Sexual Harassment & Abuse in Education in Media & Literature

Blue Angel: a novel by Francine Prose; a satire of college English and writing departments, and "politically correct" sexual harassment policies.

Camille Claudel: true-life inspired film about the brilliant french sculptor who has a long-term affair with her teacher, Auguste Rodin.

Disgrace: a novel by J. M. Coetzeeabout a South African literature professor whose career is ruined after he has an affair with a student.

The History Man: novel by Malcolm Bradbury and later was a BBC television film.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar: a novel by Judith Rossner, and later a film starring Diane Keaton, based on the true story of a woman who has an affair with her sadistic and misogynistic professor as the beginning of a long downward spiral that culminates in her brutal murder.

Notes on a Scandal: a novel by Zoe Heller which depicts the sexual relationship between a married pottery teacher and one of her students.

Oleanna: an American play by David Mamet, later a film starring William H. Macy. A college professor is accused of sexual harassment by a student. The film deals with the moral controversy as it never becomes clear which character is correct

Pretty Persuasion: film starring Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods in which students turn the tables on a lecherous and bigoted teacher. A scathingly satirical film of sexual harassment and discrimination in schools, and attitudes towards females in media and society.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: a novel by Muriel Spark, and later a play and a film starring Maggie Smith. A teacher at an Edinburgh school engineers a sexual relationship between a male colleague, and former lover, and one of her students.

What Lies Beneath

: film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford about a woman who is haunted by the ghost of her husband's former student, whom he murdered to keep from exposing an affair between them.