The Modern Hercules (part 2)
Is the second 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.
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 considers screen adaptations of the hero, from the TV-screen to the cinema-screen to the video-game screen. Part 1 considered contemporary art, children’s literature, cartoons, political and commercial discourses.
Series Editor: Emma Stafford (Leeds)
Overview of contents with links to abstracts
Emma Stafford, Series preface
Varieties of Reception
For the Younger Viewer?
Ayelet Peer, The Labours of Hercules-Sama
Jean Alvares and Patricia Salzman-Mitchell, Hercules’ Self-fashioning on Screen: millennial concerns and political dimensions
From Graphic Novel to Cinema Screen
Eran Almagor, A New Hercules? The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Sex and Gender, Race and Orientalism in Steve Moore’s Hercules comics
Provisional content for The Modern Hercules (Volume 2)