Year of Publication
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Arts and Sciences
Professor Frank X. Walker
Because traditional stories, myths, and legends have a patriarchal orientation, often portraying women as negative or weak characters, post-modern literary criticism calls for a feminist response. These poems are written in the genre of feminist revisionist mythology. Through the medium of poetry, women in these stories are provided with voices outside of the previously accepted patriarchal framework and challenge the exclusionary theories of Joseph Campbell. The stories are told through a perspective informed by feminist theory.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Packard, Betsy, "WARRIORS, MOTHERS, AND QUEENS: WEIGHTY WOMEN OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS" (2022). Theses and Dissertations--English. 146.