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Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

From Joyce to Rushdie, Modernism to Food Writing, Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Literature looks at both the literature and culture of the 20th century. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering literature alongside religion, popular culture, race, gender, ecology, travel, class, space, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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21-30 of 35 results in Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature
  1. Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture

    Celebrating Impurity, Disrupting Borders

    Edited by Ana Cristina Mendes

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    In Salman Rushdie’s novels, images are invested with the power to manipulate the plotline, to stipulate actions from the characters, to have sway over them, seduce them, or even lead them astray. Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture sheds light on this largely unremarked – even if central – dimension...

    Published November 20th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature

    Edited by Michelle Tokarczyk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book is one of the first collections on a neglected field in American literature: that written by and about the working-class. Examining literature from the 1850s to the present, contributors use a wide variety of critical approaches, expanding readers’ understanding of the critical lenses...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change

    Race, Sex and Nation

    By Gerardine Meaney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book analyzes the roots of Irish social and sexual conservatism and the dramatic change in one of the most basic areas of human experience: how we understand our roles as men and women. It looks at the relationship between sexual and cultural dissent and the long, slow role of culture in...

    Published May 15th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Making Space in the Works of James Joyce

    Edited by Valerie Benejam, John Bishop

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    James Joyce’s preoccupation with space—be it urban, geographic, stellar, geometrical or optical—is a central and idiosyncratic feature of his work. In Making Space in the Works of James Joyce, some of the most esteemed scholars in Joyce studies have come together to evaluate the perception and...

    Published May 5th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Italo Calvino's Architecture of Lightness

    The Utopian Imagination in An Age of Urban Crisis

    By Letizia Modena

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works--primarily urban planning and design theory and history--...

    Published April 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Before Auschwitz

    Irène Némirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-war France

    By Angela Kershaw

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book analyses Irene Némirovsky’s literary production in its relationship to the literary and cultural context of the inter-war period in France. It examines topics of central importance to our understanding of the literary field in France in the period, such as: the close relationship between...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Travel and Modernist Literature

    Sacred and Ethical Journeys

    By Alexandra Peat

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    Through close readings of works from Henry James to W. E. B. Du Bois, and from Virginia Woolf to Jean Rhys, this book discusses how fictional travelers negotiate and adapt various tropes of travel (such as quest, expatriation, displacement, and exile) as models for their own journeys. Specifically,...

    Published October 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Primo Levi's Narratives of Embodiment

    Containing the Human

    By Charlotte Ross

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This innovative reading of Primo Levi’s work offers the first sustained analysis in English of his representations of bodies and embodiment. Discussion spans the range of Levi’s works — from testimony to journalism, from essays to science fiction stories — identifying and tracing multiple...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Latin American Writers and the Rise of Hollywood Cinema

    By Jason Borge

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book analyzes the initial engagement with Hollywood by key Latin American writers and intellectuals during the first few decades of the 20th century. The film metropolis presented an ambiguous, multivalent sign for established figures like Horacio Quiroga, Alejo Carpentier and Mário de Andrade...

    Published July 20th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Jewishness and Masculinity from the Modern to the Postmodern

    By Neil R. Davison

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This study examines the impact of racial, gender, and religious constructs of Jewish masculinity on a select group of male writers including George Du Maurier, Theodor Herzl, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Philip Roth during the Modernist and Postmodern eras. In reading the work of these...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge