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Staging The Renaissance

by David Scott Kastan & Peter Stallybrass

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


English Literature: A Student Guide

by Martin Stephen

Now appearing in its third edition, Martin Stephen's classic text and course companion to English literature has been thoroughly revised and updated, taking account of the changes which have occurred in the...


Understanding David Henry Hwang

by William C. Boles & Linda Wagner-Martin

A critical study of the playwright's process and the role of identity in each major theatrical work


The Big Book of Irony

by Jon Winokur

Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic.

He looks at the different forms irony can take, from an irony...


Literature in Translation: Teaching Issues and Reading Practices

by Carol Maier & Françoise Massardier-Kenney

In the last several decades, literary works from around the world have made their way onto the reading lists of American university and college courses in an increasingly wide variety of disciplines. This is...


Borges at Eighty: Conversations

by Jorge Luis Borges & Willis Barnstone

A collection of interviews now available from New Directions for the first time The words of a genius: Borges at Eighty transcends our expectations of ordinary conversation. In these interviews with Barnstone,...


Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

by Jane Tolmie

Autobiography has seen enormous expansions and challenges over the past decades. One of these expansions has been in comics, and it is an expansion that pushes back against any postmodern notion of the death...


Annoying the Victorians

by James Kincaid

What happens when bad criticism happens to good people? Annoying the Victorians sets the tradition of critical discourse and literary criticism on its ear, as well as a few other areas. James Kincaid brings...


Doctrine and Difference: Essays in the Literature of New England

by Michael J. Colacurcio

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


From Scythia to Camelot: A Radical Reassessment of the Legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy Grail

by C. Scott Littleton & Linda A. Malcor

This volume boldly proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South...


Queer Times: Christopher Isherwood's Modernity

by Jamie M. Carr

This book maps Christopher Isherwood's intellectual and aesthetic reflections from the late 1930s through the late 1970s. Drawing on the queer theory of Eve Sedgwick and the ethical theory of Michel Foucault, Carr...


Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century: Artistry and Industry in Britain

by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi & Patricia Zakreski

Over the course of the nineteenth century, women in Britain participated in diverse and prolific forms of artistic labour. As they created objects and commodities that blurred the boundaries between domestic...


The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England: Memorial Cultures of the Post Reformation

by Andrew Gordon & Thomas Rist

The early modern period inherited a deeply-ingrained culture of Christian remembrance that proved a platform for creativity in a remarkable variety of forms. From the literature of church ritual to the construction...


Staging Authority in Caroline England: Prerogative, Law and Order in Drama, 1625-1642

by Jessica Dyson

Considering plays by Philip Massinger, Richard Brome, Ben Jonson, John Ford and James Shirley, this study addresses the political import of Caroline drama as it engages with contemporary struggles over authority...


Bookclub-In-A-Box Discusses the Sisters Brothers, Novel by Patrick DeWitt: The Complete Discussion Guide for Leaders and Readers

by Marilyn Herbert & Aaron Kreuter

The year is 1851, and the notorious killers Eli and Charlie Sisters, known collectively as the Sisters brothers, set out on another job for the Commodore, their wealthy and powerful boss. They are riding from...


The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume One: The Gathering

by David Tod Roy

In this first of a planned five-volume set, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei, an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life...


A Bit of This and a Bit of That About Poetry

by John Fraser

A reviewer of JOHN FRASER'S widely praised Violence in the Arts (1973) spoke of encountering in it "an extremely agile and incessantly active mind that illuminates almost every subject that he touches." As a...


The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776-1914

by Ella Dzelzainis & Ruth Livesey

In nineteenth-century Britain, the effects of democracy in America were seen to spread from Congress all the way down to the personal habits of its citizens. Bringing together political theorists, historians,...


Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World

by Constance DeVereaux & Martin Griffin

The story of arts and cultural policy in the twenty-first century is inherently of global concern no matter how local it seems. At the same time, questions of identity have in many ways become more challenging...


Influential Ghosts: A Study of Auden's Sources

by Rachel Wetzsteon

Influential Ghosts: A Study of Auden's Sources explores some of the most important literary and philosophical influences on W.H. Auden's poetry. The study attempts to show that Auden's poetry derives much of...