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Speaker: Laurie S. Stoff

Title: 'A Fate Worse than Death'

Subtitle: Russian Wartime Nurses and Rape during World War I

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: Violence against Women’s Bodies: Discourse, Representation, and Memory in Russia and the Soviet Union

Place: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Date: November 22, 2014

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Russian History | Types: Wartime Rape / First World War


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Speaker: Laurie S. Stoff, Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State

Abstract: »This paper explores the connections between wartime nursing and sexual violence against women in Russia during the First World War. It examines the ways that the vulnerability of nurses’ bodies was a considerable source of concern for Russian wartime society, while simultaneously, was used as means to demonize the enemy and promote the war effort, inspiring men to come to the defense of women’s bodies.« (Source: All Academic)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Russia / History of Russia (1892–1917) | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: World War I