Weekly highlights: Cambridge Companions

A lot of publishers are making content available for free to help students and researchers during the current restrictions that many institutions face. Every week the ISS Library highlights one of these collections or titles while keeping current events in mind. This week's highlight: Cambridge Companions which includes The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing

Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods. June is LGBT Pride month and this Saturday the Dutch version of Gay Pride, Roze Zaterdag, would have been hosted in Leeuwarden. Therefor the Library would like to highlight The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian writing. In the last two decades, lesbian and gay studies have transformed literary studies and developed into a vital and influential area for students and scholars. This Companion introduces readers to the range of debates that inform studies of works by lesbian and gay writers and of literary representations of same-sex desire and queer identities. Each chapter introduces key concepts in the field in an accessible way and uses several important literary texts to illustrate how these concepts can illuminate our readings of them. Authors discussed range from Henry James, E. M. Forster and Gertrude Stein to Sarah Waters and Carol Ann Duffy.