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Performance and gender in ancient Greece : nondramatic poetry in its setting, Eva Stehle

Label
Performance and gender in ancient Greece : nondramatic poetry in its setting
Title
Performance and gender in ancient Greece
Title remainder
nondramatic poetry in its setting
Statement of responsibility
Eva Stehle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a book that describes how men and women, young and adult, sang or recited in public settings, Stehle looks at poetry as an occasion for the performer's self-presentation. By discussing a wide range of pre-Hellenistic poetry, including Sappho's, and comparing how men and women speak about themselves, she constructs an innovative approach to performance that illuminates gender ideology
  • After considering the audience and the function of different modes of performance - community, bardic, and participation in closed groups - Stehle explores this poetry as gendered speech, which interacts with performers' bodily presence to create social identities for the speakers. Texts for female choral performers reveal how women in public spoke in order to disavow the power of their speech and their sexual power. Male performers, however, could manipulate gender as an ideological system: they sometimes claimed female identity in addition to male, associated themselves with triumph over a defeated (mythical) female figure, or asserted their disconnection from women, thereby creating idealized social identities for themselves. A final chapter concentrates on the written poetry of Sappho, which borrows the communicative strategy of writing in order to create a fictional speaker distinct from the singer, a "Sappho" whom others could recreate in imagination
  • Sappho's poetry subverts gendered speech by exploiting the hermeneutic difference between embodied spoken communication and writing
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stehle, Eva
Dewey number
881/.0109
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3067
LC item number
.S74 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sappho
  • Greek poetry
  • Women in the performing arts
  • Oral interpretation of poetry
  • Women and literature
  • Bards and bardism
  • Oral tradition
  • Sex role
  • Greece
Label
Performance and gender in ancient Greece : nondramatic poetry in its setting, Eva Stehle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Community Poetry -- Ch. 2. Women in Performance in the Community -- Ch. 3. Male Performers in the Community -- Ch. 4. Bardic Poetry -- Ch. 5. The Symposium -- Ch. 6. Sappho's Circle
Extent
xv, 367 p.
Isbn
9780691036175
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96003522
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u983726-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJU-5955
  • ltsw0138255
  • (OCoLC)34322666
Label
Performance and gender in ancient Greece : nondramatic poetry in its setting, Eva Stehle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Community Poetry -- Ch. 2. Women in Performance in the Community -- Ch. 3. Male Performers in the Community -- Ch. 4. Bardic Poetry -- Ch. 5. The Symposium -- Ch. 6. Sappho's Circle
Extent
xv, 367 p.
Isbn
9780691036175
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96003522
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u983726-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJU-5955
  • ltsw0138255
  • (OCoLC)34322666

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