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  • Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature

    The Uses of Detail

    By Nick Levey

    This book begins a new and foundational discussion of maximalism by investigating how the treatment of detail in contemporary literature impels readers to navigate, tolerate, and enrich the cultural landscape of postindustrial America. It studies the maximalist novels of David Foster Wallace,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • 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 – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Life Writing After Empire

    Edited by Astrid Rasch

    A watershed moment of the twentieth century, the end of empire saw upheavals to global power structures and national identities. However, decolonisation profoundly affected individual subjectivities too. Life Writing After Empire examines how people around the globe have made sense of the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Post Celtic Tiger Landscapes in Irish Fiction since 2008

    By Marie Mianowski

    Post Celtic Tiger Landscapes in Irish Fiction discusses the representations of place and landscape in Irish fiction since 2008. It includes novels and short stories by William Trevor, Dermot Bolger, Anne Enright, Donal Ryan, Claire Kilroy, Kevin Barry, Gerard Donovan, Danielle McLaughlin, Trisha…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11 
    Routledge

  • Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture

    Edited by Tara Stubbs, Doug Haynes

    This study develops the important work carried out on American literature through the frameworks of transnational, transatlantic, and trans-local studies to ask what happens when these same aspects become intrinsic to the critical narrative. Much cultural criticism since the 1990s has sought to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

  • Imaginary Europes

    Literary and filmic representations of Europe from afar

    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,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Biofictional Histories, Mutations and Forms

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-26 
    Routledge

  • A Poetics of Trauma after 9/11

    Representing Trauma in a Digitized Present

    By Katharina Donn

    The 9/11 attacks brought large-scale violence into the 21st century with force and have come to epitomize the entanglement of intimate vulnerability and virtual spectacle that is typical of the globalized present. This book works at the intersection of trauma studies, affect theory, and literary…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Privatised Motherhood

    Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times

    By Ruth Cain

    The privatisation of relationships of care and dependency is increasing; the new social media is facilitating a "confessional" society and our press is keen to interrogate every dimension of our relationships. The combined cultural effect of these elements has created a paradoxical gap within which…

    Hardback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Rethinking Race and Identity in Contemporary British Fiction

    By Sara Upstone

    This book takes a post-racial approach to the representation of race in contemporary British fiction, re-imagining studies of race and British literature away from concerns with specific racial groups towards a more sophisticated analysis of the contribution of a broad, post-racial British writing.…

    Hardback – 2016-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • 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 – 2016-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • 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 – 2016-08-10
    Routledge

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