Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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Representations: Literary Texts:

[Info] Sabelus, Esther. Die weiße Sklavin: Mediale Inszenierungen von Sexualität und Großstadt um 1900. Berlin 2009.

[Info] Sigurdson, Erika R. »Violence and Historical Authenticity: Rape (and Pillage) in Popular Viking Fiction.« Scandinavian Studies 86 (2014): 249-267.

[Info] von Engelhardt, Dietrich. »Sittlichkeitsverbrechen in Wissenschaft und Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts.« Sexualität und soziale Kontrolle. Beiträge zur Sexualkriminologie. Edited by Henner Hess et al. Heidelberg 1978: 141-168.

[Info] von Engelhardt, Dietrich. »Sexualpathologie und Sittlichkeitsdelinquenz in der Wissenschaft und Literatur der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts.« Grenzfrevel. Rechtskultur und literarische Kultur. Edited by Hans-Albrecht Koch et al. Bonn 1998: 220-241.

[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] Argentine Literature

Authors: Esteban Echeverría; Texts: El Matadero

[Site] Brazilian Literature

Authors: Machado de Assis

[Site] Canadian Literature

[Info] Salaün, Élise. Oser Éros: L’érotisme dans le roman québécois des origines à nos jours. Québec 2010.

[Site] Cuban Literature

[Site] Nicaraguan Literature

Authors: Rubén Darío

[Site] U.S. Literature

[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] Cerabino-Hess, Elizabeth. On nation and violation. Representations of rape in popular theatre and film of the "Progressive Era". Dissertation, New York University, 1997.

[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] Euzenas, Lynn L. Illicit propriety. Protestants, sexualized convent narratives, and pornography in nineteenth-century America. Ann Arbor 2006.

[Info] Herbert, T. Walter. Sexual violence and American manhood. Cambridge 2002.

[Info] Hopkins, Patricia D. Invisible woman. Reading rape and sexual exploitation in African-American literature. Ann Arbor 2002.

[Info] Horvitz, Deborah M. Literary trauma. Sadism, memory, and sexual violence in American women’s fiction. Albany 2000.

[Info] Jones, Megan S. Rapists, murderers, and Turks. Anti-Mormon melodrama and American identity, 1845-1900. Disseration, University of Minnesota, 2004.

[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] Larson-Thorisch, Alexa K. Was it rape? Sexual violence and the construction of gender in legal-medical and literary discourse (1770-1810). Dissertation, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1994.

[Info] Lewis, James R. »Images of captive rape in the nineteenth century.« Journal of American culture 15 (1992): 69-77.

[Info] Pagliarini, Marie A. »The pure American woman and the wicked catholic priest. An analysis of anti-catholic literature in antebellum America.« Religion and American culture 9 (1999): 97-128.

[Info] Shepherd, Gloria. The rape of black women during slavery. D.A. Thesis, State University of New York at Albany, 1988.

[Info] Sielke, Sabine. »Seduced and enslaved. Sexual violence in antebellum American literature and contemporary feminist discourse.« REAL 11 (1995): 299-324.

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

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[Site] Philippine Literature

Authors: José Rizal; Texts: Noli me tángere

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[Site] Austrian Literature

[Info] Schmidt-Bortenschlager, Sigrid. »Sexual Violence in Texts by Turn-of-the-Century Austrian Women Writers.« Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. San Diego 2002.

[Site] English Literature

Authors: Jane Austen, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mona Caird, Lewis Carroll, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Frost, Clotilde Graves, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, Richard Marsh, George Meredith, George W.M. Reynolds, Christina Rossetti Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Bram Stoker, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Thackeray, Stanley John Weyman, William Wordsworth, Charlotte Mary Yonge; Texts: Aurora Leigh, Barnaby Rudge, The Black Band, The Castle Inn, The Cenci, The Daisy Chain, Daniel Deronda, "Goblin Market", Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Matilda, Raped on the Railway, “The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point” The Solitary Reaper, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Woman in White

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

[Info] Clark, Anna. »The politics of seduction in English popular culture, 1748-1848.« The progress of romance. The politics of popular fiction. Edited by Jean Radford. London 1986: 47-70.

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

[Info] Cox, Kimberly. »Grab ‘Em by the Pussy,” Grab ‘Em by the Hand: Hand-Grabbing, #MeToo, and Female Sexual Pleasure in Victorian Novels.« 17th Annual Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association. Columbus 2019.

[Info] Dalley, Lana L., et al., eds. »Victorian Literature in the Age of #MeToo.« 2020.

[Info] Dalley, Lana L., et al. »Victorian Literature in the Age of #MeToo: An Introduction.« Nineteenth Century Gender Studies 16.2 (2020).

[Info] Dzelzainis, Ella, org. Taking Liberties: Sex, Pleasure, Coercion (1748-1928). Newcastle upon Tyne 2012.

[Info] Ferguson, Christine. »‘Where Sex is the First Great Teacher’: Rape and the Woman's Reincarnation Romance at the Fin de Siècle28th Annual Conference of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association. Fort Worth 2020.

[Info] Guarisco, Christopher J. "Ghost, Fiend, and Angel": The Middle-Class Crises of Rape and Chasity in the Victorian Gender Text. Senior Thesis, Bard College, 2013.

[Info] Kincaid, James R. Child-loving. The erotic child and Victorian culture. New York 1992.

[Info] Paxton, Nancy L. »Mobilizing chivalry. Rape in British novels about the Indian uprising of 1857.« Victorian studies 36 (1992): 5-30.

[Info] Paxton, Nancy L. »Mobilizing chivalry. Rape in Flora Annie Steel’s On the Face of the Waters (1896) and other British novels about the Indian uprising of 1857.« The new nineteenth century. Feminist readings of underread Victorian fiction. Edited by Barbara L. Harman et al. New York 1996: 247-275.

[Info] Paxton, Nancy L. Writing under the Raj. Gender, race, and rape in the British colonial imagination, 1830-1947. New Brunswick 1999.

[Info] Sharpe, Jenny. »The unspeakable limits of rape. Colonial violence and counter-insurgency.« Genders No. 10 (1991): 25-46.

[Info] Sharpe, Jenny. »The unspeakable limits of rape. Colonial violence and counter-insurgency.« Colonial discourse and postcolonial theory. A reader. Edited by Patrick Williams et al. New York 1993: 221-243.

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

[Info] Tatum, Karen E. Explaining the depiction of violence against women in Victorian literature. Applying Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection to Dickens, Brontë, and Braddon. Lewiston 2005.

[Info] Tromp, Marlene. »Conclusion: What does it take to say “Me” in Victorian Studies? Experiential Analysis in the Age of #MeToo.« Nineteenth Century Gender Studies 16.2 (2020).

[Site] French Literature

[Info] Geay, Yannick. Le malheureux bourdon: Figuration du viol dans la littérature finiséculaire. Thèse de doctorat, Université de Paris VIII, 2005.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Discursive and Rhetorical Shifts: Rape Narratives in Fiction, Law, and the Canards.« Annual Meeting of the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice. Paris 2003.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »La représentation des viols dans les canards sanglants au XIXe siècle.« Masculin/Féminin et presse au XIXe siècle. Lyon 2008.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Cadavers and a Cast of Characters Tell the Tale of Rape in the Canards Sanglants of Fin-de-Siècle France.« Romance Studies Colloquium. Jersey City 2009.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Permutations of Genre, Gender and Guilt: Rape Narratives in the Canards Sanglants of Nineteenth-Century France.« Genre/genre(s) - Gender/Genre. Lille 2009.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Permutations of Genre, Gender and Guilt: Rape Narratives in the Canards Sanglants of Nineteenth-Century France.« Gender / genre genre / genre(s). Edited by Kornelia Slavova et al. Sofia 2010: 299-317.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Coded Texts, Dead Bodies, and the Unsayable: How Rape Makes News in the Canards Sanglants of Nineteenth-Century France.« International Conference on Narrative. St. Louis 2011.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Narrating the Lives and Demise of Victims and Perpetrators of Rape: Rhetorical Reversals of Guilt in Nineteenth-Century Canards sanglants.« Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Los Angeles 2011.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Facts of the Crime: The Celestial and the State, Reporting Rape in 19th-Century France's Canards Sanglants.« 11th Annual Conference of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes. Exeter 2013.

[Info] Johnson, Sharon P. »Représentations du viol et construits essentialistes du genre dans les canards sanglants du XIXe siècle.« Masculin/Féminin dans la presse du XIXe siècle. Edited by Christine Planté et al. Lyon 2014.

[Info] McAlpin, Mary. »Reading Rape in Riccoboni.« 46th Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Macon 2020.

[Site] German Literature

[Info] Lindner, Martin. »Der Mythos ›Lustmord‹. Serienmörder in der deutschen Literatur, dem Film und der bildenden Kunst zwischen 1892 und 1932.« Verbrechen, Justiz, Medien. Konstellationen in Deutschland von 1900 bis zur Gegenwart. Edited by Joachim Linder et al. Tübingen 1999: 273-305.

[Site] Greek Literature

Authors: Antonios Matesis

[Site] Irish Literature

Authors: George Moore

[Site] Italian Literature

[Site] Polish Literature

[Site] Russian Literature

[Site] Spanish Literature

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[Site] Australian Literature