21st Century Literature Products

  • Spatial Modernities

    Geography, Narrative, Imaginaries

    Edited by Johannes Riquet, Elizabeth Kollmann

    Cultures have always been in contact with imagined spaces, yet ever since the age of discovery, the relations, links and ruptures between different spaces have played an increasingly significant role in the cultural imaginary. They have taken on new urgency in today’s world of ever increasing…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Terror and Counter-Terror in Contemporary British Children’s Literature

    By Blanka Grzegorczyk

    Terror and Counter-Terror in Contemporary British Children’s Literature is an investigation of children’s fiction’s capacity to illuminate the limits in Western responses to the era of terror, this book reads contemporary British children’s literature in the context of postcolonial and terrorism…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Fiction in the Age of Risk

    Edited by Tony Hughes-D'Aeth, Golnar Nabizadeh

    When Ulrich Beck theorised a ‘Risk Society’ (Risikogesellschaft) in 1986, the threat of global annihilation through nuclear war remained uppermost in the minds of his readership. Three decades on, questions about whether the sensation of risk has mutated or evolved in the intervening period, and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-20 

  • Planetary Memory in Contemporary American Fiction

    Edited by Lucy Bond, Ben De Bruyn, Jessica Rapson

    This book considers the ways in which contemporary American fiction seeks to imagine a mode of ‘planetary memory’ able to address the scalar and systemic complexities of the Anthropocene – the epoch in which the combined activity of the human species has become a geological force in its own right.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18 

  • Novel Creatures

    Animal Life and the New Millennium

    By Hilary Thompson

    Novel Creatures takes a close look at the expanding interest in animals in modern fiction and argues that the novels of this time reveal a dramatic shift in conceptions of "creatureliness." Scholars have turned to the term "creaturely" recently to describe shared aspects of human and animal…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Environmental Crisis Novel

    Ecological Death-facing in Contemporary British and North American Fiction

    By Louise Squire

    In the contemporary era, literature has begun to respond to the environmental issues we currently face. In doing so, a new subgenre has emerged -- the environmental crisis novel. This new subgenre is concerned not just with a range of environmental issues but with the human subject as catalyst for…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Routledge Revivals: Ernest Hemingway (1981)

    The Papers of a Writer

    Edited by Bernard Stanley Oldsey

    Originally published in 1981 Ernest Hemingway is a collection of papers from the Hemingway Collection conference of 1980. The essays are based on presentations from the commemorative conference, and combined into this collection, provide a key biography of Hemingway. Collectively, the book contains…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 

  • Brexit and Literature

    Critical and Cultural Responses

    Edited by Robert Eaglestone

    Brexit is a political, economic and administrative event: and it is a cultural one, too. In Brexit and Literature, Robert Eaglestone brings together a diverse range of literary scholars, writers and poets to respond to this aspect of Brexit. The discipline of ‘English’, as the very name suggests,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-02 

  • Graphic Girlhoods

    Visualizing Education and Violence

    By Elizabeth Marshall

    Drawing on a dynamic set of "graphic texts of girlhood," Elizabeth Marshall identifies the locations, cultural practices, and representational strategies through which schoolgirls experience real and metaphorical violence. How is the schoolgirl made legible through violence in graphic texts of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Contemporary Narratives of Dementia

    Ethics, Ageing, Politics

    By Sarah Falcus, Katsura Sako

    This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. The volume contributes to key critical and ethical debates in its analysis of some of the many literary…

    Hardback – 2018-02-19 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Shame and Modern Writing

    Edited by Barry Sheils, Julie Walsh

    Shame and Modern Writing seeks to uncover the presence of shame in and across a vast array of modern writing modalities. This interdisciplinary volume includes essays from distinguished and emergent scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and shorter practice-based reflections from poets…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Cross-Border Crime in Contemporary Detective Fiction

    Bodies on the Line

    By Manina Jones

    Exploring the reciprocal relevance of critical border studies and popular detective fiction, this book asks how and why representations of cross-border crime have taken such a central place in the North American and Western European popular imagination. A recent proliferation of crime novels,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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