Thesis: 'Speaking Rape: Feminist Dilemmas on Language and Experience'
My project is about rape and the difficulties survivor-victims face when having to name their experience. The project begins from the intuition that the troubles survivor-victims face when naming their experience denote important dilemmas around the way linguistic mediation of experience. My thesis takes as a starting point that treating existing concepts, discourses, or structures of meaning as self-evident and neutral tools to translate different lived experiences is a problem for survivor-victims of rape. From there, I seek to reflect on feminist methodologies that might offer pathways to contend with the linguistic mediation of experience.