Gender-Bending Speech: Laura McClure, "Spoken Like a Womamn: Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama."

Research output: Other contribution


A revised and much expanded version of McClure's 1991 University of Chicago dissertation on rhetoric and gender in Euripides, the book consists of six chapters that explore the politics of discourse in five tragedies and two comedies: Aeschylus, Oresteia , Euripides, Hippolytus and Andromache, and Aristophanes , Thesmophoriazusae and Ecclesiazusae . These plays, according to M., were selected because they illustrate in a similar way how disruptive and dangerous women's voices can be if left to themselves, unchecked and uncontained by male-governed social and political institutions.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Mar 2001


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