Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences) by Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historic Greek ladies from the nation-states of fantasy and historical past. It discusses how those girl figures are resurrected at the gigantic reveal by means of various filmmakers in the course of various historic moments, and are for that reason embedded inside of a story which serves numerous reasons, looking on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its foundation, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its
production.

Using a various array of hermeneutic ways (such as gender idea, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response idea, and private voice criticism), the essays target to forged gentle on cinema's investments within the classical previous and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies below exam are extracted from their unique context and are dropped at lifestyles to function cars for the articulation of contemporary rules, issues, and cultural developments. the amount therefore goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the reveal depicts, and during this approach distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but in addition, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational innovations vis-à-vis the classical world.

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