Conference: Rethinking Epic

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Epic Film and Television in the 21st Century
EMMTEC, The University of Lincoln, 21-22 July 2011

Received wisdom suggests that we are witnessing—and to some extent participating—in the return of the epic on both the big and small screen.

Indeed, the release of grand, special effects-heavy narratives of the ancient and medieval worlds seems to corroborate such claims, establishing a lineage running from Gladiator to The Eagle, and producing a flood of spectacular films which shows no signs of abating.

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