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A Penelopean Poetics: Reweaving the Feminine in Homer's Odyssey

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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 story-teller; her repeated reweavings of Laertes' shroud 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 ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published February 10th 2004 by Lexington Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Elizabeth
A good solid theory -- occasionally strays into the realm of "please stop pretending your technical vocabulary means anything", but the use of and reliance on Cixous and Irigaray et al is well-handled. I tend to point and laugh at Lacanian analysis of pretty much anything, too.

But the discussion of how more recent authors have treated and reinvented and rewoven Penelope is quite good, especially since it means I can track down her bibliography and READ ALL THE PENELOPE REMIXES, which is basicall
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