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  1. The Uses of the Future in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Andrea Brady, Emily Butterworth

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Is modernity synonymous with progress? Did the Renaissance really break with the cyclical, agrarian time of the Middle Ages, inaugurating a new concept of irreversible time in a secular culture defined by development? How does methodology affect scholarly responses to the idea of the future in the...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Christian and Lyric Tradition in Victorian Women’s Poetry

    By F. Elizabeth Gray

    Women in the Victorian period were acknowledged to be the "religious sex," but their relationship to the doctrines, practices, and hierarchies of Christianity was both highly circumscribed, which has been well documented, and complexly creative, which has not. Gray visits the importance of the...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. William Morris and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

    By Andrea Elizabeth Donovan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, founded by artist and craftsman William Morris in 1877, sought to preserve the integrity of historic buildings by preventing unnecessary repairs and additions. William Morris's intention and that of the SPAB, as outlined by the original manifesto...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

    By Mariam Konaté Deme

    There exists a strong tendency within Western literary criticism to either deny the existence of epics in Africa or to see African literatures as exotic copies of European originals. In both cases, Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Victorian Servants, Class, and the Politics of Literacy

    By Jean Fernandez

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    In this volume, Fernandez brings the under-examined figure of the Victorian servant out of obscurity in order to tell the story of his or her encounter with literacy, as imagined and represented in nineteenth-century fiction, autobiography, pamphlets and diaries. A vast body of writing is uncovered...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Politics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Native American Literature

    Across Every Border

    By Matthew Herman

    Over the last twenty years, Native American literary studies has taken a sharp political turn. In this book, Matthew Herman provides the historical framework for this shift and examines the key moments in the movement away from cultural analyses toward more politically inflected and motivated...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Defining the Atlantic Community

    Culture, Intellectuals, and Policies in the Mid-Twentieth Century

    Edited by Marco Mariano

    In this volume, essays by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic open new perspectives on the construction of the "Atlantic community" during World War II and the early Cold War years. Based on original approaches bringing together diplomatic history and the history of culture and ideas, the book...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Travel and Modernist Literature

    Sacred and Ethical Journeys

    By Alexandra Peat

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    Through close readings of works from Henry James to W. E. B. Du Bois, and from Virginia Woolf to Jean Rhys, this book discusses how fictional travelers negotiate and adapt various tropes of travel (such as quest, expatriation, displacement, and exile) as models for their own journeys. Specifically,...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Slave in the Swamp

    Disrupting the Plantation Narrative

    By William Tynes Cowa

    In 19th century plantation literature, the runaway slave in the swamp was a recurring "bogey-man" whose presence challenged myths of the plantation system. By escaping to the swamps with its wild and threatening connotations, the runaway gained an invisibility that was more threatening to the...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance

    Shakespeare’s Sibyls

    By Jessica L. Malay

    This book restores the rich tradition of the Sibyls to the position of prominence they once held in the culture and society of the English Renaissance. The sibyls — figures from classical antiquity — played important roles in literature, scholarship and art of the period, exerting a powerful...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge