Adams, John F., "Leda and the Swan": The Aesthetics of Rape, 12 Bucknell Review 47 (1964).

Angueira, Katherine, To Make the Personal Political: The Use of Testimony as a Consciousness-Raising Tool against Sexual Aggression in Puerto Rico, 16 The Oral History Review 65 (Fall 1988).

Bouce, Paul-Gabriel, The Secret Nexus: Sex and Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain, in The Sexual Dimension in Literature 70 (Alan Bold ed., 1982)(Critical Studies Series).

Brinson, Susan Lorene, TV rape : the representation of rape in prime-time television dramas (Dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1990).

Bruster, Douglas, "Come to the Tent Again": The Passionate Shepherd, Dramatic Rape and Lyric Time, 33 Criticism 49 (Winter 1991).

Cantor, Muriel G. and Eileen Zeitz, Sex and Sexual Violence in Fiction: Content and Control (1983)(NTIS PB83-240994).

Clifton-Everest, John M., Knights-Servitor and Rapist Knights: A Contribution to the Parzival/Gawain Question, 119 Zeitschrift für Deutsches Altertum und Deutsche Literatur 290 (1990).

Colwell, C. Carter, Law-Man: Evolving Justice in Movie Genres, in Design, Pattern, Style: Hallmarks of a Developing American Culture 7 (Don Harkness and Gerald E. Critoph eds., 1983).

Cuklanz, Lisa Marie, Rape Law Reform and the Public Imagination: Characterizations of Victim and Rapist in Popularized Rape Trials (Dissertation, University of Iowa, 1991).

Detmer, Emily, The Politics of Telling: Women’s Consent and Accusations of Rape in English Renaissance Drama (Dissertation, Miami University, 1997).

Feldman, Linda Ellen, The Rape of Frau Welt: Transgression, Allegory and the Grotesque Body in Grimmelshausen Courarsche, 20 Daphnis 61 (1991).

Ferguson, Frances, Rape and the Rise of the Novel, 20 Representations 88 (Fall 1987).

Figueiredo, Antonio de, The Children of Rape, 4 New African 203 (1965).

Frayling, Christopher, The House That Jack Built: Some Stereotypes of the Rapist in the History of Popular Culture, in Rape 174 (1988).

Free, William J., The Rape of the Schoolmarm, 25 Georgia Review 286 (1971).

Froula, Christine, The Daughter's Seduction: Sexual Violence and Literary History, 11 Signs 621 (Summer 1986).

Gade, Kari Ellen, Homosexuality and Rape of Males in Old Norse Law and Literature, 58 Scandinavian Studies 124 (1986).

Gossett, Suzanne, "Best Men Are Molded Out of Faults": Marrying the Rapist in Jacobean Drama, 14 English Literary Renaissance 305 (1984).

Gravdal, Kathryn, Camouflaging Rape: The Rhetoric of Sexual Violence in the Medival Pastourelle, 76 Romanic Review 361 (November 1985). Discussion: 80 Romanic Review 331 (May 1989).

Gravdal, Kathryn, Villain and Courtois: Transgressive Parody in French Literature of the 12th and 13th Ecnturies (1989).

Gravdal, Kathryn, The Poetics of Rape Law in Medieval France, in Rape and Representation (Lynn Higgins and Brenda Silver eds., 1991).

Hart, Richard Hood, The Lyric as Fictive Rhetoric: Skeptical Deconstructions of Poems in the Major British Tradition (Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, 1983).

Hazen, Helen, Endless Rapture: Rape, Romance, and the Female Imagination (1983).

Henderson, Mae Gwendolyn, In Another Country: Afro-American Expatriate Novelists in France, 1946-1974 (Dissertation, Yale University, 1984).

Herrera-Sobek, Maria, The Politics of Rape: Sexual Transgression in Chicana Fiction, 15 Americas Review 171 (Fall/Winter 1987).

Herrera-Sobek, Maria, The Politics of Rape: Sexual Transgression in Chicana Fiction, in Chicana Creativity and Criticism: Charting New Frontiers in American Literature 171 (Maria Herrera-Sobek ed., 1988).

Hill, Thomas D., Odin, Rinda and Thaney, the Mother of St. Kentigern, 55 Medium Aevum 230 (1986).

Hook, Lucyle, The Rape of Europa by Jupiter, in On Stage and Off: Eight Essays in English Literature 56 (John W. Ehrstine, John R. Elwood, and Robert C. McLean eds., 1968).

Jed, Stephanie, Chaste thinking : the rape of Lucretia and the birth of humanism (1989)(Theories of representation and difference).

Jed, Stephanie N., Chastity on the Page: A Feminist Use of Paleography, in Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance 114 (Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Shciesari eds., 1991).

Jeffords, Susan, Performative Masculinities: Or, "After a Few Times You Won't Be Afraid of Rape at All", 13 Discourse 102 (Spring/Summer 1991).

Jeney, Cynthia L., "Much Like the Partridge in a Sparhawkes Foot": A Study of Rape in Ten Renaissance Plays (Master's Thesis, Arizona State University, 1990).

Kubitschek, Missy Dehn, Subjugated Knowledge: Toward a Feminist Exploration of Rape in Afro-American Fiction, in Black Feminist Criticism and Critical Theory 43 (Joe Weixlmann and Houston A. Baker, Jr. eds., 1988)(Studies in Black American Literature Series; 3).

Lell, Virgil G., The Rape of Ganymede: Greek Love-Themes in Elizabethan Friendship Literature (Dissertation, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, 1970).

Lewis, James R., Images of Captive Rape in the Nineteenth Century, 15 Journal of American Culture 69 (Summer 1992).

McShea, William P., The Rape of the Angel: From Tom Wolfe to Tennessee Williams, 17 Delta Epsilon Sigma Bulletin 93 (October 1972).

Mitchell, Felicia, Exploring the Aesthetics of Rape: Leda and the Swan in Selected Poems by Women, 3 Phoebe 64 (Fall 1991).

Moorti, Sujata, Screening sexuality : democratic sphere and television representation of rape (Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 1995).

Morf, Isabel and Andrew Stephn, Tales of Angry Women, 38 World Press Review 51 (September 1991).

Nassar, Eugene P., The Rape of Cinderella: Essays in Literary Continuity (1970)

Olds, Madelin Joan, The Rape Complex in the Postbellum South (Dissertation, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1989).

Paden, William D., Rape in the Pastourelle, 80 Romanic Review 331 (1989).

Paretsky, Sara, Why Do Women Want To Read About Rape? Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 20, 1991, at 6.

Pope, Arthur, Titian's rape of Europa; a study of the composition and the mode of representation in this and related paintings (1960).

Rape and Representation (Lynn A. Higgins and Brenda R. Silver eds., 1991)(Gender and Culture). Includes: John J. Winkler, The Education of Chloe: Erotic Protocols and Prior Violence; Patricia Klindienst Joplin, The Voice of the Shuttle Is Ours; Susan Winnett, The Marquise's "O" and the Mad Dash of Narrative; Ellen Rooney, "A Little More Than Persuading": Tess and the Subject of Sexual Violence; Brenda R. Silver, Periphrasis, Power, and Rape in A Passage To India; Coppelia Kahn, Lucrece: The Sexual Politics of Subjectivity; Eileen Julien, Rape, Repression, and Narrative Form in Le Devoir de Violence and La Vie et Demie; Marta Peixoto, Rape and Textual Violence in Clarice Lispector; Kathryn Gravdal, The Poetics of Rape Law in Medieval France; Carla Freccero, Rape Disfiguring Figures: Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron, Day 1:10, Nellie V. McKay, Alice Walker's "Advancing Luna--and Ida B. Wells": A Struggle Toward Sisterhood; Nancy A. Jones, The Rape of the Rural Muse: Wordworth's "The Solitary Reaper" as a Version of Pastourelle; Froma I. Zeitlin, On Ravishing Urns: Keats in His Tradition; Lynn A. Higgins, Screen/Memory: Rape and Its Alibis in Last Year at Marienbad.

Rashkow, Ilona N., The Rape of Dinah: Crime and Punishment? 12(2) Mid-Hudson Language Studies 1 (1989).

Rieger, Dietmar, Le Motif du Viol Dans la Littérature de la France Mediévale: Entre Norme Courtoise et Realité Courtoise, 31 Cahiers de Civilisation Medievale Xè-XIIè Siècles 241 (1988).

Rooney, Ellen, Criticism and the Subject of Sexual Violence, 98 MLN (Modern Language Notes) 1268 (1983).

Schafer, Carol and David DeWitt, Personal Effects, 14 Southern Exposure 43 (1986).

Schleifer, Ronald, Enunciation and Genre: Mikhail Bakhtin and the "Double-Voiced Narration" of The Rape of the Lock, 15 New Orleans Review 31 (Winter 1988).

Schotter, Anne, Rhetoric Versus Rape in the Medieval Latin Pamphilus, 71 Philological Quarterly 243 (Summer 1992).

Sharpe, Jenny, The Unspeakable Limits of Rape: Colonial Violence and Counter-Insurgency, 10 Genders 25 (Spring 1991).

Shepherd, Gloria, The Rape of Black Women During Slavery (Narratives) (Dissertation, University of New York at Albany, 1988).

Simpson, Antony E., Vulnerability and the Age of Female Consent: Legal Innovation and Its Effect on Prosecutions For Rape in Eighteenth-Century London, in Sexual Underworlds of the Enlightenment 181 (G. S. Rousseau and Roy Porter eds., 1988).

Sword, Helen, Leda and the Modernists, 107 Proceedings of the Modern Language Association 305 (March 1992).

Tanner, Laura E., Intimate Violence: Reading Rape and Torture in Twentieth-Century Fiction (1994).

Van der Veen, Marike Lies, Rape and the Dichotomy of Womanhood: Empowering the Female Voice (Master's Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991).

Varty, Kenneth, The Giving and Withholding of Consent in Late Twelfth-Century French Literature, 12 Reading Medieval Studies 27 (1986).

Wall, Kathleen, The Callisto Myth From Ovid To Atwood: Initiation and Rape in Literature (1988).

Webb, Peter, Victorian Erotica, in The Sexual Dimension in Literature 90 (Alan Bold ed., 1982)(Critical Studies Series).

Weber, Donna-Lee, Fair Game: Rape and Sexual Aggression on Women in Some Early Eighteenth-Century Prose Fiction (Dissertation, University of Toronto, 1980).

Widdicombe, Karen Elizabeth, "The Worth of My Untutored Lines": A Study of Lucrece and the Erotic Narrative Verse of the 1590's (Dissertation, 1986).



General Materials

Channeling the Femme Fatale (course materials)

Feminist Film Criticism (course materials)

Gender Issues in the American Road Film (University of Calgary course materials)

Laura Mulvey Against the Grain

Postcoloniality in America (Mount Holyoke College course materials)

Tollefson, Ted E., Cinemyths: Film as Mythology, 3 Mythos Journal --.

Women in Film and Television: A Bibliography of Journal Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries

Specific Films and Topics

The Accused (Paramount Pictures, 1988).

Carr, Jay, Creating Fiction That's Based on Fact, Boston Globe, February 5, 1989, Arts & Film Section, at 73.

Fleck, Patrice, The Silencing of Women in the Hollywood "Feminist" Film: The Accused, 9 Post Script 49 (Summer 1990).

Johnson, Brian D., The Reality of Rape, Maclean's, October 24, 1988, at 60.

Toby, Jackson, Should Film Makers Never Choose Myth Over Fact? L. A. Times, December 18, 1988, Part 5, at 5.

Trott, William C., Rape Movie Backlash, (UPI, September 10, 1988, PM Cycle).

Extremities ().

Thelma and Louise (MGM, 1991).


Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise: An Old Theme With a New Twist


After identity : a reader in law and culture (1995). Includes E. V. Spelman and M. Minow, Outlaw Women: An Essay on Thelma and Louise.

Arnold, Allison, From the "Little Girl’s Room" to the Grand Canyon: Thelma and Louise’s Search for Mythic Space (Master’s thesis, University of Kentucky, 1999).

Bernard, Carol Ann, Violent Voices and Deadly Language: Speaking Out in Hedda Gabler, ‘Night, Mother, and Thelma and Louise (Master’s thesis, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1995).

Buntzden, Lynda K., Thelma and Louise: A Story Not to Be Believed, 1 Communication Review -- (1995).

Ellis, Sarah S., The portrayal of women in film: the case of Thelma and Louise (Master’s thesis, University of Memphis, 1994).

Feminist subjects, multi-media : cultural methodologies (1995). Includes Jane Arthurs, Thelma and Louise: On the Road to Feminism?

Film Theory Goes to the Movies (1993)(AFI Film Readers). Includes Sharon Willis, Hardware and Hardbodies: What Do Women Want? A Reading of Thelma and Louise and Cathy Griggers, Thelma and Louise and the Cultural Generation of the New Butch-Femme.

Gender and culture in literature and film East and West : issues of perception and interpretation : selected conference papers (1994)(Literary Studies–East and West; 9). Includes Glenn Man, Gender, Genre and Myth in Thelma and Louise.

Gender in America (1993). Includes Nancy Welch, Thelma and Louise Go to Iowa: A Love Story.

Hollinger, Karen, In the Company of Women: Contemporary Female Friendship Films (1998).

Johnson, Barbara, The Feminist Difference: Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race and Gender (1998).

Lizie, Arthur Edward, Female Fascists or Liberating Ladies: Genre, Gender, and Thelma & Louise (Master’s thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1994).

Making violence sexy : feminist views on pornography (1993). Includes Diana E. H. Russell, From Witches to Bitches: Sexual Terrorism Begets Thelma and Louise.

Media Spectacles (1993). Includes Barbara Johnson, Lesbian Spectacles: Reading Sula, Passing, Thelma and Louise, and The Accused.

Metzger, David, "Rhetoric and Death in Thelma and Louise: Notes Toward a Logic of the Fantastic." 4(4) Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 9-18

Miles, Margaret Ruth, Seeing and Believing:: Religion and Values in the Movies (1996). Includes Good Clean Fun: Love in Popular Film: Thelma and Louise, The Piano.

Mnookin, Allison H., Thelma and Louise: voices of resistance (Bachelor’s thesis, Harvard University, 1992).

Mones, Pamela, Women, Generation and Thelma and Louise: A Reader Response Analysis (Master’s thesis, Townson State University, 1993).

Quinby, Amanda Stewart, The Dyke Deployed: Thelma and Louise and Fried Green Tomatoes as Lesbian(s’) Texts (Master’s thesis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1992).

Read, Jacinta, Popular Film/Popular Feminism: The Critical Reception of the Rape-Revenge Film

Sinnwelt Film : Beitrage zur interdisziplinaren Filmanalyse (1996). Includes Frank Hornlein, Thelma und Louise.

Thelma and Louise in the Wilderness, Or Butch Cassidy and Jonathan Edwards in Drag

Thelma and Louise (student paper)

Voytilla, Stuart, Myth and the Movies (pp. 42-46 are on Thelma and Louise).

Williams, Donald, Thelma and Louise. Williams is a lay analyst.

Case Materials

Case Study 2: Lorena Bobbitt and Thelma and Louise (from The Language of Violence) (Harvard University)

Case Materials: Thelma and Louise (University of Colorado)


Thelma and Louise Fugitives Are Captured in Canada, Detroit News, October 6, 1995







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