21st Century Literature Products

  • Genre Fiction of New India

    Post-millennial receptions of "weird" narratives

    By E. Dawson Varughese

    This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • New Directions in Gothic Children’s Literature

    Edited by Karen Coats, Anna Jackson

    This volume compliments The Gothic in Children’s Literature (2007), which addressed a gap in the critical literature between adult Gothic narrative and children’s and young adult literature in the Gothic tradition, discussing the early intersection of the genres and the contemporary manifestations…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Neoliberalism and the Novel

    Edited by Emily Johansen, Alissa Karl

    The novel form has long been connected to modern capitalism and is, arguably, the literary genre most prominently enmeshed in contemporary global markets. Yet, as many critics have suggested about capital, something has changed in the last forty years. With the rise of neoliberalism as the dominant…

    Hardback – 2016-07-14 
    Routledge

  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson, Leith Douglas Morton

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining…

    Hardback – 2016-06-07 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • 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 – 2016-03-08
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Postcolonial Perspectives on Postcommunism in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Cristina Şandru

    A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and from the vantage point of a post-Cold War, globalised, world, there is a need to address the relative neglect of postcommunism in analysis of postcolonial and neo-colonial configurations of power and influence. This book proposes new…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28
    Routledge

  • Troubled Testimonies

    Terrorism and the English novel in India

    By Meenakshi Bharat

    Since the 9/11 attacks terror has established its permeating hold on society’s psyche. Creative writing, a popular and visible cultural witness to the strain, has taken up this destabilization with remarkable regularity. Troubled Testimonies focuses on the Indian novel in English, deriving…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge India

  • Postcolonial Literature and Challenges for the New Millennium

    Edited by Lucienne Loh, Malcolm Sen

    This volume brings together an international range of postcolonial scholars to explore four distinct themes which are inherently interconnected within the globalised landscape of the early 21st century: China, Islamic fundamentalism, civil war and environmentalism. Through close-reading a range of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge

  • New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

    Mystery Magnified

    Edited by Casey Cothran, Mercy Cannon

    This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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