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Homer's daughters : women's responses to Homer in the twentieth century and beyond

Homer's daughters : women's responses to Homer in the twentieth century and beyond

Author: Fiona Cox; Elena Theodorakopoulos
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
This collection of essays examines the various ways in which the Homeric epics have been responded to, reworked, and rewritten by women writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Beginning in 1914 with the First World War, it charts this understudied strand of the history of Homeric reception over the subsequent century up to the present day, analysing the extraordinary responses both to the Odyssey  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Homer's daughters.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019934014
Named Person: Homer; Homer.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Cox; Elena Theodorakopoulos
ISBN: 9780192523532 0192523538 9780191840876 0191840874 9780192523549 0192523546
OCLC Number: 1122462141
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 341 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. 'After his wine-dark sea' : H.D. in Homer / Genevieve Liveley --
2. Romantic encounters with Homer in Elizabeth Cook's Achilles / Polly Stoker --
3. Female Homers : a Feminist nostos? / Catherine Burke --
4. Christa Wolf's Cassandra : different times, different views / Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz --
5. Feminist at second glance? Alice Oswald's Memorial as a response to Homer's Iliad / Carolin Hahnemann --
6. Kate Tempest : A 'Brand New Homer' for a creative future / Emily Spiers --
7. Rereading Penelope's Web : the anxieties of female authorship in Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad / Jasmine Richards --
8. Excavations in Homer : speculative archaeologies in Alice Oswald's and Barbara Kohler's responses to the Iliad and the Odyssey / Georgina Paul --
9. Between night and day : Barbara Kohler's lyric Odyssey / Elena Theodorakopoulos --
10. Monologue and dialogue : The Odyssey in contemporary women's poetry / Isobel Hurst --
11. The forecast is hurricane : Circe's powers and Circe's desires in modern women's poetry / Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts --
12. Iberian Sibyl : Francisca Aguirre on Cavafy and the journey out of Ithaca / Victoria Reuter --
13. 'Cut down to size' : female voices and adventure in Adele Geras's Ithaka / Francesca Richards --
14. 'Health isn't making everybody into a Greek ideal' : overcoming abjection in Gwyneth Lewis's A Hospital Odyssey / Ruth MacDonald --
15. 'Thinking through our mothers' : Cixous and Homer beyond the Third Wave / Fiona Cox --
16. Epilogue : translating Homer as a woman / Emily Wilson.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: edited by Fiona Cox and Elena Theodorakopoulos.


Charting the reception of Homeric epic in the work of women writers around the globe since 1914, and covering a range of genres and literary and political movements, this volume sheds new light on an  Read more...


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Homer's Daughters initiates an important and long overdue conversation about women's receptions of Homer, and readers interested in specific authors will find much of value in individual chapters. * Read more...

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