Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Start: Topical Index: Representations: Literary Texts: 20th Century:

Representations: Literary Texts:

G e n e r a l   I n f o r m a t i o n

»Nora Okja Keller (born 22 December 1966, in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean American author. Her 1997 breakthrough work of fiction, Comfort Woman, and her second book (2002), Fox Girl, focus on multigenerational trauma resulting from Korean women's experiences as sex slaves, euphemistically called comfort women, for Japanese and American troops during World War II and the ongoing Korean War.« -- More information: Wikipedia

Comfort Woman (Novel, 1997)

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Chronological Index: Modern History: 20th Century | Geographical Index: American History: U.S. History | Topical Index: Types: Forced Prostitution: "Comfort Women" System

B i b l i o g r a p h y

I. Author Index

[Info] Bellamy, Maria R. Bridges to Memory: Postmemory in Contemporary Ethnic American Women's Fiction. Charlottesville 2016.

[Info] Cassinelli, S. Moon. ��It was Akiko 41; it was me�: Queer Kinships in Nora Okja Keller�s Mother-Daughter Narrative.� WSQ 47 (2019): 193-208.

[Info] Chow Sheat Fun. �Rewriting the Feminine Construction of a Nation in Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller.� Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities 28 (2020): 2989-3002.

[Info] Chung, Nancy. Comfort Woman Narratives in Korean American Literature: Understanding the Korean American Identity through Han and the China Doll Stereotype. Honors Thesis, Emory University, 2016.

[Info] Field, Robin E. Writing the Victim: Rescripting Rape in Contemporary American Fiction since 1970. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Virginia, 2006.

[Info] Kim, Mijeong. �Remnants, Shame, and Bearing Witness in Nora Okja Keller�s Comfort Woman.� Women's Studies (December 24, 2020).

[Info] Kim, Mijeong. �Possibilities for Recovery and Healing in the Diasporic Novels Chang-rae Lee's A Gesture Life and Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman.� The Journal of Modern British & American Language & Literature 42 (2023): 91-118.

[Info] Layfield, Allison. �Asian American Literature and Reading Formations: A Case Study of Nora Okja Keller�s Comfort Woman and Fox Girl.� Reception 7 (2015): 64-82.

[Info] Lim, Tae Y., et al. �The Stories That Have Not Been Told: Comfort Women, Nora Okja Keller�s Novels and the Subaltern�s Performance of History.� Concentric 45 (2019): 3-26.

II. Speaker Index

[Info] Williams, Laura A. �The Abject as Sacred: Consuming Practices in Comfort Woman.� 34th Annual Conference of the National Women's Studies Association. Cincinnati 2013.