Layman Poupard Publishing works with academics around the world to produce 111 volumes per year of the Literature Criticism Series for Gale, Cengage Learning.
Named among the most distinguished reference titles published during the past twenty-five years, the Literature Criticism Series contains individual essays and reviews selected from hundreds of periodicals, general magazines, scholarly journals, and books. Students, teachers, librarians, and researchers find that the general critical and biographical material in this series provides vital information required to write a term paper, analyze a poem, or lead a book discussion group. The Literature Criticism Series provides an in-depth ready-reference source for senior scholars.
Since 1976, Bruccoli Clark Layman has produced over 400 reference books comprising over 50 million words.
Publishers associated with Bruccoli Clark Layman (BCL) and Manly, Inc., have included Gale Research, the primary publisher of BCL books from the beginning; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; Facts on File; Omnigraphics; and Chadwyck-Healey. For Gale BCL has produced the Dictionary of Literary Biography, a history of literature in all languages from antiquity to the present told through the biographies of writers. As of 2003, the ongoing series comprises over three-hundred volumes organized by genre and nationality that are independently useful and that as a group form the broad history promised by the series rationale.