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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. Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity

    The Figure of the Map in Contemporary Theory and Fiction

    By Peta Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    The last fifty years have witnessed the growing pervasiveness of the figure of the map in critical, theoretical, and fictional discourse. References to mapping and cartography are endemic in poststructuralist theory, and, similarly, geographically and culturally diverse authors of twentieth-century...

    Published February 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Global Cold War Literature

    Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives

    Edited by Andrew Hammond

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    In countries worldwide, the Cold War dominated politics, society and culture during the second half of the twentieth century. Global Cold War Literatures offers a unique look at the multiple ways in which writers from Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America addressed the military conflicts...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Exploring Magic Realism in Salman Rushdie’s Fiction

    By Ursula Kluwick

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    Kluwick breaks new ground in this book, moving away from Rushdie studies that focus on his status as postcolonial or postmodern, and instead considering the significance of magic realism in his fiction. Rushdie’s magic realism, in fact, lies at the heart of his engagement with the post/colonial....

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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

Forthcoming Books

  1. James Joyce, Science, and Modernist Print Culture: “The Einstein of English Fiction”
    By Jeffrey S. Drouin
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  2. British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire
    By Sam Goodman
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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