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Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to literary studies, it engages with topics such as philosophy, science, race, gender, film, music, and ecology. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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1-10 of 46 results in Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
  1. New Directions in 21st-Century Gothic

    The Gothic Compass

    Edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book brings together a carefully selected range of contemporary disciplinary approaches to new areas of Gothic inquiry. Moving beyond the representational and historically based aspects of literature and film that have dominated Gothic studies, this volume both acknowledges the contemporary...

    Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Space and the Postmodern Fantastic in Contemporary Literature

    The Architectural Void

    By Patricia García

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Arising from the philosophical conviction that our sense of space plays a direct role in our apprehension and construction of reality (both factual and fictional), this book investigates how conceptions of postmodern space have transformed the history of the impossible in literature. Deeply...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Gender, Race, and American Science Fiction

    Reflections on Fantastic Identities

    By Jason Haslam

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book focuses on the interplay of gender, race, and their representation in American science fiction, from the nineteenth-century through to the twenty-first, and across a number of forms including literature and film. Haslam explores the reasons why SF provides such a rich medium for both the...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Theoretical Schools and Circles in the Twentieth-Century Humanities

    Literary Theory, History, Philosophy

    Edited by Marina Grishakova, Silvi Salupere

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Schools and circles have been a major force in twentieth-century intellectual movements. They fostered circulation of ideas within and between disciplines, thus altering the shape of intellectual inquiry. This volume offers a new perspective on theoretical schools in the humanities, both as...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities

    Postcolonial Approaches

    Edited by Elizabeth Deloughrey, Jill Didur, Anthony Carrigan

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to the representation of environmental issues. Essays in this path-breaking...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation

    Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness

    By Layla AbdelRahim

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This study of children's literature as knowledge, culture, and social foundation bridges the gap between science and literature and examines the interconnectedness of fiction and reality as a two-way road. The book investigates how the civilized narrative orders experience by means of segregation,...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. William Blake and the Digital Humanities

    Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media

    By Roger Whitson, Jason Whittaker

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    William Blake’s work demonstrates two tendencies that are central to social media: collaboration and participation. Not only does Blake cite and adapt the work of earlier authors and visual artists, but contemporary authors, musicians, and filmmakers feel compelled to use Blake in their own...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture

    Technogothics

    Edited by Justin D. Edwards

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This volume, a collection with contributions from some of the major scholars of the Gothic in literature and culture, reflects on how recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. The engaging essays look into the links...

    Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Singularity and Transnational Poetics

    Edited by Birgit Mara Kaiser

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Over the past decade ‘singularity’ has been a prominent term in a broad range of fields, ranging from philosophy to literary and cultural studies to science and technology studies. This volume intervenes in this broad discussion of singularity and its various implications, proposing to explore the...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. National Poetry, Empires and War

    By David Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Nationalism has given the world a genre of poetry bright with ideals of justice, freedom and the brotherhood of man, but also, at times, burning with humiliation and grievance, hatred and lust for revenge, driving human kind, as the Austrian poet Grillparzer put it, ‘From humanity via nationality...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge