The #MeToo Movement and Ovid's Philomela

Justin L. Barker

Abstract


This essay disucsses Ovid's Philomela in the context of the #MeToo Movement. It engages the problems of power and the use of masculine violence to silence female voices, and the ways these problems transcend time and culture. It then reflects on the potential for teaching Ovid alongside the #MeToo discourse.

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Sarah Alkukhtar, Michael Gold, and Larry Buchanan, “After Weinstein: 45 Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct and Their Fall from Power,” The New York Times, 22 Dec. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/10/us/men-accused-sexual-misconduct-weinstein.html. Accessed on 3 Jan. 2018.

Elissa Marder, “Disarticulated Voices: Feminism and Philomela,” Hypatia 7.2 (1992)” 148-66 (161).

Ovid, Metamorphoses. Tr. A.D. Melville. The World’s Classics. Oxford: Oxford UP. 134-42 (Book 6, lines 422-674), ll. 542-47.

Rebecca Solnit, “A Short History of Silence,” The Mother of All Questions (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2017), 17-66 (22).

Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron (2015; Chathmam, Kent, England: Ruby Films), DVD.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2018.447

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