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  1. Paradise Discourse, Imperialism, and Globalization

    Exploiting Eden

    By Sharae Deckard

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This comparative study, the first of its kind, discusses paradise discourse in a wide range of writing from Mexico, Zanzibar, and Sri Lanka, including novels by authors such as Malcolm Lowry, Leonard Woolf, Juan Rulfo, Wilson Harris, Abdulrazak Gurnah, and Romesh Gunesekera. Tracing dialectical...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

    Edited by Matthew Rubery

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Class, Culture and Suburban Anxieties in the Victorian Era

    By Lara Baker Whelan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    This book demonstrates how representations of the Victorian suburb in mid- to late-nineteenth century British writing occasioned a literary sub-genre unique to this period, one that attempted to reassure readers that the suburb was a place where outsiders could be controlled and where middle-class...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Beyond Pippi Longstocking

    Intermedial and International Approaches to Astrid Lindgren's Work

    Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Astrid Surmatz

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Astrid Lindgren, author of the famed Pippi Longstocking novels, is perhaps one of the most significant children's authors of the last half of the twentieth century. In this collection contributors consider films, music, and picturebooks relating to Lindgren, in addition to...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Dostoevsky and The Idea of Russianness

    A New Perspective on Unity and Brotherhood

    By Sarah Hudspith

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This book examines Dostoevsky's interest in, and engagement with, "Slavophilism" - a Russian mid-nineteenth century movement of conservative nationalist thought. It explores Dostoevsky's views, as expressed in both his non-fiction and fiction, on the religious, spiritual and moral ideas which he...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Experiencing Environment and Place through Children's Literature

    Edited by Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Phillip Payne, Alan Reid

    Recent scholarship on children’s literature displays a wide variety of interests in classic and contemporary children’s books. While environmental and ecological concerns have led to an interest in ‘ecocriticism’, as yet there is little on the significance of the ecological imagination and...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Humor in Contemporary Junior Literature

    By Julie Cross

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this new book, Julie Cross examines the intricacies of textual humor in contemporary junior literature, using the tools of literary criticism and humor theory. Cross investigates the dialectical paradoxes of humor and debunks the common belief in oppositional binaries of ‘simple’ versus ‘complex...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Music and Identity in Postcolonial British South-Asian Literature

    By Christin Hoene

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy, Amit...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Introduction to Game Analysis

    By Clara Fernández-Vara

    Game analysis allows us to understand games better, providing insight into the player-game relationship, the construction of the game, and its sociocultural relevance. As the field of game studies grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay, graphics, sound, and...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 25th 2014 by Routledge