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Classical traditions in modern fantasy

Author: Brett M Rogers; Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice. Presenting fifteen all-new essays intended for both scholars and other readers of fantasy, this volume explores many of the most significant examples of the modern genre-including the works of H.P.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brett M Rogers; Benjamin Eldon Stevens
ISBN: 9780190610067 0190610069 9780190610050 0190610050
OCLC Number: 952199778
Description: viii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Fantasies of antiquity / Brett M. Rogers, Benjamin Eldon Stevens --
Classical apparitions in (pre- )modern fantasy --
Classical epic and the poetics of modern fantasy / Jesse Weiner --
Theorizing fantasy: enchantment, parody, and the classical tradition / Cecilie Flugt --
The mirror crack'd: fractured classicisms in the pre-Raphaelites and Victorian illustration / Genevieve S. Gessert --
Classical antiquity and the timeless horrors of H.P. Lovecraft / Robinson Peter Krämer --
False medievalism & other ancient fantasies --
Ancient underworlds in J.R.R. Tolkien's The hobbit / Benjamin Eldon Stevens --
C.S. Lewis's The voyage of the "Dawn Treader" and Apuleius' Metamorphoses / Jeff Winkle --
A time for fantasy: retelling Apuleius in C.S. Lewis's Till we have faces / Marcus Folch --
Children and (other) ancient monsters --
The classical pantheon in children's fantasy literature / Sarah Annes Brown --
Orestes & the half-blood prince: ghosts of Aeschylus in the Harry Potter series / Brett M. Rogers --
Filthy harpies and fictive knowledge in Philip Pullman's Dark materials trilogy / Antonia Syson --
Girls in bears' clothing in Greek mythology and Disney/Pixar's brave / Elizabeth Manwell --
(Post)modern fantasies of antiquity --
Fantasies of Mimnermos in Anne Carson's "The brainsex paintings" (Plainwater) / Sasha-Mae Eccleston --
Aeneas' American new world in Jo Graham's Black ships / Jennifer A. Rea --
Genre, mimesis, and Virgilian intertext in George R.R. Martin's A song of ice and fire / Ayelet Haimson Lushkov.
Responsibility: edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens.

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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy presents fifteen all-new essays on how fantasy draws on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice.  Read more...

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