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  • Adorno and the Architects of Late Style in India

    Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Vikram Seth, and Dayanita Singh, 1st Edition

    By Tania Roy

    Examining works by Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, and Vikram Seth through the lens of T.W. Adorno's poetics of lateness, Tania Roy reads the category of late style in terms of the "belated" literatures and cultures of the postcolonial world. When does artistic or literary failure become the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-28 
    Routledge

  • The British Stake In Japanese Modernity

    Readings in Liberal Tradition and Native Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Michael Gardiner

    This book describes firstly a Japanese modernity which is readable not only as a modernising, but also as a Britishing, and secondly modernist attempts to overhaul this British universalism in some well-known and some less-known Japanese texts. From the mid-nineteenth century, and particularly as…

    Hardback – 2019-07-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Modernism in the Green

    Public Greens in Modern Literature and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Julia Daniel, Margaret Elizabeth Konkol

    Modernism in the Green traces a trans-Atlantic modernist fascination with the creation, use, and representation of the modern green. From the verdant public commons in the heart of cities to the lookout points on mountains in national parks, planned green spaces serve as felicitous stages for the…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Black USA and Spain

    Shared Memories in 20th Century Spain, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego

    During the 20th-century, Spaniards and African-Americans shared significant cultural memories forged by the profound impact that various artistic and historical events had on each other. Addressing three crucial periods (the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age, the Spanish Civil War, and Franco's…

    Hardback – 2019-08-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel

    1st Edition

    By Sandra Dinter

    Since the 1980s novels about childhood for adults have been a booming genre within the contemporary British literary market. Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel offers the first comprehensive study of this literary trend. Assembling analyses of key works by Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing, P. D.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge

  • The Nationality of Utopia

    H. G. Wells, England, and the World State, 1st Edition

    By Maxim Shadurski

    Since its generic inception in 1516, utopia has produced visions of alterity which renegotiate, subvert, and transcend existing places. Early in the twentieth century, H. G. Wells linked utopia to the World State, whose post-national, post-Westphalian emergence he predicated on English national…

    Hardback – 2019-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Lilley

    This book identifies a major turn in contemporary British literature in response to environmental crisis. It argues that the pastoral is emerging as a new critical framework in which to explore the understanding of people and place in this context. The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing…

    Hardback – 2019-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • The Socio-Literary Imaginary in 19th and 20th Century Britain

    Victorian and Edwardian Inflections, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria K. Bachman, Albert D. Pionke

    At once an invitation and a provocation, The Socio-Literary Imaginary represents the first collection of essays to illuminate the historically and intellectually complex relationship between literary studies and sociology in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. During the ongoing…

    Hardback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Reframing Drag

    Beyond Subversion and the Status Quo, 1st Edition

    By Kayte Stokoe

    Reframing Drag provides a critical survey of French and Anglo-American, queer and feminist theorizations of drag performance, placing these approaches in a dialogue with contemporary drag practice and the representation of drag in three literary texts. Challenging pervasive assumptions circulating…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Literary Experiments in Magazine Publishing

    Beyond Serialization, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Lloyd Vranken

    As the nineteenth century came to an end, a number of voices within the British and American magazine industries pushed back against serialisation as the dominant publication mode, experimenting instead with less conventional magazine formats. This book explores these formats, focusing (in…

    Hardback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Shakespeare's Tempest and Capitalism

    The Storm of History, 1st Edition

    By Helen C. Scott

    In this forceful study, Helen C. Scott situates The Tempest within Marxist analyses of the ‘primitive accumulation’ of capital, which she suggests help explain the play’s continued and particular resonance. The ‘storm’ of the title refers both to Shakespeare’s Tempest hurtling through time, and to…

    Hardback – 2019-12-10 
    Routledge

  • Postcolonial Animalities

    1st Edition

    By Suvadip Sinha, Amit R. Baishya

    Postcolonial Animalities, co-edited by Suvadip Sinha and Amit R. Baishya, brings together ten essays to consider the interfaces between "human" and "animal" and the concrete presence of animals in postcolonial cultural production. This edited collection critiques monohumanist conceptions of the "…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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