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May 24, 2007

Report on the Women Writing Rape Symposium

This is just a note to let you know that a report on the symposium is now available to read on Literature Compass Blog at this link: http://literaturecompass.wordpress.com/2007/05/24/women-writing-rape-literary-and-theoretical-narratives-of-sexual-violence/


May 22, 2007

Poetry: The Desiring "I" Workshop

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/events/fwsa/poetry/

One section of the symposium, ‘Women Writing Rape’ on the 28th April 2007 was a creative writing workshop run by Zoë Brigley. Zoë drew on a talk by Vicki Bertram at the recent conference, British and Irish Contemporary Poetry. In her talk, Bertram suggested that woman writers feel anxiety about or actually avoid writing in the lyric “I”. She cites Sarah Maguire who suggests that the ‘fiction of a desiring I’ is difficult for women and that it contradicts a certain kind of conventional femininity. For more please see the website at this link: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/events/fwsa/poetry/


Researching Rape: Links to Useful Books

Date/Aquaintance Rape
I Never Called it Rape by Robin Warshaw
Is it Rape? by Joan McGregor

Historical Analysis
Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present by Joanna Bourke

Law
Rape and the Legal System by Jennifer Temkin
Real Rape by Susan Estrich
Sexual Assault and the Justice Gap by Barbara Krahe and Jennifer Temkin

Lingusitics
Representing Rape by Susan Ehrlich

Literature
The Economics of Fantasy

Psychology
The Rape Victim by Mary P. Koss and Mary R. Harvey

Race
Color of Rape by Sujata Moorti
Mixed Company by Lillian S. Robinson
Surviving the Silence by Charlotte Pierce Baker

Representations
Attitudes Toward Rape by Colleen Ward
Just Sex? by Nicola Gavey
Rape and Representation edited by Brenda R. Silver and Lynn A. Higgins

Researching Rape
Emotionally Involved: The Impact of Researching Rape by Rebecca Campbell

Science
Evolution, Gender and Rape by Tanya Horeck

Sex Tourism
Night Market by Lillian S. Robinson

War
Mass Rape by Marion Faber
Taken by Force by Robert J. Lilly


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