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  1. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature

    By Tison Pugh

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature examines distinguished classics of children’s literature both old and new—including L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrative

    Textual Horizons in an Age of Global Risk

    Edited by Paul Crosthwaite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    The etymological affinity between ‘criticism’ and ‘crisis’ has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises;...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. T.S. Eliot's Civilized Savage

    Religious Eroticism and Poetics

    By Laurie MacDiarmid

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    T. S. Eliot's Civilized Savage revisits this poet's drafts and canonical poetry in a sometimes dismissive critical arena . While contemporary readers emphasize Eliot's charged personal life, his anti-Semitism, his political conservatism, and his misogyny, Laurie MacDiarmid argues that although...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Albrecht Classen

    Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks

    The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Robinson Crusoe's Economic Man

    A Construction and Deconstruction

    Edited by Ulla Grapard, Gillian Hewitson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    In this book, economists and literary scholars examine the uses to which the Robinson Crusoe figure has been put by the economics discipline since the publication of Defoe’s novel in 1719. The authors’ critical readings of two centuries of texts that have made use of Robinson Crusoe undermine the...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Latin American Literature

    Symptoms, Risks and Strategies of Poststructuralist Criticism

    By Bernard McGuirk

    Critical theory meets Latin American fiction in this bold and challenging analysis of literature and literary criticism through post-structuralist analysis. Focusing on Latin American literary and critical production from the 1890s to the 1990s, Bernard McGuirk highlights the confrontation between...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Dialogics of Critique

    M.M. Bakhtin and the Theory of Ideology

    By Michael Gardiner

    As interest in the work of Bakhtin grows there is an increasing demand for a well organized, readable text which explains his main ideas and relates them to current social and cultural theory. This book is designed to supply this demand. Elegantly written with the needs of the student coming to...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. New Perspectives on Arabian Nights

    Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this comparative study of a selection of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a number of disciplines and subject areas to examine the workings of narrative. It predominantly focuses on the ways in which the Arabian Nights...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Rewriting the Victorians

    Theory, History, and the Politics of Gender

    Edited by Linda M. Shires

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This collection of essays, both feminist and historical, analyzes power relations between men and women in the Victorian period. This volume is the first to reshape Victorian studies from the perspective of the postmodern return to history, and is variously influenced by Marxism, sociology,...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

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