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Author: Froma I. Zeitlin

Title: On Ravishing Urns

Subtitle: Keats in His Tradition

In: Rape and Representation

Edited by: Lynn A. Higgins and Brenda R. Silver

Place: New York and Chichester

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Year: 1991

Pages: 278-302

Series: Gender and Culture

ISBN-10: 023107266X – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 19th Century | European History: English History | Representations: Literary Texts / John Keats


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Author: Froma Zeitlin, Department of Classics, Princeton

Abstract: »In the concluding section of the volume, part 5, Unthinking the Metaphor, the discourses held up to scrutiny are aesthetic categories themselves. If in the previous section gender oppression was inseparable from other forms of oppression and was inherently political, in this section, as Froma Zeitlin notes, it is "poetics and the politics of gender [that] cannot be dissociated." For Nancy Jones and Zeitlin, the conventions at issue are no less that the Western lyric tradition and the quest for beauty, truth, and knowledge associated with the "Grecian spirit" in Western philosophy and art.« (Source: Lynn A. Higgins and Brenda R. Silver. »Introduction: Rereading Rape.« Rape and Representation. Edited by Lynn A. Higgins et al. New York 1991: 7)

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