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Kovacs, George and C. W. Marshall, eds. Son of Classics and Comics. Classical Presences. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780190268886
BibTeX citation key: Kovacs2016
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Keywords: Classical antiquity, Collection of essays
Creators: Kovacs, Marshall
Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press (New York)
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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 explores that 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 and scholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations (vii)

C.W. Marshall and George Kovacs: Introduction (xi)

I. Postmodern Odysseys
1. C.W. Marshall: Odysseus and The Infinite Horizon (3)
2. George Kovacs: Mythic Totality in Age of Bronze (33)
3. Abram Fox and HyoSil Suzy Hwang-Eschelbacher: Classical Symbolism in Asterios Polyp (47)

II. East’s Wests
4. Gideon Nisbet: Mecha in Olympus: Masamune Shirow's Appleseed (67)
5. Nicholas Theisen: [un]Reading the Odyssey in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (79)
6. Sara Raup Johnson: Xerxes, Lost City in the Desert: Classical Allusions in Fullmetal Alchemist (95)

III. All Gaul
7. Eran Almagor: Re-inventing the Barbarian: Classical Ethnographic Perceptions in Astérix (113)
8. Stuart Barnett: Astérix and the Dream of Autochthony (131)
9. Siobhàn McElduff: We’re not in Gaul Anymore: the Global Translation of Astérix (143)

IV. Modern Classics
10. Ian Runacres and Michael K. Mackenzie: Classical Allusion in Modern British Political Cartoons (161)
11. Frederick Williams and Edward Brunner: Eliot with an Epic, Rowson with a Comic: Recycling Foundational Narratives (179)
12. Matthew Taylor: Ozymandias the Dreamer: Watchmen and Alexander the Great (201)
13. Kate Polak: And They Call That Poison Food: Desire and Traumatic Spectatorship in the Lucifer Retelling of Genesis (215)

Bibliography (233)
Index (255)

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