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New and Published Books

  1. Darwin in Atlantic Cultures

    Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jeannette Eileen Jones, Patrick B. Sharp

    This collection is an interdisciplinary edited volume that examines the circulation of Darwinian ideas in the Atlantic space as they impacted systems of Western thought and culture. Specifically, the book explores the influence of the principle tenets of Darwinism -- such as the theory of evolution...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

    By Mariam Konaté Deme

    There exists a strong tendency within Western literary criticism to either deny the existence of epics in Africa or to see African literatures as exotic copies of European originals. In both cases, Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Politics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Native American Literature

    Across Every Border

    By Matthew Herman

    Over the last twenty years, Native American literary studies has taken a sharp political turn. In this book, Matthew Herman provides the historical framework for this shift and examines the key moments in the movement away from cultural analyses toward more politically inflected and motivated...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Travel Writing and Atrocities

    Eyewitness Accounts of Colonialism in the Congo, Angola, and the Putumayo

    By Robert Burroughs

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    This book examines eyewitness travel reports of atrocities committed in European-funded slave regimes in the Congo Free State, Portuguese West Africa, and the Putumayo district of the Amazon rainforest during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. During this time, British explorers,...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Dissenting Lives

    Edited by Anne Collett, Tony Simoes de Silva

    This collection brings together a series of essays that combine the public and private nature of dissent, stories of dissent that encapsulate the mood of an historical or cultural period, or of a society. Dissent is most memorable when it is public, explosive, dramatically enacted. Yet quiet...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Nadine Gordimer (Routledge Revivals)

    By Judie Newman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition. In this critical study, first published in 1988 and the first by a woman, Judie Newman discusses all Gordimer’s novels, including A Sport of Nature....

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Meeting the Foreign in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Albrecht Classen

    This collectoion brings together an outstanding group of historical, cultural, and literary scholars to investigate the complicated, nuanced, and often surprising union and desire and dread associated with the figure of the foreign Other in the Middle Ages--represented variously by Muslims, Jews,...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Future of Postcolonial Studies

    Edited by Chantal Zabus

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The Future of Postcolonial Studies celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back by the now famous troika - Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. When The Empire Writes Back first appeared in 1989, it put postcolonial cultures and their...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism

    Critical Imaginaries for a Global Age

    Edited by Aparajita Nanda

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    As new comparative perspectives on race and ethnicity open up, scholars are identifying and exploring fresh topics and questions in an effort to reconceptualize ethnic studies and draw attention to nation–based approaches that may have previously been ignored. This volume, by recognizing the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Cities, Borders and Spaces in Intercultural American Literature and Film

    By Ana M. Manzanas, Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Thus book examines the spatial morphologies represented in a wide range of contemporary ethnic American literary and cinematic works. Drawing from Henri Lefebvre’s theorization of space as a living organism, Edward Soja’s writings on the postmetropolis, Marc Augé’s notion of the non-place, Manuel...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge