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  • Hardcover
  • 276
  • Writing Rape Writing Women in Early Modern England Unbridled Speech Early Modern Literature in History
  • Jocelyn Catty
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
  • 9780312221812

1 thoughts on “Writing Rape Writing Women in Early Modern England Unbridled Speech Early Modern Literature in History

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    A survey based book rather than one presenting an analytical argument Catty has done an excellent job of uncovering the prevalence of rape as a trope in early modern literature and does a service with the foregrounding of works from outside of the canon The first section looks at male authored rape narratives the second at female authored Not much analysis here but some suggestive indicators and much material for further research


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Writing Rape Writing Women in Early Modern England Unbridled Speech Early Modern Literature in History

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The word rape today denotes violent sexual appropriation; yet it originally signified the theft of a woman from her father or husband by abduction or elopement In the early modern period its meaning is in transition between these two senses.

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While rapes and attempted rapes proliferate in literature This age also sees the emergence of the woman writer despite a sexual ideology which euates women's writing with promiscuity Classical myths however associate women's story telling.

characters Writing Rape Writing Women in Early Modern England Unbridled Speech Early Modern Literature in History

With resistance to rape This comprehensive study covers a wide range of texts drawn from fiction poetry and drama by male and female writers canonical and non canonical and reveals the significance of rape in the portrayal of gender relatio.