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Medieval (to 1500)

  • 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...

  • 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 Ian Hague; Carolene Ayaka

    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...

  • The Intern's Manifestoby Matthew Cross

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 10.19

    You don?t have to be mad to work here ... but it helps!? Being an intern in the modern world of corporate and creative offices is – without question – one of the most challenging, rewarding, enjoyable and frustrating jobs in the world. Young, talented and hard-working, interns and apprentices are the future of business, yet are often treated as cheap... more...

  • Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]by M. Keith Booker

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 415.00

    Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. more...

  • Der "Tristan? Gottfrieds von Straßburg und die Tradition der lateinischen Rhetorikby Iris Bunte

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 15.17

    Tristan und Isolde zählen zu den bekanntesten Liebespaaren der Weltliteratur. Ihre Geschichte - eine Geschichte von Liebe, Ehebruch und Verrat - faszinierte die Dichter vieler Generationen. Der Elsässer Gottfried von Straßburg berichtete über das Geschehen zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts in Form eines höfischen Romans nach einer französischen Vorlage.... more...

  • Medieval Arthurian Literatureby Norris J. Lacy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a thorough and reliable guide to trends in research on medieval... more...