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  • 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

  • The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel O'Gorman, Robert Eaglestone

    The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘…

    Hardback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge Literature Companions

  • 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

  • The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism

    1st Edition

    By Linda Wagner-Martin

    The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism offers readers a fresh, insightful overview to all genres of postmodern writing. Drawing on a variety of works from not only mainstream authors but also those that are arguably unconventional, renowned scholar Linda Wagner-Martin gives the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fiction in the Age of Risk

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Hughes-d'Aeth, Golnar Nabizadeh

    When Ulrich Beck theorised a ‘Risk Society’ (Risikogesellschaft) in 1986, the threat of global annihilation through nuclear war remained uppermost in the minds of his readership. Three decades on, questions about whether the sensation of risk has mutated or evolved in the intervening period, and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-21

  • 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

  • Planetary Memory in Contemporary American Fiction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lucy Bond, Ben De Bruyn, Jessica Rapson

    This book considers the ways in which contemporary American fiction seeks to imagine a mode of ‘planetary memory’ able to address the scalar and systemic complexities of the Anthropocene – the epoch in which the combined activity of the human species has become a geological force in its own right.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-17

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