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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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11-20 of 46 results in Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
  1. 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

  2. Liminality and the Short Story

    Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing

    Edited by Jochen Achilles, Ina Bergmann

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Transcultural Poetics and the Concept of the Poet

    From Philip Sidney to T.S. Eliot

    By Ranjan Ghosh

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Critiquing the politics and dynamics of the transcultural poetics of reading literature, this book demonstrates an ambitious understanding of the concept of the poet across a wide range of traditions – Anglo-American, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Bengali, Urdu – and philosophies of...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture

    By Basuli Deb

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine,...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Asian American Literature and the Environment

    Edited by Lorna Fitzsimmons, Youngsuk Chae, Bella Adams

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book is a ground-breaking transnational study of representations of the environment in Asian American literature. Extending and renewing Asian American studies and ecocriticism by drawing the two fields into deeper dialogue, it brings Asian American writers to the center of ecocritical studies...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Representations of War, Migration, and Refugeehood

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Daniel H. Rellstab, Christiane Schlote

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    War, migration, and refugeehood are inextricably linked and the complex nature of all three phenomena offers profound opportunities for representation and misrepresentation. This volume brings together international contributors and practitioners from a wide range of fields, practices, and...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Music and Identity in Postcolonial British South-Asian Literature

    By Christin Hoene

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy, Amit...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Culture

    Post-Millennial Perspectives on the End of the World

    Edited by Monica Germana, Aris Mousoutzanis

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on critical and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural production. Examining the ways in which apocalyptic discourses have had an impact on how we read the world’s globalised space,...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rethinking Empathy through Literature

    Edited by Meghan Marie Hammond, Sue J. Kim

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    In recent years, a growing field of empathy studies has started to emerge from several academic disciplines, including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. Because literature plays a central role in discussions of empathy across disciplines, reconsidering how literature relates to "...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Literature and the Glocal City

    Reshaping the English Canadian Imaginary

    Edited by Ana María Fraile-Marcos

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    The modern city is a space that can simultaneously represent the principles of its homeland alongside its own unique blend of the cultures that intermingle within its city limits. This book makes an intervention in Canadian literary criticism by foregrounding both ‘globalism,’ which is...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge