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Title Women writing Greece [electronic resource] : essays on Hellenism, orientalism and travel / ed. by Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Efterpi Mitsi.

Imprint Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (257 pages).
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 118
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 118.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and Index.
Summary "Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender in travel and cross-cultural mediation and challenging stereotypical views of 'the Greek journey', traditionally seen as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This collection aims to cast new light on women's participation in the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, examining their ideological rendering of Greece as at once a luminous land and a site crossed by contradictory cultural memories."--Jacket.
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Subject Women -- Travel -- Historiography.
Orientalism in literature.
Hellenism in literature.
English prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women travelers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Travelers' writings, English -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Greece -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kolocotroni, Vassiliki.
Mētsē, Euterpē.
Other Form: Print version: Women writing Greece. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008 9789042024816 904202481X (OCoLC)272399384
ISBN 9781435684898 (electronic bk.)
1435684893 (electronic bk.)