Literature CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMES The Graphic Novel This volume offers an examination and analysis of the contemporary graphic novel as literature. Specific attention is paid to the use of narrative genre in the graphic novel (e.g. superhero, crime, horror, realistic/ fantastic). The most important and most frequently discussed graphic novels are also discussed, including Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, The Crow, Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye, and Road to Perdition. February 2014 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-262-2 | $105 Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance represented an explosion of African American literature, drama, music, and visual art in 1920s America, with such notable figures as Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, and many more leading the charge. This compilation of essays takes a closer look at this pivotal point in African American history, as well as its origins, identity, portrayal of women, and rediscovered authors. October 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-822-8 | $105 The Hero’s Quest Odysseus, Gilgamesh, Aeneas, even The Lord of the Rings’ Frodo—their stories thrill us with their adventure and classic quest themes. This volume considers the hero’s quest with both new and original essays that discuss works such as The Odyssey, The Aeneid, The Inferno, Gulliver’s Travels, Tom Jones, Moby-Dick, His Dark Materials, and Surfacing. September 2012 | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3737-8 | $105 Historical Fiction This volume encourages readers to engage with plots based on historical events and characters in several ways. They may re-imagine history in cases where it is reconstructed; become better acquainted with history as it is personalized through specific characters; and, perhaps most importantly, even question history. This volume considers fiction drawn from fact and the implications of interpreting and reinterpreting historical events. January 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-710-5 | $105 Holocaust Literature From 1941 to 1945, the regime of Nazi Germany committed mass genocide against six million Jewish people in Europe, as well as five million Gypsies, homosexuals, disabled citizens, communists, and more. This volume takes an in-depth look at the literature that came out of the Holocaust, from non-fiction accounts like Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl and Elie Wiesel’s Night to fictionalized novels such as Sophie’s Choice by William Styron. October 2016 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-527-2 | $105 The Immigrant Experience This collection focuses on the variety of immigrant experiences that have been depicted in literary works and the techniques that immigrant writers have used in fiction and nonfiction. Essays deal with issues ranging from racism and discrimination to culture shock and homesickness, from necessary attempts at assimilation to anxiety about cultural loss and a struggle to prevent erasure. Other themes include balancing multiple identities across generations and the language of refugee literature. March 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-692-4 | $105 Inequality This volume addresses the theme of inequality and includes critical readings in classic and contemporary works. Chapters explore literary representations of social and economic inequality, including those which address multiple vectors of social marginalization; consider authors’ strategies for compelling readers’ attention to these political issues; and engage with questions of aesthetics, canon formation, and literary value. May 2018 | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-690-0 | $105 LGBTQ Literature This volume examines the relatively new, and expanding, genre of gay and lesbian 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 and its notable authors can explore it in depth through a variety of critical approaches. May 2015 | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-423-7 | $105 NEW! NEW! NEW! the Graphic novel CRITICAL INSIGHTS the Graphic novel CritiCal inSiGhtS Edited by Gary Hoppenstand Hoppenstand Salem PreSS Two University Plaza, Suite 310 Hackensack NJ 07601 Phone: 201-968-0500 Fax: 201-968-0511 Edited by Gary Hoppenstand, Professor of English at Michigan State University. His specialties include genre and formula studies in fiction and film. He has published numerous books and articles, and has received numerous awards for his research on popular culture. Among the essays in this volume: “The Crime Narrative and the Graphic Novel,” by Rich Shivener “Frank Miller’s Batman,” by Jeffrey Johnson “Max Allan Collins’ Road to Perdition,” by Jared Griffin “The Reality/Fantasy Narrative and the Graphic Novel,” by Rikk Mulligan The Immigrant Experience CRITICAL INSIGHTS The Immigrant Experience CRITICAL INSIGHTS SALEM PRESS Edited by Maryse Jayasuriya Jayasuriya Maryse Jayasuriya is an associate professor of English and an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso. She also teaches courses in Asian studies and women’s and gender studies. She earned her MA and PhD from Purdue University and her BA from Mount Holyoke College. Her primary area of research is postcolonial literature and theory. Her research interests include South Asian, East and West African, Oceanian, Caribbean, and nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature. Her book, Terror and Reconciliation: Sri Lankan Anglophone Literature, 1983–2009, was published by Lexington Books (2012). She has published articles and reviews in South Asian Review, Asiatic, Indialogs, Phoenix, Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies, Journeys, Margins and the edited collections Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: City Margins in South Asian Literature (2016), Contemporary Immigrant Short Fiction: Critical Insights (2015), and South Asia and its Others: Reading the ‘Exotic’ (2009). Among the essays in this volume: “We Are Made to Leave, We Are Made to Return: Writing Movement in Contemporary Arab American Literature” by Mejdulene B. Shomali “Writing, Freedom, and the Immigrant Experience: A Reading of Ha Jin’s A Free Life” by Te-hsing Shan “Making a Place: Life Narratives of Undocumented Youth,” by Marta Caminero-Santangelo “Contemporary African Immigration and the Legacy of Slavery in Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing” by Brian Yothers 4919 Route 22, PO Box 56 Amenia NY 12501 Phone: 518-789-8700 | 800-562-2139 Fax: 845-373-6360 | | VIEW THIS BOOK ONLINE BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! All Critical Insights titles come with free online access (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! FREE Online Access FREE CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THEMES LITERATURE 45