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Author: Michael Adams

Title: Specular Rape

Subtitle: Reflections on Early Modern Reflections of the Present Day

Journal: The Centennial Review

Volume: 41

Issue: 2

Year: Spring 1997

Pages: 217-250

ISSN: 0162-0177 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2375-4869 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Medieval History: 14th Century; Modern History: 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century | European History: English History | Cases: Offenders / Ulrick Bren; Cases: Victims / Owney Mollan; Representations: Literary Texts / Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, Samuel Richardson, William Shakespeare



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Abstract: »Examines the reception of rape charges and the treatment of rape victims in early modern Britain by examining a 1568 court case as well as references to rape in works of Milton, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and other writers. Rape portrayed at a specular distance in literature and theater from 1568 to 1725 influenced social perceptions of rape and the actions taken by rape victims.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

Contents:

  Owney Mollan’s Rape, in Triplicate (p. 219)
  Rape, Played and Published (p. 222)
  Specular Rape (p. 238)
  Adventitious Rape (p. 247)
  Notes (p. 248)
  Works Cited (p. 249)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of England | Literature: English literature | 14th-century English writers: Geoffrey Chaucer / The Legend of Good Women | 16th-century English writers: William Shakespeare / The Rape of Lucrece, Titus Andronicus | 17th-century English writers: John Milton / Comus (John Milton) | 18th-century English writers: Samuel Richardson / Clarissa, Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded