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Medieval (to 1500)

  • Postcolonial Comicsby Binita Mehta; Pia Mukherji

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinťe texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts. The authors... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • The Holy Grail on Filmby Kevin J. Harty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This collection of new essays is the first to study film depictions of the quest for the Holy Grail--the holy Christian relic of legend supposedly used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Scholars from a range of disciplines discuss American, Australian and European films that offer fresh perspectives on this enduring myth of the Arthurian world and Western... more...

  • Twelve-Cent Archieby Bart Beaty

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    For over seventy-five years, Archie and the gang at Riverdale High have been America?s most iconic teenagers. Yet they have been relatively ignored by scholars?until now. Twelve-Cent Archie is both the first academic study of these comics and an innovative creative work in its own right. In a hundred short chapters, renowned comics scholar Bart... more...

  • Perceval and Gawain in Dark Mirrorsby Rupert T. Pickens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    An innovative author of verse romance, Chretien de Troyes wrote in northern France between 1170 and 1190. Credited with the first Arthurian romance, he composed five works set in King Arthur's court, culminating with an unfinished masterpiece, the Conte del Graal (Story of the Grail). This text is the first to mention the banquet serving dish that... more...

  • Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literatureby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 29.15

    An ugly subject, but one that needs to be treated thoroughly and comprehensively, with a discreet wit and no excessive relish. These needs are richly satisfied in Larissa Tracy's bold and important book. DEREK PEARSALL, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. Torture - that most notorious aspect of medieval culture and society - has evolved into... more...

  • The Man from Kryptonby Glenn Yeffeth

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 17.95

    Leading writers discuss, debate, and celebrate the legend of Superman in this anthology, contending that his legend is a truly American myth. Superman was an immigrant with little more than the clothes on his back and raised by simple farmers, absorbing their humble values. He always chose to do the right thing, fighting for truth, justice, and the... more...

  • Funnybooksby Michael Barrier

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, "Dell Comics Are Good Comics" was more than a slogan?it was a simple statement of fact. Many of the stories written and drawn by people like Carl Barks (Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge), John Stanley (Little Lulu),... more...

  • Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novelsby Carolene Ayaka; Ian Hague

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don?t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity... more...

  • The Barbarian North in Medieval Imaginationby Robert Rix

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the sustained interest in legends of the pagan and peripheral North, tracing and analyzing the use of an ?out-of-Scandinavia? legend (Scandinavia as an ancestral homeland) in a wide range of medieval texts from all over Europe, with a focus on the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The pagan North was an imaginative region, which attracted... more...