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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Lesbia A Voice From The Unheard, Jullisa Webb Jun 2016

Lesbia A Voice From The Unheard, Jullisa Webb

Honors Theses

This compositional thesis examines and utilizes the works of the infamous Latin poet Catullus in his advances to gain the amours of his mysterious love figure named Lesbia. In an attempt to try and deviate from normal social standards, this thesis gives a woman a voice, power, and supremacy against a man by rejecting his advances, not typical in the era of Catullus. Lesbia takes on the form of female embodiment of power, strength, and defiance. First I translated in a literal way the poems Catullus wrote to Lesbia. Then I transformed and altered Catullus’ poetry into letters with a ...