Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Alphabetical Index

+ Author Index

+ Speaker Index

Chronological Index

+ Ancient History

+ Medieval History

+ Modern History

Geographical Index

+ African History

+ American History

+ Asian History

+ European History

+ Oceanian History

Topical Index

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+ Types

+ Offenders

+ Victims

+ Society

+ Research

+ Representations


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Start: Topical Index: Representations: Literary Texts: 20th Century and 21st Century:

Representations: Literary Texts:

The Blind Assasin (Novel, 2000)

I. Author Index

[Info] Young, Tiffany A. Rape in Contemporary American Literature: Writing Women As Rapeable. M.A. Thesis, Florida State University, 2007.

II. Speaker Index


The Handmaid�s Tale (Novel, 1985)

Cases: Fictional Victims: Offred; Types: General: Rape

I. Author Index

[Info] Brooks, Sally C.S. The War of the Sexes: Power Hierarchy and Gendered Oppression in Atwood�s The Handmaid�s Tale and Alderman�s The Power. M.A. Thesis, University of Oslo, 2019.

[Info] Diemer Llewellyn, Jana. Rape in feminist utopian and dystopian fiction. Joanna Russ�s The Female Man, Margaret Atwood�s The Handmaid�s Tale, and Octavia Butler�s The Parable of the Sower and The Parable of the Talents. Ann Arbor 2006.

[Info] Fetchko, Amy. Speculative Fictions as a Mirror: Gender and Sexuality across three Works. Honors Thesis, Kent State University Honors College, 2014.

[Info] Muhlisin, Muhlisin, et al. �Gender-Based Oppression in Margaret Atwood�s The Handmaid�s Tale.� Rainbow 13 (2024): 29-35.

[Info] Nyberg, Bj�rn. Sociological Perspectives on Gender and Sexual Violence in The Handmaid's Tale. Examensarbete, Ume� universitet, 2018.

[Info] Salehi Babamiri, Navid, et al. »The Technology of Sexual and Language Power resulting in Captivity in Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale: Foucauldian Reading.« Journal of Academic and Applied Studies 5 (2015): 1-11.

[Info] Unni, Athira. »Rape and Hope: Consolidating Identities and Hierarchies in Contemporary Feminist Dystopias.« SFRA Review 52 (2022): 136-144.

[Info] Yee, Ryn, et al. »Sexual Assault After Apocalypse: The Limited Logic of Natural Selection.« SFRA Review 52 (2022): 161-167.

II. Speaker Index


Oryx and Crake (2003)

I. Author Index

[Info] Henderson, Trisha A. Sexual violence against women of color: Achieving agency through community voice, purposeful silence, and responsible literary representations. M.A. Thesis, Iowa State University, 2013.

II. Speaker Index


"Rape Fantasies" (Short Story, 1977)

I. Author Index

[Info] Fatmawati, Hani. Reconstructing Humor: An Analysis of Humor in Two Selected Short Stories. S1 Thesis, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, 2013.

[Info] Workman, Nancy. »Vulnerability in Margaret Atwood's �Rape Fantasies�: A Game of Cards About Life.« Studies in Canadian Literature 25 (2000): 131-144.

II. Speaker Index


The Testaments (Novel, 2019)

Cases: Fictional Offenders: Dr. Grove; Fictional Victims: Agnes; Types: General: Sexual Harassment

I. Author Index

[Info] Mufarida, Lilis. »Sexism Experienced by The Main Characters in Margaret Atwood�s The Testaments « Lilics: Literature, Linguistics, & Cultural Studies Journal No. 18) (2022): 339-355.

II. Speaker Index

[Info] Herndon, Hannah. »Fugitive Accounts of Sexual Violence in Atwood�s The Testaments51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Boston 2020.