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  1. Critical Theory Today

    Author Interview - Lois Tyson tells us more about Critical Theory Today

    ‘For anyone who wants to understand contemporary cultural theory, Critical Theory Today is the undisputed starting point for that understanding.’ - Todd McGowan, The University of Vermont, USA

    Critical Theory Today is well regarded as one of the best introductions to critical theory available. Following the recent publication of the third edition we asked author Lois Tyson to give us an insight into the book.
     

  2. Introducing Comparative Literature

    Author Interview - Introducing Comparative Literature

    Introducing Comparative Literature is already garnering outstanding reviews, with one reviewer calling it ‘provocative and refreshing’. We spoke to authors César Domínguez, Haun Saussy and Darío Villanueva to find out a bit more about the book and their own interests in comparative literature.

  3. This Thing Called Literature

    Andrew Bennett & Nicholas Royle discuss This Thing Called Literature

    What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? This Thing Called Literature is not only an essential guide to the study of literature but an eloquent defense of the discipline. In this exclusive interview Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle give us an insight into their new book.

  4. In a turbulent world focussed on economics and science, do poems, prose and plays matter?

    With the rapid growth of scientific and vocational courses, and with students wanting tangible rewards from their degrees, Bennett and Royle show us why Literature still holds a crucial place in society.

  5. January Series Of The Month - Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature is 20% Off!

    This month, all titles included in the Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature series are 20% off! Just use Discount Code VRK99 at the checkout.

    Check out the full list of titles here.
     

  6. Introducing Comparative Literature - Out Now

    'This book offers a provocative and refreshing alternative to the old familiar Anglo-American theories of comparative literature.' - Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick, UK

    Introducing Comparative Literature is a comprehensive guide to the field offering clear, concise information alongside useful analysis and examples. It frames the introduction within recent theoretical debates and shifts in the discipline whilst also addressing the history of the field and its practical application. Read more...

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  7. Critical Theory Today by Lois Tyson - 3rd Edition Out Now

    "An encyclopedic and eminently readable book, one that should be an authoritative vade mecum for both undergraduates and graduates alike, plus those faculty teaching such courses and wishing a quick refresher." - David Greetham, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York, Graduate Center, USA

    This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today. Read more...

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  8. Mikhail Bakhtin - New from the Routledge Critical Thinkers Series

    Mikhail Bakhtin was one of the twentieth century’s most influential literary theorists. This accessible introduction to his thought begins with the questions ‘Why Bakhtin?’ and ‘Who was Bakhtin?’, before dealing in detail with his ideas on authorship and subjecthood, language, dialogism, heteroglossia and the novel, the chronotope, and the carnivalesque. Read more...

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  9. British Romanticism: Criticism and Debates - Out Now

    Including classic essays and lively debates, British Romanticism shows that Romantic literature is an interesting and exciting topic to read and study. Combining key pieces from the last 25 years alongside newly written essays offering fresh takes on the area, this book covers the essential topics but with a contemporary and dynamic twist. Read more...

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  10. CHOICE Reviewed Titles from Routledge Literature

    Routledge is proud to produce some of the most acclaimed, cutting-edge scholarship available in Literature, and we're pleased to highlight the following positive reviews from CHOICE. Click on the titles below to see what CHOICE and other independent reviewers had to say about these great books.

    Glennis Byron and Dale Townshend's The Gothic World is Essential!

    "As of now, this collection is the most inclusive, up-to-date scholarly work on the gothic, taking it beyond the literature. If one buys only one book on the subject, it should be this one. Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE, July 2014

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