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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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Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

The Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory: Outstanding Dissertations series explores literature in conjunction with other entwining disciplines, such as philosophy, history, politics and the media.

  1. Aesthetic Hysteria

    The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction

    By Ankhi Mukherjee

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Aesthetic Hysteria is a deconstructive psychoanalytic study of hysteria, using literary texts to foreground a telling encounter between two growing discourses within English studies: that of emotion/affect and trauma studies. It brings together several academic foci - the history of medicine,...

    Published July 17th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Allegories of Violence

    Tracing the Writings of War in Late Twentieth-Century Fiction

    By Lidia Yuknavitch

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Allegories of Violence demilitarizes the concept of war and asks what would happen if we understood war as discursive via late 20th Century novels of war....

    Published July 12th 2001 by Routledge

  3. The Architecture of Address

    The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry

    By Jake Adam York

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct...

    Published December 10th 2004 by Routledge

  4. Artful Itineraries

    European Art and American Careers in High Culture, 1865-1920

    By Paul Fisher

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 2nd 1999 by Routledge

  5. Asian Diaspora Poetry in North America

    By Benzi Zhang

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Presenting a new way of reading that helps us discern some previously unnoticed or unnoticeable features of Asian diaspora poetry, this volume highlights how poetry plays a significant role in mediating and defining cross-cultural and transnational positions. Asian diaspora poetry in North America...

    Published November 12th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Authoring the Self

    Self-Representation, Authorship, and the Print Market in British Poetry from Pope through Wordsworth

    By Scott Hess

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Drawing upon historicist and cultural studies approaches to literature, this book argues that the Romantic construction of the self emerged out of the growth of commercial print culture and the expansion and fragmentation of the reading public beginning in eighteenth-century Britain. Arguing for...

    Published January 1st 2005 by Routledge

  7. Balancing the Books

    Faulkner, Morrison and the Economies of Slavery

    By Erik Dussere

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Balancing the Books represents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about...

    Published February 28th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Between Profits and Primitivism

    Shaping White Middle-Class Masculinity in the U.S., 1880-1917

    By Athena Devlin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Between 1800 and the First World War, white middle-class men were depicted various forms of literature as weak and nervous. This book explores cultural writings dedicated to the physical and mental health of the male subject, showing that men have mobilized gender constructions repeatedly and...

    Published January 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  9. Between the Angle and the Curve

    Mapping Gender, Race, Space, and Identity in Willa Cather and Toni Morrison

    By Danielle Russell

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In this study, Russell explores the ways in which Willa Cather and Toni Morrison subvert the textual expectations of gendered geography and push against the boundaries of the official canon. As Russell demonstrates, the unique depictions Cather and Morrison create of the American...

    Published April 14th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Beyond the Sound Barrier

    The Jazz Controversy in Twentieth-Century American Fiction

    By Kristin K Henson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Beyond the Sound Barrier examines twentieth-century fictional representations of popular music-particularly jazz-in the fiction of James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, and Toni Morrison. Kristin K. Henson argues that an analysis of musical tropes in the work of these four...

    Published March 27th 2003 by Routledge

  11. Border Modernism

    By Christopher Schedler

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 26th 2002 by Routledge

  12. City/Stage/Globe

    Performance and Space in Shakespeare's London

    By D.J. Hopkins

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This interdisciplinary study theorizes the interaction of individual performance and social space. Examining three categories of space – the urban, the theatrical, and the cartographic – this volume considers the role of performance in the production and operation of these...

    Published August 30th 2007 by Routledge

  13. A Coincidence of Wants

    The Novel and Neoclassical Economics

    By Charles Lewis

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 10th 1999 by Routledge

  14. The Colonizer Abroad

    Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London

    By Christopher McBride

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature...

    Published May 11th 2004 by Routledge

  15. Conspiracy, Revolution, and Terrorism from Victorian Fiction to the Modern Novel

    By Adrian Wisnicki

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Drawing on critical and theoretical work by Miller, Boone, Foucault, Jameson, and others, as well as cultural history, affect theory, and contemporary psychiatric literature, the author defines and explores what he calls the Victorian "conspiracy narrative tradition"--a tradition which embraces...

    Published July 30th 2007 by Routledge

  16. Contested Masculinities

    Crises in Colonial Male Identity from Joseph Conrad to Satyajit Ray

    By Nalin Jayasena

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Exploring how English masculinity - that was so contingent on the relative health of the British imperial project - negotiated the decline and ultimate dissolution of the empire by the middle of the twentieth century, this book argues that by defining itself in relation to indigenous...

    Published November 5th 2006 by Routledge

  17. Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit

    By Caroline J. Smith

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit focuses on the literary phenomenon popularly known as chick lit, and the way in which this genre interfaces with magazines, self-help books, romantic comedies, and domestic-advice publications. This recent trend in women’s popular fiction, which...

    Published November 6th 2007 by Routledge

  18. Cosmopolitan Fictions

    Ethics, Politics, and Global Change in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Jamaica Kincaid, and J. M. Coetzee

    By Katherine Stanton

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Participating in the reframing of literary studies, Cosmopolitan Fictions identifies, as "cosmopolitan fiction", a genre of global literature that investigates the ethics and politics of complex and multiple belonging. The fictions studied by Katherine Stanton represent and revise the global...

    Published October 4th 2005 by Routledge

  19. The Dangerous Potential of Reading

    Readers & the Negotiation of Power in Selected Nineteenth-Century Narratives

    By Ana-Isabel Aliaga-Buchenau

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 14th 2003 by Routledge

  20. Dead Letters to the New World

    Melville, Emerson, and American Transcendentalism

    By Michael McLoughlin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book contextualises and details Herman Melville's artistic career and outlines the relationship between Melville and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Michael McLoughlin divides Melville's professional career as a novelist into two major phases corresponding to the growth and shift in his art. In the...

    Published September 1st 2003 by Routledge

  21. Death, Men, and Modernism

    Trauma and Narrative in British Fiction from Hardy to Woolf

    By Ariela Freedman

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Death, Men and Modernism argues that the figure of the dead man becomes a locus of attention and a symptom of crisis in British writing of the early to mid-twentieth century. While Victorian writers used dying women to dramatize aesthetic, structural, and historical concerns, modernist novelists...

    Published April 10th 2003 by Routledge

  22. Depression Glass

    Documentary Photography and the Medium of the Camera-Eye in Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen, and William Carlos Williams

    By Monique Vescia

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This interdisciplinary study examines the interrelations between the documentary poetics of "Objectivism" in the United States during the 1930s. Focusing on three volumes published by the Objectivist Press in 1934--Charles Reznikoff's Testimony, George Oppen's Discrete Series, and William Carlos...

    Published December 4th 2005 by Routledge

  23. The Dialectic of Self and Story

    Reading and Storytelling in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Robert Durante

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 28th 2001 by Routledge

  24. Different Dispatches

    Journalism in American Modernist Prose

    By David T. Humphries

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In "Different Dispatches", David Humphries brings together in a new way a diverse group of well-known American writers of the inter-war period including: Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemmingway, Zora Neale Hurston, James Agee and Robert Penn Warren. He demonstrates how these writers...

    Published March 8th 2006 by Routledge

  25. Dissenting Fictions

    Identity and Resistance in the Contemporary American Novel

    By Cathy Moses

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 12th 2000 by Routledge

  26. Divergent Visions, Contested Spaces

    The Early United States through Lens of Travel

    By Jeffrey Hotz

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This multicultural project examines fictional and non-fictional accounts of travel in the Early Republic and antebellum periods. Connecting literary representations of geographic spaces within and outside of U.S. borders to evolving definitions of national American identity, the book explores...

    Published March 15th 2006 by Routledge

  27. Embodying Beauty

    Twentieth-Century American Women Writers' Aesthetics

    By Malin Pereira

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 1st 2000 by Routledge

  28. Equity in English Renaissance Literature

    Thomas More and Edmund Spenser

    By Andrew Majeske

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book accounts for the previously inadequately explained transformation in the meaning of equity in sixteenth century England, a transformation which, intriguingly, first comes to light in literary texts rather than political or legal treatises. The book address the two principal literary works...

    Published July 17th 2006 by Routledge

  29. Ethical Diversions

    The Post-Holocaust Narratives of Pynchon, Abish, DeLillo, and Spiegelman

    By Katalin Orban

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 20th 2004 by Routledge

  30. Ethics and Politics in Modern American Poetry

    By John Wrighton

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    From the Objectivists to e-poetry, this thoughtful and innovative book explores the dynamic relationship between the ethical imperative and poetic practice, revitalizing the study of the most prominent post-war American poets in a fresh, provocative way. Contributing to the "turn to ethics" in...

    Published July 20th 2009 by Routledge

  31. An Ethics of Becoming

    Configurations of Feminine Subjectivity in Jane Austen Charlotte Bronte, and George Eliot

    By San Jeong Cho

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 16th 2005 by Routledge

  32. The Ethics of Exile

    Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown and J.M. Coetzee

    By Timothy Strode

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book investigates the problem of how narrative, normally conceived of temporally, encodes its relation to space, especially the territorial space that is the subject of colonial possession and dispossession. The book approaches this problem by, first, providing a theoretical framework derived...

    Published August 22nd 2005 by Routledge

  33. Eugenic Fantasies

    Racial Ideology in the Literature and Popular Culture of the 1920's

    By Betsy Lee Nies

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Eugenic Fantasies is an innovative work that combines interpretive strategies from the fields of psychoanalysis, anthropology, and literary studies to create a new model for theorizing race....

    Published February 28th 2002 by Routledge

  34. The Fatal News

    Reading and Information Overload in Early Eighteenth-Century Literature

    By Katherine E. Ellison

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 28th 2005 by Routledge

  35. Female Embodiment and Subjectivity in the Modernist Novel

    The Corporeum of Virginia Woolf and Olive Moore

    By Renée Dickinson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study considers the work of two experimental British women modernists writing in the tumultuous interwar period--Virginia Woolf and Olive Moore--by examining four crucial incarnations of female embodiment and subjectivity: female bodies, geographical imagery, national ideology and textual...

    Published June 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  36. Feminist Utopian Novels of the 1970s

    Joanna Russ and Dorothy Bryant

    By Tatiana Teslenko

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book presents an exploration of the reinvented utopia that provided second-wave feminists of the 1970s with a conceptual space to articulate the politics of change. Tatiana Teslenko argues that utopian fiction of this decade offered a means of validating the personal as well as the political,...

    Published August 18th 2003 by Routledge

  37. The Fiction of Nationality in an Era of Transnationalism

    By Nyla Ali Khan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In this study, Nyla Ali Khan focuses on the representation of South Asian life in works by four contemporary Anglophone writers: V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, and Anita Desai. Concentrating on the intertwined topics of nationalism, transnationalism, and fundamentalism, Khan...

    Published August 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  38. Fictional Feminism

    How American Bestsellers Affect the Movement for Women's Equality

    By Kim A. Loudermilk

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book focuses on the ways in which second-wave feminism has been represented in American popular culture, and on the effects that these representations have had on feminism as a political movement. Kim Loudermilk provides close readings of four best-selling novels and their film adaptations....

    Published April 13th 2004 by Routledge

  39. Fighting the Flames

    The Spectacular Performance of Fire at Coney Island

    By Lynn Kathleen Sally

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In Fighting the Flames, Sally contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the spectacular performance of fire at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The performance of fire included staged exhibits, such as Fire and Flames and Fighting the Flames, and the real fires that plagued its history...

    Published September 21st 2006 by Routledge

  40. The Figure of Consciousness

    William James, Henry James and Edith Wharton

    By Jill M. Kress

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 13th 2002 by Routledge

  41. Figures of Finance Capitalism

    Writing, Class and Capital in Mid-Victorian Narratives

    By Borislav Knezevic

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Figures of Finance Capitalism brings into focus Victorian narratives by major middle-class writers in which the workings of finance capitalism are prominently featured, and reads this interest in finance capitalism in the context of middle-class misgivings about a class system still dominated by a...

    Published February 27th 2003 by Routledge

  42. Foreign Bodies

    Trauma, Corporeality, and Textuality in Contemporary American Culture

    By Laura Di Prete

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 9th 2005 by Routledge

  43. From Within the Frame

    Storytelling in African-American Studies

    By Bertram D. Ashe

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book explores the written representation of African-American oral storytelling from Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston and Ralph Ellison to James Alan McPherson, Toni Cade Bambara and John Edgar Wideman. At its core, the book compares the relationship of the "frame tale"-an inside-the-text...

    Published June 13th 2002 by Routledge

  44. Gendered Pathologies

    The Female Body and Biomedical Discourse in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel

    By Sondra Archimedes

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Gendered Pathologies examines nineteenth-century literary representations of the pathologized female body in relation to biomedical discourses about gender and society in Victorian England. According to medical and scientific views of the period, the woman who did not conform to the dictates of...

    Published September 7th 2005 by Routledge

  45. Haunting and Displacement in African American Literature and Culture

    By Marisa Parham

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Looking at texts including Jean Toomer’s Cane, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, James Baldwin’s Another Country, and Beat poetry by Bob Kaufmann, in this original study, Parham describes the phenomena of haunting, displacement, and ghostliness as endemic to modern African American literature and...

    Published November 20th 2008 by Routledge

  46. Here and Now

    The Politics of Social Space in D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf

    By Youngjoo San

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 1st 2006 by Routledge

  47. Idioms of Self Interest

    Credit, Identity, and Property in English Renaissance Literature

    By Jill Phillips Ingram

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Idioms of Self-Interest uncovers an emerging social integration of economic self-interest in early modern England by examining literary representations of credit relationships in which individuals are both held to standards of communal trust and rewarded for risk-taking enterprise. Drawing on women...

    Published October 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  48. The Imperial Quest and Modern Memory from Conrad to Greene

    By Julia Rawa

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 29th 2005 by Routledge

  49. Intimate and Authentic Economies

    The American Self-Made Man from Douglass to Chaplin

    By Tom Nissley

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 12th 2003 by Routledge

  50. Keeping up Her Geography

    Women's Writing and Geocultural Space in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

    By Tanya Ann Kennedy

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Recently, literary critics and some historians have argued that to use the language of separate spheres is to "mistake fiction for reality." However, the tendency in this criticism is to ignore the work of feminist political theorists who argue that a range of ideologies of the public and private...

    Published October 31st 2006 by Routledge

  51. Labor Pains

    Emerson, Hawthorne, & Alcott on Work, Women, & the Development of the Self

    By Carolyn Maibor

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self. Maibor reveals how the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott delve into notions of equality through this emphasis on labor. In doing so she challenges the traditional view of Emerson as unconcerned with...

    Published December 28th 2003 by Routledge

  52. Like Parchment in the Fire

    Literature and Radicalism in the English Civil War

    By Prasanta Chakravarty

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines the literary, religious, and political aspects of the radical movements and various sects of the English Civil War. Featuring a chapter on John Milton, this book also addresses the legal problems that engaged the early modern radical reformers, the issue of radical religion as a...

    Published April 9th 2006 by Routledge

  53. Literature and Development in North Africa

    The Modernizing Mission

    By Perri Giovannucci

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local...

    Published March 12th 2008 by Routledge

  54. Love American Style

    Divorce and the American Novel, 1881-1976

    By Kimberly Freeman

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    A popular subject in sociology and cultural studies, divorce has until recently been overlooked by literary critics. Spanning nearly a century during which the divorce rate skyrocketed, Love American Style traces the treatment of divorce in the American novel. This book draws upon popular,...

    Published August 19th 2003 by Routledge

  55. Machine and Metaphor

    The Ethics of Language in American Realism

    By Jennifer C. Cook

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    American literary realism burgeoned during a period of tremendous technological innovation. Because the realists evinced not only a fascination with this new technology but also an ethos that seems to align itself with science, many have paired the two fields rather unproblematically. But this book...

    Published October 13th 2006 by Routledge

  56. Making Homes in the West/Indies

    Constructions of Subjectivity in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid

    By Antonia Macdonald-Smythe

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study focuses on the ways in which two of the most prominent Caribbean women writers residing in the United States, Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid, have made themselves at home within Caribbean poetics, even as their migration to the United States affords them participation and acceptance...

    Published February 1st 2001 by Routledge

  57. Making of the Victorian Novelist

    Anxieties of Authorship in the Mass Market

    By Bradley Deane

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 12th 2002 by Routledge

  58. Masculinity and the English Working Class

    Studies in Victorian Autobiography and Fiction

    By Ying Lee

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines representations of working-class masculine subjectivity in Victorian autobiography and fiction. In it, Ying focuses on ideas of domesticity and the male body and demonstrates that working-class masculinities differ substantially from those of the widely studied upper classes...

    Published July 12th 2007 by Routledge

  59. The Merchant of Modernism

    The Economic Jew in Anglo-American Literature, 1864-1939

    By Gary Levine

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 6th 2002 by Routledge

  60. The Metanarrative of Suspicion in Late Twentieth-Century America

    By Sandra Baringer

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Narratives of suspicion and mistrust have escaped the boundaries of specific sites of discourse to constitue a metanarrative that pervades American culture. Through close reading of texts ranging from novels (Pynchon's Vineland, Silko's Almanac of the Dead, Pierce's The Turner Diaries) to prison...

    Published August 25th 2004 by Routledge

  61. Misery's Mathematics

    Mourning, Compensation, and Reality in Antebellum American Literature

    By Peter Balaam

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book reveals the strain of a moment in American cultural history that led several remarkable writers -- including Emerson, Warner, and Melville -- to render the stark rupture of loss in innovative ways. Pushing Protestant culture's sense of loss into secular terrain, these three key...

    Published January 25th 2009 by Routledge

  62. Modern Primitives

    Race and Language in Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and Zora Neale Hurston

    By Susanna Pavloska

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 4th 1999 by Routledge

  63. Modern American Counter Writing

    Beats, Outriders, Ethnics

    By A. Robert Lee

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The dissident voice in US culture might almost be said to have been born with the territory. Its span runs from Roger Williams to Thoreau, Anne Bradstreet to Gertrude Stein, Ambrose Bierce to the New Journalism, The Beats to the recent Bad Subjects cyber-crowd. In this new study, A. Robert Lee aims...

    Published January 12th 2010 by Routledge

  64. Modernism and the Marketplace

    Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen

    By Alissa G. Karl

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Though the relationship of modernist writers and artists to mass-marketplaces and popular cultural forms is often understood as one of ambivalence if not antagonism, Modernism and the Marketplace redirects this established line of inquiry, considering the practical and conceptual interfaces between...

    Published June 24th 2008 by Routledge

  65. Museum Mediations

    Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry

    By Barbara K. Fisher

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  66. Narrative Desire and Historical Reparations

    A.S. Byatt, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie

    By Timothy Gauthier

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 16th 2005 by Routledge

  67. Narrative Mutations

    Discourses of Heredity and Caribbean Literature

    By Rudyard Alcocer

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Given the welcomed shift throughout the academy away from essentialist and biologically fixed understandings of "race" and the body, it is a curiosity worth exploring that so many sophisticated-and even radical-narratives retain physical and behavioral heredity as a guiding trope. The persistence...

    Published December 20th 2004 by Routledge

  68. Narrative in the Professional Age

    Transatlantic Readings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and George Eliot

    By Jennifer Cognard-Black

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Challenging previous studies that claim anxiety and antagonism between transatlantic Victorian authors, Jennifer Cognard-Black uncovers a model of reciprocal influence among three of the most popular women writers of the era. Combining analyses of personal correspondence and print culture with...

    Published March 1st 2004 by Routledge

  69. Negotiating Copyright

    Authorship and the Discourse of Literary Property Rights in Nineteenth-Century America

    By Martin T. Buinicki

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines how debates over copyright law in the United States during the nineteenth century, particularly over the lack of an international copyright law, intersected with the business practices and political and artistic beliefs of American authors. These debates shaped a discourse of...

    Published November 29th 2005 by Routledge

  70. Negotiating the Modern

    Orientalism and Indianness in the Anglophone World

    By Amit Ray

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book explicates long-standing literary celebrations of 'India' and 'Indian-ness' by charting a cultural history of Indianness in the Anglophone world, locating moments (in intellectual, religious and cultural history) where India and Indianness are offered up as solutions to modern moral,...

    Published January 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  71. Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern

    By William Slocombe

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines the relationship between nihilism and postmodernism in relation to the sublime, and is divided into three parts: history, theory, and praxis. Arguing against the simplistic division in literary criticism between nihilism and the sublime, the book demonstrates that both are...

    Published October 16th 2005 by Routledge

  72. Novel Notions

    Medical Discourse and the Mapping of the Imagination in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

    By Katherine E. Kickel

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Medical, popular, and literary understanding about the imagination converged when Thomas Willis asserted that he had discovered the area of the brain that facilitated imagining. Taking this 'discovery' as paradigmatic, Novel Notions examines the reverberations of the medical investigation of the...

    Published May 8th 2007 by Routledge

  73. Novels, Maps, Modernity

    The Spatial Imagination, 1850–2000

    By Eric Bulson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines how readers and novelists alike have used maps, guidebooks, and other geographical media to imagine and represent the space of the novel from the mid-nineteenth century to the present....

    Published January 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  74. The Other Empire

    British Romantic Writings about the Ottoman Empire

    By Filiz Turhan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 29th 2003 by Routledge

  75. The Other Orpheus

    A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality

    By Merrill Cole

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 19th 2003 by Routledge

  76. Out of Touch

    Skin Tropes and Identities in Woolf, Ellison, Pynchon, and Acker

    By Maureen F. Curtin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 5th 2002 by Routledge

  77. Outsider Citizens

    The Remaking of Postwar Identity in Wright, Beauvoir, and Baldwin

    By Sarah Relyea

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Outsider Citizens examines a foundational moment in the writing of race, gender, and sexuality––the decade after 1945, when Richard Wright, Simone de Beauvoir, and others sought to adapt existentialism and psychoanalysis to the representation of newly emerging public identities. Relyea offers the...

    Published September 29th 2005 by Routledge

  78. Overheard Voices

    Address and Subjectivity in Postmodern American Poetry

    By Ann Keniston

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Overheard Voices examines poetic address and in particular apostrophe (the address of absent or inanimate others) in the work of four post-World War II American poets, with a focus on loss, desire, figuration, audience, and subjectivity. By approaching these crucial issues from an unexpected angle-...

    Published January 19th 2006 by Routledge

  79. Parsing the City

    Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, and City Comedy's London as Language

    By Heather Easterling

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Parsing the City updates our understanding of Jacobean city comedy’s discursive role in its London society. Working with three major plays by Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, this book develops an updated reading of Jacobean city comedy as a dramatic subgenre whose...

    Published December 15th 2006 by Routledge

  80. Performing La Mestiza

    Textual Representations of Lesbians of Color and the Negotiation of Identites

    By Ellen M. Gil-Gomez

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 1st 2000 by Routledge

  81. Plain and Ugly Janes

    The Rise of the Ugly Woman in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Charlotte M. Wright

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 18th 2000 by Routledge

  82. Poetic Gesture

    Myth, Wallace Stevens, and the Desirous Motions of Poetic Language

    By Kristine S. Santilli

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 20th 2002 by Routledge

  83. Poetry and Repetition

    Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery

    By Krystyna Mazur

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines the function of repetition in the work of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. All three poets extensively employ and comment upon the effects of repetition, yet represent three distinct poetics, considerably removed from one another in stylistic and historical terms....

    Published June 24th 2005 by Routledge

  84. The Politics of Melancholy from Spenser to Milton

    By Adam Kitzes

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 12th 2006 by Routledge

  85. Postmodern Tales of Slavery in the Americas

    From Alejo Carpentier to Charles Johnson

    By Timothy J. Cox

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 28th 2000 by Routledge

  86. Postmodern Counternarratives

    Irony and Audience in the Novels of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Charles Johnson, and Tim O'Brien

    By Christopher Donovan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book provides a wide-ranging discussion of realism, postmodernism, literary theory and popular fiction before focusing on the careers of four prominent novelists. Despite wildly contrasting ambitions and agendas, all four grow progressively more sympathetic to the expectations of a mainstream...

    Published December 26th 2004 by Routledge

  87. Postmodernism and its Others

    The Fiction of Ishmael Reed, Kathy Acker, and Don DeLillo

    By Jeffrey Ebbeson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 2nd 2006 by Routledge

  88. Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurston

    By Thomas McGlamery

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body,...

    Published September 19th 2004 by Routledge

  89. Race, Immigration, and American Identity in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner

    By Randy Boyagoda

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Salman Rushdie once observed that William Faulkner was the writer most frequently cited by third world authors as their major influence. Inspired by the unexpected lines of influence and sympathy that Rushdie’s statement implied, this book seeks to understand connections between American and global...

    Published October 31st 2007 by Routledge

  90. Racial Blasphemies

    Religious Irreverence and Race in American Literature

    By Michael L. Cobb

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Racial Blasphemies, using critical race theory and literary analysis, charts the tense, frustrated religious language that saturates much twentieth-century American literature. Michael Cobb argues that we should consider religious language as a special kind of language - a language of curse words -...

    Published December 13th 2004 by Routledge

  91. Reading the Text That Isn't There

    Paranoia in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

    By Mike Davis

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Through a careful examination of the work of the canonical nineteenth-century novelists, Mike Davis traces conspiracies and conspiratorial fantasy from one narrative site to another....

    Published December 13th 2004 by Routledge

  92. The Real Negro

    The Question of Authenticity in Twentieth-Century African American Literature

    By Shelly Eversley

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In this book, Shelly Eversley historicizes the demand for racial authenticity - what Zora Neale Hurston called 'the real Negro' - in twentieth-century American literature. Eversley argues that the modern emergence of the interest in 'the real Negro' transforms the question of what race an author...

    Published March 28th 2004 by Routledge

  93. Regenerating the Novel

    Gender and Genre in Woolf, Forster, Sinclair, and Lawrence

    By James J. Miracky

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 8th 2003 by Routledge

  94. Revised Lives

    Whitman, Religion, and Constructions of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Culture

    By William Pannapacker

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 30th 2003 by Routledge

  95. Revisiting Vietnam

    By Julia Bleakney

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book explores the memorializing practices of American veterans of the Vietnam War at several of the most significant contemporary sites of memory in the United States and Vietnam. These sites include veterans' memoirs, museum exhibits, replicas of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and...

    Published July 6th 2006 by Routledge

  96. Rhizosphere

    Gilles Deleuze and the 'Minor' American Writing of William James, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, and William Falkner

    By Mary Zamberlin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book explores the significant intellectual impact the philosopher Jean Wahl had on the directions Gilles Deleuze took as a philosopher and writer of a philosophy of experimentation. The study of this influence also brings to light the significance of Deleuze's emphasis on la pragmatique,...

    Published April 19th 2006 by Routledge

  97. The Romantic Sublime and Middle-Class Subjectivity in the Victorian Novel

    By Stephen Hancock

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study follows the aesthetic of the sublime from Burke and Kant, through Wordsworth and the Shelleys, into Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot and Hardy. Exploring the continuities between the romantic and Victorian "periods" that have so often been rather read as differences, the book demonstrate that...

    Published August 15th 2005 by Routledge

  98. Ruined by Design

    Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility

    By Inger Sigrun Brodey

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    By examining the motif of ruination in a variety of late-eighteenth-century domains, this book portrays the moral aesthetic of the culture of sensibility in Europe, particularly its negotiation of the demands of tradition and pragmatism alongside utopian longings for authenticity, natural goodness,...

    Published July 14th 2008 by Routledge

  99. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel

    V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie

    By John Clement Ball

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Satire plays a prominent and often controversial role in postcolonial fiction. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel offers the first study of this topic, employing the insights of postcolonial comparative theories to revisit Western formulations of "satire" and the "satiric."...

    Published June 12th 2003 by Routledge