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  1. Fictions of Female Education in the Nineteenth Century

    By Jaime Osterman Alves

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Seeking to understand how literary texts both shaped and reflected the century's debates over adolescent female education, this book examines fictional works and historical documents featuring descriptions of girls' formal educational experiences between the 1810s and the 1890s. Alves argues...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Religion in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction

    Apocryphal Borderlands

    By Manuel Broncano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This book addresses the religious scope of Cormac McCarthy’s fiction, one of the most controversial issues in studies of his work. Current criticism is divided between those who find a theological dimension in his works, and those who reject such an approach on the grounds that the nihilist...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction

    Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots

    By Dan Shen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Aliki Varvogli

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book offers a critical study and analysis of American fiction at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It focuses on novels that ‘go outward’ literally and metaphorically, and it concentrates on narratives that take place mainly away from the US’s geographical borders. Varvogli draws on...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Transnationalism and American Serial Fiction

    By Patricia Okker

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Transnationalism and American Serial Fiction explores the vibrant tradition of serial fiction published in U.S. minority periodicals. Beloved by readers, these serial novels helped sustain the periodicals and communities in which they circulated. With essays on serial fiction published from the...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Black Female Body in American Literature and Art

    Performing Identity

    By Caroline Brown

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book examines how African-American writers and visual artists interweave icon and inscription in order to re-present the black female body, traditionally rendered alien and inarticulate within Western discursive and visual systems. Brown considers how the writings of Toni Morrison, Gayl Jones,...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael D. Bristol

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this title explores the nature of the interaction between Shakespeare and American culture. Shakespeare stands at the center of an elaborate institutional reality, closely tied to both cultural and ideological production. His plays, Michael Bristol asserts, help to...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. American Literature

    A History

    By Hans Bertens, Theo D'haen

    This comprehensive history of American Literature traces its development from the earliest colonial writings of the late 1500s through to the present day. This lively, engaging and highly accessible guide: offers lucid discussions of all major influences and movements such as Puritanism,...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. U.S. Latino/a Writing

    Edited by A. Robert Lee

    Including the Chicano southwest of California, Texas, Arizona, Colarado, New Mexico, and Nevada, together with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and its Manhattan offshoot, Spanish Harlem, the Cuban America of Florida, as well as the many smaller communities whose origins lie in Central and South...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Intertextual and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cormac McCarthy

    Borders and Crossings

    Edited by Nicholas Monk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    This collection offers a fresh approach to the work of Cormac McCarthy, one of the most important contemporary American authors. Essays focus on his work across the genres and/or in constellation with other writers and artists, presenting not only a different "angle" on the work, but setting him...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge