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  1. Haunting and Displacement in African American Literature and Culture

    By Marisa Parham

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Looking at texts including Jean Toomer’s Cane, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, James Baldwin’s Another Country, and Beat poetry by Bob Kaufmann, in this original study, Parham describes the phenomena of haunting, displacement, and ghostliness as endemic to modern African American literature and...

    Published January 6th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Postmodernism and its Others

    The Fiction of Ishmael Reed, Kathy Acker, and Don DeLillo

    By Jeffrey Ebbeson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book analyzes Ishmael Reed [Mumbo Jumbo], Kathy Acker [The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec by Henri Toulouse Lautrec], and Don Delillo [White Noise], three authors whom critics cite as quintessentially postmodern. For these critics such works possess formal narrative and/or content qualities at...

    Published May 27th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Idioms of Self Interest

    Credit, Identity, and Property in English Renaissance Literature

    By Jill Phillips Ingram

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Idioms of Self-Interest uncovers an emerging social integration of economic self-interest in early modern England by examining literary representations of credit relationships in which individuals are both held to standards of communal trust and rewarded for risk-taking enterprise. Drawing on women...

    Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Race, Immigration, and American Identity in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner

    By Randy Boyagoda

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Salman Rushdie once observed that William Faulkner was the writer most frequently cited by third world authors as their major influence. Inspired by the unexpected lines of influence and sympathy that Rushdie’s statement implied, this book seeks to understand connections between American and global...

    Published December 7th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Conspiracy, Revolution, and Terrorism from Victorian Fiction to the Modern Novel

    By Adrian Wisnicki

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Drawing on critical and theoretical work by Miller, Boone, Foucault, Jameson, and others, as well as cultural history, affect theory, and contemporary psychiatric literature, the author defines and explores what he calls the Victorian "conspiracy narrative tradition"--a tradition which embraces...

    Published December 7th 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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