The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

by Annabel Robinson
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Oxford University Press

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The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) was renowned for her work on Greek art and religion. In her application of anthropology to classical studies, she stirred up controversy among her academic colleagues, while, at the same time, influencing many writers, including Yeats, D. H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf. This, the first substantial biographical study of Harrison, chronicles the life and work of the first woman in modern England to make a name as a classical scholar, her involvement in controversy throughout her life, and her remarkable influence.

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ISBN-13: 9780199242337
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/03/2002
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Origins; 1850-74
2. A Room of Her Own; Newnham College 1874-9
3. 'Salvationist for Greek Art': London 1879-86
4. Mythology and monuments: Greece and London, 1886-99
5. Women and Knowledge: Newnham 1898 - 1901
6. Ker and heiron: Jane Harrison and Gilbert Murray 1901-3
7. Prolegomena to the study of Greek religion: Newnham 1903-6
8. The Pillar and the Maiden: Newnham 1906-7
9. Crabbed age and youth: Cambridge 1908-9
10. Heresy and humanity; Cambridge 1907-10
11. Unanimism and Conversion: Cambridge and Europe 1910-14
12. Tout passe, tout casse, tout lasse: Cambridge and Paris 1914-16
13. Via crucis, via lucis: Cambridge, France, Spain, and London 1916-28

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