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  1. Theoretical Schools and Circles in the Twentieth-Century Humanities

    Literary Theory, History, Philosophy

    Edited by Marina Grishakova, Silvi Salupere

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Schools and circles have been a major force in twentieth-century intellectual movements. They fostered circulation of ideas within and between disciplines, thus altering the shape of intellectual inquiry. This volume offers a new perspective on theoretical schools in the humanities, both as...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Locating Transnational Ideals

    Edited by Walter Goebel, Saskia Schabio

    This volume defines versions of the transnational in their historical and cultural specificity. By "locating," the contributors contextualize historical and contemporary understandings of the fluid term "transnational," which vary in relation to the disciplines involved. This kind of historical and...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Susan Sontag (Routledge Revivals)

    The Elegiac Modernist

    By Sohnya Sayres

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this is the first book-length study of Susan Sontag: essayist and analyst of culture, author of ‘Notes on Camp’ and Illness as Metaphor, novelist, reviewer, and filmmaker. It was modernism, and the excitement it created in her, that "rescued" Sontag from childhood in...

    Published April 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Continuities (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sir Frank Kermode

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Continuities, first published in 1968, is a collection of reviews by Frank Kermode that appeared from 1962 to 1967. Kermode discusses a variety of novelists, poets, and critics, including T. S. Eliot, Northrop Frye, Wallace Stevens, Edmund Wilson, and Wallace Stevens. History and politics are two...

    Published April 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Herbert Read and Selected Works

    By Herbert Read

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Herbert Read and Selected Works

    Herbert Read and Selected Works includes four of Herbert Read’s most seminal works; A Coat of Many Colours: Occasional Essays, The English Vision: An Anthology, The Tenth Muse: Essays in Criticism and The Politics of the Unpolitical. This collection also includes the title Herbert Read: A Memorial...

    Published April 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Resisting Novels (Routledge Revivals)

    Ideology and Fiction

    By Lennard J. Davis

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    "By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary Studies

    By Charles Baudouin

    Series: Collected Works of Charles Baudouin

    Originally published in 1924, this title is divided into four parts, each looking at contemporary issues. Beginning with ‘The Liberators of the Mind’, the author discusses important thinkers of the time, such as Tolstoy and Nietzsche. The second part looks at ‘The War and the Peace’, which...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Psychoanalysis and Aesthetics

    By Charles Baudouin

    Series: Collected Works of Charles Baudouin

    Originally published in 1924, this title is substantially a continuation of Baudouin’s earlier work Studies in Psychoanalysis, being an application of psychoanalysis to the theory of aesthetics, as illustrated by a detailed study of the works of the Belgian poet Emile Verhaeren. The ‘...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Historical Affects and the Early Modern Theater

    Edited by Ronda Arab, Michelle Dowd, Adam Zucker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This collection of original essays honors the groundbreaking scholarship of Jean E. Howard by exploring cultural and economic constructions of affect in the early modern theater. While historicist and materialist inquiry has dominated early modern theater studies in recent years, the historically...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Hans-Georg Gadamer

    By Karl Simms

    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers

    Hans-Georg Gadamer’s theory of hermeneutics is one of the most important modern theories of interpretation and understanding, and at its heart is the experience of reading literature. In this clear and comprehensive guide to Gadamer’s thought, Karl Simms: presents an overview of Gadamer’s life and...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge