Man Down: A Domestic Violence and Rape Syllabus


Man Down

A Domestic Violence Syllabus

Week One

Domestic Violence and Rape in Popular Music

Christian Aguilera , Oh Mother Back to Basics 2006

Lady Gaga , Till It Happen to You The Hunting Ground 2015

Madonna , Oh Father Like A Prayer 1989

Rihanna , ManDown Loud 2010

Shaina Twain , Black Eyes, Blue Tears Come Over 1997

Week Two

Domestic Violence and Biblical Studies

Rofé, Alexander. “Defilement of Virgins in Biblical Law and the Case of Dinah (Genesis 34)”. Biblica 86 (3) 2005

Gafney, Wil (January 15, 2013). “God, the Bible, and Rape”. The Huffington Post.

Trible  Phyllis , Texts of Terror 1984

Fuchs, Esther (2003). Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman

Bader, Mary Anna (2006). Sexual Violation in the Hebrew Bible: A Multi-Methodological Study of Genesis 34 and 2 Samuel 13. New York: Peter Lang. ISBN 0-8204-7873-3

Scholz, Susanne (2000). Rape Plots: A Feminist Cultural Study of Genesis 34. New York: Peter Lang. ISBN 0-8204-4154-6.

Scholz, Susanne (2010). Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible

Week  Three    Domestic Violence  and   Biblical Studies

Yamada, Frank M. 2008. Configurations of Rape in the Hebrew Bible : A Literary Analysis of Three Rape Narratives.Studies in biblical literature, v. 109; Studies in biblical literature, v. 109. New York: Peter Lang

Hankore, Daniel. 2013. The Abduction of Dinah : Genesis 28:10-35:15 As a Votive Narrative.Eugene, Or.: Pickwick Publications.

Gravett, Sandie. 2004. “Reading ‘Rape’ in the Hebrew Bible: A Consideration of Language.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 28 (3): 279

Abasili, Alexander Izuchukwu. 2011. “Was It Rape? The David and Bathsheba Pericope Re-Examined.” Vetus Testamentum 61 (1): 1-15

Week  4

Ethics , Pastoral Care ,Rape  and Domestic Violence

West, Traci C. 1999. Wounds of the Spirit : Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics.New York: New York University Press.

West, Traci C. 2006. Disruptive Christian Ethics : When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter.Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press.

Coleman, Monica A. 2004. The Dinah Project : A Handbook for Congregational Response to Sexual Violence.Cleveland Ohio: Pilgrim Press.

Parry, Robin A., and Craig G. Bartholomew. 2004. Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics : The Rape of Dinah As a Case Study.Paternoster biblical monographs; Paternoster biblical monographs. Bletchley: Paternoster Press.

Week 5

Ethics, Pastoral Care  , Rape and  Domestic Violence

Adams, Carol J., and Marie M. Fortune. 1995. Violence against Women and Children : A Christian Theological Sourcebook.New York: Continuum.

Cooper-White, Pamela. 1995. The Cry of Tamar : Violence against Women and the Church’s Response.Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

Fortune, Marie M. 1983. Sexual Violence : The Unmentionable Sin.New York: Pilgrim Press.

 Week 6

Literature, Rape  and  Domestic Violence

Sielke, Sabine. 2002. Reading Rape : The Rhetoric of Sexual Violence in American Literature and Culture, 1790-1990.Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press

Tanner, Laura E. 1994. Intimate Violence : Reading Rape and Torture in Twentieth-Century Fiction.Bloomington: Indiana University Press

Stephens, J. L. 2000. “Sandra Gunning, Race, Rape, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890-1912.” African American Review 34: 347.

Walker, Alice. 1982. The Color Purple : A Novel. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Morrison, Toni. 1987. Beloved : A Novel. New York: K.

Week 7

Masculinity, Rape, Domestic  Violence

Sargent, Andrew. 2010. “Representing Prison Rape: Race, Masculinity, and Incarceration in Donald Goines’s White Man’s Justice, Black Man’s Grief.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S 35 (3): 131-155.

McClure, Stephanie M. 2006. “Improvising Masculinity: African American Fraternity Membership in the Construction of a Black Masculinity.” Journal of African American Studies (formerly Journal of African American Men)10 (1): 57-73.

Week  8

Feminism,  Womanism, Rape , Domestic  Violence

Barnard, Lianne. 2013. “The Politics of Rape: Traces of Radical Feminism in Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee.” Tydskrif Vir Letterkunde 50 (2): 19-28.

Putzi, Jennifer. 2004. “”Raising the Stigma”: Black Womanhood and the Marked Body in Pauline Hopkins’s Contending Forces.” College Literature 31 (2): 1-21.

Williams, Delores S. 1993. Sisters in the Wilderness : The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk.Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books.

Crenshaw, Kimberle Williams. “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color.” The Feminist Philosophy Reader. Eds. Alison Bailey and Chris Cuomo. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008. 279-309.

Week  9

Caribbean Studies  Rape and  Domestic Violence

Puri, Shalini. “Race, rape, and representation: Indo-Caribbean women and cultural nationalism.” Cultural Critique 36 (1997): 119-163.

Menon, P. K. “The law of rape and criminal law administration with special reference to the commonwealth Caribbean.” International and Comparative Law Quarterly 32, no. 04 (1983): 832-870.

Kempadoo, Kamala. Sexing the Caribbean: gender, race, and sexual labor. Psychology Press, 2004.

Haniff, Nesha Z. “Male violence against men and women in the Caribbean: The case of Jamaica.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies (1998): 361-369.

Elvy, Stacy-Ann. “A Postcolonial Theory of Spousal Rape: The Caribbean and Beyond.” Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 22, no. 1 (2015).

Ellsberg, MARY C. “Sexual violence against women and girls: recent findings from Latin America and the Caribbean.” Sex without consent: young people in developing countries. London: Zed Books (2005): 49-58.

Week 10

Queer,  Males,  Rape  and  Domestic  Violence

White, Bradley H., and Sharon E. Robinson Kurpius. 2002. “Effects of Victim Sex and Sexual Orientation on Perceptions of Rape.” Sex Roles : A Journal of Research 46 (5-6): 191-200.

Mitchell, Damon, Richard Hirschman, and Gordon C. Nagayama Hall. 1999. “Attributions of Victim Responsibility, Pleasure, and Trauma in Male Rape.” Journal of Sex Research 36 (4): 369-373

Wakelin, Anna, and Karen M. Long. 2003. “Effects of Victim Gender and Sexuality on Attributions of Blame to Rape Victims.” Sex Roles : A Journal of Research 49 (9-10): 477-487.

Mitchell, Damon, Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, and Richard Hirschman. 1999. “Attributions of Victim Responsibility, Pleasure, and Trauma in Male Rape.”

Week 11

Race, Rape, Domestic Violence

Sommerville, Diane Miller. 2004. Rape and Race in the Nineteenth-Century South.Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Dorr, Lisa Lindquist. 2004. White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960.Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Richie, Beth. 2012. Arrested Justice : Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation.New York: New York University Press.

Week  12

Rape, Domestic  Violence  in   Television Shows

Games of Thrones   Season  5  Episode  6 “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”   2015

Buffy the  Vampire Slayer    Season   6  Episode  19   ” Seeing Red”  2002

Outlander   Season  2 Episode 7 ” Faith”  2016

Glee   Season 3 Episode  18  “Choke” 2012

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