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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 8th 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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