Sunday, September 25, 2011

Contents Update for Superheroes of the Round Table

McFarland has yet to provide further details on Jason Tondro's upcoming book Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature, but I came across the following list of contents in the Library of Congress online catalog:
  • Introduction 
  • Double identities and Arthegall's Yron Man
  • Kirby's masque
  • "By my so potent art"
  • Arthur, the four-color king
  • Grant Morrison's Grail quest
Sadly a new subject heading was not created for the volume as occurred for studies of medieval film, and the book is listed instead under the following headings:
  • Comic books, strips, etc.--History and criticism
  • Heroes in art 
  • English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
  • Renaissance--England
  • Art and literature
Note also (a fact also true with studies of medieval film) the lack of cross-reference to studies on medievalism and, perhaps, most confusing any cross-reference to either Arthurian or medieval subjects.  

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