Liz joins David to discuss her forthcoming book Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture (https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/tracking-classical-monsters-in-popular-culture-9781350109612/) . They chat about the portrayal of monsters in Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion films of the 1960s-80s, as well as more recent depictions, such as in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, reflecting on what makes a good monster and how the presentation of these creatures has changed.
There's also talk about the place of reception studies in academia more generally, Liz's research on Seneca, her blog which you can check-out here (https://lizgloyn.wordpress.com/) , and why the Sphinx is the patron monster of defeating mansplaining!
Liz Gloyn is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway.
You can find Liz on Twitter @lizgloyn.