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The Routledge companion to twenty-first century literary fiction [electronic resource] / edited by Daniel O'Gormon and Robert Eaglestone.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 460 pages).
Series:
Routledge handbooks
Routledge companions to literature series.
Routledge companions to literature series
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Subjects:
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
English fiction.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Biography/History:
Daniel O'Gorman is Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He works on contemporary literature and terror. Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and works on contemporary literature and literary theory, contemporary philosophy and on Holocaust and Genocide studies.
Summary:
"The study of contemporary fiction has been growing in popularity for many years, whether via its consistent place in the news and popular culture, the rapid expansion of creative writing and contemporary literature programs at University level, or new scholarly organizations dedicated to the contemporary. Taking up issues that remain unclear concerning when 'contemporary' fiction begins, as well as how genre novels -- thrillers, science fiction, etc. -- should be considered, chapters serve as both an introduction to an area and a frame for further academic debate. A significant and central intervention into the field of Contemporary Literature, this volume focuses on fiction from the year 2000 and forward. Offering essential coverage of writers who established themselves in the last millennium, the main focus will cover those whose reputations have been forged in the last ten to fifteen years. Further, it will focus on literary fiction, that is, novels which were traditionally called literary. Over thirty essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: - Experimentalism, Science, Nature, Narrative, and the City - Authors such as Jonathan Franzen, David Mitchell, Hari Kunzru, Ali Smith, Sarah Waters, and David Eggers - Contemporary literature in different international contexts - Interviews with contemporary authors or industry figures including Jonny Geller and Ben Markovits Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, the Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovers new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The networked novel / Caroline Edwards
Global fiction / Kristian Shaw
Sincerity / Martin Paul Eve
Autobiogafiction / Timothy C. Baker
Experiment / Jennifer Hodgson
Comedy / Huw Marsh
Metafiction / Xavier Marco del Pónt
Pastoral / Deborah Lilley
Realisms / Sophie Vlacos
Comics and graphic novels / Harriet Earle
Black British fiction / Sara Upstone
Queer / Alexandra Parsons
Family / Stephen J. Burn
Religion / Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate
Diaspora / Leila Kamali
Indian fiction in English / Emma Dawson Varughese
Northern Irish fiction / Caroline Magennis
Animals / Danielle Sands
(The) digital / Zara Dinnen
Anthropocene / Sam Solnick
Displacement / Emily Hogg
Asylum / Agnes Woolley
Finance / Paul Crosthwaite
9/11 / Arin Keeble
War on terror / Daniel O'Gorman
Civil rights to #BLM / Anna Hartnell
The past / Robert Eaglestone
Hope / Emily Horton
Granta's best of young British authors / Katy Shaw
Hari Kunzru / Lucienne Loh
Jennifer Egan / Dorothy Butchard
David Mitchell / Sarah Dillon
Jonathan Lethem / Joseph Brooker
Ali Smith / Daniel Lea
A.L. Kennedy / Carole Jones
Hilary Mantel / Jennifer Bavidge
Marilynne Robinson / Rachel Sykes
Colson Whitehead / Christopher Lloyd.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
O'Gormon, Daniel, editor.
Eaglestone, Robert, 1968- editor.
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Print version:
ISBN:
9781315880235
1315880237
9781134743773
1134743777
9781134743704
113474370X
9781134743841
113474384X
9780415716048 (print)
0415716047 (print)
OCLC:
1083211668
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.