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  1. Poetry and Criticism before Plato (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rosemary Harriott

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Aristotle is justly famed as the founder of literary criticism, but he was not its inventor: his approach was shaped, not only by the ideas newly current in the fourth century, but also by the literature, critical attitudes and language which he inherited. It is this inheritance which concerns the...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Sophocles (Routledge Revivals)

    The Classical Heritage

    By Roger Dawe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflections, ranging from the 16th century to the 20th, on one of the three great Attic tragedians, the author of perhaps the most famous play of all time. With the entire notion of ‘Western culture’ under...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Carnival and Theater (Routledge Revivals)

    Plebian Culture and The Structure of Authority in Renaissance England

    By Michael D. Bristol

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this title, first published in 1985, Michael Bristol draws on several theoretical and critical traditions to study the nature and purpose of theatre as a social institution: on Marxism, and its revisions in the work of Mikhail Bakhtin; on the theories of Emile Durkheim and their adaptations in...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Imagination of Charles Dickens (RLE Dickens)

    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 3

    By A. O. J. Cockshut

    This book describes Charles Dickens as an ordinary man who by being perfectly tuned to the public taste developed into a master of his art. The clue to this paradox lies, in the author’s opinion, in Dickens’ obsession with such topics as money, crowds and prisons which touch the life of everyone....

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. William Blake and the Digital Humanities

    Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media

    By Roger Whitson, Jason Whittaker

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    William Blake’s work demonstrates two tendencies that are central to social media: collaboration and participation. Not only does Blake cite and adapt the work of earlier authors and visual artists, but contemporary authors, musicians, and filmmakers feel compelled to use Blake in their own...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Djuna Barnes, T. S. Eliot and the Gender Dynamics of Modernism

    Tracing Nightwood

    By Monika Lee

    This study looks at the origins of the modernist movement, linking gender, modernism and the literary, before considering the bearing these discourses had on Djuna Barnes's writing. The main contribution of this innovative and scholarly work is the exploration of the editorial changes that T. S....

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Peter Pan's Shadows in the Literary Imagination

    By Kirsten Stirling

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book is a literary analysis of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in all its different versions -- key rewritings, dramatisations, prequels, and sequels -- and includes a synthesis of the main critical interpretations of the text over its history. A comprehensive and intelligent study of the Peter Pan...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Nation in Children’s Literature

    Nations of Childhood

    Edited by Kit Kelen, Bjorn Sundmark

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children’s literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences. The contributors discuss diverse aspects of children’s literature and film from interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, ranging from the...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Romanticism and Modernity

    Edited by Thomas Pfau, Robert Mitchell

    Though traditionally defined as a relatively brief time period - typically the half century of 1780-1830 - the "Romantic era" constitutes a crucial, indeed unique, transitional phase in what has come to be called "modernity," for it was during these fifty years that myriad disciplinary, aesthetic,...

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

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