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

Main Author: Sielke, Sabine
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton, N.J Princeton University Press 2002
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Collection: Netlibrary - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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245 0 0 |a Reading rape  |h Elektronische Ressource  |b the rhetoric of sexual violence in American literature and culture, 1790-1990  |c Sabine Sielke 
260 |a Princeton, N.J  |b Princeton University Press  |c 2002 
300 |a viii, 241 p.  |b ill  |c 24 cm 
505 0 |a 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 
505 0 |a 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 
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500 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-232) and index 
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650 4 |a American fiction 
650 4 |a English language 
650 4 |a Feminism and literature 
650 4 |a Rape in literature. 
650 4 |a Rape victims in literature. 
650 4 |a Rape 
650 4 |a Sex crimes in literature. 
650 4 |a Violence in literature. 
650 4 |a Women and literature