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  • Narrative and Belief

    The Religious Affordance of Supernatural Fiction

    Edited by Markus Altena Davidsen

    The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and certain other works of fantasy and science fiction have inspired some of their readers and viewers to believe that the superhuman powers of the story-worlds, such as Gandalf and the Force, exist also in the real world. We can say that such fictional narratives…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 

  • Environmental Posthumanism in Literature and Science

    Stages of Transmutation

    By Tom Idema

    Literature is often regarded as a window on the human soul. However, in an era of turbulent planetary change, perhaps this inward focus will give way to a preoccupation with the relations between humans and their nonhuman environments, thus decentering humanity. Such a perspective may be called…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature

    Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults

    Edited by Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith, Elizabeth Bullen

    This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialisation, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • The Beloved Does Not Bite

    Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them

    By Debra Dudek

    In this new monograph, author Debra Dudek defines a new era of vampire texts in which vampires have moved from their iconic dark, feared, often seductive figure lingering in alleys, to the beloved and morally sensitive vampire winning the affections of teen protagonists throughout pop culture.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Shifting Focus

    Strangers and Strangeness in Literature and Education

    Edited by Peter Roberts

    There is a long history of interest in ‘strangers’ and ‘strangeness’ in the West. Literature lends itself particularly well to an exploration of the strange in its richly varied forms, having often contained portraits of outsiders. These portraits depict people who are strange in their unusual…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • The Trauma Graphic Novel

    By Andrés Romero-Jódar

    The end of the twentieth century and the turn of the new millennium witnessed an unprecedented flood of traumatic narratives and testimonies of suffering in literature and the arts. Graphic novels, free at last from long decades of stern censorship, helped explore these topics by developing a new…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities

    Literary Retrofuturisms, Media Archaeologies, Alternate Histories

    By Roger Whitson

    Steampunk is more than a fandom, a literary genre, or an aesthetic. It is a research methodology turning history inside out to search for alternatives to the progressive technological boosterism sold to us by Silicon Valley. This book turns to steampunk's quirky temporalities to embrace diverse…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Historicising Transmedia Storytelling

    Early Twentieth-Century Transmedia Story Worlds

    By Matthew Freeman

    Tracing the industrial emergence of transmedia storytelling—typically branded a product of the contemporary digital media landscape—this book provides a historicised intervention into understandings of how fictional stories flow across multiple media forms. Through studies of the storyworlds…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley

    The Visionary Legacy of Brave New World, Ape and Essence and Island

    By Ronald Zigler

    The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels –…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies

    Conversations from Earth to Cosmos

    Edited by Salma Monani, Joni Adamson

    This book addresses the intersections between the interdisciplinary realms of Ecocriticism and Indigenous and Native American Studies, and between academic theory and pragmatic eco-activism conducted by multiethnic and indigenous communities. It illuminates the multi-layered, polyvocal ways in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Genre Fiction of New India

    Post-millennial receptions of "weird" narratives

    By E. Dawson Varughese

    This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • European Posthumanism

    Edited by Stefan Herbrechter, Ivan Callus, Manuela Rossini

    In literary studies and beyond, ‘theory’ and its aftermaths have arguably been over-influenced by US- and UK-based institutions, publishers, journals, and academics. Yet the influence of theory in its Anglo-American forms has remained reliant on Continental European ideas. Similar patterns can be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11

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