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  • We Go Pogoby Kerry D. Soper

    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...

  • The Meaning of Superhero Comic Booksby Terrence R. Wandtke

    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...

  • Performing Medieval Narrativeby Evelyn Birge Vitz; Nancy Freeman Regalado; Marilyn Lawrence

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 90.00

    Broad and wide-ranging survey of and investigation into the important question of whether medieval narrative was designed for performance. more...

  • Critical Approaches to Comicsby Matthew J. Smith; Randy Duncan

    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...

  • Beowuld and Four Related Old English Poemsby Sung-Il Lee

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    These modern verse translations manage to retain the verse rhythm of the originals. This volume includes explanatory notes and new interpretations of the original text. more...

  • Songbookby Marisa Galvez

    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...

  • Chicharito - The Biography of Javier Hernandezby Frank Worrall

    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...

  • The Grail, the Quest, and the World of Arthurby Norris J. Lacy

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    The idea of the quest, crucial to Arthurian literature, investigated in texts, manuscripts, and film. more...

  • Reading the Worldby Mary Franklin-Brown

    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...

  • Writing Medieval Women's Livesby Charlotte Newman Goldy; Amy Livingstone

    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...