Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World

Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World

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This dynamic collection of essays by international film scholars and classicists addresses the provocative representation of sexuality in the ancient world on screen. A critical reader on approaches used to examine sexuality in classical settings, contributors use case studies from films and television series spanning from the 1920s to the present.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 287 pages
  • 138 x 218 x 22mm | 458.13g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013
  • 16 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 1137299592
  • 9781137299598
  • 1,348,890

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'Cyrino has gathered 16 original and entertaining essays by leading international film scholars and classicists exploring how images of a dissolute Rome, as well as of alternative sexualities (especially homoerotic) in ancient Greece, have influenced modern films and TV series ... Film buffs, fans of the classics, and anyone interested in ideologies of love and sex will find much to enjoy in this well-edited volume. Summing Up: Highly Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above.' - CHOICE

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About Monica S. Cyrino

ANTONY AUGOUSTAKIS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA GREGORY N. DAUGHERTY Randolph-Macon College, USA KIRSTEN DAY Augustana College, USA SEAN EASTON Gustavus Adolphus College, USA ALISON FUTRELL University of Arizona, USA LORENZO F. GARCIA JR. University of New Mexico, USA PAULA JAMES The Open University RACHAEL KELLY University of Ulster, UK CHRISTOPHER M. MCDONOUGH University of the South, USA CORINNE PACHE Trinity University, USA JOANNA PAUL The Open University JERRY B. PIERCE Penn State Hazleton University, USA STACIE RAUCCI Union College, USA MEREDITH SAFRAN Drew University, USA ANISE K. STRONG Western Michigan University, USA VINCENT TOMASSO Ripon College, UK

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Table of contents

Introduction: Screening Love & Sex in the Ancient World; M.S.Cyrino PART I: SCREENING LOVE AND SEX IN ANCIENT MYTH AND LITERATURE G. W. Pabst's Hesiodic Myth of Sex in Die Buchse der Pandora (1929); L.F.Garcia, Jr. Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Pandora and Prometheus in Robert Aldrich's Cinematic Subversion of Spillane; P.James Perversions of the Phaeacians: The Gothic Odyssey of Angels & Insects (1996); M.Safran Woman Trouble: True Love and Homecoming in Pedro Almodovar's Volver (2006); C.Pache Sappho and Pocahontas in Terrence Malick's The New World (2005); S.Easton Soul Fuck: Possession and the Female Body in Antiquity and in Cinema; K.Day Ancient Allusions and Modern Anxieties in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954); C.M.McDonough PART II: SCREENING LOVE AND SEX IN ANCIENT HISTORY Gorgo at the Limits of Liberation in Zack Snyder's 300 (2006); V.Tomasso Oliver Stone's Unmanning of Alexander the Great in Alexander (2004); J.B.Pierce The Order of Orgies: Sex and the Cinematic Roman; S.Raucci Partnership and Love in Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010); A.Augoustakis Objects of Desire: Female Gazes and Male Bodies in Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010); A.K.Strong Glenn Close Channels Theda Bara in Maxie (1985): A Chapter in the Social History of the Snake Bra; G.N.Daugherty Virility and Licentiousness in Rome 's Mark Antony (2005-07); R.Kelly Love, Rebellion, and Cleavage: Boadicea's Hammered Breastplate in The Viking Queen (1967); A.Futrell Subverting Sex and Love in Alejandro Amenabar's Agora (2009); J.Paul

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'Cyrino has gathered 16 original and entertaining essays by leading international film scholars and classicists exploring how images of a dissolute Rome, as well as of alternative sexualities (especially homoerotic) in ancient Greece, have influenced modern films and TV series . . . Film buffs, fans of the classics, and anyone interested in ideologies of love and sex will find much to enjoy in this well-edited volume. Summing Up: Highly Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above.' - CHOICE§

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