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  • Origin Narratives

    The Stories We Tell Children About Immigration and International Adoption, 1st Edition

    By Macarena Garcia-Gonzalez

    The first of its kind, this volume unpacks the cultural construction of transnational adoption and migration by examining a sample of recent children’s books that address the subject. Of all European countries, Spain is the nation where immigration and transnational adoption have increased most…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Secrecy and Disclosure in Victorian Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Leila Silvana May

    Why were the Victorians more fascinated with secrecy than people of other periods? What is the function of secrets in Victorian fiction and in the society depicted, how does it differ from that of other periods, and how did readers of Victorian fiction respond to the secrecy they encountered? These…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Interactive Books

    Playful Media before Pop-Ups, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media. Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Prizing Children's Literature

    The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth B. Kidd, Joseph T. Thomas Jr.

    Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Mountain Aesthetics in Early Modern Latin Literature

    1st Edition

    By William M. Barton

    In the late Renaissance and Early Modern period, man’s relationship to nature changed dramatically. An important part of this change occurred in the way that beauty was perceived in the natural world and in the particular features which became privileged objects of aesthetic gratification. This…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Mary Robinson and the Genesis of Romanticism

    Literary Dialogues and Debts, 1784–1821, 1st Edition

    By Ashley Cross

    First coming to prominence as an actress and scandalous celebrity, Mary Robinson created an identity for herself as a Romantic poet and novelist in the 1790s. Through a series of literary dialogues with established writers, Robinson put herself at the center of Romantic literary culture as observer…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Modernist Experiments in Genre, Media, and Transatlantic Print Culture

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Julia Sorensen

    The years from 1890 through 1935 witnessed an explosion of print, both in terms of the variety of venues for publication and in the vast circulation figures and the quantity of print forums. Arguing that the formal strategies of modernist texts can only be fully understood in the context of the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Imagining Arcadia in Renaissance Romance

    1st Edition

    By Marsha S. Collins

    From Theocritus’ Idylls to James Cameron’s Avatar, Arcadia remains an enduring presence in world culture and a persistent source of creative inspiration. Why does Arcadia still exercise such a powerful pull on the imagination? This book responds by arguing that in sixteenth-century Europe, a…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830

    1st Edition

    By Katrin Berndt

    Friendship has always been a universal category of human relationships and an influential motif in literature, but it is rarely discussed as a theme in its own right. In her study of how friendship gives direction and shape to new ideas and novel strategies of plot, character formation, and style…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Imagining Early Modern Histories

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Ketner, Allison Kavey

    Interpreting textual mediations of history in early modernity, this volume adds nuance to our understanding of the contributions fiction and fictionalizing make to the shape and texture of versions of and debates about history during that period. Geographically, the scope of the essays extends…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Nation in Fin-de-siècle Spanish Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Smith, Lisa Nalbone

    This volume focuses on intersections of race, class, gender, and nation in the formation of the fin-de-siècle Spanish and Spanish colonial subject. Despite the wealth of research produced on gender, social class, race, and national identity few studies have focused on how these categories…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism

    1st Edition

    By Marjon Ames

    Intensely persecuted during the English Interregnum, early Quakers left a detailed record of the suffering they endured for their faith. Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism is the first book to connect the suffering experience with the communication network that drew the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

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