• "Violations as Profound as any Rape": Feminism and Sexed Violence in Stephen R. Donaldson.

    Author(s):
    Dennis Wise (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Speculative and Science Fiction
    Subject(s):
    Science fiction, Fantasy literature, Feminism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Stephen R. Donaldson, Rape, sexed violence, Fantasy fiction
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/pd19-hc28
    Abstract:
    This article examines the prevalence as sexed violence (i.e. gender violence) in Donaldson's two major works, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever and the Gap Sequence. I argue that Donaldson lay at the forefront of second wave theorizing about rape in the 1970s, but 3rd- and 4th-wave feminism gradually moved further away from Donaldson's humanist and existientialist literary concerns. Nonetheless, Donaldson's analysis of the male psychology of sexual abuse, particularly in the Gap sequence, helps address issues typically neglected by feminist theory.
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    Published
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