Pygmalion s Metamorphosis and Galatea s Revenge Feminist Revisions of Ovid s Pygmalion Myth in British and American Literature since the 20th Century

The fact that Pygmalion’s literally man-made lover comes to life at the end of the story probably was the reason for artists’ fascination with the myth.

Pygmalion   s Metamorphosis and Galatea   s Revenge  Feminist Revisions of Ovid   s Pygmalion Myth in British and American Literature since the 20th Century

Author: Stefanie Eck

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656364303

Page: 40

View: 328

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5, University of Regensburg, language: English, abstract: The myth of Pygmalion as told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses contains, according to Geoffrey Miles, “one of the most potent male fantasies” – that is the creation “of a perfectly beautiful woman designed to the lover’s specifications and utterly devoted to her creator”. The fact that Pygmalion’s literally man-made lover comes to life at the end of the story probably was the reason for artists’ fascination with the myth. Ever since antiquity, patriarchal literature produced countless renarrations of the story about Pygmalion’s love for his statue, and most of them were especially intrigued with the erotic potential of Ovid’s tale. Yet this leads to the question how the awakening of feminist thought since the early 20th century influenced the myth’s reception. More precisely, how did feminist versions of the tale alter its content and the relationship of its protagonists? This question forms the basis of this thesis paper which will examine, by means of several Pygmalion versions of the 20th and 21st centuries, the myth’s development from a patriarchal towards a feminist tale. Texts by authors like Angela Carter, Neil LaBute, G.B. Shaw and others will be analysed.

Screening Statues

Paula James, Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen – In Pursuit of the Perfect
Woman (London and New York: Continuum International, 2011), 91. 19. Bloom,
Waxworks, 124. 20. Victor Stoichita, The Pygmalion Effect: from Ovid to Hitchcock
 ...

Screening Statues

Author: Steven Jacobs

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474410901

Page: 304

View: 730

This collection charts the lives and times of Muslims living in contemporary Scotland

A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid

James, P. (2011). Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect
Woman. London and New York. Kapoor, A. (2002). Marsyas, 2002. http://
anishkapoor.com//page.php/156/Marsyas.html. Lomas, D. (2011). The Myth of
Narcissus ...

A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid

Author: John F. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118876180

Page: 520

View: 867

A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid presents more than 30original essays written by leading scholars revealing the richdiversity of critical engagement with Ovid’s poetry thatspans the Western tradition from antiquity to the presentday. Offers innovative perspectives on Ovid’s poetry and itsreception from antiquity to the present day Features contributions from more than 30 leading scholars inthe Humanities. Introduces familiar and unfamiliar figures in the history ofOvidian reception. Demonstrates the enduring and transformative power ofOvid’s poetry into modern times.

The Pygmalion Effect

Pygmalion's sculpture, which the gods endowed with life, marks, according to this book, perhaps the first instance in Western art of an image that exists on its own terms, rather than simply imitating something else.

The Pygmalion Effect

Author: Victor I. Stoichita

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226775216

Page: 252

View: 723

Pygmalion's sculpture, which the gods endowed with life, marks, according to this book, perhaps the first instance in Western art of an image that exists on its own terms, rather than simply imitating something else. Stoichita delivers this image and its avatars from the shadow cast by art that merely replicates reality.

Understanding Latin Literature

(Dryden, Fables Ancient and Modern) 13.7 Since the Renaissance, Ovid's
Pygmalion has been read as the myth of the artist, ... Miller in Ovid Renewed and
Paula James in Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect
Woman).

Understanding Latin Literature

Author: Susanna Morton Braund

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317240278

Page: 220

View: 979

Understanding Latin Literature is a highly accessible, user-friendly work that provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry. This second edition is heavily revised to reflect recent developments in scholarship, especially in the area of the later reception and reverberations of Latin literature. Chapters are dedicated to Latin writers such as Virgil and Livy and explore how literature related to Roman identity and society. Readers are stimulated and inspired to do their own further reading through engagement with a wide selection of translated extracts and through understanding the different ways in which they can be approached. Central throughout is the theme of the fundamental connections between Latin literature and issues of elite Roman culture. The versatile and accessible structure of Understanding Latin Literature makes it suitable for both individual and class use.

Galatea s Emancipation The Transformation of the Pygmalion Myth in Anglo Saxon Literature since the 20th Century

This fascination, due to the erotic potential of the story, resulted in an abundance of patriarchal re-narrations from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century.

Galatea s Emancipation  The Transformation of the Pygmalion Myth in Anglo Saxon Literature since the 20th Century

Author: Stefanie Eck

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954895994

Page: 43

View: 157

The Pygmalion myth, most famously told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, has always fascinated artists. This fascination, due to the erotic potential of the story, resulted in an abundance of patriarchal re-narrations from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century. With the turn of the 20th century, however, the Pygmalion stories gradually changed under the influence of feminist thought and emancipation. The woman created by Pygmalion no longer remained a passive creature but began to resist her master and his male fantasies, sometimes in a subtle way, sometimes in open rebellion. The study at hand focuses on the development of the tale in the Anglo-Saxon literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. The author will analyze some of these modern Pygmalion versions, written by George Bernard Shaw, Carol Ann Duffy and Neil LaBute amongst other significant author

Pygmalion and Galatea

Pygmalion and Galatea presents an account of the development of the Pygmalion story from its origins in early Greek myth until the twentieth century.

Pygmalion and Galatea

Author: Essaka Joshua

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN:

Page: 216

View: 552

Pygmalion and Galatea presents an account of the development of the Pygmalion story from its origins in early Greek myth until the twentieth century. It focuses on the use of the story in nineteenth-century British literature, exploring gender issues, the nature of artistic creativity and the morality of Greek art.

Pygmalion

Presents a critical introduction to Shaw's classic drama, covering characterization, plot, symbolism, and setting.

Pygmalion

Author: Charles A. Berst

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780805794472

Page: 158

View: 585

Presents a critical introduction to Shaw's classic drama, covering characterization, plot, symbolism, and setting.

Pygmalion s Metamorphosis and Galatea s Revenge Feminist Revisions of Ovid s Pygmalion Myth in British and American Literature Since the 20th Century

The fact that Pygmalion's literally man-made lover comes to life at the end of the story probably was the reason for artists' fascination with the myth.

Pygmalion s Metamorphosis and Galatea s Revenge  Feminist Revisions of Ovid s Pygmalion Myth in British and American Literature Since the 20th Century

Author: Stefanie Eck

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783656364948

Page: 46

View: 764

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5, University of Regensburg, language: English, abstract: The myth of Pygmalion as told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses contains, according to Geoffrey Miles, "one of the most potent male fantasies" - that is the creation "of a perfectly beautiful woman designed to the lover's specifications and utterly devoted to her creator." The fact that Pygmalion's literally man-made lover comes to life at the end of the story probably was the reason for artists' fascination with the myth. Ever since antiquity, patriarchal literature produced countless renarrations of the story about Pygmalion's love for his statue, and most of them were especially intrigued with the erotic potential of Ovid's tale. Yet this leads to the question how the awakening of feminist thought since the early 20th century influenced the myth's reception. More precisely, how did feminist versions of the tale alter its content and the relationship of its protagonists? This question forms the basis of this thesis paper which will examine, by means of several Pygmalion versions of the 20th and 21st centuries, the myth's development from a patriarchal towards a feminist tale. Texts by authors like Angela Carter, Neil LaBute, G.B. Shaw and others will be analysed.

The Metamorphoses

Retold with Ovid’s irreverent flair, these tales are united by the theme of metamorphosis, as men and women are rendered alien to themselves, turned variously to flowers, trees, animals, and stones.

The Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101184973

Page: 480

View: 879

Ovid’s famous mock epic—a treasury of myth and magic that is one of the greatest literary works of classical antiquity—is rendered into fluidly poetic English by world-renowned translator Allen Mandelbaum. Roman poet Ovid’s dazzling cycle of tales begins with the creation of the world and ends with the deification of Caesar Augustus. In between is a glorious panoply of the most famous myths and legends of the ancient Greek and Roman world—from Echo’s passion for Narcissus to Pygmalion’s living statue, from Perseus’s defeat of Medusa to the fall of Troy. Retold with Ovid’s irreverent flair, these tales are united by the theme of metamorphosis, as men and women are rendered alien to themselves, turned variously to flowers, trees, animals, and stones. The closest thing to a central character is love itself—a confounding, transforming, irrational force that makes fools of gods and mortals alike. The poem’s playful verses, both sensually earthy and wittily sophisticated, have reverberated through the centuries, inspiring countless artists and writers from Shakespeare to the present. Frequently translated, imitated, and adapted, The Metamorphoses has lost none of its power to provoke and entertain.

Reading Ovid

Presents a selection from Metamorphoses, designed for those who have completed an introductory Latin course.

Reading Ovid

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521849012

Page: 272

View: 970

Presents a selection from Metamorphoses, designed for those who have completed an introductory Latin course.

Ovid on Screen

The first study of Ovid, especially his Metamorphoses, as inherently visual literature, explaining his pervasive importance in our visual media.

Ovid on Screen

Author: Martin M. Winkler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108485405

Page: 494

View: 480

The first study of Ovid, especially his Metamorphoses, as inherently visual literature, explaining his pervasive importance in our visual media.

Ovid Renewed

This book is a study of Ovid and his poetry as a cultural phenomenon, conceived in the belief that such a study of tradition also casts fresh light on Ovid himself.

Ovid Renewed

Author: Charles Martindale

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521397452

Page: 298

View: 692

This book is a study of Ovid and his poetry as a cultural phenomenon, conceived in the belief that such a study of tradition also casts fresh light on Ovid himself. Its main concern is with exploring the influence of Ovid on literature, especially English literature, but it also takes a wider perspective, including, for example, the visual arts. The book takes the form of a series of studies by specialists in their fields, including a number of scholars of international renown. The essays cover the period from the twelfth century, when there was an upsurge of interest in Ovid, through to the decline in his fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They are critical and comparative in approach and collectively give a detailed sense of Ovid's importance in Western culture. Topics covered include Ovid's influence on Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Dryden, T. S. Eliot, the myths of Daedalus and Icarus and Pygmalion, and the influence of Ovid's poetry on art.

Metamorphoses

Ovid's deliciously clever and exuberant epic, now in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141394619

Page: 768

View: 441

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful and tactile cloth. Ovid's sensuous and witty poetry brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation - often as a result of love or lust - where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.

Ovid Metamorphoses X

This edition contains the Latin text as well as in-depth commentary notes that provide language support, explain difficult words and phrases, highlight literary features and supply background knowledge.

Ovid  Metamorphoses X

Author: Ovid,

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472533054

Page: 256

View: 325

Metamorphoses is an epic-style, narrative poem written in hexameters. Original, inventive and charming, the poem tells the stories of myths featuring transformations, from the creation of the universe to the death and deification of Julius Caesar. Book X contains some of Ovid's most memorable stories: Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion, Atalanta and Hippomenes (with the race for the golden apples), Venus and Adonis, and Myrrha. This edition contains the Latin text as well as in-depth commentary notes that provide language support, explain difficult words and phrases, highlight literary features and supply background knowledge. The introduction presents an overview of Ovid and the historical and literary context, as well as a plot synopsis and a discussion of the literary genre. Suggested reading is also included.

Changing Gender Roles and the Pygmalion Motif Shaw s Pygmalion and the Musical My Fair Lady in Their Contexts

Its mythological background is fascinating as the topic is still up to date. This is why it has influenced many artists to use the story for their works.

Changing Gender Roles and the Pygmalion Motif   Shaw s Pygmalion and the Musical My Fair Lady in Their Contexts

Author: Catharina Kern

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640497724

Page: 60

View: 239

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Bayreuth, language: English, abstract: Pygmalion is one of the most famous comedies of all times. Its mythological background is fascinating as the topic is still up to date. This is why it has influenced many artists to use the story for their works. Besides Ovid's version in his Metamorphoses that very closely sticks to the original of Greek mythology and G. B. Shaw's one that, although he changes the frame and the plot of Pygmalion, he still holds on to the idea of the original story, there is for example Jean-Jacques Rousseau's melodrama Pygmalion (1770), Johann Wolfgang Goethe's poem Pygmalion (1767) and Franz von Suppe's operetta Die Schone Galathee (1865). The mythological background, though, is not the only reason why the story of Pygmalion has attracted that many artists and is that popular. It is the diversity of its themes and actions. There is for example a love story, a criticism of society, many different characters that are interesting in each way, changes in individual personalities and so on. . . . In a way he also forms a woman after his ideas and taste. This point of shaping a woman is present in both, Ovid's Metamorphoses and G. B. Shaw's Pygmalion. However, the most important difference between them is the woman's behaviour. While in mythology Galatea is only a passive character, in Shaw's Pygmalion Eliza is active from the beginning on and influences the play's stream and action. She takes her destiny into her own hands and one could speak of an emancipated woman. As emancipation was a major topic and drastically developed during the Victorian era, one could argue whether the description of women in literature actually reflects society's attitude towards them in the era in which this literature was written. For this reason I will elaborate the role of women in Victorian society in general and in Pygmalion in spe

Falling in Love with Statues

Falling in Love with Statues reveals that these relationships have played an instrumental role throughout human history in our efforts to understand, improve, and empower ourselves."--Inside jacket.

Falling in Love with Statues

Author: George L. Hersey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226327795

Page: 188

View: 912

"From Greek statues to porcelain dolls to digital avatars, countless generations of artificial humans have fascinated, seduced, and earned the devotion of their flesh-and-blood creators. Falling in Love with Statues reveals that these relationships have played an instrumental role throughout human history in our efforts to understand, improve, and empower ourselves."-inside jacket.

The Metamorphoses of Ovid

Ovid's wit and verbal adroitness quicken the pace of the narrative and make the work supremely accessible."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Metamorphoses of Ovid

Author: Ovid

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN:

Page: 498

View: 461

"Composed in Latin in the early years of the first century by the Roman poet Ovid, the Metamorphoses presents a collection of amazing tales of transformation based on Greek mythology and Roman legend. Ovid was the most gifted storyteller of his age, and the Metamorphoses is his masterpiece. It begins with the creation of the world and continues through the founding of Rome to the reign of the emperor Augustus in Ovid's own time." "Many of the great stories from Greek mythology can be found in the Metamorphoses, including those of Apollo and Daphne, Jupiter and Io, Actaeon, Narcissus and Echo, Pyramus and Thisbe, Daedalus and Icarus, Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion, and Venus and Adonis. The genial narrator sails unperturbed through tale after tale of love and loss, quest and battle, violence and suffering, human striving and folly. Ovid's wit and verbal adroitness quicken the pace of the narrative and make the work supremely accessible."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The World of Ovid s Metamorphoses

Synthesizing a wealth of detailed observations, Joseph Solodow studies the structure of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses, the role of the narrator, Ovid's treatment of myth, and the relationship between Ovid's and Virgil's presentations of Aeneas.

The World of Ovid s Metamorphoses

Author: Joseph B. Solodow

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616491

Page: 288

View: 140

Synthesizing a wealth of detailed observations, Joseph Solodow studies the structure of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses, the role of the narrator, Ovid's treatment of myth, and the relationship between Ovid's and Virgil's presentations of Aeneas. He argues that for Ovid metamorphosis is an act of clarification, a form of artistic creation, and that the metamorphosed creatures in his poem are comparable to works of art. These figures ultimately aid us in perceiving and understanding the world.