Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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[Info] Carlson, Susan A. Unveiled rage and unspoken fear. A study of emotional, physical and sexual abuse in the Juvenilia and novels of Charlotte Brontė. Dissertation, Ohio State University, 1991.

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[Info] Pipes, Candice. »Recruiting Warriors: Using Literature in College Classrooms to Fight and Win "The Longest War".« #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture. New York 2021: 389-400.

[Info] Barrow, Robin J. Narratives of Outrage: Sexual Violence and the Victorian Novel. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Iowa, 2004.

[Info] Briggs, Harriet. »Playthings and Puritans: Sex, Pleasure and Coercion in Charlotte Brontė’s Jane Eyre and Walter Scott’s KenilworthTaking Liberties: Sex, Pleasure, Coercion (1748-1928). Newcastle upon Tyne 2012.

[Info] Franklin, Sophie R. (Un)Civilised Imaginations: The Brontės and Violence. Ph.D. Thesis, Durham University, 2019.

[Info] Hackenberg, Sara. »Victorian “Mysterymania” and #MeToo.« Nineteenth Century Gender Studies 16.2 (2020).

[Info] Jaekel, Kathryn S. A tale of a "half fairy, half imp": The rape of Jane Eyre. M.A. Thesis, Iowa State University, 2007.

[Info] Severy, Emily J. Good Night, Sleep Tight: A Cultural Study of the Bedroom as a Mode of Understanding Scenes of Sexual Violence in Nineteenth-Century Literature. M.A. Thesis, Georgetown University, 2011.

[Info] Stockstill, Ellen, et al. »#MeToo and Victorian Literature: Reading Against Rape Culture in the Undergraduate Classroom.« Nineteenth Century Gender Studies 16.2 (2020).

[Info] Thierauf, Doreen. »‘Because, if You Won’t, I’ll Try Violence’: The Brontės, Erotic Spectatorship, and the Limits of Romance.« 28th Annual British Women Writers Conference. Fort Worth 2020.

[Info] Thierauf, Doreen. »Jane Eyre and the Rapist.« Annual Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association. Vancouver 2021.