The Resource A subject so shocking : the female sex offender in Richardson's Clarissa, by Jennifer L. Albin, (electronic resource)

A subject so shocking : the female sex offender in Richardson's Clarissa, by Jennifer L. Albin, (electronic resource)

Label
A subject so shocking : the female sex offender in Richardson's Clarissa
Title
A subject so shocking
Title remainder
the female sex offender in Richardson's Clarissa
Statement of responsibility
by Jennifer L. Albin
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Richardson's Clarissa is notable for the shocking rape of it's title character, but what is often critically overlooked about the plot is the presence of female accomplices during the crime. Clarissa's recollection of the event is confused, but she notes with horror the participation of women during her rape. In my thesis, I examine the significance of Richardson's use of women in this role through historical and literary analysis. My thesis utilizes court records from the Old Bailey Proceedings Online to explore the existence of historical rape cases involving female accomplices to shed light on Richardson's use of the women in the novel. I also discuss the roles erotic literature and prostitution play in creating these characters. I contend that the novel is ultimately about gender in relationship to power. Throughout the thesis, I examine authorship and the law's roles in creating each character's understanding of gender and how these perceptions affect the rape of Clarissa
Cataloging source
MUU
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Albin, Jennifer L
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Looser, Devoney
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richardson, Samuel
  • Rape in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Epistolary fiction, English
  • Social conflict in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Prostitutes in literature
Target audience
specialized
Label
A subject so shocking : the female sex offender in Richardson's Clarissa, by Jennifer L. Albin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 21, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166229531
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166229531
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A subject so shocking : the female sex offender in Richardson's Clarissa, by Jennifer L. Albin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 21, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166229531
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166229531
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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