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  1. Literature and the Glocal City

    Reshaping the English Canadian Imaginary

    Edited by Ana María Fraile-Marcos

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    The modern city is a space that can simultaneously represent the principles of its homeland alongside its own unique blend of the cultures that intermingle within its city limits. This book makes an intervention in Canadian literary criticism by foregrounding both ‘globalism,’ which is...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Judie Newman

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Black Atlantic Speculative Fictions

    Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson

    By Ingrid Thaler

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    Since the 1980s, an increasing number of black writers have begun publishing speculative-fantastic fictions such as fantasy, gothic, utopian and science fiction. Writing into two literary traditions that are conventionally considered separate -- white speculative genres and black literary-cultural...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Critical Twilight (Routledge Revivals)

    Explorations in the Ideology of Anglo-American Literary Theory from Eliot to McLuhan

    By John Fekete

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this book was the first to map extensively the ideological typography of the Anglo-American tradition of literary theory. It interrogates, comprehensively and in detail, the assumptions and categorical development within critical ideas from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot,...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature

    Edited by Rachel Lee

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature offers a general introduction as well as a range of critical approaches to this important and expanding field. Divided into three sections, the volume: Introduces "keywords" connecting the theories, themes and methodologies...

    Published May 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A Short Literary History of the United States

    By Mario Klarer

    A Short Literary History of the United States offers an introduction to American Literature for students who want to acquaint themselves with the most important periods, authors, and works of American literary history. Comprehensive yet concise, it provides an essential overview of the different...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Latin American Literature

    Symptoms, Risks and Strategies of Poststructuralist Criticism

    By Bernard McGuirk

    Critical theory meets Latin American fiction in this bold and challenging analysis of literature and literary criticism through post-structuralist analysis. Focusing on Latin American literary and critical production from the 1890s to the 1990s, Bernard McGuirk highlights the confrontation between...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Trauma Narratives

    Liminality and the Ethics of Form

    Edited by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Susana Onega

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book provides a comprehensive compilation of essays on the relationship between formal experimentation and ethics in a number of generically hybrid or "liminal" narratives dealing with individual and collective traumas, running the spectrum from the testimonial novel and the fictional...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture

    Static Heroes, Social Movements and Empowerment

    By Ana M. Manzanas, Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture inscribes itself within the spatial turn that permeates the ways we look at literary and cultural productions. The volume seeks to clarify the connections between race, space, class, and identity as it concentrates on different occupations and...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Private and Fictional Words (Routledge Revivals)

    Canadian Women Novelists of the 1970s and 1980s

    By Coral Ann Howells

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era. Coral...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge