Gladiator (2000): Magazine Covers/Memorabilia/Costumes

deadline for submissions: 
June 25, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
St. Thomas University
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Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will Endure”: Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited collection.

Martin M. Winkler edited a collection about Gladiator regarding its historical and media aspects. There are also several single essays about psychological (Skweres), political, or cultural issues related to the film. Nevertheless, there have been no other collections on the cultural and social impact of the film since its release. The twentieth anniversay has just passed, and the time is right for presenting new insights about this award-winning film.

Specific topics that the editor is seeking to round out the collection include:

  • Analysis of magazine covers/coverage
  •  Analysis of specific movie memorabilia/costumes

First drafts due by August 15, 2020.

How to submit your proposal

Please submit one-page abstracts/proposals to including a short biographical note. 


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Skweres, Artur. “The Coliseum is Not for Introverts: The Case of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.” From An introvert in an Extrovert World: Essays on the Quiet Ones. Ed. Myrna Santos. JSTOR. Web. 9 May 2018.

Winkler, Martin M. Gladiator: Film and History. Blackwell Publishing. 2005.