- By Abby MacGregor
"But to find women in heroic tales whose roles embrace something beyond spousal identity and dogged faithfulness, we need to move outside Mediterranean and Anglocentric circles. We must look north."
—from "Alone in the Center: Brynhild and Brünnhilde", Fall 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 3)
Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
The second piece I ever published happened to be for The Massachusetts Review back in 1976. Titled “Culture and Controversy,” it explored two debates about the roles of science and literature in the formation of culture—the nineteenth-century debate between Matthew Arnold and T. H. Huxley and the twentieth-century debate between C. P....