Motherhood and representation in modern adaptations of Greek tragedy

MacDonald, Ruth (2013) Motherhood and representation in modern adaptations of Greek tragedy. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The following thesis will examine how the mother is being represented in modern adaptations of Greek tragedy. Although the productions discussed all afford different conceptualisations of the mother from different angles and in different time periods, it is my argument that the fact that the discourses surrounding motherhood are multiple rather than unified points to a certain level of anxiety surrounding the role. This can be seen to be representative of a wider cultural anxiety regarding the maternal function, as well as women and feminism more generally.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Motherhood, Greek tragedy, gender, psychoanalysis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Ruffell, Dr. Ian
Date of Award: 2013
Depositing User: Miss Ruth MacDonald
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-4279
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2013 07:31
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 12:14
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4279

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