Reconceiving Leda

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1, No. 9 (2012) ISSN 2167-8812   Reconceiving Leda: Violence, Eroticism and the Unconscious in H.D. and Dalí  By Srishti Krishnamoorthy   The rape of Leda by Zeus in the form of a swan has been polysemously enacted within the mythopoetic fabric of Modernism, with each ‘representation’ in effect reconstituting, and […]

Leda, abstract

Open Inquiry Archive Vol. 1, No. 9 (2012) RECONCEIVING LEDA: VIOLENCE, EROTICISM and the UNCONSCIOUS in H.D. and DALÍ by Srishti Krishnamoorthy ABSTRACT Krishnamoorthy’s paper attempts to read two Modernist redactions of the myth of the rape of Leda as made available in the 1918 poem “Leda” by Hilda Doolittle and the 1961 painting Leda’s Swan […]