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Author: Madeleine Kahn

Title: Why Are We Reading Ovid’s Handbook on Rape?

Subtitle: Teaching and Learning at a Women’s College

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2016

Pages: 200pp.

ISBN-13: 9781594511028 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781594511035 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781315631097 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Ancient History: Ancient Rome | Modern History: 18th Century, 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | European History: English History | Cases: Victims / Linda Lovelace; Representations: Literary Texts / Charlotte Lennox, Ovid; Research: Teaching History



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  Preface (p. ix)
  Acknowledgments (p. xvii)
  Introduction (p. 1)
  1. "You want me to do WHAT?" Intimacy and Pedagogy at a Women’s College (p. 9)
  2. "Why are we reading a handbook on rape?" Ovid’s Metamorphoses (p. 19)
  3. "The female audience just isn’t that big a deal." A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke (p. 59)
  4. "That wall isn’t real unless I say so." Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote (p. 99)
  5. "No one told me you had to be a lesbian to take this class." Linda Lovelace’s Ordeal (p. 131)
  Conclusion (p. 165)
  References (p. 171)
  Index (p. 173)
  About the Author (p. 179)

Description: »Why Are We Reading Ovid's Handbook on Rape? raises feminist issues in a way that reminds people why they matter. We eavesdrop on the vivid student characters in their hilarious, frustrating, and thought-provoking efforts to create strong and flexible selves against the background of representations of women in contemporary and classical Western literature. Young women working together in a group make surprising choices about what to learn, and how to go about learning it. Along the way they pose some provocative questions about how well traditional education serves women. Equally engaging is Kahn's own journey as she confronts questions that are fundamental to women, to teachers, to students and to parents: Why do we read? What can we teach? and What does gender have to do with it?« (Source: Routledge)

Editions: Kahn, Madeleine. Why Are We Reading Ovid’s Handbook on Rape? Teaching and Learning at a Women’s College. Boulder 2005. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Wikipedia: Ancient history: Ancient Rome | History of Europe: History of England | History of the Americas: History of the United States | Literature: Latin literature / Augustan literature (ancient Rome) | Classical Latin-language writers: Ovid / Metamorphoses | Literature: English literature | 18th-century English writers: Charlotte Lennox / The Female Quixote | Rape in the United States: Linda Lovelace / Ordeal (autobiography) | Charlotte Charke