-fixed expressions, and verbal creativity often involves combining established word sequences rather than inventing wholly new ones. In…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 

  • J.M. Coetzee: Fictions of the Real

    Edited by Anthony Uhlmann

    J.M. Coetzee has new things to say about this relation between the ‘real’ and ‘fictions of the real’, and while much has already been written about him, these questions need to be more fully explored. The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the idea of the hinge between the world (…

    Hardback – 2017-05-08 

  • Posthumanism and Deconstructing Arguments

    Corpora and Digitally-driven Critical Analysis

    By Kieran O'Halloran

    Posthumanism and Deconstructing Arguments provides a new and practical approach to the critical analysis of persuasive literature such as newspaper editorials, discussion forums and political blogs. Employing corpus linguistic methods and underpinned by Derridean ideas, this book argues that the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26 

  • The Singularity of Literature

    By Derek Attridge

    The Iliad and Beowulf provide rich sources of historical information. The novels of Henry Fielding and Henry James may be instructive in the art of moral living. Some go further and argue that Emile Zola and Harriet Beecher Stowe played a part in ameliorating the lives of those existing in harsh…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25 
    Routledge Classics

  • Dickens’ Novels as Poetry

    Allegory and Literature of the City

    By Jeremy Tambling

    Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens’ novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens’ novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens’ writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Contemporary Studies

    By Charles Baudouin

    Originally published in 1924, this title is divided into four parts each looking at contemporary issues of the time. Beginning with ‘The Liberators of the Mind’ the author discusses important thinkers of the time, such as Tolstoy and Nietzsche. The second part looks at ‘The War and Peace’ which…

    Paperback – 2017-04-15 
    Collected Works of Charles Baudouin

  • Psychoanalysis and Aesthetics

    By Charles Baudouin

    Originally published in 1924 this title is substantially a continuation of Baudouin’s earlier title Studies in Psychoanalysis, being an application of psychoanalysis to the theory of aesthetics, as illustrated by a detailed study of the works of the Belgian poet Emile Verhaeren. The ‘interpretation…

    Paperback – 2017-04-15 
    Collected Works of Charles Baudouin

  • Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

    By Various

    This set brings together a collection of classic out-of-print works that offer some surprising new takes on the theme of sexuality in literature. Whether examining new spaces by unrepresented women writers of colour or looking afresh at gay writings of the early twentieth century, this set presents…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11 
    Routledge Library Editions: Literature and Sexuality

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