Rewriting Medea: Toni Morrison and Liz Lochhead's Postmodern Perspectives (Paperback)

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Rewriting Medea: Toni Morrison and Liz Lochhead's Postmodern Perspectives (Paperback)

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The complexity of the mother-children relationship, the problems of maternal loss, inordinate erotic love and betrayal, along with the need for a woman to affirm her own identity against every patriarchal oppression, arguably make Medea one of the most popular myths re-enacted by contemporary women writers. Toni Morrison and Liz Lochhead turn to it for the freedom of creating narratives that offer both victimized and empowered portrayals of women, and exploit the key figure of problematic motherhood to invert its canonical tropes. The role of classic appropriation as a counter-hegemonic discourse demonstrates the possibilities of classical literature for voicing the concerns of the marginalized, and in such light shows the connection between classicism and female, racial and cultural empowerment.
Product Details ISBN: 9781612332598
ISBN-10: 1612332595
Publisher: Universal Publishers
Publication Date: June 5th, 2013
Pages: 136
Language: English