Ovid's presence in contemporary women's writing : strange monsters / Fiona Cox.

This innovative study analyses the presence of Ovid in contemporary women's writing through a series of insightful case studies of prominent female authors, from Ali Smith and Marina Warner, to Alice Oswald and Yoko Tawada. Using Ovid in their engagements with a wide range of issues besetting o...

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Main Author: Cox, Fiona (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition:First edition.
Series:Classical presences.
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Summary:This innovative study analyses the presence of Ovid in contemporary women's writing through a series of insightful case studies of prominent female authors, from Ali Smith and Marina Warner, to Alice Oswald and Yoko Tawada. Using Ovid in their engagements with a wide range of issues besetting our twenty-first century world, these writers echo the poet's preoccupation in his own work with fleeting fame, shape-shifting, and the dangers of immediate gratification, and make evident that these concerns are not only quintessentially modern, but also peculiarly Ovidian. The volume places particular emphasis on the intersections between Ovid's imaginative universe and the political and aesthetic agenda of third-wave feminism. Focusing on its subjects' socially and politically charged re-shapings, re-imaginings, and receptions of Ovid, it not only demonstrates the extraordinary plasticity of his writing, but also of its myriad re-castings and re-contextualizations within contemporary culture (in terms of genre alone, the works discussed included translations, poetry, plays, novels, short stories, and memoirs). In so doing, it not only offers us a valuable perspective on the work of the selected female authors and a new and vital landmark in the history of Ovidian reception, but also reveals to us an Ovid who remains our contemporary and an enduring source of inspiration.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 251 pages)
Audience:Specialized.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780191825903
0191825905
9780191085451
0191085456