This video highlights ideas about teaching an exemplum from an early 14th century Middle English text in tandem with a 1950s American Horror comic. Contains some depictions of violence. Part of the Medieval Meets Modern Series.
Video by Gina Brandolino
Feldstein, Al, and Jack Davis. "Foul Play." The EC Archives: The Haunt of Fear Vol. 4. Dark Horse Comics, 2017, pp. 37-44.
---. “Foul Play.” Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics. Harper Collins, 2005, pp. 83-89.
Furnivall, Frederick, ed. Robert of Brunne’s Handlyng Synne. EETS.OS 119 and 123 (reprinted as one volume). Boydell and Brewer, 2002. Also available online: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/AHA2735.0001.001
Sullens, Idelle, ed. Handlyng Synne. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1983.
Context and Analysis
Boyle, Leonard E. “Popular Piety in the Middle Ages: What Is Popular?” Florilegium 4 (1982): pp. 184-93.
Geissman, Grant. Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics. Harper Collins, 2005.
Hajdu, David. The Ten-Cent Plague. Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2008.
Brandolino, Gina. “The Tale of the Bloody Child” and “Foul Play,” Middle Ages for Educators, December 27, 2020. Accessed[date]. https://middleagesforeducators.princeton.edu/node/1371/