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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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Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity: The Figure of the Map in Contemporary Theory and Fiction

Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity: The Figure of the Map in Contemporary Theory and Fiction

1st Edition

Peta Mitchell
February 10, 2012

The last fifty years have witnessed the growing pervasiveness of the figure of the map in critical, theoretical, and fictional discourse. References to mapping and cartography are endemic in poststructuralist theory, and, similarly, geographically and culturally diverse authors of twentieth-century...

Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives

Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives

1st Edition

Andrew Hammond
December 21, 2011

In countries worldwide, the Cold War dominated politics, society and culture during the second half of the twentieth century. Global Cold War Literatures offers a unique look at the multiple ways in which writers from Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America addressed the military conflicts...

Exploring Magic Realism in Salman Rushdie's Fiction

Exploring Magic Realism in Salman Rushdie's Fiction

1st Edition

Ursula Kluwick
December 21, 2011

Kluwick breaks new ground in this book, moving away from Rushdie studies that focus on his status as postcolonial or postmodern, and instead considering the significance of magic realism in his fiction. Rushdie’s magic realism, in fact, lies at the heart of his engagement with the post/colonial....

Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change: Race, Sex and Nation

Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change: Race, Sex and Nation

1st Edition

Gerardine Meaney
May 16, 2011

This book analyzes the roots of Irish social and sexual conservatism and the dramatic change in one of the most basic areas of human experience: how we understand our roles as men and women. It looks at the relationship between sexual and cultural dissent and the long, slow role of culture in...

Before Auschwitz: Irène Némirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-war France

Before Auschwitz: Irène Némirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-war France

1st Edition

Angela Kershaw
January 06, 2011

This book analyses Irene Némirovsky’s literary production in its relationship to the literary and cultural context of the inter-war period in France. It examines topics of central importance to our understanding of the literary field in France in the period, such as: the close relationship between...

Latin American Writers and the Rise of Hollywood Cinema

Latin American Writers and the Rise of Hollywood Cinema

1st Edition

Jason Borge
July 21, 2010

This book analyzes the initial engagement with Hollywood by key Latin American writers and intellectuals during the first few decades of the 20th century. The film metropolis presented an ambiguous, multivalent sign for established figures like Horacio Quiroga, Alejo Carpentier and Mário de Andrade...

Gay Male Fiction Since Stonewall: Ideology, Conflict, and Aesthetics

Gay Male Fiction Since Stonewall: Ideology, Conflict, and Aesthetics

1st Edition

Les Brookes
January 26, 2010

The conflict between assimilationism and radicalism that has riven gay culture since Stonewall became highly visible in the 1990s with the emergence and challenge of queer theory and politics. The conflict predates Stonewall, however—indeed, Jonathan Dollimore describes it as "one of the most...

Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict

Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict

1st Edition

Andrew Hammond
October 13, 2009

The Cold War was the longest conflict in a century defined by the scale and brutality of its conflicts. In the battle between the democratic West and the communist East there was barely a year in which the West was not organising, fighting or financing some foreign war. It was an engagement that...

Modern Confessional Writing: New Critical Essays

Modern Confessional Writing: New Critical Essays

1st Edition

Jo Gill
October 13, 2009

A comprehensive and scholarly account of this popular and influential genre, the essays in this collection explore confessional literature from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, and include the writing of John Berryman, Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes and Helen Fielding. Drawing on a wide...

The Early Poems: John Milton: Twentieth Century Perspectives

The Early Poems: John Milton: Twentieth Century Perspectives

1st Edition

Martin Evans
November 08, 2002

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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