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Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Efrossini Spentzou

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a study which reconstructs the experiences of the abandoned heroines of the Heroides, which have been largely ignored by past criticism. The book seeks ways to isolate, ... More


Susan Glaspell's Century of American Women: A Critical Interpretation of Her Work

Veronica Makowsky

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078664
eISBN:
9780199855117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078664.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

As a female writer in the shadow of the cultural nimbus generated by her male peers, and as a transcendentalist in the spirit of Emerson among modernists, Susan Glaspell has suffered from literary ... More


Sentimental Knowledge in La finta giardiniera

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

More than any other of Mozart's operas, La finta giardiniera (The Pretend Garden Girl), draws on a culture and an archetype virtually unknown today: the culture is that of sensibility and the ... More


Fiordiligi: A Woman of Feeling

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter considers Fiordiligi's conflicted status as a sentimental heroine. She is a woman of feeling whose affectionate sensibility and natural sympathy for the suffering of others makes her ... More


A Novel of Female Genius: Mme de Staël’s Corinne

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the links between women and genius in the figure of Mme De Staël's Corinne (from her 1807 of the same name). At the time of its publication women there seemed to be no place ... More


Getting Down To Essentials?

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a brief description of the recent increase in studies on Ovid's Heroides. It then discusses the main goal of the book, which is to characterize the feminine voice in the ... More


Reading Characters Read: On Methodology

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter elaborates the main interpretative strategies of the book's approach, arguing for its position within the wider context of the existing scholarship on the Heroides. The first section of ... More


Landscapes of Lost Innocence

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter draws attention to a so-called rhetoric of innocence in the Heroides. In particular, it explores the symbolism of images of idealized happiness which are to be found scattered in the ... More


The Heroines in the Chora of Writing 1

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with the heroines' feminine voice. Building on the metapoetic metaphor of the heroines' artistic awakening, it follows their efforts to establish their own discourse and ... More


A Splintery Frame: the Heroides as Short Stories

Efrossini Spentzou

in Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides: Transgressions of Genre and Gender

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255689
eISBN:
9780191719608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255689.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Heroides as short stories. It addresses aspects of brevity that involve more than Quellenforschung; brevity, as envisaged here, works as a catalyst that sets off a complex ... More


Hymns and Heroines: Florence Barclay

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Florence Barclay was in a different category of best-seller, her work being suffused by her strong Evangelical religious feeling. She was the daughter of one Anglican clergyman and wife to another. ... More


Introduction: Other and Same: Female Presence in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines ancient views on cosmopolitanism and the intersection of gender and ethnicity in the literature of the Neronian and Flavian periods and interprets them through the lens of Julia ... More


Two Catalogues of Women

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two passages in which characters catalogue women or heroines (Iliad 14.315–28, Odyssey 11.225–329). In the first (Zeus recounts his past erotic conquests), the discussion ... More


Love and Semiotics

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is the first in a series of chapters on the Augustan literary epistle, where the advantages of writing come to the fore. A brief treatment of Catullus 50 outlines some of the semiotic issues of ... More


Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Marina Dahlquist (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Exceptionally popular during their time, the spectacular American action film serials of the 1910s featured exciting stunts, film tricks, and effects set against the background of modern technology, ... More


Byron's Heroines

Caroline Franklin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Traditionally seen as an archetypal masculine poet, better known for his relationships with women than for the sympathetic study of them, Lord Byron has not lent himself easily to a feminist critique ... More


Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Hilary M. Schor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Curious Subjects focuses on the relationship between women, curiosity, and the rise of the novel, using the lenses of scientific, legal, and “fictional” curiosity to examine the changing ... More


Sexual Discourses of Political Reform of the Post-Reconstruction Era

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The next three chapters deal with several strategies that the black women writers of the post-reconstruction era used to analyze the social affairs of their communities. In this chapter, the ... More


From Domestic Happiness to Racial Despair

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter looks at the growing impact of literary realism through the character portrayal of Tillman’s heroines. It also charts the background of the serial heroines in Hopkins’ works from ... More


The Wasting Heroine in German Fiction by Women 1770-1914

Anna Richards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267545
eISBN:
9780191708398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267545.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This study of German fiction by women 1770-1914 adds a new dimension to existing debates on the association of women and illness in literature. Drawing on a number of primary medical sources, it ... More


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