Studies in the Reception of Classical Antiquity

Series Editors:
Almut-Barbara Renger
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Jon Solomon
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John T. Hamilton
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In Memoriam: Craig Kallendorf

Metaforms publishes monographs and collected volumes devoted to the critical investigation of a broad and diverse field: the reception of Greco-Roman Antiquity. It is particularly committed to research that considers the practices, premises, and constituting effects of creative work that deals directly with past traditions in a variety of media and discourses including, but not limited to, literature, film, and visual art. The editors welcome projects that examine engagements with the major canon as well as with lesser known texts and histories. Studies may concentrate on single works, figures, themes, motifs or concepts as they course through multiple epochs and cultures.

Insofar as each specific case invariably broaches fresh questions and concerns, the series contributes to the growing theoretical configuration of an “aesthetics of reception.” Standard models of work in reception theory—for example, from hermeneutics, pragmatism, and intellectual and conceptual history—stand to undergo serious modification and re-orientation. New methods in comparative philology, metaphorology, and social psychology promise to be especially productive, helping to open the study of reception to new areas of interrogation.

Metaforms focuses on the reception of Greco-Roman antiquity, in contrast to the Brill book series Literary Reception & Art Reception, which looks at the interaction of early modern to contemporary literature and arts in the works of early modern to contemporary writers from all over the globe.

Hercules Performed
The Hero on Stage from the Enlightenment to the Early Twenty-First Century
Volume 25
The Hero's Life Choice. Studies on Heracles at the Crossroads, the Judgement of Paris, and Their Reception
‘Verbalising the Visual and Visualising the Verbal’
Volume 24
Ovid in China
Reception, Translation, and Comparison
Volume 22
The Modern Hercules
Images of the Hero from the Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century
Volume 21
Framing Classical Reception Studies
Different Perspectives on a Developing Field
Volume 19
Antiquity and Enlightenment Culture
New Approaches and Perspectives
Volume 17
Herakles Inside and Outside the Church
From the first Apologists to the end of the Quattrocento
Volume 18
Building the Canon through the Classics
Imitation and Variation in Renaissance Italy (1350-1580)
Volume 15
The Reception of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture
Beauty, Bravery, Blood and Glory
Volume 11
Editor(s): Eran Almagor and Lisa Maurice
Rewriting the Ancient World
Greeks, Romans, Jews and Christians in Modern Popular Fiction
Volume 10
Editor(s): Lisa Maurice
Portrayals of Antigone in Portugal 
20th and 21st Century Rewritings of the Antigone Myth 
Volume 9
Return to Troy
New Essays on the Hollywood Epic
Volume 5
Terence between Late Antiquity and the Age of Printing
Illustration, Commentary and Performance
Volume 4
Fakes and Forgers of Classical Literature
Ergo decipiatur!
Volume 2
Editor(s): Javier Martínez
Ancient Worlds in Film and Television
Gender and Politics
Volume 1
Almut-Barbara Renger, University of Basel
Jon Solomon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John T. Hamilton, Harvard University

Editorial Board:
Anastasia Bakogianni, Massey University, New Zealand
Monica Cyrino, University of New Mexico
Kyriakos Demetriou, University of Cyprus
Constanze Güthenke, Oxford University
Yang Huang, Fudan University
Craig Kallendorf †, Texas A&M University
Miriam Leonard, University College London
Mira Seo, Yale-NUS College
This interdisciplinary series will have a wide appeal that extends far beyond the field of Classical Studies to include scholars in Literary Studies, Art History, Film and Media Studies, Gender Studies, Religious and Cultural Studies, Intellectual History and Philosophy.
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