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  • Storytelling and Ethics

    Historical Imagination in Contemporary Literature and Visual Arts

    Edited by Hanna Meretoja, Colin Davis

    In recent years there has been a huge amount of both popular and academic interest in storytelling as something that is an essential part of not only literature and art but also our everyday lives as well as our dreams, fantasies, aspirations, historical self-understanding, and political actions.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Close to the Sources

    Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and Academy

    By Abebe Zegeye, Maurice Vambe

    European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • 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 
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    The Basics

  • Victimhood and Vulnerability in 21st Century Fiction

    Edited by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Susana Onega

    Editors Jean-Michel Ganteau and Susana Onega) have assembled a volume which addresses the relationship between trauma and ethics, and moves one step further to engage with vulnerability studies in their relation to literature and literary form. It consists of an introduction and of twelve articles…

    Hardback – 2017-03-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Realist Fiction and the Strolling Spectator (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Rignall

    The classic realist text has long been derided by post-structuralist critics as an unsophisticated and reactionary form. In this study, first published 1992, John Rignall makes a powerful case for the rehabilitation of realism as a self-aware and reflexive genre. Using the novels of Scott, Balzac,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

    6th Edition

    By Raman Selden, Peter Widdowson, Peter Brooker

    A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory is a classic introduction to the complex yet crucial area of literary theory. This book is known for its clear, accessible style and its thorough, logical approach, guiding the reader through the essentials of literary theory. It includes two new…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • Modernism

    3rd Edition

    By Peter Childs

    Modernist movements radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and their effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated, expanded, and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-27
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Routledge Revivals: Literary Fat Ladies (1987)

    Rhetoric, Gender, Property

    By Patricia Parker

    First published in 1987, the essays in this volume focus on questions of gender, property and power in the use of rhetoric and the practice of literary genres, and provide a historicised cultural critique. They analyse the links between rhetoric and property, but also representations of women as…

    Hardback – 2016-08-11
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Progress of Romance (1986)

    The Politics of Popular Fiction

    Edited by Jean Radford

    First published in 1986, the aim of this book is to present some of the changing thinking on popular writing to a wider audience in view of the enormous growth of mass culture after the war, but also to offer a historical perspective on a specific form of popular fiction: the romance. The essays…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

    By Various

    This set reissues 27 books on literary theory originally published between 1965 and 1992. Top academics in the field examine different aspects of literary theory, including structuralism, post-structuralism, stylistics and semiotics, and approach these theories in a variety of ways. This set will…

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

  • Walter Scott and the Historical Imagination

    By David Brown

    First published in 1979. This study explores the main critical issues that arise out of a modern reading of Scott’s work, and treats the major novels in detail. It tackles the questions of Scott’s place in literary history and his problems in pioneering the historical novel. As well as examining…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • The Paradox of Gissing

    By David Grylls

    First published 1986. In this book the author refutes the notion that Gissing’s weaknesses as a novelist are associated with defects in his personality and argues that the power of his writing stemmed from his divided character. Gissing’s permanently divided emotions on poverty, reformism, women…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

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