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Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to literary studies, it engages with topics such as philosophy, science, race, gender, film, music, and ecology. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Prison Writing and the Literary World Imprisonment, Institutionality and Questions of Literary Practice

Prison Writing and the Literary World Imprisonment, Institutionality and Questions of Literary Practice

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Michelle Kelly, Claire Westall
October 29, 2020

Prison Writing and the Literary World tackles international prison writing and writing about imprisonment in relation to questions of literary representation and formal aesthetics, the "value" or "values" of literature, textual censorship and circulation, institutional networks, and ...

Spatial Literary Studies Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination

Spatial Literary Studies Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert T. Tally Jr.
October 21, 2020

Following the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences, Spatial Literary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination offers a wide range of essays that reframe or transform contemporary criticism by focusing attention, in various ways, on the dynamic ...

Trauma and Transformation in African Literature

Trauma and Transformation in African Literature

1st Edition

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J. Roger Kurtz
October 05, 2020

This book fills a gap in the field of contemporary trauma studies by interrogating the relevance of trauma for African literatures. Kurtz argues that a thoughtful application of trauma theory in relation to African literatures is in fact a productive exercise, and furthermore that the benefits of ...

Migrant and Tourist Encounters The Ethics of Im/mobility in 21st Century Dominican and Cuban Cultures

Migrant and Tourist Encounters The Ethics of Im/mobility in 21st Century Dominican and Cuban Cultures

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Andrea Easley Morris
July 07, 2020

Migrant and Tourist Encounters: The Ethics of Im/mobility in 21st Century Dominican and Cuban Cultures analyzes the effects of clashing flows of voluntary and involuntary travelers to and from these countries due to an increase in migration and tourism during the last three decades. I compare the ...

The Role of the Literary Canon in the Teaching of Literature

The Role of the Literary Canon in the Teaching of Literature

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Robert Aston
July 07, 2020

This book investigates the role of the idea of the literary canon in the teaching of literature, especially in colleges and secondary schools in the United States. Before the term "canon" was widely used in literary studies, which occurred in the second half of 20th century when the canon was first...

War Comics A Postcolonial Perspective

War Comics A Postcolonial Perspective

1st Edition

Jeanne-Marie Viljoen
July 06, 2020

This book focuses on non-fictional, visual narratives (including comics; graphic narratives; animated documentaries and online, interactive documentaries) that attempt to represent violent experiences, primarily in the Levant. In doing so it explores, from a philosophical perspective, the problem ...

Beards and Masculinity in American Literature

Beards and Masculinity in American Literature

1st Edition

Peter Ferry
June 15, 2020

Beards and Masculinity in American Literature is a pioneering study of the symbolic power of the beard in the history of American writing. This book covers the entire breadth of American writing – from 18th century American newspapers and periodicals through the 19th and 20th centuries to recent ...

Kashmiri Life Narratives Human Rights, Pleasure and the Local Cosmopolitan

Kashmiri Life Narratives Human Rights, Pleasure and the Local Cosmopolitan

1st Edition

Rakhshan Rizwan
June 15, 2020

Kashmiri Life Narratives takes as its central focus writings -- memoirs, non-fictional and fictional Bildungsromane -- published circa 2008 by Kashmiris/Indians living in the Valley of Kashmir, India or in the diaspora. It offers a new perspective on these works by analyzing them within the ...

Lorca in English A History of Manipulation through Translation

Lorca in English A History of Manipulation through Translation

1st Edition

Andrew Samuel Walsh
June 15, 2020

Lorca in English examines the evolution of translations of Federico García Lorca into English as a case of rewriting and manipulation through politically and ideologically motivated translation. As new translations of Federico García Lorca continue to appear in the English-speaking world and his ...

Painting Words Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text

Painting Words Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text

1st Edition

Beatriz Dr Gonzalez Moreno, Fernando González-Moreno
June 15, 2020

Painting Words: Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text addresses the importance of dialogue between art and literature, text and image in our image-saturated era. In a globalized world, isolation and compartmentalization hinder us back, whereas the Romantic idea of belonging ...

The New American West in Literature and the Arts A Journey Across Boundaries

The New American West in Literature and the Arts A Journey Across Boundaries

1st Edition

Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo
May 12, 2020

The story of the American West is that of a journey. It is the story of a movement, of a geographical and human transition, of the delineation of a route that would soon become a rooted myth. The story of the American West has similarly journeyed across boundaries, in a two-way movement, sometimes ...

The Anthropocenic Turn The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age

The Anthropocenic Turn The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age

1st Edition

GABRIELE DÜRBECK, PHILIP HÜPKES
March 17, 2020

This interdisciplinary volume discusses whether the increasing salience of the Anthropocene concept in the humanities and the social sciences constitutes an "Anthropocenic turn." The Anthropocene discourse creates novel conceptual configurations and enables scholars to re-negotiate and ...

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