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dc.contributor.authorFogler, Steph
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-15T15:39:16Z
dc.date.available2022-08-15T15:39:16Z
dc.date.issued2022-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/7456
dc.description.abstractIn contemporary works, Persephone has evolved from a kidnapped maiden goddess of myth to the loving partner of her former kidnapper. Persephone has also become a character of a “fandom” (a fan subculture) and “fanfiction” (stories about existing fictional worlds). On the social media website Tumblr and fanfiction website Archive of Our Own, fanfiction authors and fans all participate in the same tradition of story-making as the authors of mythology, and their texts are shaped by their culture's concerns and needs. For Perspehone fans, a key concern is the agency of young women. Feminism, a contested contemporary movement, significantly influences how fanfiction represents this concern. These stories also romanticize a relationship predicated on kidnapping and a lack of consent. Despite their complexity, it is too easy to criticize fan works about Persephone for being “not feminist.” The goal of this thesis is to complicate the assumption these stories and beliefs are not feminist. More specifically, it will analyze how Persephone and her relationship with Hades are depicted in fanfiction and how this relates to contemporary trends in feminism. It is always more complicated than “feminist” and “nonfeminist.”en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Literatureen_US
dc.subjectAdolescent educationen_US
dc.subjectEnglishen_US
dc.subjectPersephoneen_US
dc.subjectGreek mythologyen_US
dc.subjectFan fictionen_US
dc.subjectFeminismen_US
dc.subjectCultural studiesen_US
dc.subjectRoman mythologyen_US
dc.titleThe Persephone projecten_US
dc.typeHonors Projecten_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-15T15:39:16Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltzen_US
dc.description.departmentHonorsen_US
dc.description.degreelevelN/Aen_US
dc.description.advisorPaton, Fiona
dc.description.advisorWilson Clasby, Nicola
dc.date.semesterSpring 2022en_US


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