Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • World Literature, Transnational Cinema, and Global Media

    Towards a Transartistic Commons, 1st Edition

    By Robert Stam

    With extraordinary transnational and transdisciplinary range, World Literature, Transnational Cinema, and Global Media comprehensively explores the genealogies, vocabularies, and concepts orienting the fields within literature, cinema, and media studies. Orchestrating a layered conversation…

    Paperback – 2019-02-22
    Routledge

  • Teaching Lives: Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narratives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laurie McNeill, Kate Douglas

    The contemporary ‘boom’ in the publication and consumption of auto/biographical representation has made life narratives a popular and compelling subject for twenty-first century classrooms. The proliferation of forms, media, terminologies, and disciplinary approaches in a range of educational…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge

  • Formulaicity and Creativity in Language and Literature

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • J.M. Coetzee: Fictions of the Real

    1st Edition

    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 (…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge

  • Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies

    On Refusing to be Realistic, 1st Edition

    By John Storey

    In Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies, John Storey looks at the concept of utopianism from a cultural studies perspective and argues that radical utopianism can awaken the political promise of cultural studies. Between the Preface and the Postscript, there are seven chapters that…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • Literature and Poverty

    From the Hebrew Bible to the Second World War, 1st Edition

    By David Aberbach

    Literature and Poverty offers an engaging overview of changes in literary perceptions of poverty and the poor.  Part I of the book, from the Hebrew Bible to the French Revolution, provides essential background information. It introduces the Scriptural ideal of the ‘holy poor’ and the process…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31
    Routledge

  • Revival: Genre and Void (2003)

    Looking Back at Sartre and Beauvoir, 1st Edition

    By Max Deutscher

    This book was first published in 2003: Developing a reading of some of Beauvoir's and Sartre's most influential writings in philosophy, Max Deutscher explores contemporary philosophy in the light of the phenomenological tradition within which Being and Nothingness and The Second Sex occurred as…

    Paperback – 2019-01-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Irony and the Ironic

    1st Edition

    By D. C. Muecke

    First published in 1970 and revised in 1982, this work provides a critical overview of the concept of irony in literary criticism. After establishing the relationship of the ironical and the non-ironical, it summarises the history of the concept of irony, before isolating and discussing its basic…

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

  • Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Early Modern English Literature

    Gender, Performance, and Queer Relations, 1st Edition

    By Simone Chess

    This volume examines and theorizes the oft-ignored phenomenon of male-to-female (MTF) crossdressing in early modern drama, prose, and poetry, inviting MTF crossdressing episodes to take a fuller place alongside instances of female-to-male crossdressing and boy actors’ crossdressing, which have long…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Rhetoric

    1st Edition

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Grotesque

    1st Edition

    By Philip Thomson

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful overview of the grotesque and its use in a number of literary genres including novels, drama and poetry. After providing a historical summary of the term, the book discusses the various defining aspects of the grotesque and its relationship to…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • A History of Persian Navigation

    1st Edition

    By Hadi Hasan

    This book, first published in 1928, is based on Chinese, Persian and Arabic sources, and provides the first scholarly account of the history of Persian maritime exploration.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

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