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  1. Writing, Geometry and Space in Seventeenth-Century England and America

    Circles in the Sand

    By Jess Edwards

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    The early modern map has come to mark the threshold of modernity, cutting through the layered customs of Medieval parochialism with its clean, expansive geometries. Re-thinking the role played by mathematics and cartography in the English seventeenth century, this book argues that the cultural...

    To Be Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction

    By William Vesterman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Gospel of Wealth in the American Novel (Routledge Revivals)

    The Rhetoric of Dreiser and Some of His Contemporaries

    By Arun Mukherjee

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ‘gospel of wealth’, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era

    Systems, State Finance, and the Shadows of Futurity

    By Robert Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism

    Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era explores a fascinating connection between two seemingly unrelated Romantic-era discourses, outlining the extent to which eighteenth and early nineteenth century theories of sympathy were generated by crises of state finance. Through readings of authors...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Visionary Dreariness

    Readings in Romanticism's Quotidian Sublime

    By Markus Poetzsch

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Visionary Dreariness: Readings in Romanticism’s Quotidian Sublime undertakes a reconceptualization of the theoretical and experiential framework of the Romantic sublime by shifting the focus from Burke’s and Kant’s prescriptions of natural vastness and grandeur to the narrower but no less wondrous...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ovid (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. W. Binns

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Ovid, Rome’s most cynical and worldly love poet, has not until recently been highly regarded among Latin poets. Now, however, his reputation is growing, and this volume is an important contribution to the re-establishment of Ovid’s claims to critical attention. This collection of essays ranges over...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Jaufre (Routledge Revivals)

    An Occitan Arthurian Romance

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations. Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the court of King Arthur with a total and naïve faith in the King and his ability to effect a...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Browning Studies (Routledge Revivals)

    Being Select Papers by Members of the Browning Society

    By Edward Berdoe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1909, presents a selection of the most important essays by members of the renowned Browning Society, which existed to promulgate the works of and appreciation for perhaps the greatest English poet of the Victorian Age. Browning’s poetry deals with themes that are of...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Ovid (Routledge Revivals)

    The Classical Heritage

    Edited by William S. Anderson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Ovid: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1995, contains a diverse collection of reflections, ranging from the first century, through the Middle Ages, to the twentieth, on a poet who has been adored and reviled in equal measure. With the entire notion of ‘Western culture’ under duress, the...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge