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Engendering the Haunted Text

Judith Fletcher

in Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767091
eISBN:
9780191821288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767091.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 explores how two feminist, postmodern novelists, A.S. Byatt and Elena Ferrante, revise a convention in which only male heroes return from Hades as storytellers. Byatt’s Angels and Insects ... More


Transformative Activities

Agnes Callard

in Becoming Someone New: Essays on Transformative Experience, Choice, and Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198823735
eISBN:
9780191862519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823735.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reads Elena Ferrante’s novel My Brilliant Friend as a narrative of personal transformation through a process of active learning. In transformative activity, not only the onset but the ... More


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