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  • Superman versus the Ku Klux Klanby Richard Bowers

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 16.95

    This book tells a group of intertwining stories that culminate in the historic 1947 collision of the Superman Radio Show and the Ku Klux Klan. It is the story of the two Cleveland teenagers who invented Superman as a defender of the little guy and the New York wheeler-dealers who made him a major media force. It is the story Ku Klux Klan's development... more...

  • A Companion to Alexander Literature in the Middle Agesby David Zuwiyya

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    Drawing on decades of research on Alexander literature from all over the world, this book is bound to become a medievalist's best companion. It studies Alexander romances from the East and the West in literary form and content. more...

  • Das europäische Mittelalter im Spannungsbogen des Vergleichsby Michael Borgolte

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 77.00

    Marc Blochs Plädoyer von 1927 für eine vergleichende Geschichte des europäischen Mittelalters war zwar unter seinen Schülern und Enkelschülern nie ganz in Vergessenheit geraten. Doch offenkundig mußte erst die westöstliche Spaltung des Kontinents im Kalten Krieg überwunden werden, damit neue, konzentrierte Anläufe zur Realisierung des umstürzenden... more...

  • Studies on Byzantine Literature of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuriesby Alexander Kazhdan; Simon Franklin

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Histories of Byzantine literature tend to focus on the history of genres. The essays in this book challenge the traditional view. more...

  • Courtly Literatureby Keith Busby; Erik Kooper

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 267.00

    The International Courtly Literature Society aims to promote the study of courtly literature, primarily, but not exclusively, of medieval Europe. The 45 articles selected here from the papers presented at the 5th Congress center around three themes: rhetoric and courtly literature, the audience of courtly literature, and courtly literature in a comparative... more...

  • The Ages of Supermanby Joseph Darowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. Beginning with the original comic... more...

  • Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Mooreby Todd A Comer; Joseph Michael Sommers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Alan Moore, the idiosyncratic, controversial and often shocking writer of such works as Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and V for Vendetta, remains a benchmark for readers of comics and graphic novels. This collection investigates the political, social, cultural, and sexual ideologies that emerge from his seminal work, Lost Girls,... more...

  • Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrativeby Jake Jakaitis; James F Wurtz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Although the idea that graphic narratives represent an important literary form is still debated in academic circles, in recent years comics scholarship has emerged into wider contexts. This collection of new essays considers various literary approaches to graphic narrative and sequential art. The authors examine the politics of comic form and narrative,... more...

  • Are You Going to Heaven?by Scott Tierney

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to why Superman is a coward; why Spiderman should technically be deformed; and if Superdog caused the death of Krypton, then these bite-sized comics will reveal all. The discussions... more...

  • What is Mr. Bean?by Scott Tierney

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to why Superman is a coward, why Spiderman should technically be deformed, and if Superdog caused the death of Krypton, then these bite-sized comics will reveal all. The discussions... more...