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Classical Training for the Woman Writer

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although relatively few Victorian women studied Latin and Greek, earlier female classicists such as Elizabeth Carter acted as models for aspiring scholars. The support of fathers, brothers or mentors ... More


The Writer, the Prince and the Scholar: Virginia Woolf, D. S. Mirsky, and Jane Harrison's Translation from Russian of The Life of the Archpriest Avvakum, by Himself – a Revaluation of the Radical Politics of the Hogarth Press

Jean Mills

in Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642274
eISBN:
9780748651979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642274.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows the Woolf's commitment to radical left-wing politics, highlights the ‘internationalist outlook’ of the Press, and identifies the connections between the network of actors who were ... More


Interpreting Together: The Cambridge Ritualists' Affair of the Intellect

Daniel Gold

in Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion: Modern Fascinations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236134
eISBN:
9780520929517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236134.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter investigates the collaboration of Jane Harrison with close academic colleagues in a group known as the Cambridge Ritualists. The scope of their intellectual interplay also included ... More


Beyond Oedipus: Feminist Thought, Psychoanalysis, and Mythical Figurations of the Feminine

Griselda Pollock

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

If Virginia Woolf is icon of and legend for later 20th-century feminist theory, Jane Harrison transformed a phallic lack into a feminist legacy. While many intellectual women engaged with ... More


Finding Middle Grounds

Daniel Gold

in Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion: Modern Fascinations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236134
eISBN:
9780520929517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236134.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines some ways in which ambivalences played out in the lives of two confessedly conflicted scholars from the first half of the twentieth century: Jane Harrison and Erwin Goodenough, ... More


British Responses

Michael D. Konaris

in The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship: Interpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The fourth chapter examines British responses to German scholarship and the treatment of the Greek gods in the new context created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century by anthropology, ... More


‘Who cares whether Pandora had a large pithos or a small pyxis?’: Jane Harrison and the Emergence of a Dynamic Conception of the Unconscious

Vered Lev Kenaan

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Jane Harrison's use of the Pandora myth, setting her work in dialogue with Freud's idea of woman as a mystery. It uses this to develop a model of the unconscious.


Out-takes from Upstarts: Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the Heritage of Dissent, or, “There She Wasn’t?”

Jean Mills

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Jean Mills uses Virginia Woolf’s legacy and literature to process the work and impact of two important women in her life, the Virginia Woolf scholar, Jane Marcus, and her own mother, following their ... More


Dancing Greek Letters

Yopie Prins

in Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines why and how women became especially interested in the Euripidean tragedy The Bacchae and tried to make Greek letters dance, figuratively and literally. It shows how women ... More


Hellenic Utopias: Pater in the Footsteps of Pausanias

Charlotte Ribeyrol

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Walter Pater’s reading of Pausanias’ Periegesis, books 1, 5, and 6, informed the lectures on Greek art which he delivered at Oxford University in 1878. Pater’s personal ... More


Orlando, Greece and the Impossible Landscape

Vassiliki Kolocotroni

in Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414609
eISBN:
9781474444989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Tracing the trope of landscape as it appears in Orlando’s experience on Mount Athos – a monastic site upon which women were historically forbidden to trespass – Vassiliki Kolocotroni explores the ... More


The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship: Interpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain

Michael D. Konaris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book examines major theories of interpretation of the Greek gods in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German and British scholarship, and their implications and influence with a primary, ... More


The Ancient Prehistory of Modern Adults

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers some of the ways in which the association between childhood and antiquity has been conceptualized and elaborated in works for adults, particularly in the early decades of the ... More


Chorus, Song, and Anthropology

Ian Rutherford

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘Chorus, Song, and Anthropology’, Ian Rutherford presents an overview of the relationship between anthropological writings about dance and the use made of these by classicists.  The chapter has ... More


Margaret Alford (5 September 1868–29 May 1951): The Unknown Pioneer

Roland Mayer

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Margaret Alford (1868–1951) must be counted as a female pioneer in the study of Latin language and literature in British academia. She was the head of the Latin Department at Bedford College, ... More


Conclusion

in Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289533
eISBN:
9780226289557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289557.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter concludes with the gradual scholarly dismantling of the pacifist vision of ancient Crete, culminating in the “Minoan Roads Program” of the 1980s and 1990s, during which archaeologists ... More


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