California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels: Exiled from Eden
Cultural Evolution and its Discontents: Cognitive Overload, Parasitic Cultures, and the Humanistic Cure
Ethics and Politics in Modern American Poetry
Making and Seeing Modern Texts
March 01, 2020
The doppelgänger, or the double, is usually understood as a peculiar figure that emerged in nineteenth-century Romantic and Gothic literature, reappearing time and again in books, films and cultural manifestations. This book argues that the double is a far-reaching phenomenon that has significant...
JEAN MICHEL RABATE
November 27, 2019
This collection of specially commissioned essays offers a wide array of new psychoanalytic approaches impacted by Lacanian theory, queer studies, post-colonial studies, feminism, and deconstruction in the domains of film and literature. We have witnessed a remarkable return to psychoanalysis in...
William G. Little
October 02, 2019
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
September 18, 2019
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
June 03, 2019
This volume develops the central (though neglected) Agambenian concept of nudity along with its crucial political implications. The book discovers within The Use of Bodies a philosophical path to Agamben’s "ontology of nudity," as it is subtended by his notion of the messianic—a dual temporality of...
May 02, 2019
While the concept of the fictional character has been widely discussed at interdisciplinary level, a foundational theory of character creation is yet to follow. As a result, creative writing students and beginner writers refer to post-construction analysis, as well as the step-by-step advice often...
March 12, 2019
How does racial ideology contribute to the exploration of narrative voice? How does narrative (un)reliability help in the production and critique of racial ideologies? Through a refreshing comparative analysis of well-established novels by Joseph Conrad, William Faulkner, James Weldon Johnson,...
January 17, 2019
Figures of Finance Capitalism brings into focus Victorian narratives by major middle-class writers in which the workings of finance capitalism are prominently featured, and reads this interest in finance capitalism in the context of middle-class misgivings about a class system still dominated by a...
Katarzyna Nowak McNeice
December 11, 2018
California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels: Exiled from Eden focuses on the concept of Californian identity in the fiction of Joan Didion. This identity is understood as melancholic, in the sense that the critics following the tradition of both Sigmund Freud and...
Robert N. Watson
November 26, 2018
People worry that computers, robots, interstellar aliens, or Satan himself – brilliant, stealthy, ruthless creatures – may seize control of our world and destroy what’s uniquely valuable about the human race. Cultural Evolution and its Discontents shows that our cultural systems – especially those...
August 23, 2018
From the Objectivists to e-poetry, this thoughtful and innovative book explores the dynamic relationship between the ethical imperative and poetic practice, revitalizing the study of the most prominent post-war American poets in a fresh, provocative way. Contributing to the "turn to ethics" in...
Jonathan Locke Hart
June 27, 2018
Making and Seeing Modern Texts explores the poetics of texts through a close reading and analysis across the genres of poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction travel literature and theory. This volume demonstrates that prose, as much as poetry, share the making and seeing of language, literary practice...