Call for Chapter Proposals: “Ridley Scott’s Gladiator: In Recognition of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Film”


Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: “A Hero Will
Endure”: Essays on the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator for an edited
collection, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural and
material impact of the film since its release in May 2000 are invited to

The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the film’s
impact on material, social, and academic culture will be considered.
Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

The impact of Gladiator on notions of the hero
The enduring image of Maximus
The impact of the film on classical studies/students
The impact of the film on the academic curriculum
Material aspects of fandom (posters, collectibles)
The endurance of certain images/themes from the film
The film on social media
Changes in the way of perceiving the film over time
The effect of Gladiator on other epic/award-winning films
Cosplay and convention events

How to submit your proposal:

Please submit one-page abstracts/proposals to or, including a short biographical note.
More information on what we look for in a proposal is available on our

Information on the call is also available at:

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