Contemporary adaptations of the classic Greek myths: how is the Greek mythological archetype of Medusa presented in contemporary literature

Bramley, Sophie (2016) Contemporary adaptations of the classic Greek myths: how is the Greek mythological archetype of Medusa presented in contemporary literature. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In this dissertation I shall be investigating how contemporary writers present the Greek mythical character Medusa in their works whilst comparing these to my own creative writing piece. My primary sources shall be Carol Ann Duffy’s poem Medusa (1999), A.S Byatt’s short story Medusa’s Ankles (1994) and Rick Riordan’s popular children’s novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief(2010) which shall be analysed alongside my creative dissertation piece Sam Deu (2015). I shall argue that the Medusa myth has been adapted to suit different contemporary settings and audiences in a variety of literary forms such as poetry, short story and children’s novel.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 14:39
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 14:39
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22688

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