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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

    Pop Goth

    Edited by Justin Edwards, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 January 13th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness
    By Layla AbdelRahim
    To Be Published February 8th 2015
  2. William Blake and the Digital Humanities: Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media
    By Roger Whitson, Jason Whittaker
    To Be Published February 8th 2015
  3. Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches
    Edited by Elizabeth Deloughrey, Jill Didur, Anthony Carrigan
    To Be Published March 3rd 2015
  4. 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
  5. Gender, Race, and American Science Fiction: Reflections on Fantastic Identities
    By Jason Haslam
    To Be Published May 4th 2015
  6. New Directions in 21st-Century Gothic: The Gothic Compass
    Edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien
    To Be Published May 11th 2015
  7. Space and the Postmodern Fantastic in Contemporary Literature: The Architectural Void
    By Patricia Garcia
    To Be Published May 11th 2015
  8. Institutions of World Literature: Writing, Translation, Markets
    Edited by Stefan Helgesson, Pieter Vermeulen
    To Be Published June 14th 2015
  9. Latin American and Iberian Perspectives on Literature and Medicine
    Edited by Patricia Novillo-Corvalán
    To Be Published June 25th 2015
  10. Ageing, Gender, and Illness in Anglophone Literature: Narrating Age in the Bildungsroman
    By Heike Hartung
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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