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Antiquity Now

The Classical World in the Contemporary American Imagination

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Antiquity Now by Thomas E. Jenkins
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Written in a lively and accessible style, Antiquity Now opens our gaze to the myriad uses and abuses of classical antiquity in contemporary fiction, film, comics, drama, television - and even internet forums. With every chapter focusing on a different aspect of classical reception - including sexuality, politics, gender and ethnicity - this book explores the ideological motivations behind contemporary American allusions to the classical world. Ultimately, this kaleidoscope of receptions - from calls for marriage equality to examinations of gang violence to passionate pleas for peace (or war) - reveals a 'classical antiquity' that reconfigures itself daily, as modernity explains itself to itself through ever-expanding technologies and media. Antiquity Now thus examines the often-surprising redeployment of the art and literature of the ancient world, a geography charged with especial value in the contemporary imagination.
Release date NZ
November 16th, 2017
Pages
261
Illustrations
25 b/w illus.
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Dimensions
170x244x15
ISBN-13
9780521154345
Product ID
26878219

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