Dugan 2013 Rape

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Author: Holly Dugan

Title: Aping Rape

Subtitle: Animal Ravishment and Sexual Knowledge in Early Modern England

In: Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England

Edited by: James M. Bromley and Will Stockton

Place: Minneapolis, MN

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Year: 2013

Pages: 213-231

ISBN-13: 9780816680764 (cloth) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780816680771 (paper) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781452939476 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 16th Century, 17th Century | English History | Offenders: Animals; Representations: John Donne, William Shakespeare



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Author: Holly Dugan, Department of English, George Washington UniversityAcademia.edu

Abstract: »Looking also at Donne as well as Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, Holly Dugan argues that highly improbable yet recurring early modern narratives of human rape by simians contributed to the construction of early modern male sexual dominance. Working this largely ignored fantasy of sexual violence into the history of rape, Dugan argues that it establishes, through interspecies projection and analogy, a gendered and heteronormative role for men as the impenetrable penetrators of women.« (Source: Will Stockton and James M. Bromley. »Introduction: Figuring Early Modern Sex.« Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England. Edited by James M. Bromley et al. Minneapolis 2013)

Lecture: Dugan, Holly. »Aping Rape: Animal Ravishment in Early Modern England.« 42nd Annual Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo 2007.

Wikipedia: John Donne; William Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors


Added: January 24, 2015 – Last updated: January 24, 2015