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Routledge Research in American Literature and Culture


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics in American Literature and Culture.

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Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

1st Edition

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Tiffany Austin, Sequoia Maner, Emily Ruth Rutter, darlene anita scott
December 20, 2019

Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era is an edited collection of critical essays and poetry that investigates contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. Scores of contemporary writers have turned to elegiac poetry and prose in order to militate against the white supremacist logic...

The Shape of Fantasy: Investigating the Structure American Heroic Epic Fantasy

The Shape of Fantasy: Investigating the Structure American Heroic Epic Fantasy

1st Edition

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Charul Palmer-Patel
November 14, 2019

The Shape of Fantasy is an in-depth look at Heroic Epic Fantasy. It depicts structural and narrative patterns with models stemming from science and philosophy. Although Fantasy Fiction is generally defined by its impossibility, Fantasy Fiction not an illogical form. It is, in fact, governed by a...

Articulations of Resistance: Transformative Practices in Arab-American Poetry

Articulations of Resistance: Transformative Practices in Arab-American Poetry

1st Edition

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Sirene Harb
November 02, 2019

Using a theoretical framework located at the intersection of US ethnic studies, transnational studies, and postcolonial studies, Articulations of Resistance: Transformative Practices in Arab-American Poetry maps an interdisciplinary model of critical inquiry to demonstrate the intimate link and...

Poetic Encounters in the Americas: Remarkable Bridge

Poetic Encounters in the Americas: Remarkable Bridge

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Peter Ramos
October 16, 2019

Poetic Encounters in the Americas: Remarkable Bridge examines the ways in which U.S. and Latin American modernist canons have been in cross-cultural, mutually enabling conversation, especially through the act of literary translation. Examining eighteen U.S. and Latin American poets, my book is one...

Wallace and I: Cognition, Consciousness, and Dualism in David Foster Wallace’s Fiction

Wallace and I: Cognition, Consciousness, and Dualism in David Foster Wallace’s Fiction

1st Edition

Jamie Redgate
January 24, 2019

Though David Foster Wallace is well known for declaring that "Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being," what he actually meant by the term "human being" has been quite forgotten. It is a truism in Wallace studies that Wallace was a posthumanist writer, and too theoretically...

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