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Textbooks

  1. Now Available from Routledge - An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory

    ‘The best introduction to literary studies on the market’ - Jonathan Culler, Cornell University, USA

    Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ‘the beginning’ and concluding with ‘the end’, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms, Bennett and Royle successfully illuminate complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works. Read More.

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  2. Narrative - New Edition Out Now

    This second, revised and fully updated edition of the successful guidebook to narrative covers a range of narrative forms and their historical development from early oral and literate forms through to contemporary digital media, encompassing Hellenic and Hebraic foundations, the rise of the novel, realist representations, narratives of imperialism, modernism, cinema, postmodernism and new technologies. A final chapter reviews the way that narrative theory in the last decade has re-orientated definitions of narrative. Read more...

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Research & Reference

  1. The Routledge Companions to Literature Series

    The Routledge Companions to Literature are 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; summarizing current scholarship, whilst pushing the boundaries of emerging trends, they are must-have collections.

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  2. Narrative Space and Time - Out Now

    Space is a central topic in cultural and narrative theory today, although in most cases theory assumes Newtonian absolute space. However, the idea of a universal homogeneous space is now obsolete. Black holes, multiple dimensions, quantum entanglement, and spatio-temporal distortions of relativity have passed into culture at large. This book examines whether narrative can be used to represent these "impossible" spaces. Read More.

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General Interest

  1. Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Routledge

    From 21st to 25th April, Routledge will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. We will be giving you free access to a range of our Shakespeare books and a 20% discount on all our Shakespeare titles throughout the week.

  2. International Women’s Day - Free Access to Routledge’s Women and Gender Titles All Weekend

    On International Women's Day, Routledge is joining celebrations across the world to honor women's achievements throughout history. This year, we've decided to give you free online access to a number of Routledge Women Studies resources from Saturday 8th March to Monday 10th March.

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News

  1. New Routledge Reference Catalog available online

    In 2014 our reference publishing continues to grow with a variety of publishing programmes including Routledge Major Works, Routledge Library Editions, and Handbooks & Companions and Europa series.

    In Literature we see three new titles in the Routledge Library Editions series:

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  2. Professor Caroline Franklin Awarded the Elma Dangerfield Prize

    Congratulations to our author, Professor Caroline Franklin, who has won the Elma Dangerfield Prize, for her book The Female Romantics: Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism. This prize aims to identify and reward scholarship for publication of new and original work related to the life, works and times of poet, the 6th Lord George Gordon Noel Byron.

    The Female Romantics has also recently been reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement. Click here to read the full review.

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