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New and Published Books

  1. Decolonising Gender

    Literature and a Poetics of the Real

    By Caroline Rooney

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Through examination of the functions of language and cross-cultural readings of literature – from African queer reading to postcolonial Shakespeare – Rooney explores the nature of the real, providing: a way out of some of the current deadlocks of feminist theory an anti-essentialist...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Realist Fiction and the Strolling Spectator (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Rignall

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The classic realist text has long been derided by post-structuralist critics as an unsophisticated and reactionary form. In this study, first published in 1992, John Rignall makes a powerful case for the rehabilitation of realism as a self-aware and reflexive genre. Using the novels of Scott,...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. John Donne, Undone (Routledge Revivals)

    By Thomas Docherty

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Contemporary criticism of Donne has tended to ignore the historical culture and ideology that conditioned his writings, reinforcing the traditionally accepted model of the poet as a humanist of ethical, cultural and political individualism. In this title, first published in 1986, Thomas Docherty...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law

    The Legacy of Modernism

    By Desmond Manderson

    Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law -The Legacy of Modernism addresses the legacy of contemporary critiques of language for the concept of the rule of law. Between those who care about the rule of law and those who are interested in contemporary legal theory, there has been a dialogue of the deaf,...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Carnivalizing Difference

    Bakhtin and the Other

    Edited by Peter I. Barta, Paul Allen Miller, Charles Platter, David Shepherd

    Series: Routledge Harwood Studies in Russian and European Literature

    It has seemed at times that there is no neutral territory between those who see Bakhtin as the practitioner of a kind of neo-Marxist, or at least materialist, deconstruction and those who look at the same texts and see a defender of traditional, liberal humanist values and classical conceptions of...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Language of Criticism

    By John Casey

    First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by...

    Published June 7th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Deconstructive Turn (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays in the Rhetoric of Philosophy

    By Christopher Norris

    What might be the outcome for philosophy if its texts were subjected to the powerful techniques of rhetorical close-reading developed by current deconstructionist literary critics? When first published in 1983, Christopher Norris’ book was the first to explore such questions in the context of...

    Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Paul de Man (Routledge Revivals)

    Deconstruction and the Critique of Aesthetic Ideology

    By Christopher Norris

    Paul de Man - literary critic, literary philosopher, "American deconstructionist" - changed the landscape of criticism through his rigorous theories and writings. Upon its original publication in 1988, Christopher Norris' book was the first full-length introduction to de Man, a reading that offers...

    Published July 15th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Contest of Faculties (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophy and Theory after Deconstruction

    By Christopher Norris

    This Routledge Revival, first published in 1985, gives detailed attention to the bearing of literary theory on questions of truth, meaning and reference. On the one hand, deconstruction brings a vigilant awareness of the figural and narrative tropes that make up the discourse of philosophic reason....

    Published December 18th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Narrating Post/Communism

    Colonial Discourse and Europe's Borderline Civilization

    By Natasa Kovacevic

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    The transition of communist Eastern Europe to capitalist democracy post-1989 and in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars has focused much scholarly attention - in history, political science and literature - on the fostering of new identities across Eastern European countries in the absence of the old...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge