New Enhancements to Gale’s Person Search

| By Jessica Bomarito, Product Manager, Literature | A key mission of the Product team at Gale is to expand the possibilities of research, whether through content, tools, or discoverability. Over the years this mission has made visible the experiences of diverse groups, as evidenced by primary source resources like The Archives of Sexuality and … Read more

Native American Heritage Month

| By Scot Peacock, Content Strategist| Native American literature originates from oral traditions dating back to the pre-Columbian era. During the colonization of North America, Native American songs, poetry, and stories were written down using European languages, often by Europeans who were at risk of mistranslating a work or misinterpreting its meaning. But by the … Read more

Teaching Living Poets for a More Inclusive Student Experience

| By Jennifer Stock | In January 2021, Amanda Gorman took the stage at President Joe Biden’s inauguration to recite her poem “The Hill We Climb,” voicing hope for “a country and a time where a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to … Read more

Queer Studies Takes Center Stage in a New Volume of Shakespearean Criticism

| By Rebecca Parks, Senior Content Developer, Gale, a Cengage Company | The highlight of my 2018 vacation to London was attending a performance of The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theater. For those of you who have never been there, the current Globe is a reproduction of the original Globe Theater built … Read more

Honoring Asian American Women

| By Carol Schwartz, Senior Content Developer, Gale | I set out to write a blog post about literature for Women’s History Month and was struggling to hone in on a specific topic to cover in this broad area of study. The horrific events on March 17 in Atlanta, in which six Asian American women … Read more

Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Gale Literature

| By Jennifer Stock | January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by Soviet troops in 1945. Between 1941 and 1945, more than six million European Jews and other groups—including gay people, … Read more

White Privilege and Literature in Gale Literature Criticism

| By Rebecca Parks | One of my favorite pastimes is walking in a pretty neighborhood with my 73-year-old mother. We share a mutual love of domestic architecture and landscaping that borders on obsession. When we see a flower bed that wows us or a roofline that thrills, we’ll rather unabashedly stare from the sidewalk, … Read more

Disabilities and Literature

| By Carol Schwartz, Sr Content Developer, Gale | Beginning in 1992, the United Nations called for December 3 to be an international day of celebration for people living with disabilities. Their theme for 2020 is “Not All Disabilities Are Visible,” highlighting the diverse nature of disabling conditions, which can include mental illness, brain injuries, … Read more

Panda Power and Other China-Related Things I’d Rather Think About Right Now

| By Rebecca Parks | When my brother went to China on vacation a couple years ago, he brought me back a beautiful miniature black-lacquered paneled screen as a souvenir. He had to look long and hard for a screen that did NOT include pandas on it, knowing I would object to something so clichéd. … Read more

Gale Resources Bring the Fight for Racial Equality to Literature

| By Scot Peacock, Content Strategist, Gale | The year 2020 will not be long forgotten. It is the year of the life-changing (and life-ending) COVID-19 pandemic; of heightened controversies involving police brutality and racial prejudice; and of the most crucial presidential election in 100 years, in terms of the future of a socially divided … Read more