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  1. Rhizosphere

    Gilles Deleuze and the 'Minor' American Writing of William James, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, and William Falkner

    By Mary Zamberlin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book explores the significant intellectual impact the philosopher Jean Wahl had on the directions Gilles Deleuze took as a philosopher and writer of a philosophy of experimentation. The study of this influence also brings to light the significance of Deleuze's emphasis on la pragmatique,...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Keeping up Her Geography

    Women's Writing and Geocultural Space in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

    By Tanya Ann Kennedy

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Recently, literary critics and some historians have argued that to use the language of separate spheres is to "mistake fiction for reality." However, the tendency in this criticism is to ignore the work of feminist political theorists who argue that a range of ideologies of the public and private...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Real Negro

    The Question of Authenticity in Twentieth-Century African American Literature

    By Shelly Eversley

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In this book, Shelly Eversley historicizes the demand for racial authenticity - what Zora Neale Hurston called 'the real Negro' - in twentieth-century American literature. Eversley argues that the modern emergence of the interest in 'the real Negro' transforms the question of what race an author...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama

    Icon of Opposition

    By Kristen Deiter

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama historicizes the Tower of London's evolving meanings in English culture alongside its representations in twenty-four English history plays, 1579-c.1634, by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others. While Elizabeth I, James I, and...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Equity in English Renaissance Literature

    Thomas More and Edmund Spenser

    By Andrew Majeske

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book accounts for the previously inadequately explained transformation in the meaning of equity in sixteenth century England, a transformation which, intriguingly, first comes to light in literary texts rather than political or legal treatises. The book address the two principal literary works...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Architecture of Address

    The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry

    By Jake Adam York

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Other Empire

    British Romantic Writings about the Ottoman Empire

    By Filiz Turhan Swenson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Authoring the Self

    Self-Representation, Authorship, and the Print Market in British Poetry from Pope through Wordsworth

    By Scott Hess

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Drawing upon historicist and cultural studies approaches to literature, this book argues that the Romantic construction of the self emerged out of the growth of commercial print culture and the expansion and fragmentation of the reading public beginning in eighteenth-century Britain. Arguing for...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Here and Now

    The Politics of Social Space in D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf

    By Youngjoo San

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Working at the crossroads of contemporary geographical and cultural theory, the book explores how social spaces function as sites which foreground D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf's critiques of the social order and longings for change. Looking at various social spaces from homes to nations to...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. An Ethics of Becoming

    Configurations of Feminine Subjectivity in Jane Austen Charlotte Bronte, and George Eliot

    By San Jeong Cho

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In attempting to conceptualize feminine subjectivity beyond the familiar paradigm of dualism and within the parameters of ethics, this study examines the political and intellectual identity of contemporary poststructuralist feminism and its profound resonance with the nineteenth-century British...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge