Irish Literature Products

  • Haunted Europe

    Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media, 1st Edition

    Edited by Evert Jan Van Leeuwen, Michael Newton

    Haunted Europe offers the first comprehensive account of the British and Irish fascination with a Gothic vision of continental Europe, tracing its effect on British intellectual life from the birth of the Gothic novel, to the eve of Brexit, and the symbolic recalibration of the UK’s relationship to…

    Hardback – 2019-07-10 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Eugenia and Adelaide, A Novel

    Frances Sheridan, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna M Fitzer

    Frances Sheridan’s Eugenia and Adelaide is an astonishing first novel of parental tyranny, infidelity, kidnap, blackmail, and violence played out over two volumes against the backdrop of continental Europe. The friendship of Eugenia and Adelaide endures in spite of their separation at the beginning…

    Hardback – 2019-06-14 
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Modernism, Self-Creation, and the Maternal

    The Mother’s Son, 1st Edition

    By James Martell

    Focusing on their conception and use of the notion of the mother, Modernism, Self-Creation, and the Maternal proposes a new interpretation of literature by modernist authors like Rousseau, Baudelaire, Poe, Rimbaud, Rilke, Joyce, and Beckett. Seen through this maternal relation, their writing…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11 
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • 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 
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Comedy of Manners

    1st Edition

    By David L. Hirst

    First published in 1979, this book traces comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then present — a scope beyond the traditional focus on the Restoration and early twentieth century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive potential and socially critical force in this particularly English dramatic…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Romance

    1st Edition

    By Gillian Beer

    First published in 1970, this work provides an overview of the Romance from the medieval period to the 20th century and tracks how the genre has changed with time, including its interaction with other forms of literature such as gothic novels, realism and science fiction. It explores a myriad of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction

    1st Edition

    By William Vesterman

    How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Irish Global Migration and Memory

    Transatlantic Perspectives of Ireland's Famine Exodus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marguerite Corporaal, Jason King

    Irish Global Migration and Memory: Transnational Perspectives of Ireland’s Famine Exodus brings together leading scholars in the field who examine the experiences and recollections of Irish emigrants who fled from their famine-stricken homeland in the mid-nineteenth century. The book breaks new…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18

  • A Critical Reappraisal of the Writings of Francis Sylvester Mahony

    1st Edition

    By Fergus Dunne

    This book resituates Francis Sylvester Mahony in an early nineteenth-century literary-historical context, counteracting the efforts of twentieth-century literary historians to obscure his contribution to the emergence of a distinctive Irish Catholic fiction in English. This volume re-explores his…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Wilde’s Other Worlds

    1st Edition

    By Michael F. Davis, Petra Dierkes-Thrun

    Taking its cue from Baudelaire’s important essay "The Painter of Modern Life," in which Baudelaire imagines the modern artist as a "man of the world," this collection of essays presents Oscar Wilde as a "man of the world" who eschewed provincial concerns, cultural conventions, and narrow national…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Robert Burns and the Philosophers

    1st Edition

    By J Walter McGinty

    This volume expounds the influence of Robert Burns’s reading of Philosophy on his life and work, supplementing this with his personal encounters with those philosophers he met. The work begins with the Homespun Philosophy of his early years under the tutelage of William Burnes and John Murdoch,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • European Literary History

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maarten De Pourcq, Sophie Levie

    This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12

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