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The Resource Classical traditions in modern fantasy, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens

Classical traditions in modern fantasy, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens

Label
Classical traditions in modern fantasy
Title
Classical traditions in modern fantasy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, and more-in relation to important ancient texts such as Aeschylus' Oresteia, Aristotle's Poetics, Virgil's Aeneid, and Apuleius' The Golden Ass. These varied studies raise fascinating questions about genre, literary and artistic histories, and the suspension of disbelief required not only of readers of fantasy but also of students of antiquity. Ranging from harpies to hobbits, from Cyclopes to Cthulhu, and all manner of monster and myth in-between, this comparative study of Classics and fantasy reveals deep similarities between ancient and modern ways of imagining the world. Although antiquity and the present day differ in many ways, at its base, ancient literature resonates deeply with modern fantasy's image of worlds in flux and bodies in motion
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
809/.915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3435
LC item number
.C49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rogers, Brett M.
  • Stevens, Benjamin Eldon
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  • Fantasy fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
Label
Classical traditions in modern fantasy, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 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
Control code
sky282350395
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780190610050
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016027926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 07/18
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Classical traditions in modern fantasy, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 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
Control code
sky282350395
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 367 pages
Isbn
9780190610050
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016027926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 07/18
Other physical details
illustrations

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