Manga Mania Just when you think that the story of King Richard III, whether Shakespeare’s version or factually-based, has been depicted in every form of media, something new comes along. In recent years, Richard has made his way into the popular pages of manga. “What is manga?” the older among us may ask. A brief definition is, “Manga is an umbrella term for a wide variety of comic books and

  The 2022 awardee of the annual Schallek Fellowship is Alexandra Atiya from the University of Toronto.  Her dissertation topic is, “Economic and Spiritual Conflict in Medieval East Anglian Drama.”  Read Alexandra’s full abstract here… The Richard III Society-American Branch, in collaboration with the Medieval Academy of America, offers a full-year fellowship and five graduate student awards in memory of William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek. The fellowship and awards

  Welcome to the new website of the Richard III Society-American Branch!   Here, we present a broad range of sources to explore the following questions:  What kind of person was Richard III, and what was his life like before and after he became king? What were the major influences of his day and age, and how would these have shaped his outlook? Was he the twisted, tyrannical ruler Shakespeare portrayed?

The Sixtieth Anniversary of the American Branch The American Branch of the Richard III Society turned 60 years old this year. The branch was founded by Arthur Noel Kincaid in 1961. Kincaid would later leave the US to continue his studies in Europe and became a naturalized British citizen in 1974. In Ricardian circles, he is perhaps best known for a new edition of Sir George Buck’s classic work: The