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Ancient Greek mythological representations of Amazons tend to teeter between the “noble savage” archetype and fetishized exotic prizes ripe for conquest by male heroes. Although painted as powerful figures, depictions of these women aren’t often empowering.
My presentation will examine the Scythians, the real world inspiration for the Amazons; analyse ancient Greek depictions of the Amazons and the patriarchal warrior goddess Athena; and explore ways in which William Moulton Marston and H. G. Peters, the creators of Wonder Woman, subverted and reappropriate these stories and depictions.
I’ll be presenting this research at DragonCon 2015 as part of the Comics and Popular Arts Conference.
You can catch it during Wonder Woman and Greek Mythology on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Hanover F – Hyatt.
For my full speaking schedule, check out My DragonCon 2015 Appearances.