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  1. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era

    Systems, State Finance, and the Shadows of Futurity

    By Robert Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism

    Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era explores a fascinating connection between two seemingly unrelated Romantic-era discourses, outlining the extent to which eighteenth and early nineteenth century theories of sympathy were generated by crises of state finance. Through readings of authors...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Visionary Dreariness

    Readings in Romanticism's Quotidian Sublime

    By Markus Poetzsch

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Visionary Dreariness: Readings in Romanticism’s Quotidian Sublime undertakes a reconceptualization of the theoretical and experiential framework of the Romantic sublime by shifting the focus from Burke’s and Kant’s prescriptions of natural vastness and grandeur to the narrower but no less wondrous...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Black Atlantic Speculative Fictions

    Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson

    By Ingrid Thaler

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    Since the 1980s, an increasing number of black writers have begun publishing speculative-fantastic fictions such as fantasy, gothic, utopian and science fiction. Writing into two literary traditions that are conventionally considered separate -- white speculative genres and black literary-cultural...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Native American and Chicano/a Literature of the American Southwest

    Intersections of Indigenous Literatures

    By Christina M. Hebebrand

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and Politics

    This book studies Native American and Chicano/a writers of the American Southwest as a coherent cultural group with common features and distinct efforts to deal with and to resist the dominant Euro-American culture....

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge