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Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

This series provides concise, authoritative guides to key concepts in literary and cultural studies. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes consist of essential secondary literature. They give historical purchase on the development of the concept concerned and also provide students with a snapshot of current thinking.

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  1. Travel Writing

    Edited by Tim Youngs, Charles Forsdick

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    The past three decades have seen a remarkable growth of cross-disciplinary academic interest in travel writing. This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the best research from scholars around the world. The collection also features pieces by travel writers themselves...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Modernism: Critical Concepts 4 vols

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Bonnie Kime Scott

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Modernism, whether seen as a period designation, a manifestation of formal experimentation, or an aspect of modernity, has since its inception been marked, consciously or unconsciously, by gender. The dates 1890-1940, typically accepted as encompassing the modernist period, coincide with the first...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Modern Drama

    Edited by Martin Puchner

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    What is generally referred to as modern drama was an international development or movement centred in Europe and North America, a movement directed against many of the conventions and institutions of nineteenth-century drama and theatre. Between 1880 and 1960, a number of foundational figures broke...

    Published December 18th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Medieval Drama

    By John C. Coldewey

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Medieval drama, always a popular area of study, has enjoyed a surge of interest in recent years. This new Routledge Major Work now makes available for the first time both the canonical and the best cutting-edge scholarship in the field. Organized generically, geographically and chronologically, the...

    Published July 30th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Myth

    By Robert Segal

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Myth is truly boundlessly interdisciplinary. There is no field of myth studies itself. Rather, many disciplines have contributed theories of myth. In addition to theories from anthropology and sociology, theories of myth have come mainly from psychology, folklore, philosophy, religious studies, and...

    Published April 26th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Autobiography

    Edited by Trev Lynn Broughton

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    The analysis of life-writing as a distinct and specialized project emerged only in the second half of the twentieth century. That it has achieved both academic respectability and critical cachet over the last twenty-five years is the result of a number of trends. Politically 'progressive'...

    Published December 13th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Twentieth-Century American Drama

    Edited by Brenda Murphy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    There was a vast array of activity in American theatre during the twentieth century, when work produced in the United States reached the height of its significance and influence within the world repertoire. Presenting an overview of criticism on the full range of twentieth-century American drama...

    Published August 14th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Structuralism

    Edited by Jonathan Culler

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Structuralism is a broad intellectual movement in the humanities and social sciences that came to prominence in the 1960s. Representing the beginning of modern interdisciplinary work in what has come to be called "theory", it seeks not to explain the meaning of an object or event but to understand...

    Published June 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  9. Children's Literature

    Edited by Peter Hunt

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    The study of children’s literature is currently centred on literary studies, educational studies, and a third more diverse group of many other related disciplines, including history, bibliography, sociology and psychology. All of these then overlap with cultural studies and contribute to the...

    Published June 4th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Romanticism

    Edited by Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Romanticism is, and always has been, one of the most hotly contested terms in literary and cultural history. Many of the writers now described as Romantic refused to be defined by the word: 'it would be such bad taste', said Byron in 1820. Lovejoy spoke of a plurality of ‘romanticisms’,...

    Published September 13th 2005 by Routledge

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