American & Canadian Literature Products

  • Planetary Memory in Contemporary American Fiction

    Edited by Lucy Bond, Ben De Bruyn, Jessica Rapson

    This book considers the ways in which contemporary American fiction seeks to imagine a mode of ‘planetary memory’ able to address the scalar and systemic complexities of the Anthropocene – the epoch in which the combined activity of the human species has become a geological force in its own right.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18 

  • The Poetry of Punk

    The Meaning behind Punk Rock and Hardcore Lyrics

    By Gerfried Ambrosch

    Punk bands have produced an abundance of poetic texts, some crude, some elaborate, in the form of song lyrics. These lyrics are an ideal means by which to trace the developments and explain the conflicts and schisms that have shaped, and continue to shape, punk culture. They can be described as the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08 

  • In Her Own Voice

    Nineteenth-Century American Women Essayists

    By Sherry L. Linkon

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Gender and Genre in Literature

  • The Routledge Introduction to American War Literature

    By Jennifer Haytock

    War and violence have arguably been some of the strongest influences on literature, but the relation is complex: more than just a subject for story-telling war tends to reshape literature and culture. Modern war literature necessarily engages with national ideologies and this volume looks at the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25 
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • Living Legacies

    Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement

    Edited by Laura Dubek

    In this timely and dynamic collection of essays, Laura Dubek brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore the literary response to the most significant social movement of the twentieth century. Covering a wide range of genres and offering provocative readings of both familiar and lesser…

    Paperback – 2018-04-12 

  • Tim O'Brien

    The Things He Carries and the Stories He Tells

    By Tobey C Herzog

    This collection of seven essays, like the carefully linked collection of vignettes within Tim O’Brien’s most popular book The Things They Carried, contains multiple critical and biographical angles with recurring threads of life events, themes, characters, creative techniques, and references to all…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • The Environmental Crisis Novel

    Ecological Death-facing in Contemporary British and North American Fiction

    By Louise Squire

    In the contemporary era, literature has begun to respond to the environmental issues we currently face. In doing so, a new subgenre has emerged -- the environmental crisis novel. This new subgenre is concerned not just with a range of environmental issues but with the human subject as catalyst for…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Routledge Revivals: Ernest Hemingway (1981)

    The Papers of a Writer

    Edited by Bernard Stanley Oldsey

    Originally published in 1981 Ernest Hemingway is a collection of papers from the Hemingway Collection conference of 1980. The essays are based on presentations from the commemorative conference, and combined into this collection, provide a key biography of Hemingway. Collectively, the book contains…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 

  • Beards and Masculinity in American Literature

    By Peter Ferry

    Beards and Masculinity in American Literature presents the social, historical, gender, and political power of facial hair in the representation of masculinities in American prose and poetry. Employing cutting-edge theories from the fields of Gender Studies, Masculinity Studies, and Queer Studies,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Introduction to Latina/o Literature

    By Frederick Luis Aldama

    The topic of Latino/a Literature is not as easily identifiable as it may seem. The definition itself of Latino can change depending on who you are talking to—so, what do we mean in this case, and what will this book explore? In this latest addition to the Routledge Studies in American Literature…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • Stories, Meaning, and Experience

    Narrativity and Enaction

    By Yanna B. Popova

    This is a book about the human propensity to think about and experience the world through stories. ‘Why do we have stories?’, ‘How do stories create meaning for us?’, and ‘How is storytelling distinct from other forms of meaning-making?’ are some of the questions that this book seeks to answer.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide

    Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture and the Visual Arts

    Edited by Anne Florence Gillard Estrada, Anne Besnault-Levita

    Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide contributes to a new phase in the Victorian-modern debate of traditional periodization through the perspective lens of literature and the visual arts. Breaking away from conventionally fixed discourses and dichotomies, this book utilizes an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2018-02-27 
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

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