(pub. 2017)

Two essays pub­lished in the Lon­don Review of Books in 2014 and 2017
In the Pub­lic Voice of Women, Beard shows the depth and breadth of the prac­tice of the silenc­ing of women. She begins with the silenc­ing of Pene­lope by her son Telemachus in the Odyssey. When Pene­lope enters the hall to ask that the singer to lit­er­al­ly change his tune, her young son Telemachus tells his moth­er to be qui­et and go back up stairs, Con­tin­ue reading