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dc.contributor.authorWise, Dennis Wilson
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-06T17:45:41Z
dc.date.available2020-04-06T17:45:41Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-10
dc.identifier.citationDennis Wilson Wise (2020) The Image of Law in Stephen R. Donaldson’s “Reave the Just”: Agency, Blame, and Sexual Assault, Law & Literature, DOI: 10.1080/1535685X.2020.1734314en_US
dc.identifier.issn1535-685X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1535685x.2020.1734314
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/640185
dc.description.abstractStephen R. Donaldson is a major modern writer of speculative fiction for whom the issue of sexed violence, including rape, plays an important role. This article examines "Reave the Just," the keynote story in his award-winning collection Reave the Just and Other Tales, as a gateway into how Donaldson examines sexed violence in his long-form fiction. While the story reflects a strong feminist commitment to gender equality and individual agency, I argue that Donaldson's liberal individualist conception of the law, which retains wide contemporary cultural and juridical support, has also become problematized through recent radical and postmodern feminist discussions on victim blaming. After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the liberal position articulated by "Reave," I suggest that Donaldson's story helps revive a link between agency and victimization-first advanced by second wave feminists-that, by the time of the story's composition in the 1990s, had generally lost feminist support.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTDen_US
dc.rights© 2020 by The Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectStephen Ren_US
dc.subjectDonaldsonen_US
dc.subjectfantasyen_US
dc.subjectgender violenceen_US
dc.subjectrape lawen_US
dc.subjectfeminismen_US
dc.subjectliberalismen_US
dc.subjectagencyen_US
dc.subjectvictim blamingen_US
dc.titleThe Image of Law in Stephen R. Donaldson’s “Reave the Just”: Agency, Blame, and Sexual Assaulten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1541-2601
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalLAW & LITERATUREen_US
dc.description.note18 month embargo; published online: 10 March 2020en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleLaw & Literature
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage20


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