King Arthur in Popular Culture / Edition 1

King Arthur in Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Elizabeth S. Sklar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786412577

ISBN-13: 9780786412570

Pub. Date: 03/20/2002

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

The legend of King Arthur is embedded in British and American culture. Contemporary America, in particular, is a rich breeding ground for the Arthurian mythos, not only in films, novels, short stories, and fantasy and science fiction, but in other areas of popular and mass culture as well.

This work is a collection of 18 previously unpublished essays that

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Overview

The legend of King Arthur is embedded in British and American culture. Contemporary America, in particular, is a rich breeding ground for the Arthurian mythos, not only in films, novels, short stories, and fantasy and science fiction, but in other areas of popular and mass culture as well.

This work is a collection of 18 previously unpublished essays that demonstrate the impressive extent to which the Arthurian legend continues to permeate contemporary culture beyond film and literature. The essays cover the Arthurian legend in economics, ethics, education, entertainment, music, fun and games, the Internet, and esoterica.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786412570
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/20/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Preface5
Marketing Arthur: The Commodification of Arthurian Legend9
Defending the Domestic: Arthurian Tropes and the American Dream24
Tingagel: The Best of English Twinkie36
Arthur, Popular Culture, and World War II45
King Arthur and Vietnam59
The Documentary Arthur: Reflections of a Talking Head77
Was That in the Vulgate? Arthurian Legend in TV Film and Series Episodes87
Knights in Space: The Arthur of Babylon 5 and Dr. Who101
Arthurian Animation at Century's End111
Sing a Song of Arthur123
Arthurian Pop: The Tradition in Twentieth-Century Popular Music138
Camelot in Comics169
Knights of Imagination: Arthurian Games and Entertainments182
In the Lists: The Arthurian Influence in Modern Tournaments of Chivalry197
King of the World (Wide Web): Arthur on the Internet209
Merlin in the Public Domain219
Arthurian Legend in Tarot233
The Once and Future Queen: Guinevere in a New Age249
About the Contributors259
Index263

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