CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMES Literature Gender, Sex & Sexuality CRITICAL INSIGHTS Gender, Sex & Sexuality CritiCal inSiGhtS Edited by Margaret Sonser Breen Breen Salem PreSS Suite 310 professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality f Connecticut. She specializes in LGBT literature and, more ity studies. Her publications include Narratives of Queer (2009). volume: n Matthew Lewis’ The Monk,” Lisa Blansett hakespeare’s Macbeth,” Greg Colon Semenza Person’: Gender and Jewishness in Anzia Yesierska’s arcus orship and Authority,” Frederick S. Roden with BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! Crisis of Faith “Crisis of Faith” evokes intense spiritual strife and doubt, the eternal struggle between good and evil and has become a pervasive theme of literature, manifesting itself within and embodying a broad range of human affairs and secular ideals, from the moral ambiguities of patriotism and war to mankind’s critical questioning of meaning in an increasingly modern world. March 2013 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3825-2 | $105 Cultural Encounters Though it has been only in the last few decades that scholars have read literary works through the lenses of ethnicity and the history and aftermath of colonialism, the theme of cross-cultural encounters has a long history, stretching back as far as Shakespeare. This volume explores this theme in such classic works as The Tempest and Robinson Crusoe. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3732-3 | $105 Dystopia The popular theme of dystopia is considered in this volume of Critical Insights. Essays explore this theme in a variety of critical contexts. Works discussed include Utopia, Looking Backward, We, Brave New World, Anthem, Make Room! Make Room!, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Little Brother. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3733-0 | $105 Family This volume addresses the theme of family in literature through a diverse set of texts. Essays survey the critical conversation regarding the theme, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the theme can explore it in depth through a variety of critical approaches. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3734-7 | $105 The Fantastic From The Odyssey’s adventures to the extraordinary history of the Buendía family in One Hundred Years of Solitude, stories of the fantastic have thrilled, mystified, and terrorized readers for centuries. Essays survey the critical conversation regarding the theme, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close readings of key texts in the genre. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3735-4 | $105 Flash Fiction This first-of-its-kind volume on flash fiction—prose of no more than 1,000 words—tracks the development and critical context of this international literary genre. Essays look at both prominent forebearers and current practitioners including Kate Chopin, Franz Kafka, Julio Cortazar, Amy Hempel, and Lydia Davis. April 2017 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-270-4 | $105 Gender, Sex and Sexuality So much great literature centers on explorations of gender, sex, and sexuality. What does it mean to be a proper man or woman; what if one cannot be properly called either? Should one wield one’s sexual power politically? What is the relation between law, divine or secular, and sexuality? These are just some of the questions that this volume examines through an analysis of a wide range of texts. August 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-403-9 | $105 Good & Evil From allegorical morality tales to cathartic horror stories to all-too-real personal narratives of unspeakable events, literature has always provided an especially powerful medium for the study of good and evil. This volume explores the theme in such works as King Lear, Maus, Jane Eyre, and the Harry Potter series. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3736-1 | $105 RECENT RECENT All Critical Insights titles come with free online access (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! FREE Online Access FREE CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMES LITERATURE 44