American Women and Classical Myths

American Women and Classical Myths

by Gregory A. Staley

ISBN-10: 1932792856

ISBN-13: 9781932792850

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: Baylor University Press

Traces the way classical myths have shaped American women's identity.  See more details below


Traces the way classical myths have shaped American women's identity.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Book of Myths 1

Part I American Women

1 Examples of Classical Myth in the Poems of Phillis Wheatley Julian Mason 23

2 Margaret Fuller and Her Timeless Friends Marie Cleary 35

3 H. D., Daughter of Helen: Mythology as Actuality Sheila Murnaghan 63

4 Those Two or Three Human Stories: Willa Cather, Classical Myth, and the New World Epic Mary R. Ryder 85

5 Edith Hamilton and Greco-Roman Mythology Judith P. Hallett 105

Part II Classical Myths

6 Liberating Woman: Athena as Cultural Icon in the United States Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch 133

7 Victorian Antigone: Classicism and Women's Education in America, 1840-1900 Caroline Winterer 159

8 The Figure of Penelope in Twentieth-Century Poetry by American Women Lillian E. Doherty 181

9 The Amazons: Wonder Women in America Gregory A. Staley 207

Notes 229

Bibliography 247

List of Contributors 273

Index 277

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