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New and Published Books

  1. Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction

    By Peter Ferry

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not simply depict masculinity as a social and historical construction but seek to challenge the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature

    Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolaño

    By Laura Barberán Reinares

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations of sex trafficking in postcolonial literature. This book is a sustained...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisation

    Edited by Peter I. Barta

    Series: Routledge Harwood Studies in Russian and European Literature

    Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisation considers gender and sexuality in modern Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapters look individually at gender and sexuality through history, art, folklore, philosophy or literature,but are also arranged into sections according to...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sordid Images

    The Poetry of Masculine Desire

    By Steve Clark

    In this extraordinary and bold book, S.H. Clark explores and constructs a history of poetic misogyny. For the first time, a wide range of English poetry by men is examined for evidence of the articulation of heterosexual masculine desires. But Clark goes beyond a straightforward oppositional model...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women and Print Culture (Routledge Revivals)

    The Construction of Femininity in the Early Periodical

    By Kathryn Shevelow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    With the growth of popular literary forms, particularly the periodical, during the eighteenth century, women began to assume an unprecedented place in print culture as readers and writers. Yet at the same time the very textual practices of that culture inscribed women within an increasingly...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Women, Travel Writing, and Truth

    Edited by Clare Broome Saunders

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature

    By Holly Blackford

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls’ literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E. T. A. Hoffmann...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)

    Sexuality and the Family in Post-War British Drama

    By Michelene Wandor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication, from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge