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  1. Writing the City

    Urban Visions and Literary Modernism

    By Desmond Harding

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Writing the City examines and challenges the traditional transatlantic axis of urban modernism, London-Paris-New York, an axis that has often elided the historical importance of other centers that have shaped metropolitan identities and discourses. According to Desmond Harding, James Joyce's...

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Aesthetic Hysteria

    The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction

    By Ankhi Mukherjee

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Aesthetic Hysteria is a deconstructive psychoanalytic study of hysteria, using literary texts to foreground a telling encounter between two growing discourses within English studies: that of emotion/affect and trauma studies. It brings together several academic foci - the history of medicine,...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Identity in Irish Drama

    W.B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory and J.M. Synge

    By George Cusack

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study examines the early dramatic works of Yeats, Synge, and Gregory in the context of late colonial Ireland’s unique socio-political landscape. By contextualizing each author’s work within the artistic and political discourses of their time, Cusack demonstrates the complex negotiation of...

    Published October 10th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Modern American Counter Writing

    Beats, Outriders, Ethnics

    By A. Robert Lee

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The dissident voice in US culture might almost be said to have been born with the territory. Its span runs from Roger Williams to Thoreau, Anne Bradstreet to Gertrude Stein, Ambrose Bierce to the New Journalism, The Beats to the recent Bad Subjects cyber-crowd. In this new study, A. Robert Lee aims...

    Published May 15th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Haunting and Displacement in African American Literature and Culture

    By Marisa Parham

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Looking at texts including Jean Toomer’s Cane, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, James Baldwin’s Another Country, and Beat poetry by Bob Kaufmann, in this original study, Parham describes the phenomena of haunting, displacement, and ghostliness as endemic to modern African American literature and...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Postmodernism and its Others

    The Fiction of Ishmael Reed, Kathy Acker, and Don DeLillo

    By Jeffrey Ebbeson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book analyzes Ishmael Reed [Mumbo Jumbo], Kathy Acker [The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec by Henri Toulouse Lautrec], and Don Delillo [White Noise], three authors whom critics cite as quintessentially postmodern. For these critics such works possess formal narrative and/or content qualities at...

    Published May 26th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Idioms of Self Interest

    Credit, Identity, and Property in English Renaissance Literature

    By Jill Phillips Ingram

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Idioms of Self-Interest uncovers an emerging social integration of economic self-interest in early modern England by examining literary representations of credit relationships in which individuals are both held to standards of communal trust and rewarded for risk-taking enterprise. Drawing on women...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Race, Immigration, and American Identity in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner

    By Randy Boyagoda

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Salman Rushdie once observed that William Faulkner was the writer most frequently cited by third world authors as their major influence. Inspired by the unexpected lines of influence and sympathy that Rushdie’s statement implied, this book seeks to understand connections between American and global...

    Published December 6th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Conspiracy, Revolution, and Terrorism from Victorian Fiction to the Modern Novel

    By Adrian Wisnicki

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Drawing on critical and theoretical work by Miller, Boone, Foucault, Jameson, and others, as well as cultural history, affect theory, and contemporary psychiatric literature, the author defines and explores what he calls the Victorian "conspiracy narrative tradition"--a tradition which embraces...

    Published December 6th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland

    By Robin Bates

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Focusing on plays (Richard II, Henry V, and Hamlet) which appear prominently in the writing of the Irish nationalist movement of the early twentieth century, this study explores how Irish writers such as Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, W. B. Yeats, G. B. Shaw, James Joyce, and Seamus Heaney resisted...

    Published October 20th 2009 by Routledge