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  • Linguistics and the Study of Comicsby Frank Bramlett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Do Irish superheroes actually sound Irish? Why are Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons funny? How do political cartoonists in India, Turkey, and the US get their point across? These questions and many more are answered in this new collection on linguistics and comics, which explores language and how the verbal and the visual interact. more...

  • Lobster Is the Best Medicineby Liz Climo

    Running Press 2015; US$ 14.00

    Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climo?s charmingly quirky animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo a place where porcupines, anteaters, and grizzly bears all grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Now Liz returns with a book devoted to friendship. Chapter themes include Old Friends,? New Friends,? Unlikely... more...

  • Love in Motionby Reidar Due

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    This is a book about how film encountered love in the course of its history. It is also a book about the philosophy of love. Since Plato, erotic love has been praised for leading the soul to knowledge. The vast tradition of poetry devoted to love has emphasized that love is a feeling. Love in Motion presents a new metaphysics and ontology of love... more...

  • Marvel Comics' Civil War and the Age of Terrorby Kevin Michael Scott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Marvel Comics has an established tradition of addressing relevant real-life issues facing the American public. With the publication of Civil War (2006-2007), a seven-issue crossover storyline spanning the Marvel universe, they focused on contemporary anxieties such as terrorism and threats to privacy and other civil liberties. This collection of new... 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...

  • Mechademia 8by Frenchy Lunning

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Known as the ?Walt Disney of Japan? it is no surprise that Tezuka Osamu is still the best-known manga creator to Western fans. Current scholarship has uncovered the profound complexity and ambiguity not only of his work but of the man, the artist, and his life?dismantling his position as the god of manga. Contributors to this volume of Mechademia... more...

  • Medieval Oral Literatureby Karl Reichl

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 252.00

    Although problems of orality have been much discussed by medievalists, there is to date no comprehensive handbook on this topic. In ?Medieval Oral Literature? in the ?De Gruyter Lexikon? series, an international team of scholars has provided an in-depth discussion both of theoretical issues and various poetic traditions and genres. In... 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...

  • Miyamoto Musashis "Buch der fünf Ringe"by Leo Gough; Nikolas Bertheau

    Gabal Verlag 2012; US$ 11.89

    Das Buch der fünf Ringe des japanischen Samurai Miyamoto Musashi gilt heute als Klassiker für strategisches Handeln. Leo Gough präsentiert daraus 52 brillante Ideen, erläutert sie mit Beispielen aus unserer Wirtschaftswelt und ergänzt sie mit praktischen Tipps und Zitaten. Musashis Weisheit ist geprägt vom Zen Buddhismus, die fünf Ringe stehen für... more...

  • Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Animeby Elizabeth Kalen

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 55.00

    Japanese manga and anime, Korean manhwa, and Chinese manhua are Asian graphic novels and animated films that have gained great popularity in the last ten years and now are found in most public library collections. Mostly Manga: A Genre Guide to Popular Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, and Anime is the first readers' advisory guide to focus on this important... more...