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  • It Happens at Comic-Conby Ben Bolling; Matthew J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices at an event drawing crowds of nearly 125,000 each... more...

  • Historische und religiöse Erzählungenby Fritz Peter Knapp; Geert Henricus Marie Claassens; Hartmut Kugler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00

    GLMF IV is devoted to historical and religious narratives of various origins adapted from the French, including German and Dutch historical epics based on ancient romances about Alexander, Aeneas, Troy (Part A), the historical epic based on Chansons de geste in five epic cycles (Part B), and shorter German religious narratives, such as Hartmann's "Gregorius"... more...

  • Superhero Synergiesby James N. Gilmore; Matthias Stork

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This collection of essays explores the developing relationship between superheroes and various forms of media, examining how the superhero genre, which was once limited primarily to a single medium (comic books/graphic novels) has been developed into video games, digital comics, films, Internet criticism, novelizations, television programs, the fanboy... more...

  • Die Geburt des fiktionalen Romans aus dem Geiste des Märchensby Fritz Peter Knapp

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 20.83

    Entgegen einer in der Forschung verbreiteten Ansicht kennt die mittelalterliche Poetik sehr wohl die reine Fiktionalität des Erzählens, beschränkt sie aber auf Fabel und Allegorie (?fabula?), wo bildhaft auf die Wirklichkeit verwiesen wird, und empfiehlt sonst deren unmittelbare Repräsentation (?historia?). Das Ergebnis ist aus unserer Sicht Pseudo-Historie,... more...

  • Rache ? Zorn ? Neidby Martin Baisch; Evamaria Freienhofer; Eva Lieberich

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 38.17

    Im Fokus des Bandes stehen mit Rache, Zorn und Neid negative Emotionen, die in der Literatur und Kultur des Mittelalters einen zentralen Stellenwert einnehmen. Es sind soziale Gefühle, die in den damaligen Gesellschaften destruktive wie konstruktive Potenzen entwickeln konnten, d.h. sie wirkten gemeinschaftsbildend und -absichernd wie gemeinschaftsauflösend.... more...

  • Comics and the Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novelsby Ian Hague

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book asserts that comics is not just a visual medium and outlines the multisensory aspects of comics: the visual, audible, tactile, olfactory and gustatory elements of the medium. more...

  • Dibujos Eróticosby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    De Miguel Ángel a Picasso, pasando por Rubens y Degas, el arte erótico ha atraído la atención de muchos grandes maestros, cuyas obras son capaces de cautivar al observador de forma especial. A pesar de esta atracción, o quizá precisamente debido a ella, el arte erótico nunca ha dejado de suscitar polémica y se ha tenido que defender en muchas ocasiones... more...

  • Die Farben der Herrschaftby Mareike Klein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Die Inszenierung feudaladeliger Herrschaft wird in heldenepischen Texten des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts von Farb- und Glanzimaginationen getragen. Dabei lassen sich Farben und Glanz auf ästhetischer wie poetologischer Ebene als Codes herrschaftsrelevanter Diskurse und Semantiken verstehen. Die Chromatik der Werke ist ein entscheidender Indikator dafür,... more...

  • Comics as History, Comics as Literatureby Annessa Ann Babic

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2013; US$ 84.99

    This discursive volume covers a breadth of material from Ancient Rome to 9/11and its scope of historical insight and use of theory makes this a critical read for anyone studying popular culture. Its creative examination of women?s rights, cultural mandates, and social movements through the pages of comics will engage the reader and scholar on a new... more...

  • Uncle John's Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    The 26th annual edition of Uncle John?s wildly successful series is all-new and jam-packed with the BRI?s patented mix of fun and information. Open up to any page and you may find an interesting origin (like the origin of the snowglobe) or a piece of obscure history (like the true story of the man who tried to repeal the law of gravity). You?ll also... more...