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New and Published Books

  1. The Mabinogi (Routledge Revivals)

    A Book of Essays

    By C. W. Sullivan III

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The purpose of this collection, which was first published in 1996, is to provide both an overview of the major critical approaches to the Four Branches of the Mabinogi and a selection of the best essays dealing with them. The essays examine the origins of the Mabinogion, comparative analyses, and...

    Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Chaucer and the Jews

    Edited by Sheila Delany

    This edited collection explores the importance of the Jews in the English Christian imagination of the 14th and 15th centuries - long after their expulsion from Britain in 1290....

    Published December 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. British Marxist Criticism

    Edited by Victor N. Paananen

    Series: Wellesley Studies in Critical Theory, Literary History and Culture

    British Marxist Criticism provides selective but extensive annotated bibliographies, introductory essays, and important pieces of work from each of eight British critics who sought to explain literary production according to the principles of Marxism....

    Published December 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Liminality and the Short Story

    Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing

    Edited by Jochen Achilles, Ina Bergmann

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Dickens’ Novels as Poetry

    Allegory and Literature of the City

    By Jeremy Tambling

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens’ novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens’ novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens’ writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature

    By Blanka Grzegorczyk

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book considers how contemporary British children’s books engage with some of the major cultural debates of recent years, and how they resonate with the current preoccupations and tastes of the white mainstream British reading public. A central assumption of this volume is that Britain’s...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature

    The Power of Story

    By Caroline Webb

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Women and Print Culture (Routledge Revivals)

    The Construction of Femininity in the Early Periodical

    By Kathryn Shevelow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    With the growth of popular literary forms, particularly the periodical, during the eighteenth century, women began to assume an unprecedented place in print culture as readers and writers. Yet at the same time the very textual practices of that culture inscribed women within an increasingly...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Dickens and the Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Hollington

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this title examines the development of a special rhetoric in Dickens’ work, which, by using grotesque effects, challenged the complacency of his middle-class Victorian readers. The study begins by exploring definitions of the grotesque and moves on to look at three key...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

    Political Writer

    By Alan Downie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift’s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift’s politics and its application in the...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. I A Richards & His Critics V10

    To Be Published February 9th 2015
  2. Narrative Gravity: Conversation, Cognition, Culture
    By Rukmini Bhaya Nair
    To Be Published February 9th 2015
  3. John Skelton: The Critical Heritage
    Edited by Anthony Edwards
    To Be Published February 9th 2015
  4. Leigh Hunt: Life, Poetics, Politics
    Edited by Nicholas Roe
    To Be Published February 9th 2015
  5. The Legend of Guy of Warwick
    By Velma Bourgeois Richmond
    To Be Published February 9th 2015

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