Literature and Film as Modern Mythology

Author: William K. Ferrell
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9780275968137
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Explores of the relationship between contemporary literature and film and the ancient myths of Greek, Celtic, Semitic, and Hindu origin.

The Rise of Modern Mythology 1680 1860

Author: Burton Feldman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253201881
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Presents literary excerpts and readings which analyze and debate the origin, interpretation and validity of mythological theories

Super Heroes

Author: Richard Reynolds
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780878056941
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The popular figure known as the superhero has exerted such a strong and mushrooming influence upon society, morality, and politics that a mythology now pervades our culture. This phenomenon, begun in the 1930s, had its roots in comic books. In recent times the extremely successful movies about Superman and Batman have made these two individual superheroes, created by the comic book muse, as familiar worldwide as any characters ever created. Here is a study of this superhuman creation, revealed as a proliferating symbol whose dimensions over sixty years of comic book history have been rendered to satisfy the demands and expectations of the popular audience. This fascinating book shows how the superhero has become a vivid figure in the mainstream of modern culture.

Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture

Author: Audrey L. Becker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487259
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"Examining how we interpret Welshness today, this volume brings together fourteen essays that examine the range of representations of Welsh mythology, folklore, and ritual in popular culture. Together, these interdisciplinary essays explore the ways that Welsh motifs have proliferated in this age of cultural cross-pollination, spreading worldwide the myths of one small British nation"--Provided by publisher.

Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema

Author: Martin M. Winkler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190284692
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Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema is a collection of essays presenting a variety of approaches to films set in ancient Greece and Rome and to films that reflect archetypal features of classical literature. The diversity of content and theoretical stances found in this volume will make it required reading for scholars and students interested in interdisciplinary approaches to text and image, and for anyone interested in the presence of Greece and Rome in modern popular culture.

Modern Mythology

Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: London : Longmans, Green
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This work by Andrew Lang discusses the state of mythology that was contemporary in his lifetime. Lang also uses anthropological evidence to enlighten his readers about the origins of mythology.

Mythologies

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809071940
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"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--

Tech noir Film

Author: Emily E. Auger
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841504246
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From the postapocalyptic world of Blade Runner to the James Cameron mega-hit Terminator, tech-noir has emerged as a distinct genre, with roots in both the Promethean myth and the earlier popular traditions of gothic, detective, and science fiction. In this new volume, many well-known film and literary works—including The Matrix, RoboCop, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein—are discussed with reference to their relationship to tech-noir and one another. Featuring an extensive, clearly indexed filmography, Tech-Noir Film will be of great interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the development of this new and highly innovative genre.

The Mythology of the Superhero

Author: Andrew R. Bahlmann
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476625182
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Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades and have given rise to a collective mythology familiar in popular culture worldwide. Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this mythology, its structure has gone largely unexplored. This book provides a model and lexicon for identifying the superhero mythos. The author examines the myth in several narratives—including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Arrow and Beowulf—and discusses such diverse characters as Batman, Wolverine, Invincible and John Constantine.