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Travel Writing

Travel Writing

1st Edition

Tim Youngs, Charles Forsdick
November 12, 2012

The past three decades have seen a remarkable growth of cross-disciplinary academic interest in travel writing. This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the best research from scholars around the world. The collection also features pieces by travel writers themselves...

Gender and Modernism: Critical Concepts 4 vols: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Gender and Modernism: Critical Concepts 4 vols: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Bonnie Kime Scott
March 19, 2008

Modernism, whether seen as a period designation, a manifestation of formal experimentation, or an aspect of modernity, has since its inception been marked, consciously or unconsciously, by gender. The dates 1890-1940, typically accepted as encompassing the modernist period, coincide with the first...

Modern Drama

Modern Drama

1st Edition

Martin Puchner
December 19, 2007

What is generally referred to as modern drama was an international development or movement centred in Europe and North America, a movement directed against many of the conventions and institutions of nineteenth-century drama and theatre. Between 1880 and 1960, a number of foundational figures broke...

Medieval Drama

Medieval Drama

1st Edition

John C. Coldewey
July 31, 2007

Medieval drama, always a popular area of study, has enjoyed a surge of interest in recent years. This new Routledge Major Work now makes available for the first time both the canonical and the best cutting-edge scholarship in the field. Organized generically, geographically and chronologically, the...

Myth

Myth

1st Edition

Robert Segal
April 27, 2007

Myth is truly boundlessly interdisciplinary. There is no field of myth studies itself. Rather, many disciplines have contributed theories of myth. In addition to theories from anthropology and sociology, theories of myth have come mainly from psychology, folklore, philosophy, religious studies, and...

Autobiography

Autobiography

1st Edition

Trev Lynn Broughton
December 14, 2006

The analysis of life-writing as a distinct and specialized project emerged only in the second half of the twentieth century. That it has achieved both academic respectability and critical cachet over the last twenty-five years is the result of a number of trends. Politically 'progressive'...

Twentieth-Century American Drama

Twentieth-Century American Drama

1st Edition

Brenda Murphy
August 15, 2006

There was a vast array of activity in American theatre during the twentieth century, when work produced in the United States reached the height of its significance and influence within the world repertoire. Presenting an overview of criticism on the full range of twentieth-century American drama...

Structuralism

Structuralism

1st Edition

Jonathan Culler
June 23, 2006

Structuralism is a broad intellectual movement in the humanities and social sciences that came to prominence in the 1960s. Representing the beginning of modern interdisciplinary work in what has come to be called "theory", it seeks not to explain the meaning of an object or event but to understand...

Children's Literature

Children's Literature

1st Edition

Peter Hunt
June 05, 2006

The study of children’s literature is currently centred on literary studies, educational studies, and a third more diverse group of many other related disciplines, including history, bibliography, sociology and psychology. All of these then overlap with cultural studies and contribute to the...

Romanticism

Romanticism

1st Edition

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy
September 14, 2005

Romanticism is, and always has been, one of the most hotly contested terms in literary and cultural history. Many of the writers now described as Romantic refused to be defined by the word: 'it would be such bad taste', said Byron in 1820. Lovejoy spoke of a plurality of ‘romanticisms’,...

Folklore: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Folklore: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Alan Dundes
October 28, 2004

The academic study of folklore is a worldwide, interdisciplinary field spanning the humanities and the social sciences. It is very much tied to nationalism and national identity and for this reason it has often been the smaller countries that have led the way in terms of providing theory and method...

Narrative Theory: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Narrative Theory: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

1st Edition

Mieke Bal
July 29, 2004

This set of volumes sketches the history, breadth, and applicability of narrative theory, thus demonstrating its value as an analytical instrument. The collection includes articles from the leading names of narrative theory, such as Roland Barthes, Mikhail Bakhtin, Tzvetan Todorov and...

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