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

dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Haley
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-29T20:28:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-29T20:28:42Z
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.descriptionHonors Thesis Spring 2017en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 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.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11416/314
dc.publisherFlorida Southern Collegeen_US
dc.subjectFeminismen_US
dc.subjectMythologyen_US
dc.subjectMargaret Atwooden_US
dc.subjectCarol Ann Duffyen_US
dc.titleMyth-taken Identity: Margaret Atwood and Carol Ann Duffy’s Feminist Revisionist Mythologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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