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New and Published Books

  1. 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 23rd 2014 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Legend of Guy of Warwick

    By Velma Bourgeois Richmond

    Series: Garland Studies in Medieval Literature

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Narrative Gravity

    Conversation, Cognition, Culture

    By Rukmini Bhaya Nair

    In this elegantly written and theoretically sophisticated work, Rukmini Bhaya Nair asks why human beings across the world are such compulsive and inventive storytellers. Extending current research in cognitive science and narratology, she argues that we seem to have a genetic drive to fabricate as...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. John Skelton

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Anthony Edwards

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves....

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. I A Richards & His Critics V10

    To Be Published January 5th 2015
  2. Leigh Hunt: Life, Poetics, Politics
    Edited by Nicholas Roe
    To Be Published January 5th 2015
  3. Keats's Boyish Imagination
    By Richard Marggraf Turley
    To Be Published January 5th 2015
  4. The Critical Reception of Charles Dickens, 1833-1841 (Routledge Revivals)
    By Kathryn Chittick
    To Be Published January 5th 2015
  5. The Mabinogi (Routledge Revivals): A Book of Essays
    By C. W. Sullivan III
    To Be Published January 5th 2015

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