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Xeno Fiction: More Best of Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Fiction

by Damien Broderick & Van Ikin

Science fiction loves strangeness. It relishes oddities, even when it piles on fear and dystopian loathing. The technical term for a fascination with the strange and alien is xenophilia, just as the term for...

Historical Dictionary of French Literature

by John Flower

The Historical Dictionary of French Literature covers the history of the principal authors and movements in the history of imaginative French literature since the 9th century. It also contains analyses of a...

Such a Simple Little Tale: Critical Responses to L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables

by Mavis Reimer

New in Paperback 2003. A compilation of the best critical essays on this enduring classic.

The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

by Andrew Sprague Becker

In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description....

Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter

by Alison Lurie

Are some of the world's most talented children's book authors essentially children themselves? In this engaging series of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alison Lurie considers this theory, exploring children's...

Letters Between Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murray

by Cherry Hankin

The New Zealand-born writer Mansfield (1888-1923) and her husband, Murry, the English editor and literary critic, exchanged hundreds of passionate, probing letters during their tempestuous 11-year relationship....

The Bible: Respectful Readings

by George Anastaplo

This investigation of biblical experiences and teachings turns around an account of the Ten Commandments. The developments leading up to their promulgation are described and thereafter the consequences of their...

Shock and Awe: American Exceptionalism and the Imperatives of the Spectacle in Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

From Paris to Pompeii: French Romanticism and the Cultural Politics of Archaeology

by Goran Blix

Through the iconic example of Pompeii, and the spell this city cast on the early nineteen-century French Romantic imagination, From Paris to Pompeii shows how an archaeological gaze arose in response to a secular...

Rainer Maria Rilke: Selected Poems

by R Rilke

"First Published in 1986, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Transcending Boundaries: My Dancing Life

by Donald McKayle

"First Published in 2002, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

The New Arthurian Encyclopedia: New edition

by Norris J. Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe & Sandra Ness Ihle

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West

by Jacqueline Murray

"First Published in 1999, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Modernism, Gender, and Culture: A Cultural Studies Approach

by Lisa Rado

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

Contemporary Legend: A Reader

by Gillian Bennett & Paul Smith

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

John Steinbeck and His Contemporaries

by Stephen K. George & Barbara A. Heavilin

In March of 2006, scholars from around the world gathered in Sun Valley, Idaho for a conference devoted to not only John Steinbeck but also to the authors whose work influenced, informs, or illuminates his writings....

Exposes and Excess: Muckraking in America, 1900 / 2000

by Cecelia Tichi

From robber barons to titanic CEOs, from the labor unrest of the 1880s to the mass layoffs of the 1990s, two American Gilded Ages—one in the early 1900s, another in the final years of the twentieth century—mirror...

Crossing Borders: Love Between Women in Medieval French and Arabic Literatures

by Sahar Amer

Crossing Borders explores cross-cultural representations of gender and sexual practices in the medieval French and Arabic traditions. Amer demonstrates that the medieval Arabic tradition on eroticism played...

Adaptations of Laurence Sterne's Fiction: Sterneana, 1760-1840

by Mary-Céline Newbould

Exploring how readers received and responded to literary works in the long eighteenth century, M-C. Newbould focuses on the role played by Laurence Sterne’s fiction and its adaptations. Literary adaptation...

The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies

by Jason Farman

What happens when stories meet mobile media? In this cutting-edge collection, contributors explore digital storytelling in ways that look beyond the desktop to consider how stories can be told through mobile,...