Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature - The New Middle Ages (Paperback)
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Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature - The New Middle Ages (Paperback)

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Paperback 453 Pages / Published: 08/02/2002
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In thirteen studies of representations of rape in Medieval and Early Modern literature by such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare and Spenser, this volume argues that some form of sexual violence against women serves as a foundation of Western culture. The volume has two purposes: first, to explore the resistance these pervasive representations generate and have generated for readers - especially for the female reader- and second, to explore what these representations tell us about social formations governing the relationships between men and women. More particularly, Rose and Robertson are interested in how representations of rape manifest a given culture's understanding of the female subject in society.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349631162
Number of pages: 453
Weight: 586 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2001


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Overall the collective intention to address this highly problematic issue of rape from a medieval and early-modern perspective is very laudable, and all authors challenge our traditional understanding of the some of the key texts in Middle English and Old French literature. This provocation proves to be stimulating and will engender future studies of this topic...Elizabeth Robertson and Christine Rose have a made a valid contribution to future investigations of rape in the Middle Age.' - Professor Albrecht Classen, Mediaevistik

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