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  1. Queer Victorian Families

    Curious Relations in Literature

    Edited by Duc Dau, Shale Preston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    The Victorians elevated the home and heteronormative family life to an almost secular religion. Yet alongside the middle-class domestic ideal were other families, many of which existed in the literature of the time. Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature is chiefly concerned with...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Essays on Fiction 1971-82 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sir Frank Kermode

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this book, which was first published in 1983, Frank Kermode looks in particular at the revived Russian Formalism, a highly original body of literary theory that flourished in the years immediately following the Revolution, and at the work of Roman Jakobson, one of its most distinguished...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Routledge Library Editions: Folklore is a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of academic imprints. It provides in one place a wealth of important reference sources on a wide variety of folklore topics. The international authors include academics from a number of worldwide...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)

    By David Buchan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    The ballad is an enduring and universal literary genre. In this book, first published in 1972, David Buchan is concerned to establish the nature of a ballad and of the people who produced it through a study of the regional tradition of the Northeast of Scotland, the most fertile ballad area in...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore)

    A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

    By Mary MacGregor-Villarreal

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Brothers Grimm (RLE Folklore)

    By Ruth Michaelis-Jena

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    This is the first modern biography of the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1970. It is a study of them in their background of late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century Germany, and shows the position they held in their society as founders of Germanic philology, as members of the 'Göttingen...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (RLE Folklore)

    By Enid Porter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Enid Porter spent many years collecting and recording from Cambridgeshire people the folk beliefs and customs held and observed in the country, both past and present. The subjects covered in the book, first published in 1969, range from the folklore of courtship, marriage, birth and death, of trees...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)

    By Dana Prescott Howell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union. Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship. Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)

    Trickster Tales in Togo

    By Zinta Konrad

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore)

    The Resilience of the Oral Tradition

    By Herbert Halpert, J.D.A. Widdowson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge