The Resource Intimate violence : reading rape and torture in twentieth-century fiction, Laura E. Tanner, (electronic resource/)

Intimate violence : reading rape and torture in twentieth-century fiction, Laura E. Tanner, (electronic resource/)

Label
Intimate violence : reading rape and torture in twentieth-century fiction
Title
Intimate violence
Title remainder
reading rape and torture in twentieth-century fiction
Statement of responsibility
Laura E. Tanner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Victims of rape and torture experience a forced intimacy with their violators that may be exaggerated, unveiled, or obscured in the act of representation. Focusing on acts of intimate violence and their fictional representations, this study explores the disturbing dynamics that propel readers into intimate contact with the power of the rapist or the vulnerability of the victim. Using such notorious works as D.M. Thomass The White Hotel, Hubert Selbys Last Exit to Brooklyn, and Bret Easton Elliss American Psycho, as well as novels by William Faulkner, George Orwell, Gloria Naylor, and Louise Erdrich, Intimate Violence offers a theory of reading violation that emphasizes the readers status as negotiator between the conventions of representation and the material dynamics of violence. Suspended between material and semiotic worlds, the reader in the scene of violence must adopt a position relative not only to victim and violator but to the attitudes about violation encoded in representation and experienced through reading. The reader may find the victims body reduced to literary convention or unveiled with agonizing specificity, be swept up by the rhythms of the violators force or experience the jarring disruptions of the victims pain. Appropriating elements of diverse theoretical models, such as feminist film theory, Marxism, and theories of the body, Intimate Violence renders visible the way in which representations of violation may exaggerate the readers disembodied status or, conversely, lend that reader a textual body which delimits his or her experience of the text
Dewey number
813/.509355
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.V53
LC item number
T35 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Intimate violence : reading rape and torture in twentieth-century fiction, Laura E. Tanner, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=534
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-152) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading rape : Sanctuary and The women of Brewster Place -- Reading torture : 1984 and Amnesty International -- Sweet pain and charred bodies : figuring violence in The white hotel -- Envisioning violence : seeing/selling the body in Last exit to Brooklyn -- American psycho and the American psyche : reading the forbidden text -- Known in the brain and known in the flesh : gender, race, and the vulnerable body in Tracks
Control code
ocm42328715
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Intimate violence : reading rape and torture in twentieth-century fiction, Laura E. Tanner, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=534
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-152) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading rape : Sanctuary and The women of Brewster Place -- Reading torture : 1984 and Amnesty International -- Sweet pain and charred bodies : figuring violence in The white hotel -- Envisioning violence : seeing/selling the body in Last exit to Brooklyn -- American psycho and the American psyche : reading the forbidden text -- Known in the brain and known in the flesh : gender, race, and the vulnerable body in Tracks
Control code
ocm42328715
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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