Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Literature & Culture Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 317 new and published books in the subject of Literature & Culture — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature

    Edited by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of...

    Published July 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Where the Meanings Are (Routledge Revivals)

    Feminism and Cultural Spaces

    By Catharine R. Stimpson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this collection of essays in literary criticism, feminist theory and race relations was named one of the top twenty-five books of 1988 by the Voice Literary Supplement. The title covers such subjects as black literature; the reconstruction of culture, changing arts, letters...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Tourism, Land and Landscape in Ireland

    The Commodification of Culture

    By K.J. James

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    This study, exploring a broad range of evocative Irish travel writing from 1850 to 1914, much of it highly entertaining and heavily laced with irony and humour, draws out interplays between tourism, travel literature and commodifications of culture. It focuses on the importance of informal tourist...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals)

    The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction

    By Joseph Grixti

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre, horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrative

    Textual Horizons in an Age of Global Risk

    Edited by Paul Crosthwaite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    The etymological affinity between ‘criticism’ and ‘crisis’ has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises;...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Critical Twilight (Routledge Revivals)

    Explorations in the Ideology of Anglo-American Literary Theory from Eliot to McLuhan

    By John Fekete

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this book was the first to map extensively the ideological typography of the Anglo-American tradition of literary theory. It interrogates, comprehensively and in detail, the assumptions and categorical development within critical ideas from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot,...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Faerie Queene (Routledge Revivals)

    By Humphrey Tonkin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene is among the most important literary products of the Elizabethan age, and the vast sweep of its moral, political and social concerns tells us more about the age than any other work. This volume, first published in 1989, offers detailed readings of each of the poem...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature

    A Casebook

    By Albrecht Classen

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    Although courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Serialization in Popular Culture

    Edited by Rob Allen, Thijs van den Berg

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of serialization, as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers, and gamers....

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge