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A Penelopean poetics : reweaving the feminine in Homer's Odyssey, Barbara Clayton

Label
A Penelopean poetics : reweaving the feminine in Homer's Odyssey
Title
A Penelopean poetics
Title remainder
reweaving the feminine in Homer's Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Clayton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Penelopean Poetics looks at the relationship between gender ideology and the self-referential poetics of The Odyssey through the figure of Penelope. She is a cunning storyteller; her repeated reweavings of Laertes' shroud is a figurative replication of the process of oral poetic composition itself. Penelope's web is thus a discourse, and it can be construed specifically as feminine. Her gendered poetics celebrates process, multiplicity, and ambiguity, resisting phallocentric discourse by undermining stable and fixed meanings. Penelope's poetics become a discursive thread through which different feminine voices can realize their resistant capacities. Barbara Clayton's work contributes to discussions in the classics as well as literary criticism, sex and gender studies, and women's studies."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clayton, Barbara
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Greek studies : interdisciplinary approaches
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Penelope (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Penelope
Label
A Penelopean poetics : reweaving the feminine in Homer's Odyssey, Barbara Clayton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Not the Iliad: Reconsidering a Gendered Approach to the Odyssey.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Unweaving to Reweave: Poetry and Process.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Reweaving Identities: Odyssesus' Lies and the Tales of the Scar.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Weaver and Artist: Surveying a Penelope Tradition.
  • p. 83
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 123
  • App.
  • Handbooks of Greek Literature and General Works on Homer Arranged Chronologically.
  • p. 127
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 129
  • Index.
  • p. 139
  • About the Author.
  • p. 143
Control code
ocm53059319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 141 p.
Isbn
9780739107232
Lccn
2003060463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A Penelopean poetics : reweaving the feminine in Homer's Odyssey, Barbara Clayton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Not the Iliad: Reconsidering a Gendered Approach to the Odyssey.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Unweaving to Reweave: Poetry and Process.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Reweaving Identities: Odyssesus' Lies and the Tales of the Scar.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Weaver and Artist: Surveying a Penelope Tradition.
  • p. 83
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 123
  • App.
  • Handbooks of Greek Literature and General Works on Homer Arranged Chronologically.
  • p. 127
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 129
  • Index.
  • p. 139
  • About the Author.
  • p. 143
Control code
ocm53059319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 141 p.
Isbn
9780739107232
Lccn
2003060463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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