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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 49 results in Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
  1. Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

    By Guillermina De Ferrari

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Institutions of World Literature

    Writing, Translation, Markets

    Edited by Stefan Helgesson, Pieter Vermeulen

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as...

    Published June 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media

    Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds

    Edited by Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä, Frans Mäyrä

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Offering an interdisciplinary approach to narrative, this book investigates storyworlds and minds in narratives across media, from literature to digital games and reality TV, from online sadomasochism to oral history databases, and from horror to hallucinations. It addresses two core questions of...

    Published June 19th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture

    Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches

    By Miriam Wallraven

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century. Bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code play with magic and the fascination of hidden...

    Published June 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Latin American and Iberian Perspectives on Literature and Medicine

    Edited by Patricia Novillo-Corvalán

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This is the first study to examine the representation of illness, disability, and cultural pathologies in modern and contemporary Iberian and Latin American literature. Innovative and interdisciplinary, the collection situates medicine as an important and largely overlooked discourse in these...

    Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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