Ancient Greek and Roman mythologies have inspired many story narratives throughout history. The sword and sorcery genre was explored in the early years of cinema, but became globally popular in the 1950s-60s. Starting with Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess in the 1990s, such tales have experienced a resurgence in film, television, and comics. In this hour, the panelists will historicalize the genre and explore the stories that are currently entertaining audiences.
Date and time:
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Genre / Topic:
Steven L. Sears (Xena: Warrior Princess)
D.J. Kirkbride (Once and Future Queen)
Nicholas Diak (The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s)
Steve Gordon (Fire & Ice)