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- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00
Walt Kelly (1913-1973) is one of the most respected and innovative American cartoonists of the twentieth century. His long-running Pogo newspaper strip has been cited by modern comics artists and scholars as one of the best ever. Cartoonists Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) have all cited Kelly... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
For decades, scholars have been making the connection between the design of the superhero story and the mythology of the ancient folktale. Moving beyond simple comparisons and common explanations, this volume details how the workings of the superhero comics industry and the conventions of the medium have developed a culture like that of traditional... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95
Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which students can then apply to interrogate and critique... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00
Today we usually think of a book of poems as composed by a poet, rather than assembled or adapted by a network of poets and readers. But the earliest European vernacular poetries challenge these assumptions. Medieval songbooks remind us how lyric poetry was once communally produced and received—a collaboration of artists, performers, live... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 10.19
Javier Hernandez – better known to legions of Manchester United fans as Chicharito – is one of the most exciting young talents in football today.Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Hernandez joined his local club C D Guadalajara at the age of nine and signed his first contract at 15. Making his full debut in 2006, he impressed in the Mexican league so much... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 40.00
The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum , thesaurus , or imago mundi —the term encyclopedia was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century—these texts were... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
This book is a collection of thirteen essays representing the growing variety of approaches being used to write the history of medieval women. In the aggregate, the essays reflect the "European" medieval "world" socially, (peasants, urban women, religious women, aristocrats and queens), geographically (including medieval Rus) and across religious... more...