Routledge Literature Research

Cutting-Edge Studies and Edited Collections


Routledge Research is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Ranging in scholarship across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Research titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. Our publishing program in Literature research has grown rapidly in recent years, and we are pleased to be offering books ranging from Medieval to Contemporary literature, and covering topics such as Postcolonial Literature, Children’s Literature, Atlantics Studies, American Studies, and Travel Writing.

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Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

Series Editor: William Boelhower, University of Louisiana, USA

This series joins with the journal Atlantic Studies in providing an international forum for research on historical, cultural, and literary issues arising within the new, disciplinary matrix of the circumatlantic world. In particular, it seeks to foster a transcultural dialogue between the two hemispheres, among the nations of Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The series editors invite the work of scholars from many disciplines--history, cultural studies, critical theory, and literature--who seek to probe the highly critical space of the Atlantic, centered not on a single nation or land mass but on a new cosmopolitan interchange of ships and peoples, cultures and texts, ideas and tools.
 

  1. Archives of the Black Atlantic

    Reading Between Literature and History

    By Wendy W. Walters

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    Many African diasporic novelists and poets allude to or cite archival documents in their writings, foregrounding the elements of archival research and data in their literary texts, and revising the material remnants of the archive. This book reads black historical novels and poetry in an...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Black Atlantic Speculative Fictions

    Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson

    By Ingrid Thaler

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    Since the 1980s, an increasing number of black writers have begun publishing speculative-fantastic fictions such as fantasy, gothic, utopian and science fiction. Writing into two literary traditions that are conventionally considered separate -- white speculative genres and black literary-cultural...

    Published March 10th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Darwin in Atlantic Cultures

    Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jeannette Eileen Jones, Patrick B. Sharp

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    This collection is an interdisciplinary edited volume that examines the circulation of Darwinian ideas in the Atlantic space as they impacted systems of Western thought and culture. Specifically, the book explores the influence of the principle tenets of Darwinism -- such as the theory of evolution...

    Published November 10th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Defining the Atlantic Community

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

    Edited by Marco Mariano

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    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 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Diasporic Women’s Writing of the Black Atlantic

    (En)Gendering Literature and Performance

    Edited by Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Esther Álvarez López

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    This book brings together a complete set of approaches to works by female authors that articulate the black Atlantic in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender. The chapters provide the grounds to (en)gender a more complex understanding of the scattered geographies of the African...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Recharting the Black Atlantic

    Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections

    Edited by Annalisa Oboe, Anna Scacchi

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    This book focuses on the migrations and metamorphoses of black bodies, practices, and discourses around the Atlantic, particularly with regard to current issues such as questions of identity, political and human rights, cosmopolitics, and mnemo-history....

    Published March 13th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Theorizing a Colonial Caribbean-Atlantic Imaginary

    Sugar and Obeah

    By Keith Sandiford

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    This book develops a theory of a Caribbean-Atlantic imaginary by exploring the ways two colonial texts represent the consciousnesses of Amerindians, Africans, and Europeans at two crucial points marking respectively the origins and demise of slavocratic systems in the West Indies. Focusing on...

    Published November 17th 2010 by Routledge