21st Century Literature Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-10-24 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-08-15 
    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 – 2016-07-27 
    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 – 2016-07-05
    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 – 2016-06-16
    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

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