Literary and Critical Theory

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Routledge's Literary and Critical Theory books offer everything you could need from textbooks to research monographs. Take a look at Using Critical Theory, Lois Tyson’s introductory guide to the field, or The Routledge Queer Studies Reader, a comprehensive resource and textbook to this vibrant and interdisciplinary area. You can also see our extensive range of research and reference including the Routledge Companions series.


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Routledge Companions

Field-defining volumes in new and exciting areas of literary studies. These volumes are ideal introductions for beginners, or handy volumes for those already working in the field: summarising current scholarship, whilst pushing the boundaries of emerging trends they are must-have collections.

  1. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature

    Edited by Suzanne Bost, Frances R. Aparicio

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    Latino/a literature is one of the fastest developing fields in the discipline of literary studies. It represents an identity that is characterized by fluidity and diversity, often explored through divisions formed by language, race, gender, sexuality, and immigration. The Routledge Companion to...

    Published August 30th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature

    Edited by Joe Bray, Alison Gibbons, Brian McHale

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    What is experimental literature? How has experimentation affected the course of literary history, and how is it shaping literary expression today? Literary experiment has always been diverse and challenging, but never more so than in our age of digital media and social networking, when the very...

    Published June 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Companion to World Literature

    Edited by Theo D'haen, David Damrosch, Djelal Kadir

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    In the age of globalization, the category of "World Literature" is increasingly important to academic teaching and research. The Routledge Companion to World Literature offers a comprehensive pathway into this burgeoning and popular field. Separated into four key sections, the volume covers:...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature

    Edited by Michael A. Bucknor, Alison Donnell

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature offers a comprehensive, critically engaging overview of this increasingly significant body of work. The volume is divided into six sections that consider: the foremost figures of the Anglophone Caribbean literary tradition and a...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature

    Edited by Rachel Lee

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature offers a general introduction as well as a range of critical approaches to this important and expanding field. Divided into three sections, the volume: Introduces "keywords" connecting the theories, themes and methodologies...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Companion to Travel Writing

    Edited by Carl Thompson

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing offers the ideal springboard for beginners to the area, but is also an essential resource for those already working in the field. Each essay provides the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts as well as cutting-edge approaches and close readings of...

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

    Edited by Mark Bould, Andrew Butler, Adam Roberts, Sherryl Vint

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international...

    Published January 7th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

    Edited by Bruce Clarke, Manuela Rossini

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology, mathematics, and medicine. Divided into three main sections, this volume: links...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge