Popular Fiction Studies - Germanic Myths in the Audiovisual Culture


Maße 22,0 x 15,7 cm
Seiten 218
Verlag Narr
ISBN 978-3-8233-8300-0
Auflage 1. Auflage
Herausgeber Paloma Ortiz-de-Urbina


Germanic mythology is currently experiencing a significant boom in audiovisual media, especially among younger audiences. Heroes such as Thor, Odin and Siegfried populate television and comic series, films, and video games. When and why did this interest in Germanic mythology emerge in the media? Starting from the interpretation of the myths used by Richard Wagner in 'The Ring of the Nibelung' at the end of the 19th century, the contributions in this volume examine the reception of Germanic myths in audiovisual media in the course of the 20th and 21st century.