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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

From the hilarious mischief of the elf Puck to the rough humor of the self-centered Bottom and his fellow players, from the palace of Theseus in Athens to the magic wood where fairies play, Shakespeare’s marvelous...


Examining Lois Lane: The Scoop on Superman's Sweetheart

by Nadine Farghaly

This collection of essays examines the Lois Lane character in comic books, film, and television to address various aspects of sexuality, gender, social change, and feminism.


Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex

by Lynne Huffer

Lynne Huffer’s ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She...


Telegrams of the Soul

by Peter Altenberg & Peter Wortsman

"If it be permitted to speak of ‘love at first sound,’ then that’s what I experienced in my first encounter with this poet of prose." So said Thomas Mann of the work of PeterAltenberg. A virtuoso Fin-de-Siècle...


Soccer in Spain: Politics, Literature, and Film

by Timothy J. Ashton

In the last few years, Spanish soccer has surged to the forefront of the sport, with the national team winning the last two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup. Soccer has long been a global social...


Romantic Poems, Poets, and Narrators

by Joesph C. Sitterson Jr

Romantic Poems, Poets, and Narrators will be valuable to specialists not only in romantic period studies but in literary theory and poetics as well. Students of Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Keats will appreciate...


Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature

by Lawrence Normand & Alison Winch

Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature explores the ways in which 20th-century literature has been influenced by Buddhism, and has been, in turn, a major factor in bringing...


Exodus Politics: Civil Rights and Leadership in African American Literature and Culture

by Robert J. Patterson

Using the term "exodus politics" to theorize the valorization of black male leadership in the movement for civil rights, Robert J. Patterson explores the ways in which the political strategies and ideologies...


Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature

by Tyler T. Schmidt

A study of race and sexuality and their interdependencies in American literature from 1945 to 1955, Desegregating Desire examines the varied strategies used by eight American poets and novelists to integrate...


Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture

by Laurence Maslon

Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Watchmen, and more: the companion volume to the PBS documentary series of the same name that tells the story of the superhero in...


Lit, Migration & the 'War on Terror'

by Fiona Tolan, Stephen Morton & Anastasia Valassopoulos

This is a major new collection of essays on literary and cultural representations of migration and terrorism, the cultural impact of 9/11, and the subsequent 'war on terror'. The collection commences with analyses...


Time and the Literary

by Karen Newman, Jay Clayton & Marianne Hirsch

Time and the literary: the immediacy of information technology has supposedly annihilated both. Email, cell phones, satellite broadcasting seem to have ended the long-standing tradition of encoding our experience...


Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency

by Eva Feder Kittay

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


Foundations Aesthetics V 1

by John Constable

First published in 2001


Modern Orthodoxies: Judaic Imaginative Journeys of the Twentieth Century

by Lisa Mulman

This study introduces a genuine, provocative religious vocabulary into the discourse on Modernist art and literature. Mulman looks at key texts and figures of the Modern period, including Henry Roth, Amedeo...


Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance: Normans and Saxons

by Dominique Battles

This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant...


Edith Wharton as Spatial Activist and Analyst

by Reneé|| Somers

Because she devoted much of her life to exploring the relationships that exist between people and their built environment, Edith Wharton developed a set of philosophies that she expressed in many arenas, including...


One Hundred Indian Feature Films: An Annotated Filmography

Julian of Norwich: A Book of Essays

by Sandra J. McEntire

These essays-written specifically for this book-provide a rich evaluation of this late 14th and early 15th-century mystical writer's book of revelations and considers the construction of her narrative, its theological...


Cassirer and Langer on Myth: An Introduction