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Women Writers and the Dark Side of Late-Victorian Hellenism

Authors: Olverson, T.

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Examining the appropriation of transgressive, violent female figures from ancient Greek literature and myth by late Victorian writers, Olverson reveals the extent to which ancient antagonists like the murderous Medea and the sinister Circe were employed as a means to protest against and comment upon contemporary social and political institutions.

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T.D.OLVERSON is a researcher in nineteenth-century literature and culture, and author of essays on women's travel writing, Victorian poetry and nineteenth-century children's literature.

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'...this book is an important reminder of how valuable fin de siècle women found the violent Greek women and goddesses who burst onto the Attic stage, insisting upon their own point of view.' -Review of English Studies


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Contested Ground: Gender and Victorian Hellenism(s)

    Olverson, T. D.

    Pages 1-26

  • Taking on the Tradition: Augusta Webster’s Feminist Revisionism

    Olverson, T. D.

    Pages 27-53

  • Amy Levy’s Greek (Anti-) Heroines

    Olverson, T. D.

    Pages 54-82

  • Worlds without Women: Emily Pfeiffer’s Political Hellenism

    Olverson, T. D.

    Pages 83-110

  • Old Greek Wine in New Bottles: Michael Field’s Dionysiac Poetics

    Olverson, T. D.

    Pages 111-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women Writers and the Dark Side of Late-Victorian Hellenism
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
T. D. Olverson
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24680-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230246805
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-21559-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30342-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 237
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