**Special Guest Episode on Classical Monsters and Popular Culture w/Liz Gloyn**

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In this special guest episode, Dr. Liz Gloyn and I discuss her forthcoming book, Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019).

This work is the first in-depth study on classical reception and monsters in Anglo-American popular culture from the 1950s to the present day. Throughout the book, Dr. Gloyn reveals the trends behind how we have used the monsters, and develops a broad theory of the ancient monster and its life after antiquity, investigating its relation to gender, genre and space to explore what it is that keeps drawing us back to these mythical beasts and why they have remained such a powerful presence in our shared cultural imagination. Specifically, her book takes us through a comprehensive tour of monsters on film and television, from the much-loved creations of Ray Harryhausen in Clash of the Titans to the monster of the week in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, before examining in detail the post-classical afterlives of the two most popular monsters, the Medusa and the Minotaur.

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2019/10/special-guest-episode-on-classical.html

Dr Liz Gloyn

Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London

Website: https://lizgloyn.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lizgloyn

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