IMAGINES – CLASSICAL RECEPTIONS IN THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Series editors: Filippo Carlà-Uhink and Martin Lindner

Bloomsbury Academic

This series seeks to broaden the scholarly community’s understanding of the reception of classical antiquity in the visual and performing arts. A particular focus will be drawn on the 20th and 21st centuries and on media that have been traditionally neglected because considered “commercial” and/or “popular”, such as comics, advertising, digital media, design, fashion, and theme parks. It challenges traditional, and still very widespread, assumptions that distinguish “high” from “popular” culture, but also demonstrates the indisputable importance that classical antiquity enjoys in the modern and postmodern world, and all across the planet, carefully looking at forms of Classical Receptions outside the “traditional” regions object of such studies. Through a consistent shift from the traditional, academic approach, the series is the product of a continuous dialogue between scholars on the one side, and “producers” of classical reception – painters, sculptors, photographs, architects, designers, etc. –on the other, who write about their mechanisms of appropriation of the Ancient world . Each book highlights the popularity of antiquity today and reveals the forms and mechanisms of its reception. The series thus explains the choice of subjects and motives, the elaboration and re-mediatization processes taking place in the creative act, as well as the complexity of the “reception chains”, which make it today impossible, for instance, to visualize the ancient world without the filter of historical movies.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal or if you have a ready manuscript you would like to submit, please feel free to email our series editors: Filippo Carlà-Uhink (University of Potsdam): filippo.carla-uhink@uni-potsdam.de ; Martin Lindner (University of Göttingen): martin.lindner@uni-goettingen.de

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Coming soon…

A Homeric Catalogue of shapes
Title and Author

A Homeric Catalogue of Shapes. The Iliad and Odyssey Seen Differently

Author: Charlayn von Solms

Bloomsbury Academic

Date of publication: Autumn 2019

Heavy metal and classical antiquity
Title and Editors

Classical Antiquity in Heavy Metal Music

Edited by: K. F. B. Fletcher and Osman Umurhan

Bloomsbury Academic

Publication date: Autumn 2019

Orientalism and the reception of Powerful women cover
Title and Editors

Orientalism and the Reception of Powerful Women from the Ancient World

Editors: Filippo Carlà-Uhink and Anja Wieber

Bloomsbury Academic

Date of publication: February 2020

Video Games - cover image[7128]
Title and Editors

Classical Antiquity in Video Games. Playing with the Ancient World

Editor: Christian Rollinger

Bloomsbury Academic

Publication Date: January 2020

Classical Greece in Theme Parks
Title and Author

Title: Representations of Classical Greece in Theme Parks

Author: Filippo Carlà-Uhink

ISBN: 9781474297844

Publication date: April 2020

Published volumes

Sailing in troubled waters. cover book 1
Titel and Editor

The Ancient Mediterranean Sea in Modern Visual and Performing Arts: Sailing in Troubled Waters

Edited by: Rosario Rovira Guardiola

 
Bloomsbury Publishing
Series: Imagines: Classical Receptions in the Visual and Performing Arts
London-Oxford-New York-New Delhi-Sidney 2017 (paperback 2019)
ISBN: 9781474298612
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Art Nouveau and the Classical Tradition. Cover Book
Title and Author

Art Nouveau and the Classical Tradition

Author: Richard Warren

Bloomsbury Publishing
Series: Imagines: Classical Receptions in the Visual and Performing Arts
London-Oxford-New York-New Delhi-Sidney 2017
ISBN: 9781350117310
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Previous Publications

Imagines Series
Title and Editors

Ancient Magic and the Supernatural in the Modern Visual and Performing Arts

Edited by Filippo Carlà and Irene Berti

 

Bloomsbury Publishing
Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception
London-New York 2015 (Paperback edition 2016)
ISBN: 9781472532213
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Seduction and Power cover
Title and Editors

Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts

Edited by Silke Knippschild and Marta García Morcillo

 

 

Bloomsbury Academic
London-New Delhi-New York-Sydney 2013 (Paperback 2015)
ISBN: 9781441177469
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Imagines I cover
Title and Editors

Imagines: La Antigüedad en las Artes Escénicas y Visuales

Edited by: María José Castillo Pascual, Silke Knippschild, Carmen Herreros and Marta García Morcillo

 

Universidad de la Rioja
ISBN: 9788496487321
Logroño 2007
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