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Title Women writing Greece : essays on Hellenism, orientalism and travel / edited by Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Efterpi Mitsi
Published Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 118
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 118
Summary "Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender in travel and cross-cultural mediation and challenging stereotypical views of 'the Greek journey', traditionally seen as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This collection aims to cast new light on women's participation in the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, examining their ideological rendering of Greece as at once a luminous land and a site crossed by contradictory cultural memories."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and Index
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Subject English prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Hellenism in literature.
Orientalism in literature.
Travelers' writings, English -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women travelers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Women -- Travel -- Historiography.
Greece -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Kolocotroni, Vassiliki.
Mētsē, Euterpē.
ISBN 1435684893 (electronic bk.)
9781435684898 (electronic bk.)