Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: November 1, 2023 - Last updated: November 1, 2023


Editors: Mary K. Holland and Heather Hewett

Title: #MeToo and Literary Studies

Subtitle: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Year: 2021

Pages: 432pp.

ISBN-13: 9781501372742 (hardback) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781501372735 (paperback) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781501372759 (EPUB) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat ISBN-13: 9781501372766 (PDF) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781501372773 (online) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Society: Rape Culture; Research: Education / Teaching History


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- Heather Hewett, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, State University of New York at New Paltz - Editor's Personal Website,, Humanities Commons

- Mary K. Holland, Department of English, State University of New York at New Paltz -

  List of Figures (p. xi)
  Acknowledgements (p. xii)
  Introduction: Literary Studies as Literary Activism
Heather Hewett and Mary K. Holland (p. 1)
  Part 1: Critical Practices
  1. "Dismissed, trivialized, misread": Re-Examining the Reception of Women's Literature through the #MeToo Movement
Janet Badia (p. 31)
  2. Reading Survivor Narratives: Literary Criticism as Feminist Solidarity
Tanya Serisier (p. 43)
  3. Evoking the Specter of White Feminism in the #MeToo Movement: Publishing Memoirs and the Cultural Memory of American Feminism
Amanda Spallaci (p. 57)
  4. Pricing Black Girl Pain: The Cost of Black Girlhood in Street Lit
Jacinta R. Saffold (p. 71)
  5. From #MMIW to #NotInvisible: Indigenous Women in the #MeToo Era
Kasey Jones-Matrona (p. 83)
  6. Credibility and Doubt in the Age of #MeToo
Namrata Mitra and Katherine Connor (p. 99)
  7. Quite Possibly the Last Essay I Need to Write about David Foster Wallace
Mary K. Holland (p. 113)
  8. Philomela's Tapestry and #MeToo: Reading Ovid in an Indian Feminist Classroom
Aditi Joshi, Anushka Srivastava, Katyayani, Mahwash Akhter, Prasanta Bani Ekka, Shivangi Tiwary, Shweta Zahanat (p. 135)
  9. "Be wary of the delusions of fancy!": Silencing and Rape Culture in Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette
Hannah Herndon (p. 151)
  10. "Fearful of being pursued, yet determined to persevere": Northanger Abbey and the #MeToo Movement
Douglas Murray (p. 163)
  11. The Limits of #MeToo in India: Rereading Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India and Deepa Mehta's Earth
Nidhi Shrivastava (p. 175)
  12. Intimate Violence and Sexual Assault in Kopano Matlwa's Coconut: Carving Spaces of Feminist Liberation in Post-Apartheid South African Literature
Nafeesa T. Nichols (p. 187)
  13. The Other Men of #MeToo: Male Rape in Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life, Sapphire's The Kid, and Amber Tamblyn's Any Man
Robin E. Field (p. 199)
  14. Reading Junot Díaz after Me Too and #MeToo
Ann Marie Alfonso Short (p. 211)
  Part 3: Pedagogy
  Practices and Methods
  15. Beyond Safe Spaces: Working Towards Access and Accountability Using Trauma-Informed Pedagogy
Maureen McDonnell (p. 225)
  16. Trigger Warnings: An Ethics for Tutoring #MeToo Content and Rape Narratives in Writing Centers
Beth Walker (p. 235)
  17. From Sympathy to Detoxification: Pedagogical Approaches for Dismantling Rape Culture
Jeremy Posadas (p. 245)
  18. Theorizing "Toxic" Masculinity across Cultures and Nations: The Case of Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Heather Hewett (p. 259)
  19. "I said nothing": Teaching Corregidora and Black Women's Relationship to Consent
Carlyn Ferrari (p. 275)
  20. "Teach as if you aren't afraid of getting fired": A Queer Survivor's Use of Restorative Justice Circles to Embrace Vulnerability in the Classroom
Sarah Goldbort (p. 287)
  21. Praxis of Empowerment: Latina Decolonial Feminist Pedagogy and Jaquira Díaz's Ordinary Girls
Roberta Hurtado (p. 297)
  Classroom Contexts
  22. Teaching the #MeToo Memoir: Creating Empathy in the First-Year College Classroom
Elif S. Armbruster (p. 311)
  23. Teaching Courtly Love in the Medieval Classroom: Desire, Consent, and the #MeToo Movement
Sara V. Torres and Rebecca F. McNamara (p. 323)
  24. Centering Black Women in the Classroom: Teaching Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl after #MeToo
Linda Chavers (p. 339)
  25. Lessons in Credibility and Complicity in Two Modern Dramas
Amy B. Hagenrater-Gooding (p. 351)
  26. An Impulse Toward Agency: Teaching Scenes of Sexual Violence in Afro-Latina/o/x Literature
Ethan Madarieta (p. 361)
  27. New Approaches to Short Fiction and Nonfiction in the Classroom: Challenging Violence from Queer and Straight Perspectives
Zoë Brigley Thompson (p. 375)
  28. Recruiting Warriors: Using Literature in College Classrooms to Fight and Win "The Longest War"
Candice Pipes (p. 389)
  Notes on Contributors (p. 401)
  Index (p. 408)

Description: »Literature has always recorded a history of patriarchy, sexual violence, and resistance. Academics have been using literature to expose and critique this violence and domination for half a century. But the continued potency of #MeToo after its 2017 explosion adds new urgency and wider awareness about these issues, while revealing new ways in which rape culture shapes our everyday lives. This intersectional guide helps readers, students, teachers, and scholars face and challenge our culture of sexual violence by confronting it through the study of literature.
#MeToo and Literary Studies gathers essays on literature from Ovid to Carmen Maria Machado, by academics working across the United States and around the world, who offer clear ways of using our reading, teaching, and critical practices to address rape culture and sexual violence. It also examines the promise and limitations of the #MeToo movement itself, speaking to the productive use of social media as well as to the voices that the movement has so far muted. In uniting diverse voices to enable the #MeToo movement to reshape literary studies, this book is also committed to the idea that the way we read and write about literature can make real change in the world.« (Source: Bloomsbury Academic)

- Stecher, Gabrielle. Feminist Pedagogy 3(5) (2023). - Full Text: DigitalCommons@CalPoly: Online Digital Archive of the California Polytechnic State University (Free Access)

- Urcaregui, Maite. Literature & History 32(1) (May 2023): 98-100. - Full Text: Sage Journals (Restricted Access)

Wikipedia: Sex and the law: Rape / Rape culture