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  • Imagination and Meaning in Calvin and Hobbesby Jamey Heit

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

    From 1985 to 1995, the syndicated comic strip Calvin and Hobbes followed the antics of a precocious six-year-old boy and his sardonic stuffed tiger. At the height of its popularity, the strip ran in more than 2,400 newspapers and generated a fan base that continues to run in the millions. This critical analysis of Calvin and Hobbes explores Calvin's... more...

  • The Symmetrical Patterning in Franciscan Writings of the Late Middle Agesby Sister Lucia Treanor

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    A study of palindromic structures (words or phrases that can be read the same way forwards and backwards) in the works of Bonaventure, Dante, Boccaccio, and the Franciscan writers of the late Middle Ages. The author, Sister Lucia Treanor, provides the conceptual basis for the use of the palindrome while demonstrating that palindrome was not just an... more...

  • Medieval Translations and Cultural Discourseby Sif Rikhardsdottir

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    An examination of what the translation of medieval French texts into different European languages can reveal about the differences between cultures. more...

  • Comic und Literatur: Konstellationenby Monika Schmitz-Emans

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Until now, scholars in literary and cultural studies have barely touched upon the multiple points of engagement between comics and literature. Drawing on a number of specific examples, the contributors to this volume illustrate the diversity of issues that arise in looking at the relationship between comics and literature. The book includes... more...

  • Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Ageby Albrecht Classen; Christopher R. Clason

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 224.00

    In the wake of the Spatial Turn and the emergence of ecocritical theory, rural space proves to be a highly fertile ground for the reexamination of medieval and early modern literature, history, and art history. This volume combines critical articles that examine the way how rural space was perceived, presented, and evaluated in the Middle... more...

  • From Comic Strips to Graphic Novelsby Daniel Stein; Jan-NoŽl Thon

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of narrative beyond traditional literary texts. Analyzing a wide range of texts, genres, and narrative strategies from both theoretical and historical perspectives, its various contributors offer state-of-the-art... more...

  • Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Uncle John's sweet 16th edition proves the Bathroom Readers' Institute is as unstoppable as ever! This ALL-NEW edition of the world's best-selling bathroom trivia series is overflowing with tons of great reading material. As always, the articles are divided by length for your convenience -- from quick hits, to medium-sized reads, to the extended sitting... more...

  • Sherlock Holmesby Nick Rennison

    Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography blends what we already know of the great sleuth's career with carefully documented social history to answer the questions admirers have long puzzled over. Nick Rennison reveals for the first time Holmes's influence on the political events of late-nineteenth-century England and his connections to the British... more...

  • The Unauthorized X-Menby Len Wein; Leah Wilson

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2009; US$ 17.99

    Comic writers trace the X-Men series' evolution, challenge its metaphors, and draw from its truths about human nature and human society in this exploratory look at the still-timely and often-revamped classic. With chapters such as Magneto the Jew, The New Mutants and the Corruption of the Teenager, and The Sexuality of X-Men, the contributors... more...

  • Die wundersame Welt der Atomisby Peter Evers

    Wiley 2012; US$ 27.50 US$ 23.83

    Die "Atomis" sind die Hauptdarsteller in ca. 100 lustigen und satirischen Cartoons zur Physik. Nicht nur bei eingefleischten Physikern hat der humorvolle Umgang von Peter Evers mit Situationen und Begriffen aus der Physik in der regelmšŖigen Rubrik der "Physikalischen Blštter" Łber nunmehr fast 10 Jahre eine breite Leserschaft gewonnen. more...