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Myth-taken Identity: Margaret Atwood and Carol Ann Duffy’s Feminist Revisionist Mythology

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Haley
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-29T20:28:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-29T20:28:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11416/314
dc.description Honors Thesis Spring 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the Western literary canon, Greco-Roman mythology acts as the foundation that all subsequent texts are built upon. For better or for worse, these ancient texts continue to perpetuate harmful ideas about gender, authorship, and storytelling. The reification of these texts simultaneously reinforces misogynist ideas about women’s voices and serves to further exclude women from the legacy of Western literary history. Using the work of contemporary feminist authors, this paper will focus on ways in which we can reimagine our history to be one of inclusion rather than exclusion. Within Margaret Atwood and Carol Ann Duffy’s body of work, both authors use feminist revisionist mythology to reclaim women’s voices that classical mythology mistreated or left out altogether. In doing so, their writings provide a form of literary justice to the women left out of Western literary canon and suggest a new way of approaching canonical texts. en_US
dc.publisher Florida Southern College en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.subject Mythology en_US
dc.subject Margaret Atwood en_US
dc.subject Carol Ann Duffy en_US
dc.title Myth-taken Identity: Margaret Atwood and Carol Ann Duffy’s Feminist Revisionist Mythology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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