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    Reading survivor narratives: literary criticism as feminist solidarity

    Serisier, Tanya (2021) Reading survivor narratives: literary criticism as feminist solidarity. In: Hewett, H. and Holland, M.K. (eds.) #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture. London, UK: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781501372735. (In Press)

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    Book synopsis: Literature has always been a history of patriarchy, sexual violence, and resistance. Academics have been using literature to expose and critique this violence and domination for half a century. But the continued potency of #MeToo after its 2017 explosion adds new urgency and wider awareness of these issues, while revealing new ways in which rape culture shapes our everyday lives. This intersectional guide helps readers, students, teachers, and scholars face and challenge our culture of sexual violence by confronting it through the study of literature. #MeToo and Literary Studies gathers essays on literature from Ovid to Carmen Maria Machado, by academics working across the United States and around the world, that offer clear ways of using our reading, teaching, and critical practices to address rape culture and sexual violence, including rereading and revaluing the work of male writers. It also examines the promise and limitations of the #MeToo movement itself, speaking to the productive use of social media as well as to the voices that the movement has so far muted. In uniting diverse voices to enable the #MeToo movement to reshape literary studies, this book is also a commitment to the idea that the way we read and write about literature can make real change in the world.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Bloomsbury Academic, available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Tanya Serisier
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2021 15:03
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:05


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