Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

June 1, 2013

ART: Gender and Sexuality in Terence

Author: Sharon L. James
Title: Gender and Sexuality in Terence
Subtitle: -
In: A Companion to Terence
Edited: Antony Augoustakis and Ariana Traill
Place: Oxford
Publisher: Blackwell
Year: 2013
Pages: 175-194
ISBN-13: 9781405198752 - eISBN-13: 9781118301975
Language: English
Full Text: Wiley Online Library [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »Terence presents gender and sexuality, on his stage, as strictly delimited by the interests and perspectives of the citizen class, particularly the men. A brief overview of the relevant theatrical background focuses on what is distinctive about gender and sexuality in Terence's drama. But if sexuality is absent from Terence's old men, gender (defined by age and class) continues to rule them. For women in Terence, gender—a social construct—overrides individual sexuality, and in the citizen girl, both are restricted to relative passivity. Rape in Terence's drama merits a separate discussion, as it is a defining marker of both gender and sexuality. In Terence sex and gender are subordinate functions of class and age. This chapter presents a discussion of the gender and sexuality of two best-known courtesans in Terence, Bacchis of Hecyra and Thais of Eunuchus.« [Source: Wiley]