The Modern Hercules (part 1)
Is the first part of the third of four volumes associated with the Hercules Project and arises from the 2013 and 2017 conferences, with some additional commissioned chapters. These volumes will appear in the Brill series Metaforms: Studies in the Reception of Classical Antiquity, subject to the usual conditions of peer review.
The Modern Hercules (part 1) follows on chronologically from the Exemplary volume, and is a companion to the Performed volume, covering Hercules’ appearances in various media from the nineteenth century to the present day. It will include consideration of contemporary art, children’s literature, cartoons, political and commercial discourses. Part 2 exclusively considers screen adaptations.
Series Editor: Emma Stafford (Leeds)
Overview of contents with links to abstracts
Emma Stafford, Series preface
Literature in the Nineteenth to Twenty-first Centuries
Will D. Desmond, Hercules among the Germans: From Winckelmann to Hegel
Clemence Schultze, Hercules among the Victorians: myths as typologies
A Hero for Children?
Frances Foster, Demigod, god or monster? Rick Riordan’s Hercules
Hugo Koning, Hercules, Lion of Olympus
Andreas Michalopoulos, ‘Heracles got his club’ (Ο Ηρακλής πήρε το ρόπαλό του): the reception of Herakles in the modern Greek press additional images for this paper are linked from this page
Maria Xanthou and Kleoniki Kyrkopoulou, The ‘defenders of the crown’ (Οἱ Ἡρακλεῖς τοῦ στέµµατος): the reception of Herakles in modern Greek history
Maria Seijo-Richart, A Coruña, cidade herculina: Hercules as founder of cities
Victoria Győri, Mussolini and the precedent of Commodus-Hercules
Provisional content for The Modern Hercules (Volume 1)