20th Century Literature Products

  • The Contemporary Literature-Music Relationship

    Intermedia, Voice, Technology, Cross-Cultural Exchange

    By Hazel Smith

    This book explores the relationship between words and music in contemporary texts, examining, in particular, the way that new technologies are changing the literature-music relationship. It brings an eclectic and novel range of interdisciplinary theories to the area of musico-literary studies,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture

    Axes of Influence

    Edited by Tara Stubbs, Doug Haynes

    This study develops the important work carried out on American literature through the frameworks of transnational, transatlantic, and trans-local studies to ask what happens when these same aspects become intrinsic to the critical narrative. Much cultural criticism since the 1990s has sought to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

  • Representations of Anne Frank in American Literature and Culture

    Stories in New Ways

    By Rachael McLennan

    This book explores portrayals of Anne Frank in American literature and culture, where she is often invoked as a means of encouraging readers to think widely about persecution, genocide, and victimisation due to gender, sexuality, and race. The author examines how artistic representations of Anne…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage

    Edited by Jocelyn L. Buckner

    A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage places this renowned, award-winning playwright's contribution to American theatre in scholarly context. The volume covers Nottage's plays, productions, activism, and artistic collaborations to display the extraordinary breadth and depth of her work. The…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 

  • The Gothic's Gothic

    Study Aids to the Tradition of The Tale of Terror

    By Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV

    First published in 1988, this book aims to provide keys to the study of Gothicism in British and American literature. It gathers together much material that had not been cited in previous works of this kind and secondary works relevant to literary Gothicism — biographies, memoirs and graphic arts.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 

  • Silent Film and U.S. Naturalist Literature

    Time, Narrative, and Modernity

    By Katherine Fusco

    Typically, studies of early cinema’s relation to literature have focused on the interactions between film and modernism. When film first emerged, however, it was naturalism, not modernism, competing for the American public’s attention. In this media ecosystem, the cinema appeared alongside the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Modernism and the Avant-garde Body in Spain and Italy

    Edited by Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Maria Truglio

    This interdisciplinary volume interrogates bodily thinking in avant-garde texts from Spain and Italy during the early twentieth century and their relevance to larger modernist preoccupations with corporeality. It examines the innovative ways Spanish and Italian avant-gardists explored the body as a…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04 
    Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature

  • Staging Don DeLillo

    By Rebecca Rey

    The first book-length study to focus on Don DeLillo’s plays, Staging Don DeLillo brings the author’s theatre works to the forefront. Rebecca Rey explores four central themes that emerge across DeLillo’s theatre oeuvre: the centrality of language; the human fear of death; the elusiveness of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 

  • Re-Covering Modernism

    Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form

    In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced…

    Paperback – 2016-03-28 

  • Reading Postcolonial Theory

    Key texts in context

    By Bibhash Choudhury

    This book is an essential introduction to significant texts in postcolonial theory. It looks at seminal works in the ‘moments of their making’ and delineates the different threads that bind postcolonial studies. Each chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of a major text and contextualises it…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge India

  • Angela Carter: Surrealist, Psychologist, Moral Pornographer

    By Scott A. Dimovitz

    Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter’s problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and psychoanalysis, Scott Dimovitz explores the intricate connections between Carter’s private life and her public writing. He begins with…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08 

  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinema

    A Poetics of Laughter

    By Maik Nwosu

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa’s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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