21st Century Literature Products

  • 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 – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • 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 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 
    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 Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • 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 Research in American Literature and Culture

  • 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 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • 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 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 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
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Peter Ferry

    Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not simply depict masculinity as a social and historical construction but seek to challenge the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

  • Spatial Modernities

    Geography, Narrative, Imaginaries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johannes Riquet, Elizabeth Kollmann

    This collection of essays offers a series of reflections on the specific literary and cultural forms that can be seen as the product of modernity’s spatial transformations, which have taken on new urgency in today’s world of ever increasing mobility and global networks. The book offers a broad…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Novel Creatures

    Animal Life and the New Millennium, 1st Edition

    By Hilary Thompson

    Novel Creatures takes a close look at the expanding interest in animals in modern times and argues that the novels of this period reveal a dramatic shift in conceptions of "creatureliness." Scholars have turned to the term "creaturely" recently to describe shared aspects of human and animal…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

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