Marked Body the: Domestic Violence in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Literature Kate Lawson

ISBN: 9780791453759

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Marked Body the: Domestic Violence in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Literature  by  Kate Lawson

Marked Body the: Domestic Violence in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Literature by Kate Lawson
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The ambiguities and paradoxes of domestic violence were amplified in Victorian culture, which emphasized the home as a woman s place of security. In The Marked Body, Kate Lawson and Lynn Shakinovsky examine the discarded and violated bodies ofMoreThe ambiguities and paradoxes of domestic violence were amplified in Victorian culture, which emphasized the home as a woman s place of security.

In The Marked Body, Kate Lawson and Lynn Shakinovsky examine the discarded and violated bodies of middle-class women in selected texts of mid-nineteenth-century fiction and poetry. Guided by observations from feminism, psychoanalysis, and trauma theory, they argue that, in these works, domestic violence is a crucible in which the female body is placed, where it becomes marked by scars and disfigurement. Yet, they contend, these wounds go beyond violence to bring these women to a broader state of female subjectivity, sexuality, and consciousness.

The female body, already the site of alterity, is inscribed with something that cannot be expressed- it thus becomes that which is culturally and physically denied, the place which is not.



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