American & Canadian Literature Products

  • 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 – 2018-05-10 
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • 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

  • 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 – 2018-04-18 

  • 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 – 2018-04-17 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary 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

  • 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

  • Provincializing the Bible

    Faulkner and Postsecular American Literature

    By Norman W. Jones

    Why, in our supposedly secular age, does the Bible feature prominently in so many influential and innovative works of contemporary U.S. literature? More pointedly, why would a book indelibly allied with a long history of institutionalized oppressions play a supporting role—and not simply as an…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Literature and Ecofeminism

    Intersectional and International Voices

    Edited by Douglas A. Vakoch, Sam Mickey

    Bringing together ecofeminism and ecological literary criticism (ecocriticism), this book presents diverse ways of understanding and responding to the tangled relationships between the personal, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience and expression. Literature and Ecofeminism…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13 
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Ulysses and Faust

    Tradition and Modernism from Homer till the Present

    By Harry Redner

    Ulysses and Faust: Tradition and Modernism from Homer till the Present examines the most important authors of Western literature: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Marlowe, Goethe, Joyce, Eliot, Mann, Bulgakov and Pasternak, who based their works on one or other of the two key myths of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

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