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Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

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Laughing with Medusa explores a series of interlinking questions, including: Does history's self-positioning as the successor of myth result in the exclusion of alternative narratives of the past? How does feminism exclude itself from certain historical discourses? Why has psychoanalysis placed myth at the centre of its explorations of the modern subject? Why are the Muses feminine? Do the categories of myth and politics intersect or are they mutually exclusive? Does feminism's recourse to myth offer a script of resistance or commit it to an ineffective utopianism? Covering a wide range of subject areas including poetry, philosophy, science, history, and psychoanalysis as well as classics, this book engages with these questions from a truly interdisciplinary perspective. It includes a specially commisssioned work of fiction, `Iphigeneia's Wedding', by the poet Elizabeth Cook.

About the Author

Vanda Zajko is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of Bristol.

Miriam Leonard is Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, University of Bristol.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199237944
Author:
Leonard, Miriam
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Editor:
Zajko, Vanda
Author:
Zajko, Vanda
Author:
null, Vanda
Author:
null, Miriam
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Mythology
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Series:
Classical Presences
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 halftones
Pages:
460
Dimensions:
5.5 x 8.4 x 0.9 in 1.263 lb

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