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Uniform Title Modern Hercules (Brill Academic Publishers)
Title The modern Hercules : images of the hero from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century / edited by Alastair J.L. Blanshard and Emma Stafford
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]


Description 1 online resource
Series Metaforms : studies in the reception of classical antiquity, 2212-9405 ; volume 21
Metaforms ; v. 21.
Summary "The Modern Hercules explores the reception of the ancient Greek hero Herakles - the Roman Hercules - in western culture from the nineteenth century to the present day. Each chapter considers a particular work or theme in detail, exploring this complex hero's transformations of identity and significance in a wide range of modern media, including literature, visual arts and film. The volume is one of four to be published in the Metaforms series examining the extraordinarily persistent figuring of Herakles-Hercules in western culture, drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines to offer a unique insight into the hero's perennial appeal. Contributors are: Arlene Allan, Eran Almagor, Jean Alvares, Alix Beaumont, Monica S. Cyrino, Will Desmond, Matthew Dillon, Frances Foster, T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Joel Gordon, Stephe Harrop, Owen Hodkinson, Katherine Lu Hsu, Paula James, Hugo Koning, Kleoniki Kyrkopoulou, Lisa Maurice, Andreas Michalopoulos, Charilaos Michalopoulos, Eleanor OKell, Ayelet Peer, Patricia Saltzman-Mitchell, Clemence Schultze, Maria Seijo-Richart, Jon Solomon, Emma Stafford, Sam Summers, Rachel White, Michael Williams, Maria Xanthou"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital cover (viewed on February 18, 2021)
Subject Hercules (Roman mythological character) -- Art -- Congresses
Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- Art -- Congresses
Hercules (Roman mythological character) -- In literature -- Congresses
Heracles (Greek mythological character) -- In literature -- Congresses
Heracles (Greek mythological character)
Hercules (Roman mythological character)
Arts, Modern -- Themes, motives -- Congresses
Arts, Modern -- Themes, motives
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Blanshard, Alastair, editor.
Stafford, Emma, editor.
Hercules: A Hero for All Ages (Conference) (2013 : University of Leeds). contributor
Celebrating Hercules in the Modern World (Conference) (2017 : University of Leeds). contributor
LC no. 2020032300
ISBN 9004440062