Roynon 2010 Pride

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Author: Tessa Roynon

Title: Sabotaging the Language of Pride

Subtitle: Toni Morrison's Representations of Rape

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010

Pages: 38-53

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | U.S History | Representations: Literature / Toni Morrison



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Author: Tessa Roynon, Faculty of English, University of Oxford

Abstract: »Allied with Mardorossian's investigation of race, gender and violence is Tessa Roynon's chapter 'Sabotaging the Language of Pride: Toni Morrison's Representations of Rape'. Tracing a lineage through Morrison's early work to the more recent 2008 novel, A Mercy, Roynon explains how for Morrison too, race and gender are intimately bound up with the issues surrounding sexual violence. Whilst Morrison is interested in creating a language that is not connected to male pride, she also sets up a dialogue about the symbolic use of rape, especially in stories about the colonization of the US. Roynon deftly demonstrates how Morrison's politics critique the use of rape and seduction as metaphors to shore up Western, imperialist culture, whilst her narratives reject and subvert simple binaries of victim and aggressor.« (Zoë Brigley Thompson and Sorcha Gunne. »Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Retheorizing Rape.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 12)

Wikipedia: Toni Morrison


Added: December 13, 2014 – Last updated: December 13, 2014