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Writing Wrongs: The Cultural Construction of Human Rights in India

by Pramod K. Nayar

This book examines the 'cultural apparatus' of Human Rights in India today. It unravels discourses of victimhood, oppression, suffering and witnessing through a study of autobiographies, memoirs, reportage and...


Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)

by Jan N. Bremmer

Interpretations of Greek Mythology, first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the 'Paris school' of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek...


Seneca (Routledge Revivals)

by Costa C.D.N.

This volume, first published in 1974, offers a selection of modern perspectives on Seneca, covering his prose treatises, his letters and his tragedies.

For centuries literary and philosophical circles had to...


English Poetry of the Romantic Period 1789-1830

by NoContributor

On its first appearance English Poetry of the Romantic Period was widely praised as on of the best introductions to the subject. This edition includes updated material in the light of recent work in Romanticism...


Carnival and Theater (Routledge Revivals): Plebian Culture and The Structure of Authority in Renaissance England

by Michael D. Bristol

In this title, first published in 1985, Michael Bristol draws on several theoretical and critical traditions to study the nature and purpose of theatre as a social institution: on Marxism, and its revisions...


Becoming Half Hidden: Shamanism and InitiationE

by Daniel Merkur

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine

by Tim Hanley

With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine...


Moral Imagination: Essays

by David Bromwich

Spanning many historical and literary contexts, Moral Imagination brings together a dozen recent essays by one of America’s premier cultural critics. David Bromwich explores the importance of imagination and...


Poetry, Politics and Culture: Essays on Indian Texts and Contexts

by Akshaya Kumar

This book maps the journey of the Indian poetic imagination-in Hindi, Panjabi and Indian English-from its original quasi-spiritual longings to its activist interventions in the public domain. As Indian poetry...


Julian Hawthorne: The Life of a Prodigal Son

by Gary Scharnhorst

The complicated life and profligate career of Nathaniel Hawthorne's only son, Julian


Genocide in Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Literature: Cambodia to Darfur

by Jane Gangi

This book studies children's and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating...


Between the Novel and the News: The Emergence of American Women's Writing

by Sari Edelstein

While American literary history has long acknowledged the profound influence of journalism on canonical male writers, Sari Edelstein argues that American women writers were also influenced by a dynamic relationship...


Scarlett's Women: 'Gone With the Wind' and its Female Fans

by Helen Taylor

One of the most successful books ever published and the basis of one of the most popular and highly praised Hollywood films of all time, Gone With the Wind has entered world culture in a way that few other stories...


The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight

by Peter Adam Nash

This first book-length of Moses Ezekiel this book examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor. His life is a fascinating study in nineteenth-century...


Journeys into Darkness: Critical Essays on Gothic Horror

by James Goho

This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature—particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell—but also examines some of the...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography: Volume II: Genres and Contexts

by Stephanos Efthymiadis

For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after...


Tally's Blood

by Ann Di Mambro

As well as being a highly popular play for National 5 English study, Tally's Blood paints a wonderful picture of life in wartime Scotland, as experienced by the Italian immigrant community. Exploring the themes...


The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship

by Jacquelyn Mitchard

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples

by Matteo Soranzo

Using five case studies set in fifteenth-century Naples, Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples investigates how early modern poets used poetry to negotiate their cultural identity in a field of options...


Staging Women and the Soul-Body Dynamic in Early Modern England

by Sarah E. Johnson

Though the gender-coded soul-body dynamic lies at the root of many negative and disempowering depictions of women, Johnson argues that it also functions as an effective tool for redefining gender expectations....