Writing Rape, Writing Women In Early Modern England: Unbridled Speech

Paperback | December 15, 2010

byJocelyn Catty

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This comprehensive study of rape and representation, now available in paperback, considers a wide range of texts drawn from prose fiction, poetry and drama by male and female writers, both canonical and non-canonical, demonstrating how the representation of gender relations has exploited the subject of rape.

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This comprehensive study of rape and representation, now available in paperback, considers a wide range of texts drawn from prose fiction, poetry and drama by male and female writers, both canonical and non-canonical, demonstrating how the representation of gender relations has exploited the subject of rape.

JOCELYN CATTY completed her doctorate while at Jesus College, Oxford. She has contributed entries for the Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, and now works as a researcher in the Community Psychiatry department at St. George's Hospital Medical School, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.6 × 4.81 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247733

ISBN - 13:9780230247734

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Abbreviations * Preface to the Paperback Edition * Introduction * PART I: WRITING RAPE * The Meaning of Rape * Damsels in Distress: Romance and Prose Fiction * 'The Subject of His Tyrannie': Women and Shame in Elizabethan Poetry * 'Some Women Live to Struggle': Rape in Renaissance Drama * PART II: WRITING WOMEN * 'Here the Leaf's Turn'd Down': Women Reading and Writing Rape * Translation and Intervention: Jane Lumley and Mary Sidney * 'Unbridled Speech': Elizabeth Cary and the Politics of Marriage * 'Liberty to Say Anything': Lady Mary Wroth * Conclusion * Notes * Index