To Boldly Go: Futuristic Retellings of Ancient Welsh Myths

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620447
Title:
To Boldly Go: Futuristic Retellings of Ancient Welsh Myths
Authors:
Steinke, Gabriela
Abstract:
Myths have been retold and rewritten for centuries, indeed the longevity of myths is often attributed to their inherent reshapeability. Not until the 20th century, however, were myths frequently rewritten in a future setting rather than a past one. When, in the 21st century, the publisher Seren Books invited authors to retell the Welsh myths collected in The Mabinogion, some (Horatio Clare, Russell Celyn Jones, Gwyneth Lewis) chose to set their new versions in the future, although all three took a different approach. This essay proposes to investigate what happens to these myths in a process that goes beyond modernising or updating and that aims to examine present day concerns by imagining possible futures refracted through the prism of ancient tales.
Publisher:
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
Journal:
Messengers from the Stars: on Science Fiction and Fantasy
Issue Date:
Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620447
Additional Links:
http://messengersfromthestars.letras.ulisboa.pt/journal/archives/article/to-boldly-go-futuristic-retellings-of-ancient-welsh-myths
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2183-7465
Appears in Collections:
FOA

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dc.contributor.authorSteinke, Gabrielaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-07T15:00:51Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-07T15:00:51Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-
dc.identifier.issn2183-7465en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620447-
dc.description.abstractMyths have been retold and rewritten for centuries, indeed the longevity of myths is often attributed to their inherent reshapeability. Not until the 20th century, however, were myths frequently rewritten in a future setting rather than a past one. When, in the 21st century, the publisher Seren Books invited authors to retell the Welsh myths collected in The Mabinogion, some (Horatio Clare, Russell Celyn Jones, Gwyneth Lewis) chose to set their new versions in the future, although all three took a different approach. This essay proposes to investigate what happens to these myths in a process that goes beyond modernising or updating and that aims to examine present day concerns by imagining possible futures refracted through the prism of ancient tales.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://messengersfromthestars.letras.ulisboa.pt/journal/archives/article/to-boldly-go-futuristic-retellings-of-ancient-welsh-mythsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectmythen
dc.subjectretellingen
dc.subjectscience fictionen
dc.titleTo Boldly Go: Futuristic Retellings of Ancient Welsh Mythsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMessengers from the Stars: on Science Fiction and Fantasyen
dc.date.accepted2016-12-
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