Journals Higher Education

£60.00

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Published: 25 April 2019

240 Pages | 4 black-and-white illustrations

216x138mm

ISBN: 9780198767091


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Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture

The Backward Gaze

Judith Fletcher

Classical Presences

  • Includes a detailed introduction to ancient myths of underworld descents, allowing readers to see connections between ancient and modern versions of the catabasis myth
  • Analyses a broad range of contemporary stories of descent in thematically structured chapters devoted to postmodern culture, feminist critiques, and postcolonial appropriations
  • Draws out recurrent themes and critiques through extensive cross-referencing between chapters
  • Supplements discussions of visual media with illustrations from the relevant artistic sources
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