Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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[Info] Cavanaugh, Alden. »Seduction of the Bride.« 48th ASECS Annual Meeting. Minneapolis 2017.

[Info] Cheek, Pamela. »The Eighteenth-Century Novel Reads Title IX.« 48th ASECS Annual Meeting. Minneapolis 2017.

[Info] Zipes, Jack. The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood: Versions of the Tale in Sociocultural Context. South Hadley 1983.

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[Site] U.S. Literature

[Info] Aldridge, A. Owen. »Verse Condoning of Clerical Concupiscence.« New England Quarterly 68 (1995): 451-457.

[Info] Block, Sharon. »Rape without women. Print culture and the politicization of rape, 1765-1815.« Journal of American history 89 (2002): 849-868.

[Info] Branca, R. Rene. »Melodrama, convention, and rape.« American drama 14 (2005): 32-45.

[Info] Cohen, Daniel A. »Social injustice, sexual violence, spiritual transcendence. Constructions of interracial rape in early American crime literature, 1767-1817.« William and Mary quarterly 56 (1999): 481-526.

[Info] Dalke, Anne. »Original vice. The political implications of incest in the early American novel.« Early American literature 23 (1988): 188-201.

[Info] Erhard, Katharina. »Rape, republicanism, and representation. Founding the nation in early American women’s drama and selected visual representations.« Amerikastudien 50 (2005): 507-534.

[Info] Koneval, Joni L. A "Peculiar Offence": Legal, Popular, and Gendered Perceptions of Rape in the Early American Republic, 1790 – 1850. M.A. Thesis, Youngstown State University, 2012.

[Info] Nix, Ashley. »Dramatized Rape in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England and Modern America.« Aphra Behn Society Conference. Pittsburgh 2017.

[Info] Sielke, Sabine. Reading rape. The rhetoric of sexual violence in American literature and culture, 1790-1990. Princeton 2002.

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[Site] Arabic Literature

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[Site] Dutch Literature

[Info] Laffrado, Laura. »Constructing the subaltern. White Creole culture and raced captivity in eighteenth-century Dutch Suriname.« Studies in eighteenth-century culture 30 (2001): 31-48.

[Site] English Literature

[Info] Ackley, Katherine A. »Violence Against Women in the Novels of Early British Women Writers.« Living by the Pen: Early British Women Writers. Edited by Dale Spender. New York 1992: 212-224.

[Info] Adams, Michael. »Specular Rape: Reflections on Early Modern Reflections of the Present Day.« Centennial Review 41 (1997): 217-250.

[Info] Airey, Jennifer L. »Staging Rape in the Age of Walpole: Sexual Violence and the Politics of Dramatic Adaptation in 1730s Britain.« Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800. Edited by Anne Greenfield. London 2013: 95-106.

[Info] Barco, Genesis, mod. »#metoo Reading Sexual Violence Now.« 27th Annual Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association Conference. Auburn 2019.

[Info] Bowers, Toni. »Seduction narratives and Tory experience in Augustan England.« Eighteenth century 40 (1999): 128-154.

[Info] Bowers, Toni. Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660–1760. Oxford 2011.

[Info] Clifford, Katrina A. Sisterly Subjects: Brother-sister relationships in female-authored domestic novels, 1750-1820. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Sydney, 2014.

[Info] Cox, Kimberly. »Uninvited Touch: Reading Sexual Violence in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature.« 2015 MLA Annual Convention. Vancouver 2015.

[Info] Dickie, Simon. Cruelty & Laughter: Forgotton Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century. Chicago 2011.

[Info] Donnelly, Bridget. »Cruel Intentions: The Accidental Rhetoric of Violence in 18th-Century Fiction.« 25th Annual Conference of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association. Chapel Hill 2017.

[Info] Eckman, Zoë. »Consent and the Unconscious Victim.« 48th ASECS Annual Meeting. Minneapolis 2017.

[Info] Ferguson, Frances. »Rape and the rise of the novel.« Representations No. 20 (1987): 88-112.

[Info] Greenfield, Anne, ed. Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800. London 2013.

[Info] Greenfield, Anne. »The Titillation of Dramatic Rape, 1660–1720.« Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800. Edited by Anne Greenfield. London 2013: 57-68.

[Info] Greenfield, Anne. »From Rape to Seduction: Depictions of Female Sexual Transgressions in English Drama.« Annual Meeting of the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Williamsburg 2014.

[Info] Greenfield, Anne. The Rise and Fall of Rape on the English Stage. London 2024.

[Info] Harvey, Karen. Reading sex in the eighteenth century. Bodies and gender in English erotic culture. Cambridge 2004.

[Info] Hughes, Derek. »Rape on the Restoration stage.« Eighteenth century 46 (2005): 225-236.

[Info] Julian, Erin. Laughing Matters: Sexual Violence in Jacobean and Caroline Comedy. Ph.D. Thesis, McMaster University, 2014.

[Info] Lubey, Kathleen. »Rape’s Compass.« 48th ASECS Annual Meeting. Minneapolis 2017.

[Info] Nawrot, Dawn. »"Nothing But Violent Methods Will Do": Women who Complicate the Eighteenth-Century Rape Narrative.« 21st Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference. Albuquerque 2013.

[Info] Nawrot, Dawn A. »'Nothing but Violent Methods will do': The Female Rape Accomplice in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel.« 47th Annual Meeting of the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Fredericksburg 2016.

[Info] Nawrot, Dawn. »Dangerous Occupations: The Feme Sole as Rape Accomplice in the Eighteenth-Century Domestic Novel.« 48th ASECS Annual Meeting. Minneapolis 2017.

[Info] Nix, Ashley. »Dramatized Rape in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England and Modern America.« Aphra Behn Society Conference. Pittsburgh 2017.

[Info] Nussbaum, Felicity A. Torrid zones. Maternity, sexuality, and empire in eighteenth-century English narratives. Baltimore 1995.

[Info] Nussbaum, Felicity A. »"An affectionate and voluntary sacrifice". Sati, rape, and marriage in British narratives of the east.« Nineteenth-century contexts 19 (1996): 347-371.

[Info] Pearson, Jacqueline. The prostituted muse. Images of women and women dramatists, 1642-1737. New York 1988.

[Info] Richardson, Leslie A. Her best self did not escape. Rape and the crisis of identity in the early English novel. Ann Arbor 1998.

[Info] Rooney, Ellen. »Criticism and the subject of sexual violence.« MLN 98 (1983): 1269-1278.

[Info] Solomon, Diana. »Force within Farce? Rape Culture in Restoration Comedies.« Joint Annual Conference of the Canadan Society and the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Toronto 2017.

[Info] Spampinato, Erin A. Awful Nearness: Rape and the English Novel, 1740–1900. Ph.D. Thesis, City University of New York, 2020.

[Info] Tasker, Elizabeth. Low brows and high profiles. Rhetoric and gender in the Restoration and early eighteenth century theater. Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2007.

[Info] Wright, Nicole M. »Say Yes to the Duress? Reevaluating Consent through Eighteenth-Century Amatory Fiction and 21st-Century Campus Sexual Assault Report Interfaces.« 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. St. Louis 2020.

[Site] French Literature

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Discursive and rhetorical shifts. Rape narratives in fiction, law, and the penny presses (canards) of 17th- and 18th-century France.« Proceedings of the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, June 6-7, 2003. Colloquium on gender and crime in historical perspective. Edited by Mary Gibson. 2004.

[Site] German Literature

[Info] Künzel, Christine. »„Sie hielt, weiß ich, die Augen bloß zu“: Vergewaltigung im Schlaf vor dem Hintergrund literarischer und juridischer Traditionen der Bagatellisierung.« Frauen und Gewalt: Interdisziplinäre Untersuchungen zu geschlechtsgebundener Gewalt in Theorie und Praxis. Edited by Antje Hilbig et al. Würzburg 2003: 171-185.

[Info] Tang, Lydia. »Difficult Texts: Teaching the 18th-century Novel and Representations of Sexual Violence.« 48th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Baltimore 2017.