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Representing Rape In Medieval And Early Modern Literature

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In 13 studies of representations of rape in medieval and early modern literature by such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Spenser, this innovative book argues that some form of sexual violence against women has always served as a foundation of Western culture. The book has two purposes: to explore the resistance these pervasive representations generate for readers—especially for female readers—and to explore what these representations tell us about the relationships between men and women. Rose and Robertson ...

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Overview

In 13 studies of representations of rape in medieval and early modern literature by such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Spenser, this innovative book argues that some form of sexual violence against women has always served as a foundation of Western culture. The book has two purposes: to explore the resistance these pervasive representations generate for readers—especially for female readers—and to explore what these representations tell us about the relationships between men and women. Rose and Robertson focus in particular on the way depictions of rape make manifest a culture’s understanding of the female subject in society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312236489
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: New Middle Ages Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Rose no bio
Elizabeth Robertson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is founder editor of The Medieval Feminist Newsletter.

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Table of Contents

Christine Rose
• Mark Amsler
• Monica Brzezinski Potkay
• E. Jane Burbans
• Nancy Jones
• Robin Bott
• Karen Robertson
• Anne Schotter
• Christopher Cannon
• Elizabeth Robertson
• Amy Greenstadt
• Susan Frye
• Katherine Eggert

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