Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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McFarland, Sep 29, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 248 pages
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Few scholars nursed on the literary canon would dispute that knowledge of Western literature benefits readers and writers of the superhero genre. This analysis of superhero comics as Romance literature shows that the reverse is true--knowledge of the superhero romance has something to teach critics of traditional literature. Establishing the comic genre as a cousin to Arthurian myth, Spenser, and Shakespeare, it uses comics to inform readings of The Faerie Queene, The Tempest, Malory's Morte and more, while employing authors like Ben Johnson to help explain comics by Alan Moore, Jack Kirby, an.
 

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This book is extremely boring…and I’m saying this after having read Grant Morrison’s “Supergods.” Being an avid comic, fantasy and science fiction fan I am very interested in the subject matter but ... Read full review

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At face value it seems like I’d be the perfect market for this book. I’m a comics book/graphic novel nerd, I write critical reviews of comics and graphic novels, I have a background in English ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Double Identities and Arthegalls Yron Man
19
2 Kirbys Masque
51
3 By My So Potent Art
91
4 Arthur the FourColor King
142
5 Grant Morrisons Grail Quest
189
Notes
227
Bibliography
232
Index
237
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Jason Tondro teaches superhero comics and graphic novels in the English department at the University of California, Riverside, as well as at community colleges in the Southern California area. He also blogs regularly as "Doctor Comics," both on his own blog at doctorcomics.blogspot.com and at other comics sites such as Comic Book Therapy. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline ; color: #0052ff}

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