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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

Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines

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Alice Wood
July 08, 2020

This book explores responses to the strangeness and pleasures of modernism and modernity in four commercial British women’s magazines of the interwar period. Through extensive study of interwar Vogue (UK), Eve, Good Housekeeping (UK) and Harper’s Bazaar (UK), Wood uncovers how modernism was...

Queering Modernist Translation: The Poetics of Race, Gender, and Queerness

Queering Modernist Translation: The Poetics of Race, Gender, and Queerness

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Christian Bancroft
July 08, 2020

Queering Modernist Translation explores translations by Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and H.D. through the concept of queering translation. As Bancroft argues, queering translation is an intersectional lens for gleaning identity and socio-cultural issues in translation, such as gender, sexuality,...

Embodiment and the Cosmic Perspective in Twentieth-Century Fiction

Embodiment and the Cosmic Perspective in Twentieth-Century Fiction

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Marco Caracciolo
July 01, 2020

In dialogue with groundbreaking technologies and scientific models, twentieth century fiction presents readers with a vast mosaic of perspectives on the cosmos. The literary imagination of the world beyond the human scale, however, faces a fundamental difficulty: if, as researchers in both...

Aesthetic and Philosophical Reflections on Mood: Stimmung and Modernity

Aesthetic and Philosophical Reflections on Mood: Stimmung and Modernity

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Birgit Breidenbach
May 13, 2020

This study explores the concept of Stimmung in literary and philosophical texts of the modern age. Signifying both 'mood' and 'attunement', Stimmung speaks to the categories of affective experience and aesthetic design alike. The study locates itself in the nexus between discourses on modernity,...

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
May 08, 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...

The Early Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

The Early Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

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Willard Bohn
March 04, 2020

This book focuses on avant-garde literature and art in Europe and America during the first quarter of the twentieth century. It examines five movements that shaped our response to the demands of the modern age and contributed to the creation of a modern sensibility: Cubism, Futurism, the...

Hope and Aesthetic Utility in Modernist Literature

Hope and Aesthetic Utility in Modernist Literature

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Tim DeJong
January 16, 2020

"Hope" and "modernism" are two words that are not commonly linked. Moving from much-discussed negative affects to positive forms of feeling, Hope and Aesthetic Utility in Modernist Literature argues that they should be. This book contends that much of modernist writing and thought reveals a deeply...

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage

1st Edition

Andrés Pérez-Simón
December 05, 2019

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist 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

1st Edition

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...

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