Did Penelope Have a Daughter? Imagining Women's History in the Ancient World

Did Penelope Have a Daughter? Imagining Women's History in the Ancient World

Did Penelope Have a Daughter? Imagining Women's History in the Ancient World

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 5 p.m.

Location

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, 249 Conference Room I

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Laurel Corona gives a lecture titled, "Did Penelope Have a Daughter? Imagining Women's History in the Ancient World."

Laurel Corona, the award-winning author of The Four Seasons, discusses her work as a historical novelist and her research into Bronze Age women for her new release, Penelope's Daughter (Penguin/Berkley, 2010). Her book retells Homer's The Odyssey from the point of view of Odysseus and Penelope's daughter. "This novel is about girls having to grow up quickly in difficult environments," she writes. "Whereas Homer focuses on women mostly as threats and troublemakers, Penelope's Daughter revels in the full range of things they are -- mothers, daughters, slaves, weavers, high priestesses, queens."

To learn more about Laurel Corona, visit her website.

Sponsored by the Department of History and Interdisciplinary Humanities Program.

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