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  1. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 10th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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