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Ovid's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing: Strange Monsters

Fiona Cox


This monograph explores an understudied aspect of classical reception—the extraordinary response to Ovid on the part of contemporary women writers. To date, work on classical reception has focused predominantly upon the second-wave feminism preoccupations of recovering the silenced female voices and establishing a woman’s perspective within canonical works. This monograph extends this work by examining the intersections between Ovid’s imaginative universe and the political and aesthetic agenda of third-wave feminism. Ovid enters a new phase of feminism which emphasizes the imperatives of socia ... More

Keywords: Ovid, classical reception, monstrosity, third-wave feminism, internet social responsibility, gender, women’s writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198779889
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198779889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Cox, author
Senior Lecturer in French, University of Exeter