Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides by Efrossini Spentzou
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Readers and Writers in Ovid's "Heroides"
By Efrossini Spentzou

Readers and Writers in Ovid's "Heroides"

Transgressions of Genre and Gender

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Readers and Writers in Ovid's Heroides by Efrossini Spentzou

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This is the first book-length study to reconstruct the experiences of the abandoned heroines of the Heroides, which have been largely ignored by past criticism. Dr Spentzou seeks ways to isolate, characterize, and release the female voice and experience within Ovid's male-authored text. Building on a wide range of ancient as well as modern images and reflections on gender and writing, the book attempts to map the relationship between gendered sensitivities and experience and generic expression and choices. Dr Spentzou uses the insight gained by the boom of intertextual studies in recent Latin scholarship to go a step further and address explicitly the ideologies of intertextual studies. This is a book about readers and reading, just as much as about women and gender, and it is also an in-depth study of the intricate and heated negotiations behind the interpretative act.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199255689
ISBN-10: 0199255687
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 144mm x 19mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Efrossini Spentzou

Efrossini Spentzou is Lecturer in Classics, Royal Holloway, University of London

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