Literary History Products

  • Text, Food and the Early Modern Reader

    Eating Words

    By Jason Scott-Warren, Andrew Elder Zurcher

    In early modern culture, eating and reading were entangled acts. Our dead metaphors (swallowed stories, overcooked narratives, digested information) are all that now remains of a rich interplay between text and food, in which every element of dining, from preparation to purgation, had its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Travel Writing

    Edited by Tim Youngs, Alasdair Pettinger

    Designed to offer a state-of-the-art introduction to established and emerging patterns of research, The Ashgate Research Companion to Travel Writing takes an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and to travel texts themselves. The volume adopts a thematic approach, with each contributor…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Impressive Shakespeare

    Identity, Authority and the Imprint in Shakespearean Drama

    By Harry Newman

    Shakespeare’s supposed genius and universality is still thought to lie in his work’s capacity to ’impress’, ’imprint’ or ’stamp’ our hearts, minds and souls. But to what extent is Shakespeare’s perceived impressiveness rooted in his own language of impression? Impressive Shakespeare investigates…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Place and the Scene of Literary Practice

    By Angharad Saunders

    The act of writing is intimately bound up with the flow and eddy of a writer’s being-within-the-world; the everyday practices, encounters and networks of social life. Exploring the geographies of literary practice in the period 1840-1910, this book takes as its focus the work, or craft, of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts

    By Harriet Phillips, Claire Loffman

    A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts provides a series of answers written by more than forty editors of diverse texts addressing the 'how-to's' of completing an excellent scholarly edition. The Handbook is primarily a practical guide rather than a theoretical forum; it airs common problems and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture

    Edited by Alfred Bendixen, Olivia Carr Edenfield

    This collection of essays by leading scholars insists on a larger recognition of the importance and diversity of crime fiction in U.S. literary traditions. Instead of presenting the genre as the property of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, this book maps a larger territory which includes the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Ballad

    By Alan Bold

    First published in 1979, this work presents the history of the ballad, including its origin, style, content and preservation. It explores how ballads have adapted and changed over time, particularly with the rise of mass literacy and printing and the decline in the oral tradition, and in doing so,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • 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 – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Satire

    By Arthur Pollard

    First published in 1970, this work explores the literary genre of satire. After identifying the definitive aspects of satire, it goes on to examine the subjects which can be susceptible to satire, the modes and means of satire, the tone of satire and the satirist’s relationship with the reader. In…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Grotesque

    By Philip Thomson

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful overview of the grotesque and its use in a number of literary genres including novels, drama and poetry. After providing a historical summary of the term, the book discusses the various defining aspects of the grotesque and its relationship to…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Tragedy

    By Clifford Leech

    First published in 1969, this work examines the genre of Tragedy from its origins in ancient Greece, to the modern day. Beginning with an overview of the meaning of tragedy in Europe through the ages, it goes on to explore common aspects of tragedies such as the tragic hero, the chorus and unities,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Shifting Focus

    Strangers and Strangeness in Literature and Education

    Edited by Peter Roberts

    There is a long history of interest in ‘strangers’ and ‘strangeness’ in the West. Literature lends itself particularly well to an exploration of the strange in its richly varied forms, having often contained portraits of outsiders. These portraits depict people who are strange in their unusual…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

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