American & Canadian Literature Products

  • Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays

    By Maisha Akbar

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • 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 – 2018-10-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism

    By Linda Wagner-Martin

    The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism offers readers a fresh, insightful overview to all genres of postmodern writing. Drawing on a variety of works, from not only mainstream authors but, also those that are arguably unconventional, renown scholar, Linda Wagner-Martin gives the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • African American Children in American Political Life

    The Literature and Politics of the Impossible

    By Myisha Priest

    This book explores the ways that figures of Black children and writing for them articulate complex and contested notions of justice arising from the entanglements of black freedom and black subjection, articulations made material in spectacular performances on the political stage. Connecting…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Critical Dictionary of Inter-American Studies - Volume IV

    Media and Communication

    By Olaf Kaltmeier

    The Critical Dictionary of Inter-American studies charts the field by focusing on the transnational or hemispheric dimensions of social, cultural and political dynamics in the Americas in history and contemporary times. The ever increasing and multi-layered processes of integration and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28 

  • Football and Literature in South America

    By David Wood

    South America is a region that enjoys an unusually high profile as the origin of some of the world’s greatest writers and most celebrated footballers. This is the first book to undertake a systematic study of the relationship between football and literature across South America. Beginning with the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26 

  • Battling Girlhood

    Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature

    By Kristen B. Proehl

    From Jo March of Little Women (1868) to Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games (2008), the American tomboy figure has evolved into an icon of modern girlhood and symbol of female empowerment. Battling Girlhood: Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature traces the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-05 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Toni Morrison and the New Black

    Reading God Help the Child

    By Jaleel Akhtar

    Toni Morrison and the New Black examines how Morrison explores the concept of the new black in the context of post-soul, post-black and post-racial discourses. Morrison evolves the new black as symbolic of unprecedented black success in all walks of life, from politics to the media, business and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 

  • Routledge Revivals: David Rabe (1988)

    A Stage History and a Primary and Secondary Bibliography

    By Philip C. Kolin

    In the twenty years that preceded the publication of this book in 1988, David Rabe was in the vanguard of playwrights who shaped American theatre. As the first full-length work on Rabe, this book laid the groundwork for later critical and biographical studies. The first part consists of an essay…

    Paperback – 2018-05-30 

  • 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 – 2018-05-14

  • Avant-Garde Pieties

    Aesthetics, Race, and the Renewal of Innovative Poetics

    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.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on 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 – 2018-05-11
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

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