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  1. Spectrum of Decadence (Routledge Revivals)

    The Literature of the 1890s

    By Murray Pittock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The 1890s, the Naughty Nineties, was an exciting and flamboyant time in British life and literature. First published in 1993, this title traces the genesis of the literary culture of the 1890s through some of the popular novels and literary texts of the period. By examining works by such writers as...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Dialogics of Critique

    M.M. Bakhtin and the Theory of Ideology

    By Michael Gardiner

    As interest in the work of Bakhtin grows there is an increasing demand for a well organized, readable text which explains his main ideas and relates them to current social and cultural theory. This book is designed to supply this demand. Elegantly written with the needs of the student coming to...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pope, Homer, and Manliness

    Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning

    By Carolyn D. Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    The author here reassesses the concept of ‘masculinity’, and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. New Perspectives on Arabian Nights

    Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this comparative study of a selection of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a number of disciplines and subject areas to examine the workings of narrative. It predominantly focuses on the ways in which the Arabian Nights...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Comparative Rhetoric

    The Art of Traversing Rhetorical Times, Places, and Spaces

    Edited by LuMing Mao

    Series: Rhetoric Society Quarterly

    Rhetoric and Communication scholars have recently made notable advances in discovering and/or recovering rhetorical practices of various under-represented and under-recognized cultures. Building on this growing body of scholarship, this book initiates a new line of interdisciplinary inquiry. By...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Trauma in Contemporary Literature

    Narrative and Representation

    Edited by Marita Nadal, Mónica Calvo

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives. The book analyzes and applies the most relevant concepts and themes discussed in...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Roman Jakobson

    Edited by Margaret Thomas

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

    Although Roman Jakobson (1886–1982) styled himself a ‘Russian philologist’, that epithet covers only a fraction of his disciplinary breadth and international impact. In a long and prolific career, he wrote about theoretical and applied linguistics, phonology, prosody, poetics, semiotics,...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Rewriting the Victorians

    Theory, History, and the Politics of Gender

    Edited by Linda M. Shires

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This collection of essays, both feminist and historical, analyzes power relations between men and women in the Victorian period. This volume is the first to reshape Victorian studies from the perspective of the postmodern return to history, and is variously influenced by Marxism, sociology,...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gender, Genre & Narrative Pleasure

    Edited by Derek Longhurst

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Recent years have witnessed important new initiatives in the study of popular fictional modes of writing. At one time the field could have been described with reasonable accuracy by two traditions: one that analyzed the production and distribution of popular fiction as commodities; and one whose...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Where No Man has Gone Before

    Essays on Women and Science Fiction

    Edited by Lucie Armitt

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    How do women writers use science fiction to challenge assumptions about the genre and its representations of women? To what extent is the increasing number of women writing science fiction reformulating the expectations of readers and critics? What has been the effect of this phenomenon upon the...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge