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Amazons in the Amphora: Traces of the Defeated Other in Wonder Woman Comics

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dc.contributor.advisor Roberts, Deborah H.
dc.contributor.advisor Mulligan, Bret
dc.contributor.author Pollack, Lara
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-29T13:02:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-29T13:02:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/4960
dc.description.abstract References to the Amazons, a mythical race of warrior women, are widespread in ancient literature. They were generally represented as a defeated Other in their relations with the Greeks, reaffirming the patriarchal nature of Greek society. Amazons have also been received into modern literature, with the most prominent example being Wonder Woman, a comic book character created by William Marston in the early 1940s. Wonder Woman has generally been hailed as a feminist icon. The widespread representation of bondage and other sadomasochistic elements throughout the Wonder Woman comics, however, argue that she and other female characters are still represented as a defeated Other, retaining traces of the misogyny widespread in ancient accounts of Amazons.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Classics
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Misogyny in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Other (Philosophy) in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Greek literature -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Wonder Woman (Fictitious character) -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Amazons in literature
dc.title Amazons in the Amphora: Traces of the Defeated Other in Wonder Woman Comics
dc.type Thesis
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