Literary Criticism

Beowulf s Popular Afterlife in Literature Comic Books and Film

by Kathleen Forni
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Literary Criticism
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN 13: 0429880367
ISBN 10: 9780429880360
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Beowulf s Popular Afterlife in Literature Comic Books and Film written by Kathleen Forni, published by Routledge which was released on 2018-06-12. Download Beowulf s Popular Afterlife in Literature Comic Books and Film Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. ... J. 11n2 Alexander, M. 175nZ Alfgar's Stories from Beowulf 64–66 Alonso Alonso, M. 140m2 Ambrisco, A. S. 142n38, ... Budget 91–92 Beowulf on the Beach 1 Beowulf Revisited 174 Beowulf the Jute 171 Beowulf the Warrior 76 Beowulf ... -- Beowulf's presence on the popular cultural radar has increased in the past two decades, coincident with cultural crisis and change. Why? By way of a fusion of cultural studies, adaptation theory, and monster theory, Beowulf's Popular Afterlife examines a wide range of Anglo-American retellings and appropriations found in literary texts, comic books, and film. The most remarkable feature of popular adaptations of the poem is that its monsters, frequently victims of organized militarism, male aggression, or social injustice, are provided with strong motives for their retaliatory brutality. Popular adaptations invert the heroic ideology of the poem, and monsters are not only created by powerful men but are projections of their own pathological behavior. At the same time there is no question that the monsters created by human malfeasance must be eradicated.