Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • Automated Media

    1st Edition

    By Mark Andrejevic

    In this era of automated media, Mark Andrejevic puts a lens to the characteristics of automated media and their social, political, and cultural consequences, contesting the emerging logics of automation even as they seem to have become irresistible and implacable. This book shows how pervasive…

    Paperback – 2019-11-21 
    Routledge

  • Pastoral

    2nd Edition

    By Terry Gifford

    Updated throughout, this new edition provides a clear and invaluable introduction to the study of Pastoral. Terry Gifford traces the history of the genre from its classical origins through to contemporary writing and introduces the major writers and critical issues relating to Pastoral. Gifford…

    Paperback – 2019-11-15 
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Engagements with Contemporary Literary and Critical Theory

    1st Edition

    By Evan Gottlieb

    Engagements with Contemporary Literary and Critical Theory is a wide-ranging but accessible introduction to the key thinkers and theories integral to the study of literature. Organised thematically, the book provides historical introductions and uses a variety of relevant contemporary examples to…

    Paperback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • Trauma

    1st Edition

    By Lucy Bond, Stef Craps

    Trauma has become a catchword of our time and a central category in contemporary theory and criticism. In this illuminating and accessible volume, Lucy Bond and Stef Craps: provide an account of the history of the concept of trauma from the late nineteenth century to the present day examine…

    Paperback – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Before Literature

    The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word, 1st Edition

    By Sheila J. Nayar

    Before Literature examines storytelling when, due to historical, technological or socio-economic circumstance, a narrative was neither shaped nor influenced by alphabetic literacy.   How does a story unfold when carried solely in memory, when it could not be written down or externally stored? What…

    Paperback – 2019-10-11 
    Routledge

  • Engagements with Shakespearean Drama

    1st Edition

    By William Walker

    Rather than treating the plays as objects to be studied, described and interpreted, Engagements with Shakespearean Drama examines precisely what about Shakespeare’s plays is so special – why they continue to be discussed and performed all around the world. This book highlights the importance…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • The Future of Reading

    1st Edition

    By Eric Purchase

    Why do we read? What happens to our imaginations when we read? To our knowledge? What creative forces are unleashed? What are the wider implications of all of this? In a truly engaging and accessible style, The Future of Reading looks at the very experience of reading; not just the consumption and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge

  • Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism

    1st Edition

    By Barry Laga

    Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism is a completely fresh and innovative approach to teaching and learning literary theory: using short passages of theory to make sense of literary and cultural texts. It focuses on the key concepts that help readers understand…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01
    Routledge

  • Critical Approaches to Creative Writing

    1st Edition

    By Graeme Harper

    What is creative writing? In Critical Approaches to Creative Writing, Graeme Harper draws on both creative and critical knowledge to look at what creative writing is, and how it can be better understood. Harper explores how to critically consider creative writing in progress, while also tutoring…

    Paperback – 2018-09-13
    Routledge

  • Close Reading: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By David Greenham

    Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of their studies. This book is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Medieval Literature: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Angela Jane Weisl, Anthony Joseph Cunder

    Medieval Literature: The Basics is an engaging introduction to this fascinating body of literature. The volume breaks down the variety of genres used in the corpus of medieval literature and makes these texts accessible to readers. It engages with the familiarities present in the narratives and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Satire

    1st Edition

    By John T. Gilmore

    What is satire? How can we define it? Is it a weapon for radical change or fundamentally conservative? Is satire funny or cruel? Does it always need a target or victim? Combining thematic, theoretical and historical approaches, John T. Gilmore introduces and investigates the tradition of satire…

    Paperback – 2017-11-24
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

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