21st Century Literature Products

  • Cultural Politics in Harry Potter

    Life, Death and the Politics of Fear, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rubén Jarazo-Álvarez, Pilar Alderete-Diez

    Cultural Politics in Harry Potter: Life, Death and Politics of Fear is the first book-length analysis of topics such as death, fear and biopolitics in J. K. Rowling’s work from controversial and interdisciplinary perspectives. This collection brings together recent theoretical and applied cultural…

    Hardback – 2019-09-17 
    Routledge

  • The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Lilley

    This book identifies a major turn in contemporary British literature in response to environmental crisis. It argues that the pastoral is emerging as a new critical framework in which to explore the understanding of people and place in this context. The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing…

    Hardback – 2019-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08 
    Routledge

  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Children's Gothic

    Debatable Lands, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Jackson

    Children’s literature today is dominated by the gothic mode, and it is in children’s gothic fictions that we find the implications of cultural change most radically questioned and explored. This collection of essays looks at what is happening in the children’s Gothic now when traditional monsters…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Life-Writing from the Margins in Zimbabwe

    Versions and Subversions of Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Nyambi

    This book explores the unique contributions of various forms of post-2000 life-writings such as the autobiography, epistles, and biographies, to discourses about the nature and socio-politics of what has become known as the Zimbabwean crisis (c. 2000–2009). Much of what has been written about the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels

    1st Edition

    By Golnar Nabizadeh

    This book analyses the relationship between comics and cultural memory. By focussing on a range of landmark comics from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the discussion draws attention to the ongoing role of visual culture in framing testimony, particularly in relation to underprivileged…

    Hardback – 2019-05-07
    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

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