Search for dissertations about: "rape legislation"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words rape legislation.

  1. 1. Rape and Religion in English Renaissance Literature : A Topical Study of Four Texts by Shakespeare, Drayton, and Middleton

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anna Swärdh; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; Engelska; English language; William Shakespeare; Michael Drayton; Thomas Middleton; Robert Southwell; Titus Andronicus; The Rape of Lucrece; Matilda; The Ghost of Lucrece; complaint poetry; Reformation; Counter-Reformation; idolatry; iconoclasm; baroque; poery of tears; rape; rape legislation; Anne Bellamy; Richard Topcliffe;

    Abstract : This study argues that Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (1594) and The Rape of Lucrece (1594), Michael Drayton’s Matilda (1594) and Thomas Middleton’s The Ghost of Lucrece (1600) are, in ways hitherto not realised, topically concerned with the religious controversies in the wake of the English Reformation. This concern is discussed on a general level of interest related to religious attitudes and practices significant at the time of writing, and on a specific level pertaining to events surrounding the capture of the Jesuit poet Robert Southwell in 1592, which included the rape or seduction of a Catholic woman. READ MORE