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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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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
July 01, 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...

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
July 01, 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...

Gombrowicz in Transnational Context: Translation, Affect, and Politics

Gombrowicz in Transnational Context: Translation, Affect, and Politics

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Silvia Dapia
June 18, 2019

Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969) was born and lived in Poland for the first half of his life but spent twenty-four years as an émigré in Argentina before returning to Europe to live in West Berlin and finally Vence, France. His works have always been of interest to those studying Polish or Argentinean...

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 11, 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...

Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions: First Postindependence Wave

Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions: First Postindependence Wave

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Maryna Romanets
May 06, 2019

Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions explores the aggressive sexualization of the Ukrainian cultural mainstream after the collapse of the USSR as a counter-reaction to the Soviet state's totalitarian, repressive politics of the body. While the book's introduction includes concise sections on such...

Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism: Unsettling Presences

Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism: Unsettling Presences

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Kostas Boyiopoulos, Anthony Patterson, Mark Sandy
April 05, 2019

The 17 essays of Unsettling Presences investigate writers and texts chiefly stretching from 1890 to 1939, from both within and outside of the Modernist canon. They explore tensions, convergences, and differences between the dominant Modernists and lesser-known figures. Not only do they examine the...

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

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

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Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego
April 01, 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...

Henry James and the Media Arts of Modernity: Commercial Cosmopolitanism

Henry James and the Media Arts of Modernity: Commercial Cosmopolitanism

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June Hee Chung
March 21, 2019

Commercial Cosmopolitanism: Henry James and the Media Arts of Modernity turns to the author’s late fiction, letters, and essays to investigate his contribution to the development of an American cosmopolitan culture, both in popular and high art. The book contextualizes James’s writing within a...

Hermeneutic Ontology in Gadamer and Woolf: The Being of Art and the Art of Being

Hermeneutic Ontology in Gadamer and Woolf: The Being of Art and the Art of Being

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Adam Noland
March 12, 2019

This volume analyses Virginia Woolf’s novels through a philosophical lens, providing an interpretive overview of her works through Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutic ontology. The text argues that interpretation itself is the central subject matter of Woolf’s novels: in order to understand these...

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, 2019

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...

Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century

Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century

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Jake Poller
February 25, 2019

The twentieth century saw an unprecedented spike in the study of altered states of consciousness. New ASCs, such as those associated with LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, were cultivated and studied, while older ASCs were given new classifications: out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences,...

The Stability of Laughter: The Problem of Joy in Modernist Literature

The Stability of Laughter: The Problem of Joy in Modernist Literature

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James Nikopoulos
December 11, 2018

A "sad and corrupt" age, a period of "crisis" and "upheaval"—what T.S. Eliot famously summed up as "the panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history." Modernism has always been characterized by its self-conscious sense of suffering. Why, then, was it so obsessed with laughter?...

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