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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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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Diary Poetics

    Form and Style in Writers’ Diaries, 1915-1962

    By Anna Jackson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    The diary is a genre that is often thought of as virtually formless, a "capacious hold-all" for the writer’s thoughts, and as offering unmediated access to the diarist’s true self. Focusing on the diaries of Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Joe Orton, John Cheever, and Sylvia...

    Published April 6th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Gay Male Fiction Since Stonewall

    Ideology, Conflict, and Aesthetics

    By Les Brookes

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    The conflict between assimilationism and radicalism that has riven gay culture since Stonewall became highly visible in the 1990s with the emergence and challenge of queer theory and politics. The conflict predates Stonewall, however—indeed, Jonathan Dollimore describes it as "one of the most...

    Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Cold War Literature

    Writing the Global Conflict

    Edited by Andrew Hammond

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    The Cold War was the longest conflict in a century defined by the scale and brutality of its conflicts. In the battle between the democratic West and the communist East there was barely a year in which the West was not organising, fighting or financing some foreign war. It was an engagement that...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Dramatizing Time in Twentieth Century Fiction
    By William Vesterman
    To Be Published July 10th 2014
  2. Testimony from the Nazi Camps: French Women's Voices
    By Margaret Anne Hutton
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. Anglophone Jewish Literature
    Edited by Axel Stähler
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  4. James Joyce, Science, and Modernist Print Culture: “The Einstein of English Fiction”
    By Jeffrey Drouin
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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