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Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature


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From Joyce to Rushdie, Modernism to Food Writing, Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Literature looks at both the literature and culture of the 20th century. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering literature alongside religion, popular culture, race, gender, ecology, travel, class, space, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines: Ultra-Modern Eves

Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines: Ultra-Modern Eves

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Alice Wood
March 01, 2020

This book explores the treatment of modernism and modernity in early twentieth-century British women’s magazines. It expands recent research into the diverse markets and publication outlets through which literary modernism circulated by tracing modernism’s presence in commercial magazines that have...

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family

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Miranda Corcoran, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
March 01, 2020

Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the...

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage

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Andrés Pérez-Simón
December 19, 2019

Baroque Lorca: An Arcaist Playwright for the New Stage defines Federico García Lorca’s trajectory in the theater as a lifelong search for an audience. It studies a wide range of dramatic writings that Lorca created for the theater, in direct response to the conditions of his contemporary industry,...

Twentieth-Century American Fiction in Circulation: Short Stories Written for Magazines and Republished in Linked Story Collections

Twentieth-Century American Fiction in Circulation: Short Stories Written for Magazines and Republished in Linked Story Collections

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Matthew James Vechinski
November 04, 2019

Twentieth-Century American Fiction in Circulation is a study of the twentieth-century linked story collection in the United States. It emphasizes how the fictional form grew out of an established publishing model—individual stories printed in magazines, revised and expanded into single-author...

French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK

French Thought and Literary Theory in the UK

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Irving Goh
October 24, 2019

This collection presents a sort of counter-history or counter-genealogy of the globalization of French thought from the point of view of scholars working in the UK. While the dominating discourse would attribute the US as the source of that globalization, particularly through the 1966 conference on...

Twentieth-Century Literary Encounters in China: Modernism, Travel, and Form

Twentieth-Century Literary Encounters in China: Modernism, Travel, and Form

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Jeffrey Mather
October 10, 2019

From the travel writing of the eccentric plant collector and Reginald Farrer, to Emily Hahn’s insider depictions of bohemian life in semi-colonial Shanghai, to Ezra Pound’s mediated ‘journeys’ to Southwest China via the explorer Joseph Rock – Anglo-American representations of China during the first...

The British Stake In Japanese Modernity: Readings in Liberal Tradition and Native Modernism

The British Stake In Japanese Modernity: Readings in Liberal Tradition and Native Modernism

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Michael Gardiner
September 30, 2019

This book describes firstly a Japanese modernity which is readable not only as a modernising, but also as a Britishing, and secondly modernist attempts to overhaul this British universalism in some well-known and some less-known Japanese texts. From the mid-nineteenth century, and particularly as...

New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific

New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific

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Matthew Hayward, Maebh Long
September 30, 2019

For so long figured in European discourses as the antithesis of modernity, the Pacific Islands have remained all but absent from the modernist studies’ critical map. Yet, as the chapters of New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific collectively show, Pacific artists and writers have...

The Nationality of Utopia: H. G. Wells, England, and the World State

The Nationality of Utopia: H. G. Wells, England, and the World State

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Maxim Shadurski
August 27, 2019

Since its generic inception in 1516, utopia has produced visions of alterity which renegotiate, subvert, and transcend existing places. Early in the twentieth century, H. G. Wells linked utopia to the World State, whose post-national, post-Westphalian emergence he predicated on English national...

Black USA and Spain: Shared Memories in the 20th Century

Black USA and Spain: Shared Memories in the 20th Century

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Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego
July 30, 2019

During the 20th-century, Spaniards and African-Americans shared significant cultural memories forged by the profound impact that various artistic and historical events had on each other. Addressing three crucial periods (the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Age, the Spanish Civil War, and Franco's...

Theatre-Fiction in Britain from Henry James to Doris Lessing: Writing in the Wings

Theatre-Fiction in Britain from Henry James to Doris Lessing: Writing in the Wings

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Graham Wolfe
June 13, 2019

This volume posits and explores an intermedial genre called theatre-fiction, understood in its broadest sense as referring to novels and stories that engage in concrete and sustained ways with theatre. Though theatre has made star appearances in dozens of literary fictions, including many by modern...

Ezra Pound and 20th-Century Theories of Language: Faith with the Word

Ezra Pound and 20th-Century Theories of Language: Faith with the Word

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James Dowthwaite
June 10, 2019

Ezra Pound is one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century, a writer whose poetry is particularly notable for the intensity of its linguistic qualities. Indeed, from the principles of Imagism to the polyphony of his Cantos, Pound is central to our conception of modernism’s...

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