Spinning a Thread of One's Own from Homer to Atwood

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Akgün B.

in: Brill's Companion to Prequels, Sequels, and Retellings of Classical Epic, Robert Simms, Editor, Brill, Leiden , Leiden, pp.206-223, 2018

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Brill, Leiden 
  • City: Leiden
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-223
  • Editors: Robert Simms, Editor


This chapter discusses how Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad as a continuation of Homer's The Odyssey uses gender as a means to subvert the male-forged myths of masculinity and femininity and offers Helen, Penelope, and the twelve maids representation.