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Feminism, literature and rape narratives : violence and violation

Author: Sorcha Gunne; Zoë Brigley
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 27.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this volume discuss narrative strategies employed by international writers when dealing with rape and sexual violence, whether in fiction, poetry, memoir or drama. In developing these new feminist readings of rape narratives, the contributors aim to incorporate arguments about trauma and resistance in order to establish new dimensions of healing. This book makes a vital contribution to the fields of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sorcha Gunne; Zoë Brigley
ISBN: 9780415806084 0415806089 9780415896689 0415896681
OCLC Number: 432315169
Description: xxii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rape by proxy in contemporary Caribbean women's fiction / Carine M. Mardorossian --
Sabotaging the language of pride : Toni Morrison's representations of rape / Tessa Roynon --
Revising Chicana womanhood : gender violence in Sandra Cisneros's The house on Mango Street / Robin E. Field --
Between 'Awra and Arab literary feminism : sexual violence and representational crisis in Nawal el Saadawi's Woman at point zero / Anna Ball --
Writing rape : the politics of resistance in Yvonne Vera's novels / Fiona McCann --
Il/legitimacy : sexual violence, mental health and resisting abjection in Camilla Gibb's Mouthing the words and Elizabeth Ruth's Ten good seconds of silence / Susan Billingham --
Testimony and silence : sexual violence and the Holocaust / Zoë Waxman --
'Mum is the word' : gender violence, displacement and the refugee camp in Yasmin Ladha's documentary-fiction / Belén Martín-Lucas --
Double violation? : (not) talking about sexual violence in contemporary South Asia / Ananya Jahanara Kabir --
Questioning truth and reconciliation : writing rape in Achmat Dangor's Bitter fruit and Kagiso Lesego Molope's Dancing in the dust / Sorcha Gunne --
Signifying rape : problems of representing sexual violence on stage / Lisa Fitzpatrick --
The wound and the mask : rape, recovery and poetry in Pascale Petit's The wounded deer: fourteen poems after Frida Kahlo / Zoë Brigley Thompson --
Rape, power, realism and the fantastic on television / Lorna Jowett.
Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 27.
Responsibility: edited by Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson.
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Includes the essays that discuss narrative strategies employed by international writers when dealing with rape and sexual violence, whether in fiction, poetry, memoir or drama. This book incorporates  Read more...

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