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  1. Dickens’ Novels as Poetry

    Allegory and Literature of the City

    By Jeremy Tambling

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens’ novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens’ novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens’ writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Literary Pragmatics (Routledge Revivals)

    By Roger D. Sell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Up until the mid-1980s most pragmatic analysis had been done on spoken language use, considerably less on written use, and very little at all on literary activity. This has now radically changed. ‘Pragmatics’ could be informally defined as the study of relationships between language and its users....

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Postcolonial Audiences

    Readers, Viewers and Reception

    Edited by Bethan Benwell, James Procter, Gemma Robinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Without readers and audiences, viewers and consumers, the postcolonial would be literally unthinkable. And yet, postcolonial critics have historically neglected the modes of reception and consumption that make up the politics, and pleasures of meaning-making during and after empire. Thus, while...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Philosophy as a Literary Art

    Making Things Up

    Edited by Costica Bradatan

    Despite philosophers’ growing interest in the relation between philosophy and literature in general, over the last few decades comparatively few studies have been published dealing more narrowly with the literary aspects of philosophical texts. The relationship between philosophy and literature is...

    Published September 17th 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Multimodal Epistemologies

    Towards an Integrated Framework

    Edited by Arianna Maiorani, Christine Christie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    This volume develops a new multimodal semiotic approach to the study of communication, examining how multimodal discourse is construed transmedially and interculturally and how new technologies and cultural stances inform communicative contexts across the world. It contributes to current...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Entranced by Story

    Brain, Tale and Teller, from Infancy to Old Age

    By Hugh Crago

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    We live in a world of stories; yet few of us pause to ask what stories actually are, why we consume them so avidly, and what they do for story makers and their audiences. This book focuses on the experiences that good stories generate: feelings of purposeful involvement, elevation, temporary loss...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Genre (Routledge Revivals)

    By Heather Dubrow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study, first published in 1982, explores and demonstrates the ways in which an awareness of literary genre can illuminate works as diverse as Milton’s ‘Lycidas’ and Berryman’s Sonnets. The first book to offer a historical survey of genre theory, it traces the history from the Greek...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Beyond Cognitive Metaphor Theory

    Perspectives on Literary Metaphor

    Edited by Monika Fludernik

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    In this innovative collection, an international group of scholars come together to discuss literary metaphors and cognitive metaphor theory. The volume's goals are three-fold. The first aim of the book is to present some recent approaches to metaphor which have no immediate connection with...

    Published March 2nd 2014 by Routledge