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ANCIENT MAGIC AND THE SUPERNATURAL IN THE MODERN VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS. Ed. by Filippo Carla and Irene Berti. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015. Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception. 352 pp. with 23 ills. 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781472527837 In English.
Publisher's description: To what extent did mythological figures such as Circe and Medea influence the representation of the powerful 'oriental' enchantress in modern Western art? What role did the ancient gods and heroes play in the construction of the imaginary worlds of the modern fantasy genre? What is the role of undead creatures like zombies and vampires in mythological films? Looking across the millennia, from the distrust of ancient magic and oriental cults, which threatened the new-born Christian religion, to the revival and adaptation of ancient myths and religion in the arts centuries later, this book offers an original analysis of the reception of ancient magic and the supernatural, across a wide variety of different media--from comics to film, from painting to opera. Working in a variety of fields across the globe, the authors of these essays deconstruct certain scholarly traditions by proposing original interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations, showing to what extent the visual and performing arts of different periods interlink and shape cultural and social identities.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167594
Hardcover $120.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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