Literary Genres Products

  • The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael E. Sinatra, Thomas C. Crochunis

    The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843 brings together ten eclectic plays by female dramatists and writers, to stimulate a rich discussion of women, writing, and theatre history. Ranging through tragedy, comedy, musical theatre and mixed-genre texts, this volume celebrates…

    Paperback – 2019-06-15 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-12 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume II, 1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-12 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume III, 1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-12 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume I, 1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-12 
    Routledge

  • Poetry and Uselessness

    From Coleridge to Ashbery, 1st Edition

    By Robert Archambeau

    W.H. Auden famously claimed "poetry makes nothing happen." That may or may not be the case, but the idea that poetry makes nothing happen has, itself, been extremely influential, and has made a great deal happen in the world.  This book examines several of the main currents in literary history as…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Conceptualisation and Exposition

    A Theory of Character Construction, 1st Edition

    By Lina Varotsi

    While the concept of the fictional character has been widely discussed at interdisciplinary level, a foundational theory of character creation is yet to follow. As a result, creative writing students and beginner writers refer to post-construction analysis, as well as the step-by-step advice often…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Drama in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Playmakers and their Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Nadia Thérèse van Pelt

    Drama in Medieval and Early Modern Europe moves away from the customary conceptual framework that artificially separates ‘medieval’ from ‘early modern’ drama to explore the role of drama and spectacle in England, France, the Low Countries, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and the German-speaking areas…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History

  • Mary Hays's 'Female Biography'

    Collective Biography as Enlightenment Feminism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Spongberg, Gina Luria Walker

    Devoted to Mary Hays’s Female Biography; or, memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women from all ages and nations (1803), this book explores Hays’s larger ambitions to lay the foundation for an encyclopaedic work by, for, and about women. Following on from the authors’ collaboration in producing…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03 
    Routledge

  • Edward Lloyd and His World

    Popular Fiction, Politics and the Press in Victorian Britain, 1st Edition

    By Rohan McWilliam, Sarah Louise Lill

    The publisher Edward Lloyd (1815-1890) helped shape Victorian popular culture in ways that have left a legacy that lasts right up to today. He was a major pioneer of both popular fiction and journalism but has never received extended scholarly investigation until now. Lloyd shaped the modern…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Hermeneutic Ontology in Gadamer and Woolf

    The Being of Art and the Art of Being, 1st Edition

    By Adam Noland

    This volume analyses Virginia Woolf’s novels through a philosophical lens, providing an interpretive overview of her works through Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutic ontology. The text argues that interpretation itself is the central subject matter of Woolf’s novels: in order to understand these…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Intricate Movements

    Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser, 1st Edition

    By Brad Davin Tuggle

    Renaissance humanism takes as one of its subjects for inquiry the category of the human itself. As Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser shows, late sixteenth-century English poets found some remarkably radical ways to interrogate and redefine the…

    Hardback – 2019-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

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