A few weeks ago, BBC Culture named The Odyssey as the most influential story in world literature. But given its importance, it is worth questioning the legacy that continuously reproduced clichés about women up to the present day. Ulysses is the hero who travels and who conquers the world and Penelope is the woman waiting for him at home.
Why re-interpret the myth?
To change the point of view
PenelopeS is a platform where different women from the worlds of culture and politics will narrate their own experiences linked to Penelope. What is Penelope for them? A woman they know, or a story about themselves.