By Filippo Carlà-Uhink,Irene Berti

To what quantity did mythological figures akin to Circe and Medea effect the illustration of the strong 'oriental' enchantress in glossy Western artwork? What position did the traditional gods and heroes play within the development of the imaginary worlds of the trendy fable style? what's the position of undead creatures like zombies and vampires in mythological movies?

Looking around the millennia, from the mistrust of historical magic and oriental cults, which threatened the new-born Christian faith, to the revival and model of historic myths and faith within the arts centuries later, this publication bargains an unique research of the reception of historical magic and the supernatural, throughout a wide selection of alternative media – from comics to movie, from portray to opera. operating in a number of fields around the globe, the authors of those essays deconstruct convinced scholarly traditions by way of featuring unique interdisciplinary techniques and collaborations, displaying to what volume the visible and acting arts of other classes interlink and form cultural and social identities.

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To what volume did mythological figures akin to Circe and Medea impression the illustration of the robust 'oriental' enchantress in smooth Western artwork? What function did the traditional gods and heroes play within the building of the imaginary worlds of the fashionable delusion style? what's the position of undead creatures like zombies and vampires in mythological motion pictures?

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