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  1. Racial Blasphemies

    Religious Irreverence and Race in American Literature

    By Michael L. Cobb

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Racial Blasphemies, using critical race theory and literary analysis, charts the tense, frustrated religious language that saturates much twentieth-century American literature. Michael Cobb argues that we should consider religious language as a special kind of language - a language of curse words -...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurston

    By Thomas McGlamery

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body,...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Self Wired

    Technology and Subjectivity in Contemporary Narrative

    By Lisa Yaszek

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Poetic Gesture

    Myth, Wallace Stevens, and the Desirous Motions of Poetic Language

    By Kristine S. Santilli

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Love American Style

    Divorce and the American Novel, 1881-1976

    By Kimberly Freeman

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Space and Place of Modernism

    The Little Magazine in New York

    By Adam McKible

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines reactions to the Russian Revolution by four little magazines of the teens and twenties (The Liberator, The Messenger, The Little Review, and The Dial) in order to analyze some of the ways modernist writers negotiate the competing demands of aesthetics, political commitment and...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Vital Contact

    Downclassing Journeys in American Literature from Melville to Richard Wright

    By Patrick Chura

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book analyzes American literature about middle or upper class characters who voluntarily descend the class ranks to experience "vital contact" by living or associating, temporarily, with the poor. The motivations of these characters--and historical figures such as John Reed and Walter Wyckoff--...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern

    By William Slocombe

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Outsider Citizens

    The Remaking of Postwar Identity in Wright, Beauvoir, and Baldwin

    By Sarah Relyea

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Outsider Citizens examines a foundational moment in the writing of race, gender, and sexuality––the decade after 1945, when Richard Wright, Simone de Beauvoir, and others sought to adapt existentialism and psychoanalysis to the representation of newly emerging public identities. Relyea offers the...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Twentieth-Century Americanism

    Identity and Ideology in Depression-Era Leftist Literature

    By Andrew Yerkes

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The main purpose of the book is to expand the scope of revisionary studies of the thirties by analyzing novels using recent innovations in critical theory. The book adds to the research of Barbara Foley, Michael Denning, Alan Wald, and others who have challenged Cold-War-era accounts of the...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge