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Elsa Högberg and Amy Bromley

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414609

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.001.0001

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Orlando, Greece and the Impossible Landscape

Orlando, Greece and the Impossible Landscape

(p.92) Chapter 7 Orlando, Greece and the Impossible Landscape
Sentencing Orlando

Vassiliki Kolocotroni

Edinburgh University Press

Tracing the trope of landscape as it appears in Orlando’s experience on Mount Athos – a monastic site upon which women were historically forbidden to trespass – Vassiliki Kolocotroni explores the poet Orlando’s allegorical and pastoral scene-making impulses. Grounded in the thought of classical scholar Jane Ellen Harrison, Orlando’s vision of the Greek landscape enacts a feminist transgression, Kolocotroni argues, at the same time as it problematically appropriates this space and the classical past. This chapter thereby highlights Orlando’s ambivalence as ‘emblem of an impossibility, a female creature on a sacred, forbidding all-male space’.

Keywords:   allegory, gender politics, Greece, Hellenism, Jane Ellen Harrison, landscape, pastoral, vision

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