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  • Dialect and Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century

    Edited by Jane Hodson

    The nineteenth century witnessed a proliferation in the literary uses of dialect, with dialect becoming a key feature in the development of the realist novel, dialect songs being printed by the hundreds in urban centres, and dialect poetry becoming a respected form. In this collection, scholars…

    Hardback – 2017-01-04 
    Routledge

  • The Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant

    Edited by Joanne Shattock, Elisabeth Jay

    Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) had a prolific literary career that spanned almost fifty years. She wrote some 98 novels, fifty or more short stories, twenty-five works of non-fiction, including biographies and historic guides to European cities, and more than three hundred periodical articles. This is…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • The Epic

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Annotating Modernism

    Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets

    By Amanda Golden

    Making extensive use of archival materials by Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton, Amanda Golden constructs a new narrative of the relationship between modernism and post-war poetry. While Golden situates her book among other materialist histories of modernism, she moves beyond examination…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28 
    Routledge

  • Robert Seymour and Nineteenth Century Print Culture

    Sketches by Seymour and Comic Illustration

    By Brian Maidment

    Robert Seymour’s Sketches by Seymour was one of the nineteenth century’s most enduring and widely reprinted books. Each new edition added fresh layers of text, textual annotation, and paratextual elements, with the result that Sketches offers an exemplary account of the dynamics of Victorian…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28 
    Routledge
    Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital

  • Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania

    By Rahel Orgis

    Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania offers the first systematic formal and thematic analysis of Wroth’s Urania in its historical context and explores the structural means by which Wroth fashions her readership. The book thus has a dual focus, at once on narrative…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22 
    Routledge

  • The Miscellany of the Spanish Golden Age

    A Literature of Fragments

    By Jonathan David Bradbury

    Taking up the invitation extended by tentative attempts over the past three decades to construct a functioning definition of the genre, Jonathan Bradbury traces the development of the vernacular miscellany in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Spanish-America. In the first full-length…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Lost Illusions (1974)

    Paul Léautaud and his World

    By James Harding

    Paul Léautaud was both one of the oddest characters in French literature and, as a staff member of the review Mercure de France, at the centre of Parisian literary life for over half a century. First published in 1974, this book represents the first full length biography of Léautaud in any language…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Transcultural Poetics and the Concept of the Poet

    From Philip Sidney to T.S. Eliot

    By Ranjan Ghosh

    Critiquing the politics and dynamics of the transcultural poetics of reading literature, this book demonstrates an ambitious understanding of the concept of the poet across a wide range of traditions – Anglo-American, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Bengali, Urdu – and philosophies of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Canon Constitution and Canon Change in Children’s Literature

    Edited by Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer, Anja Muller

    This volume focuses on the (de)canonization processes in children’s literature, considering the construction and cultural-historical changes of canons in different children’s literatures. Chapters by international experts in the field explore a wide range of different children’s literatures from…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Prizing Children’s Literature

    The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards

    Edited by Kenneth B. Kidd, Joseph T. Thomas Jr.

    Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Rhetorical Realism

    Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Ontology of Things

    By Scot Barnett

    Rhetorical Realism responds to the surging interest in nonhumans across the humanities by exploring how realist commitments have historically accompanied understandings of rhetoric from antiquity to the present. For a discipline that often defines itself according to human speech and writing, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

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