Writing Rape, Writing Women In Early Modern England: Unbridled Speech Jocelyn Catty

ISBN: 9780312221812

Published: December 3rd 1999

Hardcover

276 pages


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Writing Rape, Writing Women In Early Modern England: Unbridled Speech  by  Jocelyn Catty

Writing Rape, Writing Women In Early Modern England: Unbridled Speech by Jocelyn Catty
December 3rd 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 276 pages | ISBN: 9780312221812 | 8.15 Mb

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,MoreThe 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, while rapes and attempted rapes proliferate in literature. This age also sees the emergence of the woman writer, despite a sexual ideology which equates womens writing with promiscuity.

Classical myths, however, associate womens story-telling 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-relations.



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