Myths of Oppression: Revisited in Cherrie Moraga's and Liz Lochhead's Drama

ibidem (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen im Februar 2012
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 162 Seiten
978-3-8382-0308-9 (ISBN)
Inci Bilgin Tekin's study offers a comparative perspective on two very challenging contemporary female playwrights, Liz Lochhead and Cherrie Moraga, and their Scottish and Chicanese adaptations of myths - such as the Greek Medea and Oedipus or the Mayan Popul Vuh - which address ethnic, racial, gender, and hierarchical oppression. Her book incorporates postcolonial and feminist readings of Lochhead's and Moraga's plays while it also explores different mythologies on the background.
Bilgin Tekin not only introduces an original point of view on Liz Lochhead's and Cherrie Moraga's plays as adaptations or rewrites, but also calls attention to the non-canonized Scottish, Aztec, and Mayan mythologies.
Following an innovative approach, she discusses the question in which ways Lochhead's and Moraga's adaptations of myths are challenges to the canon and further suggests a feminist version of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed.
The study appeals to readers of mythology, drama, and comparative literature. Those interested in postcolonial and feminist theories will also gain valuable new insights.
1., Aufl.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 21 cm
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  • Breite: 15 cm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 454 gr
978-3-8382-0308-9 (9783838203089)
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Inci Bilgin Tekin, born in 1978, is an Assistant Professor of English at Bogazici University, Turkey. Her research interests cover theatre semiotics, dramaturgy, postcolonial and feminist theories. She is also the author of several publications.
1. Introduction
2. A Theoretical Background of Myths and Oppression
3. Euro-centric Myths and Oppression
4. Ethnic Roots Retraced
5. Rewriting Myths of Hierarchical and Colonial Oppression
6. Revisiting Myths of Gender Oppression
7. Conclusion
Works Cited

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