Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation by Sorcha Gunne Zoë Brigley Belén Martín-Lucas Ananya Jahanara Kabir Lisa Fitzpatrick Lorna Jowett Moniza Alvi Carine M. Mardorossian Online

Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation
Title : Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation
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ISBN : 9780415806084
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 245

The essays in this volume discuss narrative strategies employed by international writers when dealing with rape and sexual violence, whether in fiction, poetry, memoir, or drama. In developing these new feminist readings of rape narratives, the contributors aim to incorporate arguments about trauma and resistance in order to establish new dimensions of healing. This book mThe essays in this volume discuss narrative strategies employed by international writers when dealing with rape and sexual violence, whether in fiction, poetry, memoir, or drama. In developing these new feminist readings of rape narratives, the contributors aim to incorporate arguments about trauma and resistance in order to establish new dimensions of healing. This book makes a vital contribution to the fields of literary studies and feminism, since while other volumes have focused on retroactive portrayals of rape in literature, to date none has focused entirely on the subversive work that is being done to retheorize sexual violence.Split into four sections, the volume considers sexual violence from a number of different angles. 'Subverting the Story' considers how the characters of the victim and rapist might be subverted in narratives of sexual violence. In 'Metaphors for Resistance, ' the essays explore how writers approach the subject of rape obliquely using metaphors to represent their suffering and pain. The controversy of not speaking about sexual violence is the focus of 'The Protest of Silence, ' while 'The Question of the Visual' considers the problems of making sexual violence visible in the poetic image, in film and on stage. These four sections cover an impressive range of world writing which includes curriculum staples like Toni Morrison, Sarah Kane, Sandra Cisneros, Yvonne Vera, and Sharon Olds.


Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation Reviews

  • Amy

    I found this book both informative and interesting. It provides the reader with in depth information about rape narratives and gender differences in various cultures. Each section is dealt with in a highly intellectual way but does keep the narrative easy to understand. It does not presume that the reader will have much, if any, previous information on this issues dealt with and allows a person to build their knowledge from this source. I found it very useful for my studies in women's history an [...]

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