Added: June 3, 2006 – Last updated: November 4, 2017


Author: Britta Zangen

Title: Nabokovs Lolita im Zeitalter sexualisierter Gewalt gegen Kinder

Subtitle: Gedanken zum Thema Zensur

Translation: Nabokov's Lolita in the Age of Sexualised Violence against Children: Reflections on Censorship

In: FrauenKulturStudien. Weiblichkeitsdiskurse in Literatur, Philosophie und Sprache

Edited by: Astrid Böger and Herwig Friedl

Place: Tübingen and Basel

Publisher: A. Francke Verlag

Year: 2000

Pages: 277-292

Series: Kultur und Erkenntnis: Schriften der Philosophischen Fakultät der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf 26

ISBN-10: 3772024173 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: German

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Cases: Offenders / Humbert Humbert; Cases: Victims / Dolores Haze; Representations: Literary Texts / Vladimir Nabokov; Types: Child Sexual Abuse


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Author: Author's Website

Abstract: »The essay begins with an overview of reality as depicted in the media, in which violence against women and girls have increased appallingly. The image of masculinity there conveyed is determined by the exertion of power. It is not least a result of this that violence in real life has also increased.
Next the famous novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is presented under the aspect of sexualised violence against children. The emphasis is on child abuse. This is followed by a summery of 40 years of reactions by literary critics to the novel, which ranges from negation over suppression to the acceptance of the problem.
Reflections on the reinstitution of censorship in view of the increase of sexualised violence against women and girls round up the essay.« (Source: Author's Website)


  Bestandsaufnahme unserer Medienwirklichkeit (p. 277)
  Sexualisierte Gewalt gegen ein Mädchen in Lolita (p. 282)
  Lolita in der Literaturkritik (p. 286)
  Gedanken zum Thema Zensur (p. 289)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (1945–64) | Literature: American literature | 20th-century American writers: Vladimir Nabokov / Lolita | Sex and the law: Child sexual abuse