The Medusa Reader

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Marjorie B. Garber, Nancy J. Vickers
Psychology Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 310 pages
Fascinating and terrifying, the Medusa story has long been a powerful signifier in culture with poets, feminists, anthropologists, psychoanalysts, political theorists, artists, writers, and others. Bringing together the essential passages and commentary about Medusa, The Medusa Reader traces her through the ages, from classical times through the Renaissance to the pop culture, art, and fashion of today. This collection, with a critical introduction and striking illustrations, is the first major anthology of primary material and critical commentary on this most provocative and enigmatic of figures.
 

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Marjorie Garber is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English at Harvard, where she is also Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, and Director of the Humanities Center. Her ninth and most recent book is Quotation Marks, also published by Routledge.
Nancy Vickers is President of Bryn Mawr College, where she is also Professor of Italian, French, and Comparative Literature. She has published widely in the fields of literary and cultural studies, with particular interests in Dante, Renaissance poetry, and the technologies of lyric production.

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