Our Mythical Childhood...

The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges

Publications

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Katarzyna Marciniak

„Dorobek na zawsze” – antyczna odpowiedź na stare i nowe pytania [“A Possession For Ever” – An Ancient Answer to Old and New Questions], in: Józef Lubacz and Tomasz Szapiro, eds., Nauczanie po pandemii. Nowe pytania czy nowe odpowiedzi na stare pytania? [Teaching After Pandemic. New Questions or New Answers to the Old Questions?] (Zeszyty Instytutu Problemów Współczesnej Cywilizacji im. Marka Dietricha LXXII, 2020), pp. 83–107.  


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Katarzyna Marciniak, editor

Chasing Mythical Beasts: The Reception of Ancient Monsters in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture, in the series “Studien zur europäischen Kinder- und Jugendliteratur / Studies in European Children’s and Young Adult Literature” 8, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2020, 623 pp.

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Daniel A. Nkemleke and Lynda Tume Leinyuy  

WhatsApp-based Learning in Ecole Normale Supérieure de Yaoundé-Cameroon at the Time of Coronavirus”, in International Journal of TESOL Studies 2(3), 2020, pp. 13–31 


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Susan Deacy 

Autism and Classical Myth: Choosing with the Froebel College Hercules”, in Primary Schools Partnership June Newsletter, London: University of Roehampton, 2020, 14–16

(For the whole Newsletter see here)


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Sonya Nevin 

Sappho 44: Creativity and Pedagogy with Ancient Poetry, Pottery, and Modern Animation

Clotho 1.2, 2019, pp. 5–15


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Viktoryia Bartsevich, Karolina Anna Kulpa, and Agnieszka Monika Maciejewska 

Death as a Beginning: The Transformation of Hades, Persephone, and Cleopatra in Children’s and Youth Culture

Clotho 1.2, 2019, pp. 55-72


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Dorota Rejter 

“Nie tylko Pinokio. Dwa głosy o włoskiej literaturze dziecięcej i młodzieżowej na polskim rynku wydawniczym” [Not only Pinocchio: A Double Voice on Italian Children’s and Young Adult Literature on the Polish Publishing Market] 

Dzieciństwo. Literatura i Kultura [Childhood: Literature and Culture] 1(2) 2019, pp. 251–262 


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Hanna Paulouskaya

“To India and Lithuania through Soviet Picture Books” [a review article] 

Dzieciństwo. Literatura i Kultura [Childhood: Literature and Culture] 1(2) 2019, pp. 242–250 


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Agnieszka Maciejewska

“Kleopatra niejedną ma twarz – recepcja postaci egipskiej władczyni w kulturze dziecięcej i młodzieżowej” [“Many Faces of Cleopatra – Reception of Egyptian Queen In the Children and Youth Culture”]

Gdy kobiece w końcu wybrało się na wiecie. Obecność kobiet w historii, literaturze i kulturze, ed. by Rafał Sowiński, Siemianowice Śląskie: Fundacja „dzień dobry! kolektyw kultury”, 2019, pp. 547–567


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Viktoryia Bartsevich

Mitologiczne zaświaty w XXI wieku. Katabaza w powieści Ricka Riordana „Percy Jackson i bogowie olimpijscy” [Mythological Underworld in the 21st Century. The Katabasis in Rick Riordan’s Novel “Percy Jackson & the Olympians”] 

Śmierć, umieranie, przemijanie – w optyce literatury, sztuki, historii i nauk o kulturze, ed. by Szymon Przeklasa, Siemianowice Śląskie: Fundacja „dzień dobry! kolektyw kultury”, 2019, pp. 61–86


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Agnieszka Maciejewska

“Na Ozyrysa, pokażę Wam, jak umiera królowa... Recepcja mitu śmierci Kleopatry VII w filmach z XX i XXI wieku” [“By Osiris, I show you how a queen dies... The Reception of Cleopatra’s Death in the 20th- and 21st-century Movies”]

Śmierć, umieranie, przemijanie – w optyce literatury, sztuki, historii i nauk o kulturze, ed. by Szymon Przeklasa, Siemianowice Śląskie: Fundacja „dzień dobry! kolektyw kultury”, 2019, pp. 297–319


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Anna Mik

Disability, Race, and the Black Satyr of the United State of America: The Case of Grover Underwood from Rick Riordan’s “The Lighting Thief” and Its Film Adaptation by Chris Columbus

“Dzieciństwo. Literatura i Kultura” [Childhood: Literature and Culture] 1, 2019, pp. 130–146



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Katarzyna Marciniak

Tam, ale nie z powrotem. Pinokio Carla Collodiego i Dziwoląg Potężny Rodmana Philbricka o nieodwracalności metamorfozy [“There, But Not Back Again. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick on the Irreversibility of a Metamorphosis”]

O czym mówią rzeczy? Świat przedmiotów w literaturze dziecięcej i młodzieżowej [“The Wind in the Things? The World of Objects in Children's and Young Adult Literature”], ed. by Anna Mik, Marta Niewieczerzał, Ewelina Rąbkowska, and Grzegorz Leszczyński, Warszawa: SBP, 2019, pp. 223–250




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Anna Mik

Od herosa do "superbohatera", od "potwora" do celebryty. Disnejowski Herkules w drodze na popkulturowy Olimp [From Hero to "Superhero", from "Monster" to Celebrity. Disney's Hercules on his Way to the Pop Culture Olympus]

"Kultura Popularna" 3 (49), 2016, pp. 14–23 ; DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0009.8041

 

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Anna Mik, Maciej Skowera

(Nie tylko) kolonialne "zaklęcia" i jak je znaleźć. Magia w Ameryce Północnej według J. K. Rowling [(Not only) Colonial "Spells" and how to Find them. Magic in North America According to J. K. Rowling]

"Czy/Tam/Czy/Tu. Literatura dziecięca i jej konteksty” 1, 2017, pp. 52–77

 
 

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Anna Mik

„Śmierć będzie ostatnim wrogiem, który zostanie zniszczony”. Dziecko – horkruks w cyklu o Harrym Potterze J. K. Rowling [“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” The Child-Horcrux in Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling]

Śmierć w literaturze dziecięcej i młodzieżowej [Death in Literature for Children and Young Adults], ed. by Katarzyna Slany, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo SBP, 2018, pp. 215–228 



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Katarzyna Marciniak

Cicerone – il più grande dei poeti

"Ciceroniana" II, 1, 2018, pp. 105–161


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Anna Mik

Magizoology: The Magical Creatures Studies J.K. Rowling's Postulates on Animals in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ on Examples from Graeco-Roman Mythology

“Maska” 33, 2017, pp. 21–34


Forthcoming: 


2020 


Karolina Kulpa, Agnieszka Maciejewska, Katarzyna Marciniak, Anna Mik, Elżbieta Olechowska, Dorota Rejter, “Metamorphoses of Medusa: The Reception of the Gorgon in 21st-century Culture for Children and Young Adults on Chosen Examples”, Libri liberorum (lili) 53, 2020 

Lisa Maurice, ed., Our Mythical Education: The Reception of Classical Myth Worldwide in Formal Education, 1900–2019, in the series “Our Mythical Childhood”, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 2020: 

  • Katarzyna Marciniak, “In the Circle of Chiron’s Pupils, or: a Foreword by the Series Editor” 
  • Lisa Maurice, “Introduction” by the Volume’s Editor 
  • Part I: Our Mythical Education in Western Europe 
    • Ariadne Konstantinou, “Modern Greek ‘Prehistory’: Ancient Greek Myth and Mycenaean Civilization in Modern Greek Education” 
    • Valentina Garulli, “Our Mythical Fascism? Classical Mythology at School during the Italian Fascist Twenty-Year Period”
    • Luis Unceta Gómez, “A Hundred Years of Classical Mythology in Spanish Educational Systems”
    • Markus Janka and Michael Stierstorfer, “Metamorphoses of Mythological Education: Ovid and His Metamorphoses as Subjects of Secondary Education in Germany”
    • Arlene Holmes-Henderson, “Developing Multiliteracies through Classical Mythology in British Classrooms”
  • Part II: Our Mythical Education in Central and Eastern Europe
    • Hanna Paulouskaya, “Learning Myths in the Soviet School” 
    • Elena Ermolaeva and Lev Pushel, “Classical Languages, Culture, and Mythology at the Saint Petersburg Classical Gymnasium” 
    • Janusz Ryba, “Greek and Roman Mythology in Classical Education in Poland after 1945” 
    • Katarzyna Marciniak and Barbara Strycharczyk, “Macte animo! – or, The Polish Experiment with ‘Classics Profiles’ in Secondary School Education: The Warsaw Example” 
  • Part III: Our Antipodean Mythical Education
    • Elizabeth Hale and Anna Foka, “Myths of Classical Education in Australia: Fostering Classics through Fabrication, Visualization, and Reception” 
    • Babette Puetz, “Odysseus Down Under: Classical Myth in New Zealand School Education” 
  • Part IV: Our American Mythical Education
    • Emily Gunter and Dan Curley, “‘The Greatest Stories Ever Told’: US Classical Mythology Courses in the New Millennium” 
    • Alex McAuley, “Reconciling Catholicism with the Classics: Mythology in French Canadian Catholic Education” 
    • Ricardo Gancz and Pablo Silva Machado Bispo dos Santos, “The Contribution of Graeco-Roman Mythology to the Formation of Brazilian National Identity” 
  • Part V: Our Far-Flung Mythical Education: Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
    • Divine Che Neba and Daniel A. Nkemleke, “Revisioning Classical Mythology in African Dramaturgy: A Study of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex and Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are Not to Blame” 
    • Claudia C.J. Fratini, “Crossing the Parallel Universe(s): An Experimental, Multicultural, and Interdisciplinary Approach to Using Mythology in the South African Classroom” 
    • Ayelet Peer and Marie Højlund Roesgaard, “The Emperor, the Sun and Olympus: Mythology in the Modern Japanese Education System” 
    • Lisa Maurice, “Classical Mythology and the Israeli Educational System” 
    • Lisa Maurice, “Afterword: Some Concluding Thoughts” 

Katarzyna Marciniak, red. Our Mythical Hope: The Ancient Myths as a Medicine for the Hardships of Life in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture, in the series “Our Mythical Childhood”, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 2020: 

  • Katarzyna Marciniak, “What Is a Mythical Hope in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture?, or: Sharing the Light” 
  • Part I: Playing with the Past” 
    • Veronique Dasen, “Playing with Life Uncertainties” 
    • Rachel Bryant Davies, Queen Mary University of London, “‘Steeds of Magical Capacity’: The Trojan Horse as Children’s Toy since the Nineteenth Century”
  • Part II: The Roots of Hope 
    • Katarzyna Jerzak, “Myth and Suffering in Modern Culture: The Mythical Chronotope from Oscar Wilde to Woodkid” 
    • Marguerite Johnson, “‘For the Children’: Children’s Columns in Australian Newspapers during the Great War: Mythic Hope or Mythic Indoctrination?” 
    • Jan Kieniewicz, “Bandar-log in Action: the Polish Children’s Experience of Disaster in Literature and Mythology” 
    • Simon J.G. Burton and Marilyn E. Burton, “Mythical Delight and Playfulness in C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces and Chronicles of Narnia
  • Part III: Holding Out for a Hero... and a Heroine 
    • Nick Lowe, “How to Become a Hero?” 
    • Robert A. Sucharski, “Joe Alex (Maciej Słomczyński) and His Czarne okręty [The Black Ships]: A History of a Trojan Boy in Times of the Minoan Thalassocracy” 
    • Michael Stierstorfer, “From an Adolescent Freak to a Hope Spreading Messianic Demigod: The Curious Transformations of Modern Teenagers in Actual Mythopoetic Fantasy Literature” 
    • Markus Janka, “Hercules as Hero of Hopeful Culture in Ancient Poetry and Contemporary Media for Children and Young Adults”
    • Susan Deacy, “Hercules and the Autistic Imagination: Introducing the ‘Autism’ Strand of Our Mythical Childhood” 
    • Edoardo Pecchini, “Promoting Mental Health through Classics: Hercules as Trainer in Today’s Labours of Children and Young People” 
    • Krishni Burns, “La Fontaine’s Reeds: Adapting Greek Myths to Model Resilience”
  • Part IV: Hope after Tragedy 
    • Deborah H. Roberts and Sheila Murnaghan, “New Hope for Old Stories: Yiyun Li’s Gilgamesh and Ali Smith’s Antigone” 
    • Edith Hall, “Our Greek Tragic Hope: Young Adults Overcoming Family Trauma in New Novels by Natalie Haynes and Colm Tóibín” 
    • Hanna Paulouskaya, “Soviet Cinematic Tragedies as a Help in Growing Up” 
    • Daniel A. Nkemleke and Divine Che Neba, “Ayi Kwei Armah’s Two Thousand Seasons and Osiris Rising as Pan-African Epics”
  • Part V: Brand New Hope 
    • Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, “The Utopia of an Ideal Community: Reconsidering the Myth of Atlantis in James Gurney’s Dinotopia Novels” 
    • Elizabeth Hale, “Mystery, Childhood and Meaning in Ursula Dubosarsky’s The Golden Day” 
    • Babette Puetz, “When is a Robot a Human? – Hope, Myth and Humanity in Bernard Beckett’s Genesis” 
    • Helen Lovatt, “Hungry and Hopeful: Greek Myths and Children of the Future in Mike Carey’s Melanie Stories” 
    • Lisa Maurice, “From Joppa to Jaffa: Percy Jackson and Israeli Fanfiction: A Case Study” 
    • Katerina Volioti, “Images of Hope: The Visual Language of the Gods in Greek Books for Young Children”
    • Ayelet Peer, “Growing Up Manga Style” 
    • Elżbieta Olechowska, “Between Hope and Destiny in Young Adults Television Series
    • Once Upon a Time, Season 5, Episodes 12–21 (2016)” 
    • Anna Mik, “Et in (Disney) Arcadia Ego: In Search for Hope in the 1940 Fantasia
  • Part VI: Behold Hope All Ye Who Enter Here... 
    • Jerzy Axer, “Kotick the Orpheus: From Inferno to Paradise with Animals” 
    • Krzysztof Rybak, “All Is (Not) Lost: Myth in the Shadow of the Holocaust in Bezsenność Jutki [Jutka’s Insomnia] by Dorota Combrzyńska-Nogala” 
    • Owen Hodkinson, “Orphic Resonances of Love and Loss in David Almond’s A Song for Ella Grey” 
    • Katarzyna Marciniak, “‘I Found Hope Again that Night...’: The Orphean Quest of Beauty and the Beast” 

Dorota Rejter, “Wizerunek bogini łowiectwa Artemidy we współczesnej literaturze dziecięcej i młodzieżowej inspirowanej antykiem” [The Image of Artemis – the Goddess of Hunting in Contemporary Literature for Children and Adolescents], Edyta Gryksa and Patrycja Matusiak, eds., Szkice o antyku [Essays on Antiquity], Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, 2020 

Dorota Rejter, Hanna Paulouskaya, Angelina Gerus, “It never hurts fo keep looking for sunshine: The Motif of Depression in Works for Children Inspired by Classical Antiquity”, Clotho: Investigationes philologicae 2020 


2021 


Susan Deacy, The Choices of Hercules: Mythology and Autism Reconaissance, in the series “Our Mythical Childhood”, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 2021

Elizabeth Hale in collaboration with Miriam Riverlea, Classical Mythology and Children’s Literature: An Alphabetical Odyssey, in the series “Our Mythical Childhood”, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 2021

Agnieszka Maciejewska, Starożytna femme fatale na wielkim ekranie – ewolucja wizerunku Kleopatry do roku 1954” [The Ancient Femme Fatale on the Silver Screen – Evolution of Cleopatra’s Image until 1954], Meander 76, 2021 

Katarzyna Marciniak, “Du Rubicon à la chambre d’enfants ou à la réception de l’expression Alea iacta est dans la culture des jeunes”, in: Véronique Dasen and Marco Vespa, eds., Play and Games in Antiquity: Definition, Transmission, Reception / Jouer dans l’Antiquité: Définition, Transmission, Réception, Presses Universitaires de Liège: Liège, 2021 

Katarzyna Marciniak, ed., Our Mythical History: Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to the Heritage of Ancient Greece and Rome, in the series “Our Mythical Childhood”, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 2021 

  • Katarzyna Marciniak, “What Is the Ancient History in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture?” 
  • Part I: Ancient History – Our Histories  
    • Lisa Maurice, “Reading the Graeco-Roman World from Right to Left: The Portrayal of Greeks and Romans in Jewish Children’s Fiction” 
    • Valentina Garulli, “The Irresistible Charm of History: Laura Orvieto’s Narrative on Historical Themes” 
    • Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, “The most splendid guy of ancient history: Facts and Fiction on Spartacus in German Children’s Literature” 
    • Sonja Schreiner, “Reduced to Stereotypes vs. Historical Realism: Ancient People in Children’s Literature in the 1950s and in the Third Millennium” 
  • Part II: Young and Old between Rebellion and Admiration
    • Katarzyna Jerzak, “Mark Twain’s Innocents Abroad (1869): An Irreverent Look of the New World Upon the Old” 
    • Hanna Paulouskaya, “The Lives of Remarkable Ancients for Use of Soviet Youth”
    • Edoardo Pecchini, “Promoting Mental Health through Classics: Icarus’ Flight” 
    • Sheila Murnaghan, “Champion of History, Inveterate Liar: Biographies of Heinrich Schliemann for Young Readers” 
  • Part III: Once Upon a Time and Today in Greece and Beyond 
    • Deborah H. Roberts, “The Gadfly and Athenian Girlhood: Socrates in Historical Fiction for Children” 
    • Robert A. Sucharski, “Witold Makowiecki and His Two Novels on the Mediterranean in the Sixth Century BC”
    • Przemysław Kaniecki and Przemysław Kordos, “Ancient History in Contemporary Modern Greek Comics” 
    • Krishni Burns, “Spectacular Colonialism: Naumachia in Children of Blood and Bone”
    • Daniel A. Nkemleke, Divine Che Neba, and Eleanor A. Dasi, “Mythic Fulfillment and Performance in the Bafut Abinimfor and the Greek Dionysian Festivals” 
  • Part IV: The Romans Rule!
    • Ayelet Peer, “He Came, He Saw, He Conquered Hollywood: Julius Caesar in Popular Culture”
    • Markus Janka, “Rejuvenating Heroes of Roman History in Robert Harris’ Novels and HBO’s Rome”
    • Raimund Fichtel, “The Birth of the Suetonian Nero from the Spirit of Mythology and Its Modern Variations” 
  • Part V: Playing with Ancient History 
    • Rachel Bryant-Davies, “A nobler entertainment: Graeco-Roman History in British Children's Toys and Games, ca. 1750–1914” 
    • Karolina Kulpa, “Caesar and Cleopatra unite Rome and Egypt: (Re)creating and Playing with Ancient History on the Playmobil Series” 
    • Véronique Dasen and Ulrich Schädler, “Gods, Heroes, and Monuments: Greek and Roman Antiquity in Games” 
    • Elizabeth Hale, “Funny Bones: Archaeology, Humour, and Australian Children’s Books” 
    • Owen Hodkinson, “Groovy Greeks, Rotten and Ruthless Romans: The Classical Past in the Horrible Histories Series”
    • Elżbieta Olechowska, “Ancient History in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Season 3, Episodes 1, 6, 18 (‘Aruba-Con’, ‘Helen Hunt’, ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly’)” 
    • Krzysztof Rybak, “Our Honeyed History: The Ancient World in Pszczoły [The Book of Bees] and Drzewa [The Book of Trees] by Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski”
  • Part VI: Between Myth and History 
    • Edith Hall, “Secular Ethics for Junior Socialists: F.J. Gould on Ancient History, 1906–1913” 
    • Nick Lowe, “Children of History: Situating Youth Consciousness in Fictional Greek Antiquity” 
    • Frances Foster, “Another Late Antiquity: John Christopher’s Fireball” 
    • Jerzy Axer, “‘By Oak, Ash, and Thorn!’: The Meaning of the Lessons in Roman History with Puck of Pook’s Hill” 
    • Jan Kieniewicz, “The Knight without Fear and beyond Reproach: The Hero Myth in Partitioned Poland” 
    • Karoline Thaidigsmann, “Post-Socialist Identity between Slavic Gods, the Graeco-Roman Tradition and Western Christianity. A Reading of Dorota Terakowska’s Crossover Novel Samotność bogów [The Loneliness of the Gods]”
    • Katarzyna Marciniak, “The Once and Future Antiquity: Greek and Roman Heritage in the BBC’s Merlin” 

Katarzyna Marciniak, ed., Our Mythical Nature: The Classics and Environmental Issues in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture, in the series “Our Mythical Childhood”, Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 2021 (Table of Contents TBA) 

Anna Mik, “Mythical Sanctuaries of the Wizarding World: The Ancient Classical Concepts of Animal Protection in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Universe”, in: Paolo Tomassini, ed., Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in Antiquity, 2021

Anna Mik, “Why Centaurs Do Not Rape Anymore? Looking for Sexuality in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Culture Inspired by Antiquity” in: Susan Deacy, ed.,  Sexual Violence in the Greek and Roman World, London: Bloomsbury, 2021 

Elżbieta Olechowska, Ancient Classical Themes Serialized for Young and Crossover Audiences of the 21st Century, Warsaw 2021 

Hanna Paulouskaya, “Soviet Argonauts: Sailing to the Coasts of Colchis in the Soviet Films”, in: Richard Cole, Penelope Kolovou, and Markus Stachon, eds., Classical Antiquity in Our World, 2021 

Dorota Rejter, “The Consequences of Avoiding the Topic of Rape in Children’s Stories about Medusa”, in: Susan Deacy, ed., Sexual Violence in the Greek and Roman World, London: Bloomsbury, 2021