Update--Medieval Comics Project
- Announcing a New Resource
The Medieval Comics Project:
An Online Resource for Educators
Compiled and Maintained by Michael A. Torregrossa
The Medieval Comics Project is an online resource sponsored by The Arthurian Comics Discussion List. The web site is designed to aid medievalists and enthusiasts of the Middle Ages in learning about comics (panel cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, etc.) with medieval themes and to assist educators in incorporating this material into their curriculum.
At present, the web site is divided into two main parts:
Part one of The Medieval Comics Project consists of an annotated listing of comic books, comic strips and graphic novels with medieval themes. The listing will be updated at least quarterly as new works come to our attention.
At present, this section is divided into the following topics:
History | Literature | Medievalism
Miscellaneous Topics | Myths and Legends
Entries under each topic are presented in alphabetic order by subtopic. Eventually an index will be provided once the categories have been finalized.
In contrast to part one, part two of The Medieval Comics Project is designed to serve the long-term goal of providing a bibliographic guide to research on comic books, comic strips and graphic novels with medieval themes. This listing will also be updated at least quarterly as new works come to our attention.
Individuals interested in participating in or donating materials to The Medieval Comics Project, should submit inquiries to Michael A. Torregrossa at either <KingArthurForever@...> or 34 Second Street, Smithfield, RI 02917-3627. In addition, potential contributors for an essay collection on medieval-themed comics to be organized by Jason Tondro and Michael Torregrossa should also contact Torregrossa at the above addresses. More information on this project will be forthcoming in late 2004.
Medieval Comics Project-Related Conference Sessions 2004:
The Comics Get Medieval:
Adaptations of Medieval Texts and Legends in the Comics Medium
The panel is sponsored by the Arthurian Legends Area, the Comics Area, and the Medieval Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association for the 34th Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association at San Antonio, Texas to be held on 7-10 April 2004, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.
Conference Room 11; Thursday, 8 April 2004 from 2:30-4:00 PM.
Presider/moderator: Michael A. Torregrossa, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
1. "Meself am Hell(spawn)" by Jason Beaudin, University of Toledo [WITHDRAWN]
2. "Contains Adult Content, Suggested For Mature Readers: Childhood Fairytales and Exploitation in DC Vertigo's The Children's Crusade" by Robert A. Emmons Jr., The Art Institute of Philadelphia
3. "Dracula Sucks, But Vlad Does Not: A Romanian Response to American Popular Representations of Vlad Tepes" by Daniela Sovea, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
4. "Why the Middle Ages? A Roundtable Discussion on Medieval Comics"
Medieval Classics Illustrated:
Using the Comics to Teach Medieval Legends and Texts (A Roundtable)
This session is sponsored by the Arthurian Comics Discussion List for the 39th International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, on 6-9 May 2004.
Session 572, Bernhard 157, Sunday, 9 May 2004 from 8:30-10:00 AM
Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Presider: Charlotte Wulf, Villa Julie College
1. "The Comics Get Medieval: Defining the Corpus" by Michael A. Torregrossa, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
2. "Medieval Romanian History in the Comics: Roy Thomas and Esteban Maroto's Dracula: Vlad the Impaler" by Daniela Sovea, University of Connecticut (Storrs) [WITHDRAWN]
3. "Beowulf Stands Alone: Medieval Heroism in Four Colors" by Jeff Massey, Emory University
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