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  1. Between Profits and Primitivism

    Shaping White Middle-Class Masculinity in the U.S., 1880-1917

    By Athena Devlin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Between 1800 and the First World War, white middle-class men were depicted various forms of literature as weak and nervous. This book explores cultural writings dedicated to the physical and mental health of the male subject, showing that men have mobilized gender constructions repeatedly and...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  2. Modernism and the Marketplace

    Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen

    By Alissa G. Karl

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Though the relationship of modernist writers and artists to mass-marketplaces and popular cultural forms is often understood as one of ambivalence if not antagonism, Modernism and the Marketplace redirects this established line of inquiry, considering the practical and conceptual interfaces between...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Victorian Narrative Technologies in the Middle East

    By Cara Murray

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Victorian Narrative Technologies tells the story of how the British, who wanted nothing to do with the Suez Canal during the decades in which it was being internationally planned and invested, came to own it. It stands to reason that the nation that prided itself on its engineering prowess and had...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Spaces of the Sacred and Profane

    Dickens, Trollope, and the Victorian Cathedral Town

    By Elizabeth A. Bridgham

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study examines the unique cultural space of Victorian cathedral towns as they appear in the literary work of Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope, arguing that Dickens and Trollope use the cathedral town’s enclosure, and its overt connections between sacred and secular, present and past, as an...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Ruined by Design

    Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility

    By Inger Sigrun Brodey

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    By examining the motif of ruination in a variety of late-eighteenth-century domains, this book portrays the moral aesthetic of the culture of sensibility in Europe, particularly its negotiation of the demands of tradition and pragmatism alongside utopian longings for authenticity, natural goodness,...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Asian Diaspora Poetry in North America

    By Benzi Zhang

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Presenting a new way of reading that helps us discern some previously unnoticed or unnoticeable features of Asian diaspora poetry, this volume highlights how poetry plays a significant role in mediating and defining cross-cultural and transnational positions. Asian diaspora poetry in North America...

    Published December 9th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 9th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge