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  1. Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland

    By Robin Bates

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Focusing on plays (Richard II, Henry V, and Hamlet) which appear prominently in the writing of the Irish nationalist movement of the early twentieth century, this study explores how Irish writers such as Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, W. B. Yeats, G. B. Shaw, James Joyce, and Seamus Heaney resisted...

    Published October 21st 2009 by Routledge

  2. Novels, Maps, Modernity

    The Spatial Imagination, 1850–2000

    By Eric Bulson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    "Novels, Maps, Modernity is a remarkable book that promises to transform our knowledge of the representation of space in modern fiction." - Brian Richardson, University of Maryland "Bulson’s informative book maps out the territory and points the way to further research and discovery." - Ian Pindar...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  3. City/Stage/Globe

    Performance and Space in Shakespeare's London

    By D.J. Hopkins

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This interdisciplinary study theorizes the interaction of individual performance and social space. Examining three categories of space – the urban, the theatrical, and the cartographic – this volume considers the role of performance in the production and operation of these...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Ethics and Politics in Modern American Poetry

    By John Wrighton

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    From the Objectivists to e-poetry, this thoughtful and innovative book explores the dynamic relationship between the ethical imperative and poetic practice, revitalizing the study of the most prominent post-war American poets in a fresh, provocative way. Contributing to the "turn to ethics" in...

    Published July 21st 2009 by Routledge

  5. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel

    V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie

    By John Clement Ball

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Satire plays a prominent and often controversial role in postcolonial fiction. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel offers the first study of this topic, employing the insights of postcolonial comparative theories to revisit Western formulations of "satire" and the "satiric."...

    Published July 9th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Narrative Desire and Historical Reparations

    A.S. Byatt, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie

    By Timothy Gauthier

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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

    Published June 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Life Writing of Otherness

    Woolf, Baldwin, Kingston, and Winterson

    By Lauren Rusk

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Focusing on innovative works by Woolf, Baldwin, Kingston and Winterson, the author analyzes how they each represent the self as unique, collectively "other," and inclusively human, and how these conflicting aspects of selfhood interact....

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Cosmopolitan Fictions

    Ethics, Politics, and Global Change in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Jamaica Kincaid, and J. M. Coetzee

    By Katherine Stanton

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Participating in the reframing of literary studies, Cosmopolitan Fictions identifies, as "cosmopolitan fiction", a genre of global literature that investigates the ethics and politics of complex and multiple belonging. The fictions studied by Katherine Stanton represent and revise the global...

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Colonizer Abroad

    Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London

    By Christopher McBride

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--The Colonizer Abroad claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature...

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Postmodern Counternarratives

    Irony and Audience in the Novels of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Charles Johnson, and Tim O'Brien

    By Christopher Donovan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book provides a wide-ranging discussion of realism, postmodernism, literary theory and popular fiction before focusing on the careers of four prominent novelists. Despite wildly contrasting ambitions and agendas, all four grow progressively more sympathetic to the expectations of a mainstream...

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge