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  1. Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction

    By William Vesterman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Comedy

    2nd Edition

    By Andrew Stott

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    This new edition of Andrew Stott’s Comedy builds on themes presented in the first edition such as focusing on the significance of comic 'events' through study of various theoretical methodologies, including deconstruction, psychoanalysis and gender theory, and provides case studies of a number of...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Gospel of Wealth in the American Novel (Routledge Revivals)

    The Rhetoric of Dreiser and Some of His Contemporaries

    By Arun Mukherjee

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ‘gospel of wealth’, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature

    By Alison Gibbons

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    Since the turn of the millennium, there has seen an increase in the inclusion of typography, graphics and illustration in fiction. This book engages with visual and multimodal devices in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonical authors like Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Narrative in the Professional Age

    Transatlantic Readings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and George Eliot

    By Jennifer Cognard-Black

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Challenging previous studies that claim anxiety and antagonism between transatlantic Victorian authors, Jennifer Cognard-Black uncovers a model of reciprocal influence among three of the most popular women writers of the era. Combining analyses of personal correspondence and print culture with...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era

    Systems, State Finance, and the Shadows of Futurity

    By Robert Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism

    Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era explores a fascinating connection between two seemingly unrelated Romantic-era discourses, outlining the extent to which eighteenth and early nineteenth century theories of sympathy were generated by crises of state finance. Through readings of authors...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Visionary Dreariness

    Readings in Romanticism's Quotidian Sublime

    By Markus Poetzsch

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Visionary Dreariness: Readings in Romanticism’s Quotidian Sublime undertakes a reconceptualization of the theoretical and experiential framework of the Romantic sublime by shifting the focus from Burke’s and Kant’s prescriptions of natural vastness and grandeur to the narrower but no less wondrous...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rhizosphere

    Gilles Deleuze and the 'Minor' American Writing of William James, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, and William Falkner

    By Mary Zamberlin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book explores the significant intellectual impact the philosopher Jean Wahl had on the directions Gilles Deleuze took as a philosopher and writer of a philosophy of experimentation. The study of this influence also brings to light the significance of Deleuze's emphasis on la pragmatique,...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Keeping up Her Geography

    Women's Writing and Geocultural Space in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

    By Tanya Ann Kennedy

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Recently, literary critics and some historians have argued that to use the language of separate spheres is to "mistake fiction for reality." However, the tendency in this criticism is to ignore the work of feminist political theorists who argue that a range of ideologies of the public and private...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge