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December 03, 2009

'Why not choose a happier subject?'

Writing about web page http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=409300&c=2

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This week’s Times Higher Education Supplement features an article by Sorcha Gunne and I that anticipates the launch of our edited collection Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. The essays in this volume discuss narrative strategies employed by international writers when dealing with rape and sexual violence, whether in fiction, poetry, memoir, or drama. In developing these new feminist readings of rape narratives, the contributors aim to incorporate arguments about trauma and resistance in order to establish new dimensions of healing. In this article, however, titled ‘Why not choose a happier subject?’, Sorcha and I talk about the problematic nature of researching rape narratives and we consider the attitudes of other academics as well as friends and family to our work.

Facebook group for the book: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=211697720013
Details on the Routledge website: http://www.routledge.com/books/Feminism-Literature-and-Rape-Narratives-isbn9780415806084


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