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dc.contributor.authorPäällysaho, Pieta
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-04T07:02:14Z
dc.date.available2021-11-04T07:02:14Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationPäällysaho, P. (2021). Metamorphoses of Shamed Bodies : Sexual Violence in Euripides’s Helen. <i>Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy</i>, <i>25</i>(2), 269-279. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5840/epoche202162185" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.5840/epoche202162185</a>
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dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78492
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I explore the connections between shame and embodiment in Euripides’s play Helen. The paper focuses on the play’s underlying theme of sexual violence and rape, and on the descriptions of metamorphoses that the mythological female victims often undergo in the face of rape. In my analysis on shame and embodiment I apply two insights from Giorgio Agamben’s analysis of the phenomenon of victim shame in The Remnants of Auschwitz. These are, first, the definition according to which shame is “to be consigned to what cannot be assumed”—that is, to be consigned to one’s self, being and physical body—and second, the claim that in shame one is affected by one’s own (bodily) passivity. Building on these definitions, I explore the intimate connection between shame and embodiment at work in Helen. As a result we can see how the female metamorphoses before or after sexual violence—in Euripides’s play and in Greek mythology in general—can be read in terms of victim shame. Furthermore, I suggest that this shame of the victims of sexual violence originates from the very nature of the crime itself: from being forced to experience the body’s abject passivity.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEpoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherAgamben, Giorgio
dc.subject.otherEuripides
dc.subject.otherHelena (tragedia, Euripides)
dc.subject.otherembodiment
dc.subject.otherHelen
dc.subject.othermetamorphosis
dc.subject.othervictim shame
dc.titleMetamorphoses of Shamed Bodies : Sexual Violence in Euripides’s Helen
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202111045516
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineFilosofiafi
dc.contributor.oppiainePhilosophyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange269-279
dc.relation.issn1085-1968
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume25
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Epoché , 2021
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysonäytelmäkirjallisuus
dc.subject.ysotragediat
dc.subject.ysokirjallisuudenhistoria
dc.subject.ysoruumiillisuus
dc.subject.ysofilosofia
dc.subject.ysohäpeä
dc.subject.ysometamorfoosi (taide)
dc.subject.ysoseksuaalinen hyväksikäyttö
dc.subject.ysoantiikin mytologia
dc.subject.ysouhrit
dc.subject.ysoteemat (kerronta)
dc.subject.ysoraiskaus
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dc.relation.doi10.5840/epoche202162185


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