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Rewriting the Myth

This Secondary Project focuses on investigating and exploring the interconnections between the myths of Classical Antiquity and their reception across various fields such as literature, philosophy, theatre, cinema, visual arts, and music. It examines how contemporary artists, traversing time and geographical borders, reinterpret themes, characters, and ideas from ancient Greece and Rome to address present-day realities.

The project aims to explore the origins of the sources of these myths, identify the diverse array of formal influences they exhibit, consider new contexts, analyse the emergence of new aesthetics in the expression of ancient themes, and establish connections between various contemporary authors who engage with these myths.

The importance of Reception Studies in contemporary scholarship motivates the integration of Ibero-American realities, particularly those relevant to Portugal, into international endeavours within this field. This inclusion aims to foster the establishment of networks for comparative analysis.