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Heretical Hellenism : women writers, ancient Greece, and the Victorian popular imagination

Author: Shanyn Fiske
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2008.
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"The prevailing assumption regarding the Victorians' relationship to ancient Greece is that Greek knowledge constituted an exclusive discourse within elite male domains. Heretical Hellenism: Women Writers, Ancient Greece, and the Victorian Popular Imagination challenges that theory and argues that while the information women received from popular sources was fragmentary and often fostered intellectual insecurities,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shanyn Fiske
ISBN: 9780821418178 0821418173
OCLC Number: 192056168
Description: ix, 262 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Hellenism and heresy --
Victorian Medea: from sensationalism to subjectivity --
Fragments of genius: Charlotte Brontë and the discourse of popular Greek --
Heretical humanism: Romola and Hellenism's distaff legacy --
The Daimon archives: Jane Harrison and the afterlife of dead languages --
Afterword: the First World War and the death of heresy.
Responsibility: Shanyn Fiske.
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