S a woman, do you read the Classic differently?
The Classics means ancient texts
I will attach necessary notes for you to read and refer to
Feminism and Gender Theory
Royle and Bennett ch. 20, 23, 24
1. Classical readings: selected fragments of Sappho and Catullus, c. 63 (a?Atthisa): on Moodle.
2. Compulsory theory texts:
J.J. Winkler, a?Double Consciousness in Sapphoas Lyrica, in The Constraints of Desire (London: 1990): 162-87.
M.B. Skinner, a?Ego mulier: The construction of male sexuality in Catullus 63a, Helios 20 (1990): 107-30.
Read at least two of the Supplements as well.
a) Greek poetry (Sappho) and drama:
M. B. Skinner, a?Woman and Language in Archaic Greece, or Why is Sappho a Womana, in N. Sorkin Rabinowitz and A. Richlin, Feminist Theory and the Classics (New York, 1993): 125-144.
A. Lardinois, a?Keening Sappho: Female Speech Genres in Sapphoas Poetrya, in A. Lardinois and L. McClure, eds. Making Silence Speak: Womenas Voices in Greek Literature and Society (Princeton, 2001): 75-92.
F. I. Zeitlin, a?Playing the Other: Theatre, Theatricality and the Feminine in Greek Drama, from L. McClure, Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World: Readings and Sources (Oxford, 2002): 104-38.
b) Roman poetry:
M. Wyke, a?Mistress and Metaphor in Augustan Elegya from McClure, op. cit. (2002): 193-219.
A. Richlin, a?Reading Ovidas Rapesa in A. Richlin, ed. Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome (Oxford, 1992): 158-79.
c) readings in feminism and gender theory:
V. Woolf, A Room of Oneas Own (1929).
S. Gilbert and S. Gubar, excerpt from The Madwoman in the Attic (1980), from J. Rivkin and M. Ryan, Literary Theory, An Anthology (Oxford, 2004): 812-25.
J. Butler,a Performative Acts and Gender Constitutiona (1990), from Rivkin and Ryan, op. cit.: 900-21.
H. Cixous, a?Sortiesa, from Lodge and Wood, Modern Criticism and Theory (see above)].