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  1. Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women's Writing

    Shaping Gender, the Environment, and Politics

    Edited by Estrella Cibreiro, Francisca López

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This collection explores the contributions of Hispanic women writers to ongoing Western debates on gender, power, ethics, and the environment, offering a wide range of essays that specifically portray the ways in which contemporary writers focus on issues of global impact in a deliberate and...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrative

    Textual Horizons in an Age of Global Risk

    Edited by Paul Crosthwaite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    The etymological affinity between ‘criticism’ and ‘crisis’ has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises;...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Religion in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction

    Apocryphal Borderlands

    By Manuel Broncano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This book addresses the religious scope of Cormac McCarthy’s fiction, one of the most controversial issues in studies of his work. Current criticism is divided between those who find a theological dimension in his works, and those who reject such an approach on the grounds that the nihilist...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature

    By Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Identity and Form in Contemporary Literature

    Edited by Ana María Sánchez-Arce

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This ambitious and wide-ranging essay collection analyses how identity and form intersect in twentieth- and twenty-first century literature. It revises and deconstructs the binary oppositions identity-form, content-form and body-mind through discussions of the role of the author in the...

    Published October 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Intertextual and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cormac McCarthy

    Borders and Crossings

    Edited by Nicholas Monk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This collection offers a fresh approach to the work of Cormac McCarthy, one of the most important contemporary American authors. Essays focus on his work across the genres and/or in constellation with other writers and artists, presenting not only a different "angle" on the work, but setting him...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Diseases and Disorders in Contemporary Fiction

    The Syndrome Syndrome

    Edited by James Peacock, Tim Lustig

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    The essays in this collection address the current preoccupation with neurological conditions and disorders in contemporary literature by British and American writers. The book places these fictional treatments within a broader cultural and historical context, exploring such topics as the two...

    Published March 26th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Spatial Politics in Contemporary London Literature

    Writing Architecture and the Body

    By Laura Colombino

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This book analyses the spatial politics of a range of British novelists writing on London since the 1950s, emphasizing spatial representation as an embodied practice at the point where the architectural landscape and the body enter into relation with each other. Colombino visits the city in...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Trauma and Romance in Contemporary British Literature

    Edited by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Susana Onega

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    Drawing on a variety of theoretical approaches including trauma theory, psychoanalysis, genre theory, narrative theory, theories of temporality, cultural theory, and ethics, this book breaks new ground in bringing together trauma and romance, two categories whose collaboration has never been...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Beyond Cyberpunk

    New Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Graham J. Murphy, Sherryl Vint

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    In this collection of essays, contributors consider the continuing cultural relevance of the cyberpunk genre into the new millennium. Cyberpunk is no longer an emergent phenomenon, but in our digital age of CGI-driven entertainment, the information economy, and globalized capital, we have never...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Ethics and Aesthetics of Vulnerability in Contemporary British Fiction
    By Jean-Michel Ganteau
    To Be Published June 14th 2015
  2. Ageing in Contemporary Fiction
    By Jago Morrison
    To Be Published October 31st 2015

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