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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism

    By Andrew Shail

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Modernist writing has always been linked with cinema. The recent renaissance in early British film studies has allowed cinema to emerge as a major historical context for literary practice. Treating cinema as a historical rather than an aesthetic influence, this book analyzes the role of early...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Future of Testimony

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Witnessing

    Edited by Antony Rowland, Jane Kilby

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking Testimony, this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship to other forms of writing like literature and...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary Trauma Narratives

    Liminality and the Ethics of Form

    Edited by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Susana Onega

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book provides a comprehensive compilation of essays on the relationship between formal experimentation and ethics in a number of generically hybrid or "liminal" narratives dealing with individual and collective traumas, running the spectrum from the testimonial novel and the fictional...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Trauma in Contemporary Literature

    Narrative and Representation

    Edited by Marita Nadal, Mónica Calvo

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives. The book analyzes and applies the most relevant concepts and themes discussed in...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Class and the Making of American Literature

    Created Unequal

    Edited by Andrew Lawson

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book refocuses current understandings of American Literature from the revolutionary period to the present-day through an analytical accounting of class, reestablishing a foundation for discussions of class in American culture. American Studies scholars have explored the ways in which American...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Narrative Space and Time

    Representing Impossible Topologies in Literature

    By Elana Gomel

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Space is a central topic in cultural and narrative theory today, although in most cases theory assumes Newtonian absolute space. However, the idea of a universal homogeneous space is now obsolete. Black holes, multiple dimensions, quantum entanglement, and spatio-temporal distortions of relativity...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness
    By Layla AbdelRahim
    To Be Published March 15th 2015
  2. Theoretical Schools and Circles in the Twentieth-Century Humanities: Literary Theory, History, Philosophy
    Edited by Marina Grishakova, Silvi Salupere
    To Be Published March 25th 2015
  3. Gender, Race, and American Science Fiction: Reflections on Fantastic Identities
    By Jason Haslam
    To Be Published May 4th 2015
  4. New Directions in 21st-Century Gothic: The Gothic Compass
    Edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien
    To Be Published May 11th 2015
  5. Space and the Postmodern Fantastic in Contemporary Literature: The Architectural Void
    By Patricia Garcia
    To Be Published May 11th 2015
  6. Latin American and Iberian Perspectives on Literature and Medicine
    Edited by Patricia Novillo-Corvalán
    To Be Published June 25th 2015
  7. Institutions of World Literature: Writing, Translation, Markets
    Edited by Stefan Helgesson, Pieter Vermeulen
    To Be Published July 5th 2015
  8. Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture: Female Lucifers, Priestesses, and Witches
    By Miriam Wallraven
    To Be Published July 9th 2015
  9. Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds
    Edited by Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä, Frans Mäyrä
    To Be Published July 9th 2015
  10. Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin America: Mediatized Sensibilities in a Globalized Era
    Edited by Matthew Bush, Tania Gentic
    To Be Published August 2nd 2015

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