Readership: Scholars and students of classics, classical reception, ancient history, art history, cultural history, film studies, 19th and 20th century literature.
Edited by Shelley Hales, Senior Lecturer in Art & Visual Culture, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Bristol, and Joanna Paul, Postgate Early Career Fellow in Classics, School of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, University of Liverpool
"This is a thought-provoking and wide-ranging work, bringing together such diverse subjects as changing attitudes to Pompeii's erotic material and the excavations' impact on 19th-century Italy's emerging political identity. Its often-surprising insights shed new light on this most familiar of sites." - Current World Archaeology
"The editors of Pompeii in the Public Imagination have given us a stimulating and provocative collection of essays in interpretation of this ruin that changes from year to year, yet always remains the same." - Professor Eugene Dwyer, Reviews in History
1: Shelley Hales & Joanna Paul: Introduction: Ruins and Reconstructions
2: Thorsten Fitzon: A Tamed 'desire for images': Goethe's Repeated Approaches to Pompeii
3: Constanze Baum: Ruined Waking Thoughts: William Beckford as a Visitor to Pompeii
4: Victoria C. Gardner Coates: Making History: Pliny's Letters to Tacitus and Angelica Kauffman's `Pliny and his Mother at Misenum'
5: Barbara Witucki: Site, Sight, and Symbol: Pompeii and Vesuvius in `Corinne, or Italy'
6: Stephen Harrison: Bulwer-Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii: Recreating the City
7: Meilee D. Bridges: Objects of Affection: Necromantic Pathos in Bulwer-Lytton's City of the Dead
8: Genevieve Liveley: Delusion and Dream in Théophile Gautier's `Arria Marcella: Souvenir de Pompéi'
9: Sarah Betzer: Archaeology Meets Fantasy: Chassériau's Pompeii in Nineteenth-Century Paris
10: Luna Figurelli: Italian Classical Revival Painters and the 'Southern Question'
11: Shelley Hales: Cities of the Dead
12: Eric Moormann: Christians and Jews at Pompeii in Late Nineteenth-Century Fiction
13: Daniel Orrells: Rocks, Ghosts and Footprints: Freudian Archaeology
14: Margaret Malamud: On the Edge of the Volcano: `The Last Days of Pompeii' in the Early American Republic
15: Jon L. Seydl: Experiencing The Last Days of Pompeii in Late Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
16: Francesca Spiegel: In Search of Lost Time and Pompeii
17: Jeremy Hartnett: Excavation Photographs and the Imagining of Pompeii's Streets: Vittorio Spinazzola and the Via dell'Abbondanza
18: Kenneth Lapatin: The Getty Villa: Art, Architecture, and Aristocratic Self-Fashioning in the Mid-Twentieth Century
19: Matthew Fox: Pompeii in Roberto Rossellini's `Journey to Italy'
20: Kate Fisher & Rebecca Langlands: The Censorship Myth and the Secret Museum
21: Sarah Levin-Richardson: Modern Tourists, Ancient Sexualities: Looking at Looking in Pompeii's Brothel and the Secret Cabinet
22: Writing Pompeii: An Interview with Robert Harris
23: Joanna Paul: Pompeii, the Holocaust, and World War Two
24: Pompeii and the Cambridge Latin Course
25: Andrew Wallace-Hadrill: Ruins and Forgetfulness: The Case of Herculaneum