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Gendered Reception of Homer by Lillian Doherty

from The Reception of Homer since 1900

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 February 2020

Corinne Ondine Pache
Affiliation:
Trinity University, San Antonio
Casey Dué
Affiliation:
University of Houston
Susan Lupack
Affiliation:
Macquarie University, Sydney
Robert Lamberton
Affiliation:
Washington University, St Louis
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Selected poems by H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), Margaret Atwood, Louise Glück, and Jorie Graham are discussed as examples of Homeric reception by modern women poets, who give voice to some of Homer’s female characters ‒ Helen, Circe, Penelope ‒ in exploration or implicit critique of traditional gender roles but also in affirmation of the artistic authority of the woman poet.

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Print publication year: 2020

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