The Modern Hercules (volume 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. Volume 2 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
Charilaos Michalopoulos, ‘Perhaps there will be no Hercules for you…’: Hercules in Modern Greek Poetry
Hugo Koning, Agatha Christie’s Twelve Labours of Hercules
Eleanor OKell, Hercules, Sex and Romance in Twenty-first-century Chick Lit.
A Hero for Children?
Frances Foster, Demigod, god or monster? Rick Riordan’s Hercules
Hugo Koning, Hercules, Lion of Olympus
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)