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Author: Jennifer L. Airey

Title: Staging Rape in the Age of Walpole

Subtitle: Sexual Violence and the Politics of Dramatic Adaptation in 1730s Britain

In: Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800

Edited by: Anne Greenfield

Place: London

Publisher: Pickering & Chatto

Year: 2013

Pages: 95-106 and 192-195

Series: The Body, Gender and Culture 14

ISBN-13: 9781848934399 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781781440636 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 18th Century | European History: English History | Representations: Literary Texts / Henry Fielding, William Hatchett



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Author: Jennifer L. Airey, Department of English, University of, ResearchGate

Abstract: »Airey's chapter underscores the strong lineage between earlier uses of sexual violence as political propaganda (particularly by seventeenth-century Roundheads during the Civil Wars and Jacobites in the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution) and later, 1730s anti-Walpole rhetoric that likened political and economic corruption to ravishment. The longevity of sexual violence as a rhetorical tool serves as a reminder of just how adaptable this trope was, even when applied to a whole new series of complaints focusing on Walpole's economic and political corruptions, and personal profligacy.« (Source: Anne Greenfield. »Introduction.« Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660-1800. Edited by Anne Greenfield. London 2013: 9)

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