The Bad Vibes Club: Joanna Bourke on Sexual Violence in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Britain and America.
As part of his ongoing research into ‘morbid ethics’, associate Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau has invited historian Joanna Bourke to share her research on sexual violence and rape. She will ask: What do we really know about rapists? Who are they? By looking at the way sexually violent people have been understood historically, can we think differently about violence today?
Joanna Bourke is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the prize-winning author of nine books, including histories on modern warfare, military medicine, psychology and psychiatry, the emotions, pain, and rape. One of her books is Rape: A History from the 1860s to the Present (2007).
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