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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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  1. Style and Ideology in Translation

    Latin American Writing in English

    By Jeremy Munday

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book investigates the style, or ‘voice,’ of English language translations of twentieth-century Latin American writing, including fiction, political speeches, and film. Existing models of stylistic analysis, supported at times by computer-assisted...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination

    The Image between the Visible and the Invisible

    Edited by Bernd Huppauf, Christoph Wulf

    In this interdisciplinary anthology, essays study the relationship between the imagination and images both material and mental. Through case studies on a diverse array of topics including photography, film, sports, theater, and anthropology, contributors focus on the role of the...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Stories and Social Media

    Identities and Interaction

    By Ruth E. Page

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book examines everyday stories of personal experience that are published online in contemporary forms of social media. Taking examples from discussion boards, blogs, social network sites, microblogging sites, wikis, collaborative and participatory storytelling projects, Ruth Page explores how...

    Published March 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. A Sense of the World

    Essays on Fiction, Narrative, and Knowledge

    Edited by John Gibson, Wolfgang Huemer, Luca Pocci

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    A team of leading contributors from both philosophical and literary backgrounds have been brought together in this impressive book to examine how works of literary fiction can be a source of knowledge. Together, they analyze the important trends in this current popular debate. The...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Corpus Stylistics and Dickens’s Fiction

    By Michaela Mahlberg

    Series: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

    This book presents an innovative approach to the language of one of the most popular English authors. It illustrates how corpus linguistic methods can be employed to study electronic versions of texts by Charles Dickens. With particular focus on Dickens’s novels, the book proposes a way into the...

    Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Generation X Goes Global

    Mapping a Youth Culture in Motion

    Edited by Christine Henseler

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This edited volume is the first book of its kind to engage critics’ understanding of Generation X as a global phenomenon. Citing case studies from around the world, the research collected here broadens the picture of Generation X as a demographic and a worldview. The book traces the global and...

    Published September 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Pragmatics of Literary Testimony

    Authenticity Effects in German Social Autobiographies

    By Chantelle Warner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    In this book, Warner examines a number of German-language literary autobiographies that are connected to diverse social movements of the last forty years. These books have all received critical attention from the popular press, topped bestseller lists, and have been pivotal in discussions of...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality

    From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard

    By John J. Davenport

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature

    By Alison Gibbons

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    Since the turn of the millennium, there has seen an increase in the inclusion of typography, graphics and illustration in fiction. This book engages with visual and multimodal devices in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonical authors like Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Global Perspectives on Tarzan

    From King of the Jungle to International Icon

    Edited by Annette Wannamaker, Michelle Ann Abate

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Postwar Renoir

    Film and the Memory of Violence

    By Colin Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book re-assesses director Jean Renoir’s work between his departure from France in 1940 and his death in 1979, and contributes to the debate over how the medium of film registers the impact of trauma. The 1930s ended in catastrophe for both for Renoir and for France: La Règle du jeu was a...

    Published April 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  12. Beyond Cognitive Metaphor Theory

    Perspectives on Literary Metaphor

    Edited by Monika Fludernik

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    In this innovative collection, an international group of scholars come together to discuss literary metaphors and cognitive metaphor theory. The volume's goals are three-fold. The first aim of the book is to present some recent approaches to metaphor which have no immediate connection with...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  13. The Adaptation Industry

    The Cultural Economy of Contemporary Literary Adaptation

    By Simone Murray

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Adaptation constitutes the driving force of contemporary culture, with stories adapted across an array of media formats. However, adaptation studies has been concerned almost exclusively with textual analysis, in particular with compare-and-contrast studies of individual novel and film pairings....

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Artificial Culture

    Identity, Technology, and Bodies

    By Tama Leaver

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Artificial Culture is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of "the artificial" in contemporary popular cultural texts, especially science fiction films and novels. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  15. Heidegger and the Romantics

    The Literary Invention of Meaning

    By Pol Vandevelde

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    While there are many books on the romantics, and many books on Heidegger, there has been no book exploring the connection between the two. Pol Vandevelde’s new study forges this important link. Vandevelde begins by analyzing two models that have addressed the interaction between literature and...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  16. The Philosophy of Curiosity

    By Ilhan Inan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Ilhan Inan questions the classical definition of curiosity as a desire to know. Working in an area where epistemology and philosophy of language overlap, Inan forges a link between our ability to become aware of our ignorance and our linguistic aptitude to construct terms referring to...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  17. Artificial Culture

    Identity, Technology, and Bodies

    By Tama Leaver

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Artificial Culture is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of "the artificial" in contemporary popular cultural texts, especially science fiction films and novels. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  18. Stories and Social Media

    Identities and Interaction

    By Ruth E. Page

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

    This book examines everyday stories of personal experience that are published online in contemporary forms of social media. Taking examples from discussion boards, blogs, social network sites, microblogging sites, wikis, collaborative and participatory storytelling projects, Ruth Page explores how...

    Published November 8th 2011 by Routledge

  19. Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature

    By Alison Gibbons

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    Since the turn of the millennium, there has seen an increase in the inclusion of typography, graphics and illustration in fiction. This book engages with visual and multimodal devices in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonical authors like Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge

  20. The Adaptation Industry

    The Cultural Economy of Contemporary Literary Adaptation

    By Simone Murray

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Adaptation constitutes the driving force of contemporary culture, with stories adapted across an array of media formats. However, adaptation studies has been concerned almost exclusively with textual analysis, in particular with compare-and-contrast studies of individual novel and film pairings....

    Published August 4th 2011 by Routledge

  21. Beyond Cognitive Metaphor Theory

    Perspectives on Literary Metaphor

    Edited by Monika Fludernik

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    In this innovative collection, an international group of scholars come together to discuss literary metaphors and cognitive metaphor theory. The volume's goals are three-fold. The first aim of the book is to present some recent approaches to metaphor which have no immediate connection with...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  22. Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

    Edited by Matthew Rubery

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  23. Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

    Edited by Matthew Rubery

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  24. Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory

    Russian Literary Mnemonics

    By Mikhail Gronas

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of how our memories...

    Published October 17th 2010 by Routledge

  25. Literary Reading, Cognition and Emotion

    An Exploration of the Oceanic Mind

    By Michael Burke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    This work seeks to chart what happens in the embodied minds of engaged readers when they read literature. Despite the recent stylistic, linguistic, and cognitive advances that have been made in text-processing methodology and practice, very little is known about this cultural-cognitive process and...

    Published October 17th 2010 by Routledge

  26. Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory

    Russian Literary Mnemonics

    By Mikhail Gronas

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of how our memories...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  27. Literary Reading, Cognition and Emotion

    An Exploration of the Oceanic Mind

    By Michael Burke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    This work seeks to chart what happens in the embodied minds of engaged readers when they read literature. Despite the recent stylistic, linguistic, and cognitive advances that have been made in text-processing methodology and practice, very little is known about this cultural-cognitive process and...

    Published September 28th 2010 by Routledge

  28. Habermas and Literary Rationality

    By David L. Colclasure

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Literary scholarship has paid little serious attention to Habermas' philosophy, and, on the other hand, the reception of Habermas has given little attention to the role that literary practice can play in a broader theory of communicative action. David Colclasure's argument sets out to demonstrate...

    Published June 9th 2010 by Routledge

  29. Habermas and Literary Rationality

    By David L. Colclasure

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Literary scholarship has paid little serious attention to Habermas' philosophy, and, on the other hand, the reception of Habermas has given little attention to the role that literary practice can play in a broader theory of communicative action. David Colclasure's argument sets out to demonstrate...

    Published May 24th 2010 by Routledge

  30. Autobiography as Philosophy

    The Philosophical Uses of Self-Presentation

    Edited by Thomas Mathien, D.G. Wright

    Series: Routledge Advances in the History of Philosophy

    Most philosophical writing is impersonal and argumentative, but many important philosophers have nevertheless written accounts of their own lives. Filling a gap in the market for a text focusing on autobiography as philosophy, this collection discusses several such autobiographies in the light of...

    Published April 1st 2010 by Routledge

  31. A Sense of the World

    Essays on Fiction, Narrative, and Knowledge

    Edited by John Gibson, Wolfgang Huemer, Luca Pocci

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    A team of leading contributors from both philosophical and literary backgrounds have been brought together in this impressive book to examine how works of literary fiction can be a source of knowledge. Together, they analyze the important trends in this current popular debate. The...

    Published September 16th 2009 by Routledge

  32. New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality

    Edited by Ruth Page

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    The contributors in this collection question what kinds of relationships hold between narrative studies and the recently established field of multimodality, evaluate how we might develop an analytical vocabulary which recognizes that stories do not consist of words alone, and demonstrate the...

    Published September 9th 2009 by Routledge

  33. New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality

    Edited by Ruth Page

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    The contributors in this collection question what kinds of relationships hold between narrative studies and the recently established field of multimodality, evaluate how we might develop an analytical vocabulary which recognizes that stories do not consist of words alone, and demonstrate the...

    Published August 18th 2009 by Routledge

  34. Style and Ideology in Translation

    Latin American Writing in English

    By Jeremy Munday

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book investigates the style, or ‘voice,’ of English language translations of twentieth-century Latin American writing, including fiction, political speeches, and film. Existing models of stylistic analysis, supported at times by computer-assisted...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  35. Autism and Representation

    By Mark Osteen

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Autism, a neuro-developmental disability, has received wide but often sensationalistic treatment in the popular media. A great deal of clinical and medical research has been devoted to autism, but the traditional humanities disciplines and the new field of Disability Studies have yet to explore it....

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  36. Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination

    The Image between the Visible and the Invisible

    Edited by Bernd Huppauf, Christoph Wulf

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In this interdisciplinary anthology, essays study the relationship between the imagination and images both material and mental. Through case studies on a diverse array of topics including photography, film, sports, theater, and anthropology, contributors focus on the role of the...

    Published April 27th 2009 by Routledge

  37. Autism and Representation

    Edited by Mark Osteen

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Autism, a neuro-developmental disability, has received wide but often sensationalistic treatment in the popular media. A great deal of clinical and medical research has been devoted to autism, but the traditional humanities disciplines and the new field of Disability Studies have yet to explore it....

    Published January 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  38. Autobiography as Philosophy

    The Philosophical Uses of Self-Presentation

    Edited by Thomas Mathien, D.G. Wright

    Series: Routledge Advances in the History of Philosophy

    Most philosophical writing is impersonal and argumentative, but many important philosophers have nevertheless written accounts of their own lives. Filling a gap in the market for a text focusing on autobiography as philosophy, this collection discusses several such autobiographies in the light of...

    Published October 3rd 2006 by Routledge