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Siren Songs synthesizes audience-oriented and narratological approaches, and examines the relationships among three kinds of audiences: internal, implied, and actual. The author prefaces her own reading of the Odyssey with an analysis of the issues posed by the earlier feminist readings on which she builds. Should the Odyssey be read as a "closed" text, that is, as one whose meaning is highly determined, or as an "open" text whose contradictions and ambiguities undercut its overt meanings?
Siren Songs presents a feminist critique of the Odyssey in an accessible manner aimed at a more general audience. All Greek is translated, and critical terminology is clearly defined.
Lillian Eileen Doherty is Associate Professor of Classics, University of Maryland, College Park.
|Metis and the Contest for Meaning||1|
|Introduction: On Reading the Odyssey||9|
|1||Actual Audiences: Contemporary Critics and the "Penelope Question"||31|
|4||Internal Narrators, Female and Male||127|
|5||The Narrative Hierarchy||161|
|6||The Active Audience||179|
|Appendix: Types of Formal Redundancy Found in the Odyssey||195|