21st Century Literature Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Life Writing After Empire

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge

  • New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

    Mystery Magnified, 1st Edition

    Edited by Casey Cothran, Mercy Cannon

    This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Ethics and Aesthetics of Vulnerability in Contemporary British Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Jean-Michel Ganteau

    This book visits vulnerability in contemporary British fiction, considering vulnerability in its relation to poetics, politics, ethics, and trauma. Vulnerability and risk have become central issues in contemporary culture, and artistic productions have increasingly made it their responsibility to…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

    Habits of Whiteness, 1st Edition

    By Helen Young

    This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature

    1st Edition

    By Blanka Grzegorczyk

    This book considers how contemporary British children’s books engage with some of the major cultural debates of recent years, and how they resonate with the current preoccupations and tastes of the white mainstream British reading public. A central assumption of this volume is that Britain’s…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Trauma in Contemporary Literature

    Narrative and Representation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marita Nadal, Mónica Calvo

    Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives. The book analyzes and applies the most relevant concepts and themes discussed in…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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