Once And Future Antiquities In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781350068964
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, 'displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar 'displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide range of media and genres-including Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and the novels of Helen Oyeyemi, the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the role-playing games Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40K-are brought alongside episodes from ancient myth, important moments from history, and more. All together, these multifaceted studies add to our understanding of how science fiction and fantasy form important areas of classical reception, not only transmitting but also transmuting images of antiquity. The volume concludes with an inspiring personal reflection from the New York Times-bestselling author of speculative fiction, Catherynne M. Valente, offering her perspective on the limitless potential of the classical world to resonate with experience today.

Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Author : Brett M. Rogers,Benjamin Eldon Stevens
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-27

In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, 'displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar 'displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide range

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  • Author : Mark Storey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18

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Frankenstein and Its Classics
  • Author : Jesse Weiner,Benjamin Eldon Stevens,Brett M. Rogers
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-09

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  • Author : John Jacobs
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10

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  • Author : T. H. White
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13

The definitive modern take on the timeless tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round table. The legends of King Arthur date back to medieval Europe, and have become some of the dominant myths of Western culture. In The Once & Future King, T. H. White reinvents the story

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Classical Traditions in Science Fiction
  • Author : Brett M. Rogers,Benjamin Eldon Stevens
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015

For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose

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The Book of Science and Antiquities
  • Author : Thomas Keneally
  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01

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Silence in Catullus
  • Author : Benjamin Eldon Stevens
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release Date : 2013-12-18

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  • Author : Jack McDevitt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1995-12-01

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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy
  • Author : Assistant Professor of Classics Brett M Rogers,Benjamin Eldon Stevens
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-23

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, philosophy, literature, history, art, and cult practice. Presenting fifteen all-new essays intended for both scholars and other readers of fantasy, this volume explores many of

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  • Author : Jack McDevitt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-11-01

With Polaris, multiple Nebula Award-nominee Jack McDevitt reacquainted readers with Alex Benedict, his hero from A Talent for War. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, return to investigate the provenance of the cup. Alex and Chase follow a deadly trail to the Seeker - strangely adrift in a system barren

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  • Author : Gene Wolfe
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 1986-09-15

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Kindred
  • Author : Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01

The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she

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Antiquity
  • Author : Antiquity Publications Ltd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995

Read online Antiquity written by Antiquity Publications Ltd, published by which was released on 1995. Download full Antiquity Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Antipodean Antiquities
  • Author : Marguerite Johnson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21

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