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 Gina Bevan

Gina Bevan

Research student, Religion and Theological Studies, School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Research

Research interests

  • Gender and Queer Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Religious Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Media and Popular Culture
  • Film Studies.

Thesis

The Queer, Black Medusa: Medusa in popular culture from the 1980s to present day

Discussing the ubiquity of the Medusa figure in popular culture and discovering how an image from antiquity has been utilized by people of different backgrounds (race, gender, sexual orientation) from the 1980s to the present day. Medusa is a figure that has been re-mythologized for a number of different reasons, manifesting in popular culture as a black pop star on magazine covers, adorning clothes and jewellery as a Versace fashion logo or being decapitated by the heroic Perseus onscreen in Clash of the Titans (1981) and (2010) in the most popular retelling of the ancient Greek myth.

Supervisors

Dr Louise Child

Lecturer in Religious Studies

Laurence Totelin

Dr Laurence Totelin

Reader in Ancient History

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