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Authors: Emily J. Dowd-Arrow and Sarah R. Creel

Title: “I Know You Want It”

Subtitle: Teaching the Blurred Lines of Eighteenth-Century Rape Culture

Journal: ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Year: September 2016

Pages: 17 pages

eISSN: 2157-7129 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 18th Century | European History: English History | Representations: Literary Texts / Eliza Haywood; Research: Teaching History


Link: Scholar Commons: Digital Repository of the University of South Florida (Free Access)



Emily Dowd-Arrow, School of Arts and Sciences, Bainbridge State CollegeResearchGate

Sarah Creel, Department of English, Kennesaw State University

Abstract: »“‘I Know You Want It’: Teaching the Blurred Lines of Eighteenth-Century Rape Culture” is a collaborative pedagogical article that addresses the problem of so-called “post-feminism” in the contemporary college classroom by way of a comparative approach to eighteenth-century literature. Specifically, we contextualize and compare the early and late work of Eliza Haywood with current cultural debates and events in order to demonstrate not only the relevance of Haywood and eighteenth-century writers like her, but the importance of continuing the feminist conversation. The article provides texts, readings, and discussion points for consideration, as well as links to relevant contemporary issues and events.« (Source: ABO)


  Author Biography
  Early amatories (p. 1)
  Later work: The Female Spectator, Book I (p. 8)
  Conclusion (p. 13)
  Works Cited (p. 16)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of England / Georgian era | Literature: English_literature / Augustan_literature | 18th-century English writers: Eliza Haywood / Fantomina, Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry