Welcome to the 2013 Literature Catalog!
We're very excited to begin the year with two brand new textbooks: Global Literary Theory: An Anthology, and Modernism and Literature: An Introduction and Reader which are complemented by fantastic companion websites.
Alongside these refreshing new books we also continue to publish a wide range of material from our flourishing Routledge Companions series of Handbooks, Readers for course use, our key guidebook series (New Critical Idioms and Routledge Critical Thinkers) and our lively Routledge Research series.
Our Routledge Research series, ranging in focus from Medieval Literature to Shakespeare, from Children's Literature to Contemporary texts, also offers diverse approaches in its Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature series. Exciting volumes to publish this year include International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism and The Transculturation of Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, and Identity.
We are reviving some key books such as The Romance of Arthur and Orality and Literacy with updated editions and are also publishing brand new, innovative and cutting-edge books such as The Demonic and The Future of Trauma Theory.
Global Literary Theory: An Anthology comprises a selection of classic, must-read essays alongside contemporary and global extracts, providing an engaging and timely overview of literary theory. The volume is thoroughly introduced in the General Introduction and Section Introductions and each piece...
Published April 1st 2013 by Routledge
An Introduction and Reader
This volume offers a comprehensive representation of the exciting, pivotal, and urgent nature of literary Modernism, as well as more recent approaches including the "global turn." Modernism can be difficult to understand without an awareness of contemporary concerns, so Mia Carter...
Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge
An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation, 3rd Edition
The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key...
Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge
Criticism and Debates
Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates combines classic critical essays alongside newer voices and approaches, highlighting vibrant debates on medieval literature that will continue to shape critical conversations for the coming decades. Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith present a...
To Be Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge
30th Anniversary Edition
Series: New Accents
Walter J. Ong’s classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of oral, written, printed and electronic technologies, and their impact on philosophical, theological, scientific and literary thought. This thirtieth anniversary edition – coinciding with Ong’s centenary year –...
Published September 27th 2012 by Routledge
Literature and Experience
Are we either good or bad, and do we really know the difference? Why do we want what we cannot have, and even to be what we’re not? Can we desire others without wanting to possess them? Can we open to others and not risk possession ourselves? And where, in these cases, do we draw the line? Ewan...
Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge
Contemporary Literary Criticism
This collection analyses the future of ‘trauma theory’, a major theoretical discourse in contemporary criticism and theory. The chapters advance the current state of the field by exploring new areas, asking new questions and making new connections. Part one, History and Culture, begins by...
To Be Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge
In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as literature and text the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film periods and...
To Be Published June 9th 2013 by Routledge