Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
perspective, female, letters, male, prose
This thesis is a two-part project of translation and prose composition. In part one, I am translating two letters from Ovid’s Heroides, a collection of elegiac poems written from the female perspective of women in mythology to their male lovers. I chose the only two letters, Hypsipyle’s and Medea’s, in the collection that are both written to the same man, Jason. In part two, I am composing two letters in Latin from Jason’s perspective to Hypsipyle and Medea. As Ovid was a male writing from the female perspective and I am a female writing from the male perspective, my goal is to explore the issues of gender in elegiac theme and more personally through the arts of translating and composing.
Warren, Julie, "An Experiment in Gendered Writing: Translation and Original Prose Composition" (2015). Honors Theses and Student Projects. 402.