Son of Classics and Comics

Paperback | October 27, 2015

EditorGeorge Kovacs, C. W. Marshall

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Wonder Woman, Amazon Princess; Asterix, indefatigable Gaul; Ozymandias, like Alexander looking for new worlds to conquer. Comics use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. Son of Classics and Comics exploresthat rich interaction. This volume presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (OUP, 2011), Kovacs and Marshall have gathered a wide range of studies with a new,global perspective. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate classroom use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and on the sense of a 'classic" in the modern world. All Greek and Latin are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the volume widens the range of available studies on the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics significantly, and deepens our understanding of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will appeal to students andscholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.

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Wonder Woman, Amazon Princess; Asterix, indefatigable Gaul; Ozymandias, like Alexander looking for new worlds to conquer. Comics use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. Son of Classics and Comics exploresthat rich interaction. This volume presents...

George Kovacs is Assistant Professor of Ancient History and Classics at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada. C. W. Marshall is Professor of Greek at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Together, they have co-edited Classics and Comics (OUP, 2011) and No Laughing Matter: Studies in Athenian Comedy (BCP, 2012).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190268891

ISBN - 13:9780190268893

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C. W. Marshall and George Kovacs: IntroductionPostmodern Odysseys1. C. W. Marshall: Odysseus and The Infinite Horizon2. George Kovacs: Mythic Totality in Age of Bronze3. Abram Fox and HyoSil Suzy Hwang-Eschelbacher: Classical Symbolism in Asterios PolypEast's Wests4. Gideon Nisbet: Mecha in Olympus: Masamune Shirow's Appleseed5. Nicholas Theisen: [un]Reading the Odyssey in Nausica of the Valley of the Wind6. Sara Raup Johnson: Xerxes, Lost City in the Desert: Classical Allusions in Fullmetal AlchemistAll Gaul7. Eran Almagor: Re-inventing the Barbarian: Classical Ethnographic Perceptions in Asterix8. Stuart Barnett: Asterix and the Dream of Autochthony9. Siobhan McElduff: We're not in Gaul Anymore: the Global Translation of AsterixModern Classics10. Ian Runacres and Michael K. Mackenzie: Classical Allusion in Modern British Political Cartoons11. Frederick Williams and Edward Brunner: Eliot with an Epic, Rowson with a Comic: Recycling Foundational Narratives12. Matthew Taylor: Ozymandias the Dreamer: Watchmen and Alexander the Great13. Kate Polak: And They Call That Poison Food: Desire and Traumatic Spectatorship in the Lucifer Retelling of GenesisBibliography