Series: Routledge Revivals
First published in 1983, this book focuses on the twentieth-century writer as both a product, and an interpreter, of his or her society. It explores the social basis of our conceptions of literature and the ways in which writing is affected by the media, institutional and technical, through which...
Published May 5th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Revivals
First published in 1977, this book looks at the versatile literary form of dramatic monologue. Although it is often associated with Browning and other poets writing between 1830 and 1930, the concept has been employed by diverse poets of multiple periods such as Ovid, Chaucer, Donne, Blake,...
Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge
The hardline, uncompromising theology preached by the English Church in the 16th and 17th Centuries had disturbing effects on the literature of the period. This study, originally published in 1983, assesses the importance of the prevailing religious climate to the work of several major writers...
Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge
Unfinished Business in Cultural Materialism
Series: Accents on Shakespeare
Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality is a powerful reassessment of cultural materialism as a way of understanding textuality, history and culture, by one of the founding figures of this critical movement. Alan Sinfield examines cultural materialism both as a body of ongoing argument and as it informs...
Published June 29th 2006 by Routledge
Following a first edition that generated wide-spread debate, Cultural Politics – Queer Reading is a bold study of the future of critical theory and the role of gender, ethnicity and cultures within academic literary studies.An illuminating introduction to the second edition revisits the book's...
Published April 24th 2005 by Routledge
Was Shakespeare gay? Is The Merchant of Venice anti-semitic? How does mainstream reading differ from that of subcultural groups? How does the formal study of literature handle such questions? In this lively and readable book, Alan Sinfield engages, freely, provocatively, and wittily, with topics...
Published November 22nd 2004 by Routledge
An Introduction to Literature and Society 1945-1999
From Angus Wilson to Pat Barker and Salman Rushdie, British Culture of the Post-War is an ideal starting point for those studying cultural developments in Britain of recent years. Chapters on individual people and art forms give a clear and concise overview of the progression of different genres....
Published September 20th 2000 by Routledge
Textual Practice Volume 11 Issue 3
Luxurious Sexualities contains some of the most path- breaking adventurous critical writing currently to be found in Britain. Focusing on eighteenth century sexuality it is intriguing, controversial and provoking. Textual Practice contains articles relating to women, popular culture, visual media,...
Published December 10th 1997 by Routledge
Volume 11 Issue 2
In this volume Textual Practice brings together some of its most pressing concerns by exploring the interaction of texts with language, politics, gender and history. Textual Practice has a theoretical approach that crosses over into a range of other, apparently disparate, disciplines: philosophy,...
Published July 9th 1997 by Routledge
Papers include: Tragedy and the nationalist condition of criticism "Thomas Doucherty"--Descartes, Baudrillard, Dryden and a consideration of cultural relations between England and France in the late seventeenth century.ILaodamia and the moaning of Mary "John" "Barrell"--changing critical responses...
Published November 13th 1996 by Routledge