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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 61 new and published books in the subject of Literature & Language — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Digital Literary Studies

    Corpus Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama

    By David L. Hoover, Jonathan Culpeper, Kieran O'Halloran

    Series: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

    Digital Literary Studies presents a broad and varied picture of the promise and potential of methods and approaches that are crucially dependent upon the digital nature of the literary texts it studies and the texts and collections of texts with which they are compared. It focuses on style, diction...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics

    Edited by Michael Burke

    Series: Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies

    The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics provides a comprehensive introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of stylistics. The four sections of the volume encompass a wide range of approaches from classical rhetoric to cognitive neuroscience and cover core issues that include:...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Fictions of Language and the Languages of Fiction

    By Monika Fludernik

    Monika Fludernik presents a detailed analysis of free indirect discourse as it relates to narrative theory, and the crucial problematic of how speech and thought are represented in fiction.Building on the insights of Ann Banfield's Unspeakable Sentences, Fludernik radically extends Banfield's model...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Kafka’s Cognitive Realism

    By Emily Troscianko

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    This book uses insights from the cognitive sciences to illuminate Kafka’s poetics, exemplifying a paradigm for literary studies in which cognitive-scientific insights are brought to bear directly on literary texts. The volume shows that the concept of "cognitive realism" can be a critically...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Philosophy as a Literary Art: Making Things Up
    Edited by Costica Bradatan
    To Be Published September 3rd 2014
  2. Mencius On The Mind V 5

    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  3. Dickens’ Novels as Poetry: Allegory and Literature of the City
    By Jeremy Tambling
    To Be Published November 23rd 2014
  4. The Essential Ilan Stavans
    By Ilan Stavans
    To Be Published December 4th 2014
  5. Global Portuguese: Linguistic Ideologies in Late Modernity
    Edited by Luiz Paulo Moita-Lopes
    To Be Published December 17th 2014

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