5 LGBT-themed Plays on Teens that are Important for Society

A New Publication from Cambria Press Awkward Stages: Plays about Growing Up Gay edited by John Clum and Sean Metzger Having looked carefully at more than forty plays, Professors John Clum (Duke University) and Sean Metzger (UCLA) finally selected five plays for the unique perspectives they bring on gay adolescence. Why are such plays critical? Why… Continue reading 5 LGBT-themed Plays on Teens that are Important for Society

#BookReview of CONTEMPORARY #CHICANA LITERATURE by journal Contemporary Women’s Writing

Cambria Press is pleased to announce that Contemporary Chicana Literature: (Re)Writing the Maternal Script has been reviewed in the journal Contemporary Women's Writing (published by Oxford University Press), and we congratulate Dr. Cristina Herrera on the outstanding book review. The review states that "The strengths of Herrera's work are undeniable. She offers insightful and nuanced interpretations of… Continue reading #BookReview of CONTEMPORARY #CHICANA LITERATURE by journal Contemporary Women’s Writing

Arthur Laurents – Leftist, Gender, and Gay Politics on Stage

Arthur Laurents is best remembered for his collaborations with Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins on the groundbreaking musical, West Side Story, and with Sondheim, Robbins and Jule Styne on Gypsy, one of the most celebrated and most often revived works of musical theatre. In addition to his musicals, Arthur Laurents is the author… Continue reading Arthur Laurents – Leftist, Gender, and Gay Politics on Stage

Cambria Press Book Highlight: Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua

An excerpt from Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua: Spectacles of Gender, Sexuality, and Marginality: [An] example of a public performance of marginality that critically responds to the Nicaraguan regime’s theatricality of power is the performance of Shayra, a twenty-four-year-old gay transvestite man, in the fringe circus called King Cat in a modest barrio of Managua. Escaping years of… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Highlight: Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua

Cambria Press New Book! Rebecca Brown: Literary Subversions of Homonormalization

"In the context of queer kinship, too, Brown’s presentation of a wide range of social options typically takes the form of a critical examination. She devotes attention to the influence of class on the possibility of constructing a “family of choice,” thereby distancing herself from the optimism of gay commentators who stress the unlimited freedom… Continue reading Cambria Press New Book! Rebecca Brown: Literary Subversions of Homonormalization

Cambria Press highlights Sex, Love, and Fidelity on Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from Cambria Press! On this day when many would like to feel special, Kassia Wosick's book Sex, Love, and Fidelity is one to read to understand how contemporary relationships succeed (and fail). This fascinating study illuminates how "fidelity is the ultimate catalyst for feeling special and making one’s partner(s) feel significant. In… Continue reading Cambria Press highlights Sex, Love, and Fidelity on Valentine’s Day!

Cambria Press Book Highlight in Honor of Spirit Day! Go Purple!

Cambria Press is going purple with GLAAD today in honor of Spirit Day! Cambria Press is also very proud to highlight Gay Drama Now by John Clum (Duke University), which "signal a daring and uncompromising next wave in gay drama for the twenty-first century,” according to Professor Robert Vorlicky, Director of Theatre Studies, Department of Drama,… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Highlight in Honor of Spirit Day! Go Purple!

Cambria Press Promotion! Special price for Gay Drama Now — Ends June 21, so buy your copy today!

Cambria Press is offering Gay Drama Now edited by Professor John M. Clum (Duke University) for a very special introductory price of $60 (regular list price is $149.99)! This incredible anthology, which is 616 pages long, offers a sampling of the best of contemporary drama about the gay experience in America by some of the most… Continue reading Cambria Press Promotion! Special price for Gay Drama Now — Ends June 21, so buy your copy today!

Cambria Press New Book! Gay Drama Now: An Anthology by John M. Clum

Cambria Press is very proud to announce that Gay Drama Now: An Anthology by Professor John M. Clum (Duke University), general editor of the Cambria Studies in Contemporary Global Performing Arts series, is now available! This collection written by some of the most celebrated playwrights working today, from veteran playwrights like Jose Rivera and Neal… Continue reading Cambria Press New Book! Gay Drama Now: An Anthology by John M. Clum