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  1. Unsettled Narratives

    The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London

    By David Farrier

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In the nineteenth-century Pacific, the production of a text of encounter occurred in tandem with the production of a settled space; asserting settler presence through the control of the space and the context of the encounter. Indigenous resistance therefore took place through modes of...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Judie Newman

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 July 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Allomorphy in Inflexion (Routledge Revivals)

    By Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this book broke new ground in research on inflectional morphology. Drawing on evidence from a wide variety of languages, it shows that this was not just a phenomenon left over from obsolete phonological processes but a subject deserving of more respect. The book proposes...

    Published July 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Foreign Vocabulary in Sign Languages

    A Cross-Linguistic Investigation of Word Formation

    Edited by Diane Brentari

    This book takes a close look at the ways that five sign languages borrow elements from the surrounding, dominant spoken language community where each is situated. It offers careful analyses of semantic, morphosyntactic, and phonological adaption of forms taken from a source language (in this case a...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Psychology Press

  6. 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 July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. William Empson

    Prophet Against Sacrifice

    By Paul H. Fry

    Series: Critics of the Twentieth Century

    William Empson: Prophet Against Sacrifice provides the most coherent account of Empson's diverse career to date. While exploring the richness of Empson's comic genius, Paul H. Fry serves to discredit the appropriation of his name in recent polemic by the conflicting parties of deconstruction and...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Decolonising Gender

    Literature and a Poetics of the Real

    By Caroline Rooney

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Through examination of the functions of language and cross-cultural readings of literature – from African queer reading to postcolonial Shakespeare – Rooney explores the nature of the real, providing: a way out of some of the current deadlocks of feminist theory an anti-essentialist...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Studies in Language and Social Interaction

    In Honor of Robert Hopper

    By Jennifer Mandelbaum

    Edited by Phillip J. Glenn, Curtis D. LeBaron

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This collection offers empirical studies and theoretical essays about human communication in everyday life. The writings come from many of the world's leading researchers and cut across academic boundaries, engaging scholars and teachers from such disciplines as communication, sociology,...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

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