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Becoming female : the male body in Greek tragedy

Author: Katrina Cawthorn
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the body in classical Athenian tragedy, this title reconsiders the figure of the male tragic hero, making use of both feminist and body theory.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cawthorn, Katrina.
Becoming female.
London : Duckworth, 2008
(OCoLC)649034060
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katrina Cawthorn
ISBN: 9780715637128 0715637126
OCLC Number: 181926628
Description: ix, 188 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : imagining the classical body --
The suffering body : logos and soma --
The female body and the dissonance of suffering --
The precarious male body --
Heracles' body : becoming female --
Coda: tragedy's engendered dissolutions.
Responsibility: Katrina Cawthorn.

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Reconsiders the figure of the male tragic hero, making use of both feminist and body theory. This book argues that the theme of becoming female, and the resulting failure to circumscribe the feminine  Read more...

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