Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: May 1, 2023 – Last updated: May 1, 2023


Editor: Adam McLain

Title: Symposium

Subtitle: Sexual Violence and Science Fiction

Journal: SFRA Review

Volume: 52

Issue: 3

Year: Summer 2022

Pages: 115-217

eISSN: 2641-2837 – Find a Library: WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Types: Sexual Assault; Representations: Literary Texts, Video Games


Link: SFRA Review (Free Access)


Editor: Adam McLain, Department of English, University of ConnecticutEditor's Personal Website

Abstract: »This is not to say that science fiction is the thing that will change the world and make it a sexually just and safe place; books are still books, inanimate objects that must be read and understood before they can influence change. It is individuals and communities who must work for that change. But that influence, that perspective change, that science fiction brings is what I hope for when considering the intersection of science fiction and sexual violence. I chose a symposium on the subject because I believe that science fiction can and will help us achieve a more just world by causing us to reflect on the kind of present and future we want to build. Science fiction is a tool that can influence people who can affect their communities and societies. By bringing together scholars who analyze and discuss various points of sexual violence in science fiction, I hope that their insights will bring science fiction into closer conversation with current efforts toward sexual justice, like the #MeToo Movement, and create an introductory space for those who wish to use their educational or community action space to combat rape culture.« (Source: McLain, Adam. »Introduction to Sexual Violence and Science Fiction Symposium.« SFRA Review 5(3) (2022): 115-116.)

  Introduction to Sexual Violence and Science Fiction Symposium • Adam McLain (p. 115)
  Stories on Sexual Violence as “Thought Experiments”: Post-1990s Chinese Science Fiction as an Example • Xi Liu (p. 118)
  The Dune Universe And Sexual Violence: An Ongoing Struggle • Eyal Soffer (p. 129)
  Rape and Hope: Consolidating Identities and Hierarchies in Contemporary Feminist Dystopias • Athira Unni (p. 136)
  The End of Rape? Essentializing Masculinity in Male Extinction Dystopias • Verónica Mondragón Paredes (p. 145)
  Sport SF and the Male Body: Estranged (Non-)Consent in Swanwick’s “The Dead” • Derek Thiess (p. 153)
  Sexual Assault After Apocalypse: The Limited Logic of Natural Selection • Ryn Yee and Octavia Cade (p. 161)
  Octavia Butler’s Dawn in the #MeToo Era • Julia Lindsay (p. 168)
  Weaponisation of Sex in Tabletop Role-playing Games: Surface Theme vs. Game Mechanic • Dax Thomas (p. 181)
  “Fight Back or Die”: Rape, Revenge, and the Supernatural in Tomb RaiderKenzie Gordon (p. 195)
  Sexual Violence Toward a Digitised Body: Fan and Developer Gaze in the Mass Effect Trilogy • Steph Farnsworth (p. 203)
  Tackling Trauma and Sexual Assault in Young Adult Fantasy: Kristin Cashore’s BitterblueCheyenne Heckermann (p. 211)

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