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Speaker: Eric Naiman

Title: Gospel Rape

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Conference: 46th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Historical Legacies and New Beginnings (November 20-23, 2014)

Session: Word and Image in Dostoevsky's Novels

Place: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Date: November 22, 2014

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Russian History | Representations: Literary Texts / Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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Speaker: Eric Naiman, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California at Berkeley

Abstract: »This paper explores the practice of verbal rape in Dostoevsky's fiction. Developing the insights of recent scholarship into the sexual connotations of reading, I will look at moments where close reading becomes a hostile and abusive practice that draws its force from the narrative trappings of sexual violation. Particular attention will be paid to Crime and Punishment.« (Source: All Academic)

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