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18:30 - 19:30 1 March 2012

Egypt and Comics: Modern Mythology and pop-art reflections


Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (link Map)
Malet Place | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Paul Harrison, Institute of Archaeology, UCL

Asterix, Tintin, Thundercats, Dr Fate, Promethea and Hawkman comics have engaged with Egypt in a range of different ways. In this talk Paul Harrison analyses the manner in which Western conceptions of Egypt, heritage and legacy are portrayed in mainstream comics. Find out how modern comic books employ the themes and aesthetics of pharaonic culture to evoke mystery, magic and exoticism.


Debbie Challis
+44 (0)20 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


Petre Comics and Ancient Egypt.