20th Century Literature Products

  • Against Autonomy

    Lyotard, Judgement and Action, 1st Edition

    By Neal Curtis

    This title was first published in 2001: Against Autonomy reassesses Jean-Francois Lyotard's contribution to philosophy and theory, and explores how his work challenges the privileged position of the principle of autonomy in contemporary liberal democratic thinking, as seen in such diverse thinkers…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Cultural Politics in Harry Potter

    Life, Death and the Politics of Fear, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruben Jarazo-Alvarez, Maria Pilar Alderete Diez

    Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and Politics of Fear is the first book-length analysis of topics such as death, fear and biopolitics in J. K. Rowling’s work from controversial and interdisciplinary perspectives. This collection brings together recent theoretical and applied cultural…

    Hardback – 2019-09-15 
    Routledge

  • David Foster Wallace and the Body

    1st Edition

    By Peter Sloane

    David Foster Wallace and the Body is the first full-length study to focus on Wallace’s career-long fascination with the human body and the textual representation of the body. The book provides engaging, accessible close readings that highlight the importance of the overlooked, and yet central theme…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Reading Literary Animals

    Medieval to Modern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Edwards, Derek Ryan, Jane Spencer

    Reading Literary Animals explores the status and representation of animals in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine various figurative, agential, imaginative, ethical, and affective aspects of literary encounters with animality, showing…

    Paperback – 2019-07-24 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature

    Engaging Difference and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Dean-Ruzicka

    What, exactly, does one mean when idealizing tolerance as a solution to cultural conflict? This book examines a wide range of young adult texts, both fiction and memoir, representing the experiences of young adults during WWII and the Holocaust. Author Rachel Dean-Ruzicka argues for a progressive…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf

    1st Edition

    By Erin Speese

    Exploring how the modern novel's complex depictions of parenthood restructure traditional conceptions of the Romantic sublime, Erin K. Johns Speese shows how William Faulkner, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf use related strategies to rewrite the traditional sublime as an…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Home in British Working-Class Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Nicola Wilson

    Home in British Working-Class Fiction offers a fresh take on British working-class writing that turns away from a masculinist, work-based understanding of class in favour of home, gender, domestic labour and the family kitchen. As Nicola Wilson shows, the history of the British working classes has…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture, 1st Edition

    By Amy Billone

    This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Middlebrow Wodehouse

    P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context, 1st Edition

    By Ann Rea

    While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Modernist Experiments in Genre, Media, and Transatlantic Print Culture

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Julia Sorensen

    The years from 1890 through 1935 witnessed an explosion of print, both in terms of the variety of venues for publication and in the vast circulation figures and the quantity of print forums. Arguing that the formal strategies of modernist texts can only be fully understood in the context of the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Nation in Fin-de-siècle Spanish Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Smith, Lisa Nalbone

    This volume focuses on intersections of race, class, gender, and nation in the formation of the fin-de-siècle Spanish and Spanish colonial subject. Despite the wealth of research produced on gender, social class, race, and national identity few studies have focused on how these categories…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

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