Women writing Greece : essays on Hellenism, orientalism and travel / ed. by Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Efterpi Mitsi.

"Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to...

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Other Authors: Kolocotroni, Vassiliki, Mētsē, Euterpē
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008.
Series:Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 118.
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Summary:"Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender in travel and cross-cultural mediation and challenging stereotypical views of 'the Greek journey', traditionally seen as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This collection aims to cast new light on women's participation in the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, examining their ideological rendering of Greece as at once a luminous land and a site crossed by contradictory cultural memories."--Jacket
Physical Description:1 online resource (257 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and Index.
ISBN:9781435684898
1435684893
904202481X
9789042024816
9789401206440
9401206449
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.