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  1. Henry James

    Edited by Roger Gard

    This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set complements the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Epic Trickster in American Literature

    From Sunjata to So(u)l

    By Gregory E. Rutledge

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    Just as Africa and the West have traditionally fit into binaries of Darkness/Enlightenment, Savage/Modern, Ugly/Beautiful, and Ritual/Art, among others, much of Western cultural production rests upon the archetypal binary of Trickster/Epic, with trickster aesthetics and commensurate cultural forms...

    Published December 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. AIDS Literature and Gay Identity

    The Literature of Loss

    By Monica B. Pearl

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book discusses the significance of late twentieth century and early twenty first century American fiction written in response to the AIDS crisis and interrogates how sexual identity is depicted and constructed textually. Pearl develops Freudian psychoanalytic theory in a complex account of the...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Stanley Cavell, Literature, and Film

    The Idea of America

    Edited by Andrew Taylor, Áine Kelly

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This is the first book to offer a thorough examination of the relationship that Stanley Cavell’s celebrated philosophical work has to the ways in which the United States has been imagined and articulated in its literature. Establishing the contours of Cavell’s most significant readings of American...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  5. American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship

    Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons

    Edited by Joni Adamson, Kimberly N. Ruffin

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This collection reclaims public intellectuals and scholars important to the foundational work in American Studies that contributed to emerging conceptions of an "ecological citizenship" advocating something other than nationalism or an "exclusionary ethics of place." Co-editors Adamson and Ruffin...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. African American Writing

    Edited by A. Robert Lee

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse Although there are any number of single-volume anthologies on individual writers and movements (e.g. the Harlem Renaissance), African American Writing is the first multi-volume collection to provide users with full coverage of a crucial literary...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Transnationalism of American Culture

    Literature, Film, and Music

    Edited by Rocío Davis

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book studies the transnational nature of American cultural production, specifically literature, film, and music, examining how these serve as ways of perceiving the United States and American culture. The volume’s engagement with the reality of transnationalism focuses on material examples...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. American Utopia and Social Engineering in Literature, Social Thought, and Political History

    By Peter Swirski

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    The United States today is afflicted with political alienation, militarized violence, institutionalized poverty, and social agony. Worst of all, perhaps, it is afflicted with chronic and acute ahistoricism. America insist on ignoring the context of its present dilemmas. It insists on forgetting...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance

    Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James T. Farrell

    By Mary Hricko

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Brown Gold

    Milestones of African American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002

    By Michelle Martin

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Brown Gold is a compelling history and analysis of African-American children's picturebooks from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. At the turn of the nineteenth century, good children's books about black life were hard to find — if, indeed, young black readers and their parents could even...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge