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The New Middle Ages

Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Editors: Rose, C., Robertson, E. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

CHRISTINE ROSE is Associate Professor of English at Portland State University and has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship.

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is founder editor of The Medieval Feminist Newsletter.

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'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


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Robertson, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Reading Chaucer Reading Rape

    Rose, Christine M.

    Pages 21-60

  • Rape and Silence: Ovid’s Mythography and Medieval Readers

    Amsler, Mark

    Pages 61-96

  • The Violence of Courtly Exegesis in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Potkay, Monica Brzezinski

    Pages 97-124

  • Raping Men: What’s Motherhood Got to Do With It?

    Burns, E. Jane

    Pages 127-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
Editors
  • C. Rose
  • E. Robertson
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-10448-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-10448-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-23648-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-63116-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 453
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