Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • Critical Content Analysis of Visual Images in Books for Young People

    Reading Images, 1st Edition

    Edited by Holly Johnson, Janelle Mathis, Kathy G. Short

    Extending the discussion of critical content analysis to the visual realm of picturebooks and graphic novels, this book provides a clear research methodology for understanding and analyzing visual imagery. Offering strategies for "reading" illustrations in global and multicultural literature,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge

  • Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction

    Freud's Psychic Apparatus, 1st Edition

    By Jared Russell

    Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction: Freud's Psychic Apparatus demonstrates the relevance of deconstructive thinking for the clinical practice of psychoanalysis. Arguing that deconstruction has been misrepresented as a form of literary theory or a philosophy of language, the book puts Derrida,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-19 
    Routledge

  • Reading Lacan's Écrits: From ‘The Freudian Thing’ to 'Remarks on Daniel Lagache'

    1st Edition

    Edited by Derek Hook, Calum Neill, Stijn Vanheule

    The Écrits was Jacques Lacan’s single most important text, a landmark in psychoanalysis which epitomized his aim of returning to Freud via structural linguistics, philosophy and literature. Reading Lacan’s Écrits is the first extensive set of commentaries on the complete edition of Lacan’s Écrits…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08 
    Routledge

  • Avant-Garde Pieties

    Aesthetics, Race, and the Renewal of Innovative Poetics, 1st Edition

    By Joel Bettridge

    Avant-Garde Pieties tells a new story about innovative poetry; it argues that the avant-garde—now more than a century old—persists in its ability to nurture interesting, provocative, meaningful, and moving poems, despite its profound cultural failings and its self-devouring theoretical compulsions.…

    Paperback – 2019-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Disability in Translation

    The Indian Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Someshwar Sati, G.J.V. Prasad

    This volume explores how disability is seen, written about, read and understood through literature and translation. Foregrounding the asymmetrical world of power relations, it delves into the act of translation to exhibit how disability is constructed and deployed in language and culture. The…

    Paperback – 2019-08-20 
    Routledge India

  • Afropolitanism and the Novel

    De-realizing Africa, 1st Edition

    By Ashleigh Harris

    The place of the novel as a literary form in Africa is contested. Its colonial origins and its unaffordability for most Africans make it a bad fit for the continent, yet it was also central to the creation of most postcolonial African national literary canons. These bipolar traditions remain…

    Paperback – 2019-08-29 
    Routledge India
    Literary Cultures of the Global South

  • Lacan and Marx

    The Invention of the Sympton, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Bruno

    Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Symptom provides an incisive commentary on Lacan’s reading of Marx, mapping the relations between these two vastly influential thinkers. Unlike previous books, Bruno provides a detailed history of Lacan’s reading of Marx and surveys his references to Marx in…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge
    The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library (CFAR)

  • A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature

    Reading the Reader, 1st Edition

    By Merav Roth

    What are the unconscious processes involved in reading literature? How does literature influence our psychological development and existential challenges? A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature offers a unique glimpse into the unconscious psychic processes and development involved in…

    Paperback – 2019-09-06 
    Routledge
    Art, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis Book Series

  • Democratic Political Tragedy in the Postcolony

    The Tragedy of Postcoloniality in Michael Manley’s Jamaica and Nelson Mandela’s South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Greg A. Graham

    A ground-breaking work in Africana political thought that links the plight of progressive political endeavors in Africa with those in the Diaspora and beyond, Democratic Tragedy in the Postcolony engages with two of the defining political sagas of the postcolonial era. The book presents Michael…

    Paperback – 2019-09-06 
    Routledge

  • The Buffalo Century

    Vāñchśvara Dīkṣita’s Mahiṣaśatakam, A Political Satire for All Centuries, 1st Edition

    By Kesavan Veluthat

    This book presents a critical analysis and English translation of the Sanskrit epic, the Mahiṣaśataka, “A Hundred Verses in Praise of a Buffalo”. It was one of the first text on political satire, which heavily criticises the king, the bureaucracy, the nobility and society. With the help of…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge India

  • Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan A Allan

    Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance seeks to open a lively and accessible discussion between critical studies of men and masculinities and popular romance studies, especially its continued interest in what Janice Radway has called "the purity of his maleness." Popular romance novels, perhaps…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge
    Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture

  • Chances Are

    Contingency, Queer Theory and American Literature, 1st Edition

    By Valerie Rohy

    This innovative work makes use of psychoanalytic, queer, and narrative theories to read nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and demonstrate how the concept of contingency—whether chance, accident, luck, or mutation—enriches our understanding of how queer sexualities are articulated…

    Paperback – 2019-10-11 
    Routledge

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