“‘I Know You Want It’: Teaching the Blurred Lines of Eighteenth-Century Rape Culture” is a collaborative pedagogical article that addresses the problem of so-called “post-feminism” in the contemporary college classroom by way of a comparative approach to eighteenth-century literature. Specifically, we contextualize and compare the early and late work of Eliza Haywood with current cultural debates and events in order to demonstrate not only the relevance of Haywood and eighteenth-century writers like her, but the importance of continuing the feminist conversation. The article provides texts, readings, and discussion points for consideration, as well as links to relevant contemporary issues and events.
eliza haywood, rape culture, blurred lines, post-feminist, pedagogy, eighteenth-century, women's studies, women's writing, masculinity, femininity, sexuality, sexual double standard, literature pedagogy, teaching the eighteenth century
Dowd-Arrow, Emily J. and Creel, Sarah R.
"“I Know You Want It”: Teaching the Blurred Lines of Eighteenth-Century Rape Culture,"
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830: Vol.6: Iss.2, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/abo/vol6/iss2/2