A common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in a variety of contexts--high school, college freshman composition, senior seminars, literature, computer science, philosophy and politics--fantasy materials can expand and enrich an established curriculum.
The new essays in this book combine analyses of popular television... [click here for more]
These essays from various critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art.
The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism... [click here for more]
The Enchiridion, or Hero's Handbook, is an ancient Stoic tome of wisdom, now available in this new, illustrated translation, in modern, conversational English. This 2nd century guide to living the good life consists of 52 timeless lessons, ranging from how to deal with the death of a loved one, to whether or not to catcall women (spoiler: don't). This translation is available as a free PDF, or as... [click here for more]