Added: July 1, 2017 – Last updated: July 1, 2017


Author: Angela E. Hubler

Title: It Is Not Enough to Speak

Subtitle: Toward a Coalitional Consciousness in the Young Adult Rape Novel

Journal: Children's Literature

Volume: 45

Issue: -

Year: 2017

Pages: 114-137

ISSN: 0092-8208 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1543-3374 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | American History: U.S. History | Representations: Literary Texts / 20th-Century Literature, 21st-Century Literature


Link: Project MUSE (Restricted Access)


Author: Angela Hubler, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Kansas State

Abstract: »Angela E. Hubler makes a similar argument about the importance of acknowledging systems of discrimination rather than simply focusing on individual experiences of oppression in her essay, “It Is Not Enough to Speak: Toward a Coalitional Consciousness in the Young Adult Rape Novel.” Hubler critiques novels such as Speak for focusing on the psychology of the individual to the point of excluding acknowledgment of the institutional structures that enable rape. Hubler draws our attention to less commonly studied novels that expose the “social origins of sexual violence” and propose “the kind of interracial coalitions that must be formed to end violence against women and girls.” Like the “lines of difference” that define Mr. Darling as both economically and emotionally insufficient, the refusal to cross boundaries reinforces the concept of rape as a problem of individuals rather than societies.« (Source: Julie Pfeifer. »From the Editor.« Children's Literature 45, 2017: viii)


  Speak (p. 115)
  Why Men Rape, in Theory and in Fiction (p. 119)
  The Political Movement That Dares Not Speak Its Name (p. 125)
  Fair Game (p. 126)
  Toward a Coalitional Consciousness in the Young Adult Rape Novel (p. 128)
  Notes (p. 135)
  Works Cited (p. 136)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1991–2008) | Literature: American literature | 20th-century American writers: Laurie Halse Anderson / Speak (Anderson novel)