This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Traversing the Persona: A Comparative Study of Characterization of Mary Magdalene in Ki Longfellow’s The Secret Magdalene and Elizabeth Cunningham’s  Bright Dark Madonna.

Veena Sany

Assistant Professor,

Department of English,

St. Joseph’s College,

Irinjalakuda,,Thrissur,Kerala, India

Email : veenabejoy@gmail.com

 

 

Abstract        

Grand narratives have always been platforms for re -visitations. These re visitations are made to facilitate a different perception of the canons. This paper attempts to bring to light the  character of Mary Magdalene as depicted in two contemporary novels; The Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow and Bright Dark Madonna by Elizabeth Cunningham. The characterization is done in a subversive and strikingly opposite manner. The archetype of a penitent prostitute remains untouched by the authors. Rather an attempt to elevate her to a sublime level of spirituality can be traced. Concept of ‘Gnosis’ comes along with the characterization. An attempt is also made to bring out the three phases of feminism that run through the life events of the character, Mariamne. The two re-created characters attain the same level of divinity but through different means just as the temperaments of the characters are different.  Thus a blend of feminism and spirituality enables the novels to be read as a discourse of spiritual feminism.

Key Words: Gnosis, Feminism, Spiritual Feminism, Patriarchy, Masculine, Divine Feminine.

journal of english

Share
2017-11-06T11:13:24+00:00
Share