Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
A short presentation on the use of tropes from classic poetry in contemporary pop culture, working with the example of the movie and graphic novel Watchmen.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
Popular Culture and Classic Poetry:
PhD Candidate in English
University of Southern California
two vast and trunkless legs of stone
half sunk, a shattered visage lies
nothing beside remains
What does Watchmen’s use of “Ozymandias”
suggest about our world? About efforts to improve it?
Do you think Shelley would
approve of this use of his poem?
Where else have you seen resonances of “Ozymandias”?
Have you noticed allusions to other works you’ve studied?