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From Epic to Lyric: Alice Oswald’s and Barbara Köhler’s refigurings of Homeric Epic

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This chapter examines two recent poetic responses to Homeric epic: Alice Oswald’s reworking of the Iliad in Memorial (2011) and Barbara Köhler’s cycle of Odyssey poems, Niemands Frau (2007), identifying their shared interest in dissolving the Homeric epic narrative line in favour of a gender-inflected preferment of the lyric dynamic. Epic narrative form is posited, via Horkheimer and Adorno’s reading of the Odyssey, as a correlate of the heroic masculinity it produces. It is contrasted with t...

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10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
German
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Pages:
1-17
Host title:
Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century
Chapter number:
10
Publication date:
2018-11-07
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997146
ISBN:
9780198804215
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English
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2019-12-23

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