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By Barbara Clayton

A Penelopean Poetics appears on the courting among gender ideology and the self-referential poetics of the Odyssey throughout the determine of Penelope. She is a crafty story-teller; her repeated reweavings of Laertes' shroud a figurative replication of the method of oral poetic composition itself. Penelope's internet is hence a discourse and it may be construed particularly as female. Her gendered poetics celebrates procedure, multiplicity, and ambiguity and it resists phallocentric discourse by means of undermining strong and stuck meanings. Penelope's poetics develop into a discursive thread during which diversified female voices can become aware of their resistant capacities. writer Barbara Clayton's paintings contributes to discussions within the classics in addition to literary feedback, intercourse and gender stories, and women's studies.

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