Penelopiad

Sponsored by Trent’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, English Department, and French Studies Program.

Description:

The inspiration for this event is Margaret Atwood’s 2005 novella, The Penelopiad, that retells the story of Homer’s Odyssey from the perspective of Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, whose voice and suffering is rather neglected in Homer’s original work.

The Humanities Fair event, Penelopiad, invites writers to re-write a short story from the perspective of a crucial but silent character, usually a woman, in a classic work of short fiction (see below for 2020 selections). Submissions must be no longer than the original short stories, and may be written in either English or French.

Stories will be made available on the day of the Humanities Fair for all to read in The Gallery, though they will be judged separately from the other works in The Gallery.

Team Size:

Teams are invited to submit up to four Penelopiad stories.

2020 Texts:

  1. Classic work of short fiction #1 in the public domain: Re-write from the perspective of Character So-and-so.
  2. Classic work of short fiction #2 in the public domain: Re-write from the perspective of Character So-and-so.
  3. Classic work of short fiction #3 in the public domain: Re-write from the perspective of Character So-and-so.
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