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Classical Myth on Screen

Editors: Cyrino, M., Safran, M. (Eds.)

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An examination of how screen texts embrace, refute, and reinvent the cultural heritage of antiquity, this volume looks at specific story-patterns and archetypes from Greco-Roman culture. The contributors offer a variety of perspectives, highlighting key cultural relay points at which a myth is received and reformulated for a particular audience.

About the authors

Antony Augoustakis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Scott A. Barnard, Rutgers University, USA David Bullen, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Dan Curley, Skidmore College, USA Seán Easton, Gustavus Adolphus College, USA Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr., University of New Mexico, USA Hunter Gardner, University of South Carolina, USA Beverly J. Graf, Pepperdine University, USA Alex McAuley, McGill University, Canada Stacie Raucci, Union College, USA Anise K. Strong, Western Michigan University, USA Kaelie Thompson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Vincent Tomasso, Ripon College, USA Osman Umurhan, University of New Mexico, USA Lisl Walsh, Beloit College, USA

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"Hollywood and art-house movies use classical mythology as a means of thinking about contemporary preoccupations. Classical Myth on Screen is a fresh and energetic look at myth in the movies, with new insights on myth, gender, and religion, as well as the processes of cinematic myth-making. There are many delights in this collection; I will never think about Orpheus or Katniss Everdeen in quite the same way again." - Helen Morales, author of Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Safran, Meredith E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • “Italian Stallion” Meets “Breaker of Horses”: Achilles and Hector in Rocky IV (1985)

    Walsh, Lisl

    Pages 15-26

  • The Isolated Hero: Papillon (1973), Cast Away (2000), and the Myth of Philoctetes

    Barnard, Scott A.

    Pages 27-36

  • The Limits of Human Knowledge: Oedipal Problems in A Serious Man (2009)

    Umurhan, Osman

    Pages 37-47

  • Orpheus in a Gray Flannel Suit: George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

    Easton, Seán

    Pages 49-59

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical Myth on Screen
Editors
  • M. Cyrino
  • M. Safran
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48603-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137486035
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49453-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50480-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 257
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