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  1. Female Embodiment and Subjectivity in the Modernist Novel

    The Corporeum of Virginia Woolf and Olive Moore

    By Renée Dickinson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study considers the work of two experimental British women modernists writing in the tumultuous interwar period--Virginia Woolf and Olive Moore--by examining four crucial incarnations of female embodiment and subjectivity: female bodies, geographical imagery, national ideology and textual...

    Published June 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  2. Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit

    By Caroline J. Smith

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit focuses on the literary phenomenon popularly known as chick lit, and the way in which this genre interfaces with magazines, self-help books, romantic comedies, and domestic-advice publications. This recent trend in women’s popular fiction, which...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Misery's Mathematics

    Mourning, Compensation, and Reality in Antebellum American Literature

    By Peter Balaam

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book reveals the strain of a moment in American cultural history that led several remarkable writers -- including Emerson, Warner, and Melville -- to render the stark rupture of loss in innovative ways. Pushing Protestant culture's sense of loss into secular terrain, these three key...

    Published January 25th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Contested Masculinities

    Crises in Colonial Male Identity from Joseph Conrad to Satyajit Ray

    By Nalin Jayasena

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Exploring how English masculinity - that was so contingent on the relative health of the British imperial project - negotiated the decline and ultimate dissolution of the empire by the middle of the twentieth century, this book argues that by defining itself in relation to indigenous...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Transatlantic Engagements with the British Eighteenth Century

    By Pamela J. Albert

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Transatlantic Engagements with the British Eighteenth Century revisits eighteenth-century cultural artifacts through the lens of creative works produced by contemporary writers Beryl Gilroy (Guyana), Derek Walcott (St. Lucia), Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), and David Dabydeen (Guyana). While early studies...

    Published November 12th 2007 by Routledge

  6. William Morris and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

    By Andrea Elizabeth Donovan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, founded by artist and craftsman William Morris in 1877, sought to preserve the integrity of historic buildings by preventing unnecessary repairs and additions. William Morris's intention and that of the SPAB, as outlined by the original manifesto...

    Published October 29th 2007 by Routledge

  7. The Rise of Corporate Publishing and Its Effects on Authorship in Early Twentieth Century America

    By Kim Becnel

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study examines the way that the modernization and incorporation of the American publishing industry in the early twentieth century both helped to foment the emerging late industrial cultural hierarchy and capitalized on that same hierarchy to increase readership and profits. More importantly,...

    Published July 12th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Novel Notions

    Medical Discourse and the Mapping of the Imagination in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

    By Katherine E. Kickel

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Medical, popular, and literary understanding about the imagination converged when Thomas Willis asserted that he had discovered the area of the brain that facilitated imagining. Taking this 'discovery' as paradigmatic, Novel Notions examines the reverberations of the medical investigation of the...

    Published May 7th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The Economy of the Short Story in British Periodicals of the 1890s

    By Winnie Chan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This materialist study of the short story’s development in three diverse magazines reveals how, at the dawn of modernism, commercial pressures prompted modernist formal innovation in popular magazines, whilst anti-commercial opacity paradoxically formed the basis of an effective marketing strategy...

    Published January 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  10. Parsing the City

    Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, and City Comedy's London as Language

    By Heather Easterling

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Parsing the City updates our understanding of Jacobean city comedy’s discursive role in its London society. Working with three major plays by Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, this book develops an updated reading of Jacobean city comedy as a dramatic subgenre whose...

    Published December 14th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Depression Glass: Documentary Photography and the Medium of the Camera-Eye in Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen, and William Carlos Williams
    By Monique Vescia
    To Be Published July 22nd 2014
  2. Unsettled Narratives: The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London
    By David Farrier
    To Be Published July 25th 2014
  3. Reading the Text That Isn't There: Paranoia in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
    By Mike Davis
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  4. Revisiting Vietnam
    By Julia Bleakney
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  5. Poetry and Repetition: Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery
    By Krystyna Mazur
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  6. The Rise of Corporate Publishing and Its Effects on Authorship in Early Twentieth Century America
    By Kim Becnel
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  7. Negotiating Copyright: Authorship and the Discourse of Literary Property Rights in Nineteenth-Century America
    By Martin T. Buinicki
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  8. You Factory Folks Who Sing This Song Will Surely Understand: Culture, Ideology, and Action in the Gastonia Novels of Myra Page, Grace Lumpkin, and Olive Dargin
    By Wes Mantooth
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  9. Through the Negative: The Photographic Image and the Written Word in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
    By Megan Williams
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  10. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Family and Sectionalism in the Virginia Novels of Kennedy, Caruthers, and Tucker, 1830-1845
    By John L. Hare
    To Be Published August 15th 2014

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