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  • Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels

    1st Edition

    By Golnar Nabizadeh

    This book analyses the relationship between comics and cultural memory. By focusing on a range of landmark comics from the 20th and 21st centuries, the discussion draws attention to the ongoing role of visual culture in framing testimony, particularly in relation to underprivileged subjects such as…

    Hardback – 2019-05-08 
    Routledge
    Memory Studies: Global Constellations

  • Climate and Crises

    Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Ben Holgate

    Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse makes a dual intervention in both world literature and ecocriticism by examining magical realism as an international style of writing that has long-standing links with environmental literature. The book argues that, in the era of…

    Hardback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • J.M. Coetzee: Fictions of the Real

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Uhlmann

    J.M. Coetzee has new things to say about this relation between the ‘real’ and ‘fictions of the real’, and while much has already been written about him, these questions need to be more fully explored. The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the idea of the hinge between the world (…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge

  • Wallace and I

    Cognition, Consciousness, and Dualism in David Foster Wallace’s Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Jamie Redgate

    Though David Foster Wallace is well known for declaring that "Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being," what he actually meant by the term "human being" has been quite forgotten. It is a truism in Wallace studies that Wallace was a posthumanist writer, and too theoretically…

    Hardback – 2019-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Literature and Culture

  • Biofictional Histories, Mutations and Forms

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Lackey

    Biofiction, defined as literature that names its protagonist after an actual historical figure, first became popular in the 1930s, but over the last forty years it has become a dominant literary form. Prominent writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Julia Alvarez, Peter…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14
    Routledge

  • Imaginary Europes

    Literary and filmic representations of Europe from afar, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth Bekers, Maggie Ann Bowers, Sissy Helff

    The 20th century has witnessed crucial changes in our perceptions of Europe. Two World Wars and many regional conflicts, the end of empires and of the Eastern Bloc, the creation and expansion of the European Union, and the continuous reshaping of Europe’s population through emigration, immigration,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism and the Novel

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Narratives of Dementia

    Ethics, Ageing, Politics, 1st Edition

    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. As part of the increasing visibility of dementia in social and cultural life, these narratives pose…

    Hardback – 2019-01-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel O'Gorman, Robert Eaglestone

    The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘…

    Hardback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Literature Companions

  • Caring for Community

    Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels, 1st Edition

    By Marijke Denger

    Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels focuses on four highly acclaimed publications in order to argue for a new understanding of community and its ethical framework in recent literary texts. Traditionally, community has been understood to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Extreme States

    The Evolution of American Transgressive Fiction 1960-2000, 1st Edition

    By Coco d'Hont

    Transgressive fiction explores the crossing of boundaries. Because of its extreme content and style, it is often considered controversial. However, transgressive fiction is not just shocking or disruptive. It is a continuation of an American tradition of creating culture through the crossing of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Stages of Transmutation

    Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism, 1st Edition

    By Tom Idema

    Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism develops the theoretical perspective of environmental posthumanism through analyses of acclaimed science fiction novels by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Jeff VanderMeer, in which the human…

    Hardback – 2018-11-08
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

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