Popular Culture and Classic Poetry:
    Watchmen’s “Ozymandias”




           Alexis Lothian
      PhD Candidate in Engli...
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 ...
Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias
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Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias

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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.

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Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen's Ozymandias

  1. 1. Popular Culture and Classic Poetry: Watchmen’s “Ozymandias” Alexis Lothian PhD Candidate in English University of Southern California
  2. 2. two vast and trunkless legs of stone
  3. 3. half sunk, a shattered visage lies
  4. 4. nothing beside remains
  5. 5. 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?

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