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  1. Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

    Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

    By Ariane M. Balizet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart’s membership of the Freemasons, and the resulting influence of Masonic doctrines on A Song to David. However, many...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Spectrum of Decadence (Routledge Revivals)

    The Literature of the 1890s

    By Murray Pittock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The 1890s, the Naughty Nineties, was an exciting and flamboyant time in British life and literature. First published in 1993, this title traces the genesis of the literary culture of the 1890s through some of the popular novels and literary texts of the period. By examining works by such writers as...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture

    Edited by Tatiana Smorodinskaya, Karen Evans-Romaine, Helena Goscilo

    Series: Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture

    This encyclopedia examines Russian culture from 1953, Stalin's death, to the present day. Both ‘Russian’ and ‘Culture’ are defined broadly. Given the diversity of the Federation in its ethnic composition and regional characteristics, questions of national, regional, and ethnic...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography

    By David Huddart

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Cultural theory has often been criticized for covert Eurocentric and universalist tendencies. Its concepts and ideas are implicitly applicable to everyone, ironing over any individuality or cultural difference. Postcolonial theory has challenged these limitations of cultural theory, and...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Slavery and Augustan Literature

    Swift, Pope and Gay

    By Dr J Richardson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    Slavery and Augustan Literature investigates slavery in the work of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and John Gay. These three writers were connected with a Tory ministry, which attempted to increase substantially the English share of the international slave trade. They all wrote in support of the...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Shakespeare

    The art of the dramatist

    By Roland Mushat Frye

    This edition first published in 1982. Previous edition published in 1972 by Houghton Mifflin. Outlining methods and techniques for reading Shakespeare's plays, Roland Frye explores and develops a comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare's drama, focussing on the topics which must be kept in mind...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. A History of the Chinese Language

    By Hongyuan Dong

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Digital Literacies

    By Julia Gillen

    Series: Literacies

    With our increasing use of digital and online media, the way we interact with these forms of communication is having an enormous impact on our literacy and learning. In Digital Literacies, Julia Gillen argues that to a substantial extent Linguistics has failed to rise to the opportunities presented...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Reflexivity in Language and Intercultural Education

    Rethinking Multilingualism and Interculturality

    Edited by Julie S. Byrd Clark, Fred Dervin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communication

    With the impact of accelerated globalization, digital technologies, mobility, and migration, the fields of Applied Linguistics, Language, and Intercultural Education have been shifting. One shift in need of further exploration is that of systematic and coherent reflexivity in researching language...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge