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Redefining Gender in Sword and Sandal: The New Action Heroine in Spartacus (2010-13)
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
2015 (English)In: The Journal of popular film and television, ISSN 0195-6051, E-ISSN 1930-6458, Vol. 43, no 1, 39-49 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract: Spartacus (2010-13), although belonging to a genre comprised primarily of male-centered narratives about gladiators, redefines the genre's definition of heroism. Female characters in the TV series evolve from objectified females to strong and brave action heroines, thus marking the evolution of the perception of ancient female sexuality in popular culture.

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2015. Vol. 43, no 1, 39-49 p.
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sword and sandal, femininity, antiquity, contemporaneity, action heroines, historical culture, gender
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Studies on Film Other Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106379DOI: 10.1080/01956051.2014.975673ISI: 000354121800004OAI: diva2:841774
Available from: 2015-07-14 Created: 2015-07-14 Last updated: 2015-07-14Bibliographically approved

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