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  1. The Imperial Quest and Modern Memory from Conrad to Greene

    By Julia Rawa

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Imperial Quest and Modern Memory explores relationships between narrative and imperium in the context of Western Modernism by examining the Quest as a vexed trope in Heart of Darkness, Passage to India, The Sheltering Sky, and The Quiet American. The book takes stock of twentieth century theory...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Ethics of Exile

    Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown and J.M. Coetzee

    By Timothy Strode

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Zionism and Revolution in European-Jewish Literature

    By Laurel Plapp

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Zionism and Revolution in European-Jewish Literature examines twentieth-century Jewish writing that challenges imperialist ventures and calls for solidarity with the colonized, most notably the Arabs of Palestine and Africans in the Americas. Since Edward Said defined orientalism in 1978 as a...

    Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Negotiating the Modern

    Orientalism and Indianness in the Anglophone World

    By Amit Ray

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book explicates long-standing literary celebrations of 'India' and 'Indian-ness' by charting a cultural history of Indianness in the Anglophone world, locating moments (in intellectual, religious and cultural history) where India and Indianness are offered up as solutions to modern moral,...

    Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Voice of the Oppressed in the Language of the Oppressor

    A Discussion of Selected Postcolonial Literature from Ireland, Africa and America

    By Patsy J. Daniels

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines works from twelve authors from colonized cultures who write in English: William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Maxine Hong Kinston, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Alic Walker, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Louise Erdrich, and Leslie Marmon Silko. The book fins...

    Published May 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Masculinity and the English Working Class

    Studies in Victorian Autobiography and Fiction

    By Ying Lee

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines representations of working-class masculine subjectivity in Victorian autobiography and fiction. In it, Ying focuses on ideas of domesticity and the male body and demonstrates that working-class masculinities differ substantially from those of the widely studied upper classes...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Literature and Development in North Africa

    The Modernizing Mission

    By Perri Giovannucci

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance

    Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James T. Farrell

    By Mary Hricko

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Contemporary Anglophone Travel Novel

    The Aesthetics of Self-Fashioning in the Era of Globalization

    By Stephen M. Levin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Contemporary Anglophone Travel Novel explores the themes of alienation and displacement in a genre of post-World War II novels that portrays the pursuit of an authentic travel experience in a culturally unfamiliar place. Levin explores two questions: why does travel to an "undiscovered"...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Gendered Pathologies

    The Female Body and Biomedical Discourse in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel

    By Sondra Archimedes

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Gendered Pathologies examines nineteenth-century literary representations of the pathologized female body in relation to biomedical discourses about gender and society in Victorian England. Analyzing novels by Charles Dickens, H. Rider Haggard, and Thomas Hardy alongside Foucault's notion of...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge