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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 466–468.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Rights and Literature. By Elizabeth Goldberg and Alexandra Schultheis Moore. New York: Routledge, 2012. 302 p. Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins. By Moira Fradinger. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. 333 p. The Limits of Ferocity: Sexual Aggression and Modern...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2015
... olvido (1996) by Dominican-American Marisela Rizik expose the sexual violence that women and other persecuted subjects have suffered historically, and which has engendered the idealized mixed-race nation in nationalist narratives. Using several shared motifs, these two novels question the reproductive...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2021
... created by Tarana Burke more than ten years earlier to support young Black women and girls from economically disadvantaged communities who had experienced sexual violence), the delusions of postfeminism were replaced by a new awareness—unprecedented in its social reach as well as its judicial and economic...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 354–372.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: The Siting of Women's Experience in Novels by Aidoo, Ngugi, Farah, and El Saadawi.” English in Africa 27 . 1 ( 2000 ): 1 -35. Fabi, M. Giulia. “Sexual Violence and the Black Atlantic: On Alice Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy.” Black Imagination and the Middle Passage . Ed. Maria Diedrich, H.L...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 418–438.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and voice, however, many are engaging with book 6 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses , implicitly or explicitly. (A warning: brief descriptions of sexual violence follow.) Procne marries Tereus, the king of Thrace. Five years pass and she misses her sister, Philomela, who lives at home with their father, the king...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 158–176.
Published: 01 March 2007
... is structurally framed by three rather crude but interrelated images that capture the sexual violence being harnessed to precipitate, imaginatively, a cultural war between developed and developing world, rich and poor, secular and religious, male and female. The first is a nightmare vision of a religious...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 288–302.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the groundwork for [political violence]. Both are rooted in mindsets where domination, control and belief in a certain group’s superiority and others’ inferiority are central” (qtd. in M. Ward 280). Judith Lewis Herman also makes an explicit connection between sexual violence in the domestic sphere...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... explores how the female body—with its erotic curvatures and grotesque protuberances, its sticky and viscous textures and fluids—becomes the focal object of violent subjection by both colonial and anticolonial nationalist regimes of discipline. I foreground ongoing legacies of sexual violence...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and indeed psychoanalysis. One problem with treating accusations as confessions is that they embed a sense of guilt in the very articula- tion of what happened; when one accuses a family member of sexual violence, for exam- ple, it is problematic to treat this accusation simultaneously as a confession. I...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and indeed psychoanalysis. One problem with treating accusations as confessions is that they embed a sense of guilt in the very articula- tion of what happened; when one accuses a family member of sexual violence, for exam- ple, it is problematic to treat this accusation simultaneously as a confession. I...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and indeed psychoanalysis. One problem with treating accusations as confessions is that they embed a sense of guilt in the very articula- tion of what happened; when one accuses a family member of sexual violence, for exam- ple, it is problematic to treat this accusation simultaneously as a confession. I...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 385–402.
Published: 01 December 2021
... My Rights,” a chilling indictment of racial and sexual violence, while a nearly complete translation is projected onto the screen behind her. Invoking the literal violence of sexual assault as well as the metaphor of colonial rape, Jordan’s interpreter summons France to denounce colonialism, racism...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 241–268.
Published: 01 June 2007
... and the archeology of the memory-laden landscape. In another passage, Marlene describes the boots of Hermann Fegelein, MASKING NAZI VIOLENCE/251 her cousin Gretl’s husband, in sexualized terms: “All the sex appeal of martial virility. And oh, those boots” (106; “Der...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 307–324.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., sexuality is accompanied by violence; and as soon as one trespasses beyond the limits of matrimony to engage in illicit relationships—incest, adultery, and the like—the violence, and the impurity resulting from this violence, grows more potent and extreme. (35) Given that Radha and Ashok do not engage...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 415–428.
Published: 01 December 2015
...). African slaves thus represented a significant portion of the “numberless victims” of what Lautréamount earlier described as the region’s “total war.” The scene makes explicit the sexual violence of New World racial formation as well. Leo Bersani characterizes the shark sex scene as “the tenderest...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 345–365.
Published: 01 December 2011
... abnormal) would hinder social progress. Indeed, the logic of corrective violence implied by such a fantasy is not new in the novel, and in fact originates in the sexual sphere with the nar- rator’s first use of the verb “violenter” to describe Rosemonde “violentant [Hya- cinthe] comme on violente une...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and violence, Dryden frames interracial sexuality as anti- thetical to the ideals of domestic heterosexuality, thus beginning the absolute separation of European and Asian sexuality. The picaresque narrative of Richard Head’s The English Rogue (1665) continues that process, featuring sexual adventures...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 107–115.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to relationality that emerges from Black feminist theorizing, as Alexan- der Weheliye argues, “reveals the global and systemic dimensions of racialized, sexualized, and gendered subjugation, while not losing sight of the many ways polit- ical violence has given rise to ongoing practices of freedom within...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
... -162. Gana, Nouri. “Revolutionaries without a Revolution: The Case of Julia Kristeva.” College Literature 31 ( 2004 ): 188 -202. Gouiran, Gérard. “Bertran de Born: troubadour de la violence?” La Violence dans le monde médiéval . Aix-en-Provence: Publications du CUER MA, 1994 . 235 -51...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 155–180.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of power and violence. As the most popular Dutch plays of the 1640s demonstrate, the itinerant style of acting, developed by traveling players performing a broad repertoire of English and Continental plays, made an enormous impact on Dutch theater. Across the late-fifteenth and sixteenth...