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The Resource Reading rape : the rhetoric of sexual violence in American literature and culture, 1790-1990, Sabine Sielke

Reading rape : the rhetoric of sexual violence in American literature and culture, 1790-1990, Sabine Sielke

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Reading rape : the rhetoric of sexual violence in American literature and culture, 1790-1990
Title
Reading rape
Title remainder
the rhetoric of sexual violence in American literature and culture, 1790-1990
Statement of responsibility
Sabine Sielke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Sielke, Sabine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.R35
LC item number
S54 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Rape in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Rape
  • Rape victims in literature
  • Sex crimes in literature
  • Violence in literature
Label
Reading rape : the rhetoric of sexual violence in American literature and culture, 1790-1990, Sabine Sielke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-232) and index
Contents
Seduced and enslaved: sexual violence in antebellum American literature and contemporary feminist discourse. "Rape crisis" or "Crisis in sexual identity"? The feminist rhetoric of rape -- "Guilty passions" and "Foul words": the powers of seduction and the racialization of sexual violence -- The deployment of sexual violence and the "cult of secrecy": historicizing the feminist rhetoric of rape. The rise of the (Black) rapist and the reconstruction of difference; or, "realist" rape. "Black claws into soft white throat" and other bestialities: rapist rhetoric, rivalry, and homosocial desire in Thomas Nelson Page's Red rock, Thomas Dixon's The clansman, and Frank Norris's McTeague -- "A tender lamb snatched from the jaws of a hungry wolf": inversions of rapist rhetoric in Frances E.W. Harper's Iola Leroy -- "The one crime" and "the real 'one crime'": rape, lynching, and mimicry in Sutton E. Griggs's The Hindered hand -- "A thing not to be faced": rape as robbery in Upton Sinclair's The jungle -- "Unconscious penetration": manners, money, and the primitive man in Edith Wharton's The house of mirth -- "The kind we can't resist": the lesson of William Vaughn Moody's A Sabine woman. Rape and the artifice of representation: four modernist modes. "Soiled! Despoiled! Handled! Mauled! Rumpled! Rummaged! Ransacked!": styles and hyperboles of seduction, rape, and incest in Djuna Barnes's Ryder -- "That little hot ball inside you that screams": rape's resistance to representation, the resistance to rape, and the transgression of boundaries in William Faulkner's Sanctuary -- "Not what one did to women": enacting projections and constructing the racial border in Richard Wright's Native Son -- Fighting "forced relationship": rape and manslaughter in Ann Petry's The Street -- Voicing sexual violence, repoliticizing rape: post modernist narratives of sexuality and power. "Mankind's greatest crime, man's inhumanity to man": Chester Himes's A case study of rape -- "Plain black (gender) trouble": intraracial rape, incest, and other family feuds -- "Phantom men" and "zipless fucks": rape fantasies and the fictions of female desire -- "An obscene posture that no one could help": sodomy, male anxiety, and the "crisis of homo/heterosexual definition" in James Dickey's Deliverance. Challenging readings of rape
Control code
47216865
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 241 p.
Isbn
9780691005003
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036274
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Reading rape : the rhetoric of sexual violence in American literature and culture, 1790-1990, Sabine Sielke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-232) and index
Contents
Seduced and enslaved: sexual violence in antebellum American literature and contemporary feminist discourse. "Rape crisis" or "Crisis in sexual identity"? The feminist rhetoric of rape -- "Guilty passions" and "Foul words": the powers of seduction and the racialization of sexual violence -- The deployment of sexual violence and the "cult of secrecy": historicizing the feminist rhetoric of rape. The rise of the (Black) rapist and the reconstruction of difference; or, "realist" rape. "Black claws into soft white throat" and other bestialities: rapist rhetoric, rivalry, and homosocial desire in Thomas Nelson Page's Red rock, Thomas Dixon's The clansman, and Frank Norris's McTeague -- "A tender lamb snatched from the jaws of a hungry wolf": inversions of rapist rhetoric in Frances E.W. Harper's Iola Leroy -- "The one crime" and "the real 'one crime'": rape, lynching, and mimicry in Sutton E. Griggs's The Hindered hand -- "A thing not to be faced": rape as robbery in Upton Sinclair's The jungle -- "Unconscious penetration": manners, money, and the primitive man in Edith Wharton's The house of mirth -- "The kind we can't resist": the lesson of William Vaughn Moody's A Sabine woman. Rape and the artifice of representation: four modernist modes. "Soiled! Despoiled! Handled! Mauled! Rumpled! Rummaged! Ransacked!": styles and hyperboles of seduction, rape, and incest in Djuna Barnes's Ryder -- "That little hot ball inside you that screams": rape's resistance to representation, the resistance to rape, and the transgression of boundaries in William Faulkner's Sanctuary -- "Not what one did to women": enacting projections and constructing the racial border in Richard Wright's Native Son -- Fighting "forced relationship": rape and manslaughter in Ann Petry's The Street -- Voicing sexual violence, repoliticizing rape: post modernist narratives of sexuality and power. "Mankind's greatest crime, man's inhumanity to man": Chester Himes's A case study of rape -- "Plain black (gender) trouble": intraracial rape, incest, and other family feuds -- "Phantom men" and "zipless fucks": rape fantasies and the fictions of female desire -- "An obscene posture that no one could help": sodomy, male anxiety, and the "crisis of homo/heterosexual definition" in James Dickey's Deliverance. Challenging readings of rape
Control code
47216865
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 241 p.
Isbn
9780691005003
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036274
Other physical details
ill.

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