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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 36 results in Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Cognition, Literature, and History

    Edited by Mark J. Bruhn, Donald R. Wehrs

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Cognition, Literature, and History models the ways in which cognitive and literary studies may collaborate and thereby mutually advance. It shows how understanding of underlying structures of mind can productively inform literary analysis and historical inquiry, and how formal and historical...

    Published November 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Black Female Body in American Literature and Art

    Performing Identity

    By Caroline Brown

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book examines how African-American writers and visual artists interweave icon and inscription in order to re-present the black female body, traditionally rendered alien and inarticulate within Western discursive and visual systems. Brown considers how the writings of Toni Morrison, Gayl Jones,...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability

    Talking Normal

    Edited by Christopher Eagle

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Examining representations of speech disorders in works of literature, this first collection of its kind founds a new multidisciplinary subfield related but not limited to the emerging fields of disability studies and medical humanities. The scope is wide-ranging both in terms of national...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Unnameable Monster in Literature and Film

    By Maria Beville

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book visits the 'Thing' in its various manifestations as an unnameable monster in literature and film, reinforcing the idea that the very essence of the monster is its excess and its indeterminacy. Tied primarily to the artistic modes of the gothic, science fiction, and horror, the unnameable...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge