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  1. Foreign Bodies

    Trauma, Corporeality, and Textuality in Contemporary American Culture

    By Laura Di Prete

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    "Foreign Bodies" investigates the relation between the notion of trauma and possible forms of representation within the necessary constraints that traumatic experience itself imposes. While many influential trauma theorists have focused on the notion of textual "voice" in their search for...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Intimate and Authentic Economies

    The American Self-Made Man from Douglass to Chaplin

    By Tom Nissley

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Unsettled Narratives

    The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London

    By David Farrier

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In the nineteenth-century Pacific, the production of a text of encounter occurred in tandem with the production of a settled space; asserting settler presence through the control of the space and the context of the encounter. Indigenous resistance therefore took place through modes of...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Parsing the City

    Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, and City Comedy's London as Language

    By Heather Easterling

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Parsing the City updates our understanding of Jacobean city comedy’s discursive role in its London society. Working with three major plays by Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, this book develops an updated reading of Jacobean city comedy as a dramatic subgenre whose...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Romantic Sublime and Middle-Class Subjectivity in the Victorian Novel

    By Stephen Hancock

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Fatal News

    Reading and Information Overload in Early Eighteenth-Century Literature

    By Katherine E. Ellison

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    What was "information" in the early eighteenth century, and what influence did the emergence of information, as potential physical and psychological threat, have on readers of the period? Recent scholarship in eighteenth-century print culture and in twenty-first-century media studies and theory...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Figure of Consciousness

    William James, Henry James and Edith Wharton

    By Jill M. Kress

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Metanarrative of Suspicion in Late Twentieth-Century America

    By Sandra Baringer

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Narratives of suspicion and mistrust have escaped the boundaries of specific sites of discourse to constitue a metanarrative that pervades American culture. Sandra Baringer investigates this phenomenon....

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Rise of Corporate Publishing and Its Effects on Authorship in Early Twentieth Century America

    By Kim Becnel

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study examines the way that the modernization and incorporation of the American publishing industry in the early twentieth century both helped to foment the emerging late industrial cultural hierarchy and capitalized on that same hierarchy to increase readership and profits. More importantly,...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Overheard Voices

    Address and Subjectivity in Postmodern American Poetry

    By Ann Keniston

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Overheard Voices examines poetic address and in particular apostrophe (the address of absent or inanimate others) in the work of four post-World War II American poets, with a focus on loss, desire, figuration, audience, and subjectivity. By approaching these crucial issues from an unexpected angle-...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge