Jane Ellen Harrison  

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Harold Bloom writes in the margin of a draft of Paglia's dissertation "Mere Sontagisme!" Paglia comments later: "It saddened me, but I knew Bloom was right. Sontag, who could have been Jane Harrison's successor as a supreme woman scholar, had become synonymous with a shallow kind of hip posturing." --wikipedia draft

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Jane Ellen Harrison (9 September 1850 – 15 April 1928) was a British classical scholar, linguist and feminist. Harrison is one of the founders, with Karl Kerenyi and Walter Burkert, of modern studies in Greek mythology. She applied 19th century archaeological discoveries to the interpretation of Greek religion in ways that have become standard. Contemporary classics scholar Mary Beard, Harrison's biographer, has described her as "in a way ... [Britain's] first female professional 'career academic'". Ellen Wordsworth Crofts, later second wife of Sir Francis Darwin was Jane Harrison's best friend from her student days at Newham, and during the period from 1898 to her early death in 1903.



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Books on the anthropological search for the origins of Greek religion and mythology, include:

Essays and reflections

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