The Nun, The Priest, and the Pornographer: Scripting Rape in Maria Monk’s Awful Disclosures

May 1, 2013

[1] In the early nineteenth century, lurid tales of imprisoned and sexually violated nuns entertained and outraged Protestant Americans. The most famous and popular of these tales was Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery ostensibly written by Maria Monk about her experiences in the Montreal convent. Awful Disclosures tells... Read more »