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Literature and Contemporary Thought


About the Series

Literature and Contemporary Thought is an interdisciplinary series providing new perspectives and cutting edge thought on the study of Literature and topics such as Animal Studies, Disability Studies and Digital Humanities. Each title includes chapters on:

  • why the topic is relevant, interesting and important at this moment and how it relates to contemporary debates
  • the background of and a brief introduction to the particular area of study the book is intended to cover
  • when this area of study became relevant to literature, how the relationship between the two areas was initially perceived and how it evolved

A glossary of key terms and annotated further reading will feature in every title. Edited by Ursula Heise and Guillermina De Ferrari this series will be invaluable to students and academics alike as they approach the interdisciplinary study of Literature.

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Literature and the World

Literature and the World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stefan Helgesson, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
September 12, 2019

Literature and the World presents a broad and multifaceted introduction to world literature and globalisation. The book provides a brief background and history of the field followed by a wide spectrum of exemplary readings and case studies from around the world. Amongst other aspects of World...

Literature and Law

Literature and Law

1st Edition

Mark Fortier
May 20, 2019

The fields of literature and law intersect in frequent, and often surprising ways. This clear and concise book offers an introduction to the area, covering the history, key thinkers and ideas as well as detailed and fascinating studies into areas such as evidence and truth, inheritance, sex,...

Literature and Emotion

Literature and Emotion

1st Edition

Patrick Colm Hogan
December 07, 2017

Literature and Emotion not only provides a defining overview of the field but also engages with emerging trends. Answering key questions such as ‘What is emotion?’ and ‘Why emotion and literature today?,’ Patrick Colm Hogan presents a clear and accessible introduction to this exciting topic....

Literature and Food Studies

Literature and Food Studies

1st Edition

Amy L. Tigner, Allison Carruth
November 23, 2017

Literature and Food Studies introduces readers to a growing interdisciplinary field by examining literary genres and cultural movements as they engage with the edible world and, in turn, illuminate transnational histories of empire, domesticity, scientific innovation, and environmental...

Literature and Animal Studies

Literature and Animal Studies

1st Edition

Mario Ortiz-Robles
June 16, 2016

Why do animals talk in literature? In this provocative book, Mario Ortiz Robles tracks the presence of animals across an expansive literary archive to argue that literature cannot be understood as a human endeavor apart from its capacity to represent animals. Focusing on the literary representation...

Literature and Disability

Literature and Disability

1st Edition

Alice Hall
August 20, 2015

Literature and Disability introduces readers to the field of disability studies and the ways in which a focus on issues of impairment and the representation of disability can provide new approaches to reading and writing about literary texts. Disability plays a central role in much of the most...

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