Primary Sources on Monsters
Series: Arc Reference
Asa Simon Mittman is Professor and Chair of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico.
Marcus Hensel is Assistant Professor of English at Bethany College, Kansas.
The sections of this source reader are organized in chronological order from Western antiquity to the 21st century. Spanning a stretch of over 4000 years, the collection begins with The Epic of Gilgamesh (circa 2000 BCE) and ends with contemporary monster fictions circulated online. [...] Mittman and Hensel have assembled an essential source reader in the field with a necessary range of texts. With the vast timespan of the volume’s entries, in no way could this source accommodate a fully comprehensive collection of monsters in lore, myth, and literature. However, major developments and defining works of Western monster culture are represented through the selections in Primary Sources on Monsters.~Madalynn L. Madigar, Limina 28, no. 2 (2023): 81-82