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The Resource The afterlives of rape in medieval English literature, Suzanne M. Edwards

The afterlives of rape in medieval English literature, Suzanne M. Edwards

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The afterlives of rape in medieval English literature
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The afterlives of rape in medieval English literature
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Suzanne M. Edwards
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eng
Summary
"From devotional literature that idealizes wives' submission to unwanted sex to political narratives that frame women's survival of sexual violence as a model for a just monarch, medieval texts propose that survivors of sexual violence have privileged moral, ethical, and spiritual insight. The Afterlives of Rape in Medieval English Literature explores these discourses of survival in a wide range of medieval English texts, including letters of spiritual advice, legal statutes and cases, saints' lives, romances, theological summae, and legendary histories. In these eleventh- through fourteenth-century texts, the ethical and epistemological dilemmas that survival poses capture the difficulty of reconciling spiritual and civic ideals with an unjust, fallen world. Edwards argues that understanding the literary history of survival as distinct from the history of rape, can help us to weigh the ethical importance of attending to violence against women against the costs of reifying gender difference and its traumatic identifications - both in our study of the past and in contemporary feminist politics"--
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1975-
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Edwards, Suzanne M.
Dewey number
820.9/001
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.R37
LC item number
E39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Middle Ages
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  • English literature
  • Rape in literature
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Women and literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • Rape in literature
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Women and literature
  • England
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The afterlives of rape in medieval English literature, Suzanne M. Edwards
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Discourses of Survival -- Rape Survivors and Living Martyrs in the Lives of Holy Women -- Looking at "Strange Women" : Pedagogies of Sexual Violence in Anchoritic Literature -- Outrage Against Rape and the Battle Over Survival in Fourteenth-Century Legal Discourse and the Wife of Bath's Tale -- Ravished Wives, Sovereignty, and Political Reform -- Afterlives in the Twenty-First Century
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918931789
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781137364814
Lccn
2015030545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918931789
Label
The afterlives of rape in medieval English literature, Suzanne M. Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discourses of Survival -- Rape Survivors and Living Martyrs in the Lives of Holy Women -- Looking at "Strange Women" : Pedagogies of Sexual Violence in Anchoritic Literature -- Outrage Against Rape and the Battle Over Survival in Fourteenth-Century Legal Discourse and the Wife of Bath's Tale -- Ravished Wives, Sovereignty, and Political Reform -- Afterlives in the Twenty-First Century
Control code
918931789
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781137364814
Lccn
2015030545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918931789

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