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.

December 7, 2009

CFP: The Ruptures of War: A Conference on War, Culture, and Society

Conference: A Graduate Student Conference
Place: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, United States
Date: April 10, 2010
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 14, 2009
Description: »War is the most intense nexus of politics, violence, culture, society, and nature. The fact that it is with us constantly is exemplified by Foucault’s provocative question: "If we look beneath peace, order, wealth, and authority, beneath the calm order of subordinations, beneath the State and State apparatuses, beneath the laws, and so on, will we hear and discover a sort of primitive and permanent war?" This conference is designed as a way to explore the multifarious ways in which war affects cultures and societies. The idea of war is neither constrained by temporality nor discipline, and it is enmeshed in the human condition. War is essentially an organizing principle by which we hope to discuss many diverse topics, which can include but are not limited to: Trauma, Suffering, Gender, The Environment, Memory, Race, Affect, Political Violence, Ideology, Technology, Secrecy, Human Rights, Torture, Justice, Power, Genocide.«
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ART: Witness to Rape: The Limits and Potential of International War Crimes Trials for Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence

Author: Nicola Henry
Title: Witness to Rape
Subtitle: The Limits and Potential of International War Crimes Trials for Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence
Journal: International Journal of Transitional Justice
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Year: March 2009
Pages: 114-134
Language: English
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ART: Armed Groups and Sexual Violence: When Is Wartime Rape Rare?

Author: Elisabeth Jean Wood
Title: Armed Groups and Sexual Violence
Subtitle: When Is Wartime Rape Rare?
Journal: Politics & Society
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Year: March 2009
Pages: 131-161
Language: English
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ART: Válečné zločiny německé wehrmacht v německé badatelské diskusi posledního desetiletí

Author: Jiří Pešek
Title: Válečné zločiny německé wehrmacht v německé badatelské diskusi posledního desetiletí
Subtitle: -
Translation: War Atrocities of the German Wehrmacht as a Matter of German Historiographical Discussion of the Last Ten Years
Subtitle: -
Journal: Český časopis historický - Czech Historical Review
Volume: 107
Issue: 3
Year: 2009
Pages: 599-615
Language: Czech
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BOOK: Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone: Sexual Violence and Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Juliane Kippenberg
Title: Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone
Subtitle: Sexual Violence and Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Year: July 2009
Pages: 56pp.
Language: English
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CFP: Civil War in Pennsylvania

Journal: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Editor: Tamara Gaskell
Submission deadline: January 8, 2010
Description: »The editors seek proposals for scholarly articles (25¡V35 pages, double spaced) featuring new research on the Civil War in Pennsylvania. Articles can focus on military, political, or civilian topics. Selections will be made based on the quality of the submission and with an eye toward representing the diversity of current Civil War research.«
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CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

Journal: Red Feather Journal
Editor: Debbie Olson
Submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Description: »Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, children’s material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other observations of the child within local, national, and global contexts. The journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child throughout the world’s visual mediums.«
More information: Call for Papers website

CFP: All Aspects of Childhood

Conference: 1st Global Conference Childhood
Place: Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Date: July 3-5, 2010
Submission deadline for abstracts: January 15, 2010
Description: »This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference project seeks to investigate and explore all aspects of childhood. The period of life prior to adulthood is one of dramatic change and development of physical, intellectual, psychological, and many other types of characteristics. The nature of childhood and its significance as a separate phase of life, however, is viewed quite differently in different cultures and in different historical eras. This conference will look at all aspects of the experience of childhood as well as the social and cultural perceptions of children and childhood. We encourage submissions on any theme to do with the nature of childhood, including, but not limited to the ones listed below.«
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CFP: Boyhood on Film

Journal: Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies
Editor:
Submission deadline: March 1, 2010
Description: »We are not interested in reviews of specific films per se, but in historical, cultural, literary, and sociological analyses of how boys, both preteen and adolescent, have been portrayed in film. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome.«
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CFP: Sexuality and Eroticism in Black Film, Cinema and Video

Journal: Black Camera
Editor:
Submission deadline: April 5, 2010
Description: »Black Camera will devote this special issue to examining, reviewing, and challenging traditional scholarship on Black sexuality in film. Black is meant to cover communities in Africa, Africa America, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora sites, while sexuality includes LGBTQ, heterosexual, and numerous other sexualities where the object of desire is based on something other than gender. The editor is interested in essays that deal with filmmakers’, directors’, and screenwriters’, visions of Black sexual desire and pleasure, sexual cultures and subcultures, sexual representation, sexual agency, sexual identity, sexual violence, sexual roles, sexual nudity, sexual foreplay and intercourse within the following possible questions, topic, or themes«.
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PRIZE: Presman-Burroughs Wellcome Award

Prize: Presman-Burroughs Wellcome Award
Institution: American Association for the History of Medicine
Deadline for nominations: December 31, 2009
Description: »The award and stipend of $1,000 is given yearly for outstanding work in twentieth-century history of medicine or medical science, as demonstrated by the completion of the Ph.D. and a proposal to turn the dissertation into a publishable monograph. The Ph.D. must have been completed and the degree granted within the last five years (i.e., 2005–2009).«
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PRIZE: Neil Sutherland Biennial Article Prize

Prize: Neil Sutherland Biennial Article Prize
Institution: History of Children and Youth Group of the Canadian Historical Association
Deadline for nominations: January 20, 2010
Description: »This award honours the pioneering work of Canadian historian Neil Sutherland in the history of children and youth by recognizing outstanding contributions to the field. ... Articles in any area pertaining to the history of children and youth published in scholarly journals and books between January 2008 and December 2009 will be eligible for consideration for the prize. There are no restrictions on time periods or national/international context.«
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November 2, 2009

BOOK: Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

Author: Jonathan Torgovnik
Title: Intended Consequences
Subtitle: Rwandan Children Born of Rape
Place: New York
Publisher: Aperture
Year: 2009
Pages: 144pp.
Language: English
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THESIS: "Didn't your mommy tell you that isn't nice?": Patterns and shifts in rape-revenge films, 1973-1998

Author: Katherine L. Gray
Title: "Didn't your mommy tell you that isn't nice?"
Subtitle: Patterns and shifts in rape-revenge films, 1973-1998
Thesis: Honors Project, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Year: 2009
Pages: 77pp.
Language: English
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BOOK: Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century

Editor: Dagmar Herzog
Title: Brutality and Desire
Subtitle: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century
Place: Basingstoke
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2009
Pages: xi + 290pp.
Language: English
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BOOK: Rape and the Rise of the Author: Gendering Intention in Early Modern England

Author: Amy Greenstadt
Title: Rape and the Rise of the Author
Subtitle: Gendering Intention in Early Modern England
Place: : Burlington, VT
Publisher: Ashgate
Year: 2009
Pages: 204pp.
Language: English
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BOOK: The Myth of Prison Rape: Sexual Culture in American Prisons

Authors: Mark S. Fleisher and Jessie L. Krienert
Title: : The Myth of Prison Rape
Subtitle: Sexual Culture in American Prisons
Place: Lanham, MD
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Year: 2009
Pages: 218pp.
Language: English
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ART: Rape in Early Eighteenth-Century London

Author: Jennie Mills
Title: Rape in Early Eighteenth-Century London
Subtitle: A Perversion "so very perplex’d"
In: Sexual Perversions, 1670-1890
Edited by: Julie Peakman
Place: Basingstoke
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2009
Pages: 140-166
Language: English
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CFP: Family Violence Issue

Journal: Juvenile and Family Court Journal
Editor:
Submission deadline: June 1, 2010
Description: »We are seeking articles on the subject of domestic violence and the impact it has on children and families in the court system. Some possible topics may include: ethical considerations for judges, custody decision-making, the overlap of domestic violence and child abuse/neglect or delinquency, custody and support provisions of Full Faith and Credit, innovative practices, or similar.«
More information: Call for Papers website

CFP: Assuming Gender

Journal: Assuming Gender
Editor: Anindya Raychaudhuri, Jennifer Dawn Whitney
Submission deadline: February 28, 2010
Description: »Assuming Gender is an electronic, international, peer-reviewed academic journal that seeks to explore the various ways in which gender is ‘assumed’ in social and cultural texts, practices, and subjectivities. ... Proposals are welcome from any academic discipline or theoretical framework, and can cover any historical period.«
More information: Call for Papers website

CFP: Forming and De-Forming the Human Body

Conference: GAFIS Symposium
Place: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Date: April 16-17, 2010
Submission deadline for abstracts: January 15, 2010
Description: »We welcome submissions from all applicable disciplines that shed light on the ways in which we can "reform" our general conceptions of the body through the lens of the deviant or otherwise "deformed" body.«
More information: Call for Papers website

CFP: Beyond Don Juan: Rethinking Iberian Masculinities

Conference: Beyond Don Juan: Rethinking Iberian Masculinities
Place: New York University, New York, United States
Date: March 31 - April 1, 2011
Submission deadline for proposals: March 1, 2010
Description: »This conference will thus focus on both tracing and revisiting these archetypes of masculinity from medieval Iberia to the present, by placing them in the context of the divergent counter-images that exist, and have always existed, below the radar. The conference will be especially concerned with the exploration of alternative models for being a man which examine or challenge the traditional links between machismo and Hispanic culture, and/or suggest more egalitarian models of manhood. Therefore, we welcome papers that investigate both the construction and de-construction of masculinity in Iberian cultures and literatures, from any genre and historical period, from different disciplines (literary studies, film studies, art, religion, visual culture, photography, etc.) and methodological perspectives (masculinity studies, feminist theory, queer studies, cultural studies, etc.). We are particularly interested in re-visions of Iberian masculinities, especially as they are manifested in Catalonia, the Basque country, and Galicia, in non-Christian cultures in the Iberian Peninsula, and in the Americas, including Latino cultures in the U.S. and Canada.«
More information: Calls for Papers website

CFP: Sex, Death, and Boredom

Conference: Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the Graduate English Association
Place: Fordham University, New York City, United States
Date: February 12, 2010
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 12, 2009
Description: »The one-day conference "asks presenters to engage the interconnections amongst sex, death, and boredom and to challenge conventional definitions of each. Due to the importance we place on the thorough interrogation of the topics and the exchange of ideas that can take place amongst scholars of different disciplines in such a venue, we have decided to devote a large portion of every session to discussion.«
More information: Calls for Papers website

CFP: The Politics of Sexuality in Contemporary Italy

Journal: Modern Italy
Guest Editor: Chiara Bertone, Isabel Crowhurst, and Giovanni Porfido
Submission deadline: January 15, 2010
Description: »The aim of this special issue is to discuss the politics of sexuality in contemporary Italian cultural and social life. ... Potential contributions might address the following issues and topics: sexuality and 'the family'; heterosexual normativity; social and legal recognition of same-sex relationships; the regulation of sexual practices; reproductive rights; transgender recognition; sex work and prostitution; sexuality and politics; sexuality and religion; sexuality and migration; sexuality and the constructions of 'the nation'; sexual rights; sexuality and the welfare agenda.«
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CFP: Exploring the Edge of Trauma

Conference: The 7th Cultural Intersections International Colloquium International
Place: Chichester, United Kingdom
Date: May 13-16, 2010
Submission deadline for abstracts: January 5, 2010
Description: »Can trauma be fully shared, or communicated? In all its characteristics and consequences it is a kind of fuzzy black hole that can only be shared and represented through metaphoric constructs. How can we feel trauma from the outside, how far can we communicate trauma we are suffering from? We tiptoe at the edge of trauma, unable to share our experience with others, incapable of fully comprehending others' wounds.«
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CFP: American Feminism after Suffrage

Conference: 2011 OAH Annual Meeting
Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Date: March 17-20, 2011
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 1, 2009
Description: »I am currently assembling a panel for the 2011 OAH that will address the conference theme, “Americans Divided and United: Multiple and Shifting Solidarities,” by examining the state of American feminism in the post-suffrage period. The subject invites a range of papers exploring not only what happened to the organized feminist movement once women won the right to vote, but also the ways in which women’s multiple and often conflicting allegiances played out in American politics, society, and culture. I am seeking submissions that will complement my own paper on manifestations of feminism in American popular culture in the 1920s and 30s.«
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October 3, 2009

BOOK: Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching

Author: Crystal N. Feimster
Title: Southern Horrors
Subtitle: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching
Place: Cambridge, MA
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Year: 2009
Pages: 336pp.
Language: English
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BOOK: Bolshevik Sexual Forensics: Diagnosing Disorder in Clinic and Courtroom, 1917-1939

Author: Dan Healey
Title: Bolshevik Sexual Forensics
Subtitle: Diagnosing Disorder in Clinic and Courtroom, 1917-1939
Place: DeKalb, IL
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Year: 2009
Pages: x + 252pp.
Language: English
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ART: Veronika fuses out: Rape and medium specificity in The Cranes are Flying

Author: Nancy Condee
Title: Veronika fuses out
Subtitle: Rape and medium specificity in The Cranes are Flying
Journal: Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Year: August 2009
Pages: 173-183
Language: English
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PROJECT: Sexualität und Gewalt im Alten Reich

Researcher: Hiram Kümper
Title: Sexualität und Gewalt im Alten Reich. Kulturelle Valenzen zwischen späterem Mittelalter und Sattelzeit (ca. 1200-1800)
Description: »Das Forschungsprojekt fragt nach den Wahrnehmungen, Bewertungen und kulturellen Be­zügen des Zusammenhanges von Sexualität und Gewalt im vormodernen Europa am Beispiel des römisch-deutschen Reiches zwischen dem frühen 13. und dem späten 18. Jahrhundert. Der im Untertitel aufgeworfene Valenzbegriff zielt dabei auf die Wechselseitigkeit der kulturellen Einbindung ab: sowohl wird der Diskurs über sexuelle Gewalt von äußeren Entwicklungen beeinflusst als auch wirkt er selbst auf die Diskursivierung anderer, durch ihn betroffener Konzepte und Problemkreise ein.«
Institution: Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie/Abteilung Geschichte, Universität Bielefeld
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October 1, 2009

CFP: Crime and Punishment

Book Series: Key Issues in Crime and Punishment Series
Series Editor: William Chambliss
Submission deadline: February 1, 2010
Description: »We are inviting academic editorial contributors to a new reference series on Crime and Punishment to be published in 2011 by SAGE Publications. ... The chapters in each title are written to offer pro and con examinations of controversial programs, practices, problems, or issues from varied perspectives. A broad range of issues are arranged within each volume, including such hotly debated topics as amnesty for illegal aliens, medical marijuana, police brutality, racial sentencing disparities, and the death penalty for minors.«
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CFP: Engendering Reception: From Penelope to Atwood's Penelopiad

Conference: Conference of the Classics Graduate Student Association of the University of Toronto
Place: Toronto, Canada
Date: April 24-25, 2010
Submission deadline: January 8, 2010
Description: »The Classics Graduate Student Association of the University of Toronto invites abstracts for a graduate conference on the theme Engendering Reception, to be held in Toronto on April 24-25, 2010. ... This conference aims to consider the role gender plays in reception both within antiquity and beyond.«
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CFP: The Body of the Nation: International Efforts to Address Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones

Book: The Body of the Nation: International Efforts to Address Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones
Editors: Tonia St.Germain, J.D. Dewey, and Susan Dewey
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 31, 2009
Description: »While a growing literature documents the use of rape as a tool of war, there is a glaring lack of accessible work on the initiatives and institutions currently tackling sexual violence as a serious issue in conflict and post-conflict situations throughout the world. Our co-edited volume will employ case studies from research on such global and local initiatives and institutions, thereby arriving at a deeper understanding of the various ways in which communities respond to this issue cross-culturally. As we would like to specifically target our volume toward undergraduates and a general audience, we seek accessibly written chapters from a variety of methodological, theoretical and disciplinary standpoints, with a particular focus on the following areas: [1] the ability of international criminal tribunals to prosecute wartime sexual violence without further victimization of witnesses; [2] analyses of culture-specific practices and institutions, including NGOs and state initiatives that address gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict situations; [3] efforts toward integrating men into the discourse of sexual violence as both victims and agents of power, including judges, prosecutors and state agency leaders; [4] the impact of military regulations and military culture in constructing accountability for soldiers, border guards, police, aid workers, and United Nations peacekeepers.«
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CFP: Identity in Early American Cross-Cultural Encounters

Conference: Western Social Science Association Annual Conference
Place: Reno, Nevada, United States
Date: April 14-17, 2010
Submission deadline for proposals: November 20, 2009
Description: »How did issues of identity charge cross-cultural encounters between Europeans, Africans, and/or Native Americans in North American during the 15th-17th Centuries? Topics may include but are not limited to the following: Race, class, gender, ethnicity; Sexuality; Violence; Religion; History of the Body; Colonialism; Resistance.«
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CFP: The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation

Conference: Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
Place: New York, NY, United States
Date: February 25-26, 2010
Submission deadline for abstracts: November 10, 2009
Description: »We invited papers from all disciplines approaching the subject from a variety of critical perspectives that explore the ways in which pain is articulated, narrativized, framed, interpreted, subjectivized, and imbued with meaning.«
More information: Calls for Papers website

CFP: Love and Violence: Action Heroes

Conference: 2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date: November 11-14, 2010
Submission deadline for proposals: November 1, 2009
Description: »This area welcomes papers exploring the many representations of love and romance in the action genre, particularly focusing on action heroes. ... How do generic expectations dilute or bastardize love, especially when paired with forms of sexual violence (rape, masochism, sadism) or racism/sexism?«
More information: Calls for Papers website

CFP: The Dark Side of Love: Love, Sex, and Violence in Film and Video

Conference: 2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date: November 11-14, 2010
Submission deadline for proposals: November 1, 2009
Description: »This area, comprising multile panels, will look at the many ways in which love in film has gone horribly wrong, in the work of American as well as foreign filmmakers, with painful, and sometimes deadly, consequences. ..., this area welcomes papers and panels exploring all aspects of love and violence.«
More information: Calls for Papers website

CFP: Neo-Victorian Families: Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics

Book: Neo-Victorian Families: Gender, Sexual and Cultural Politics
Editors: Marie-Luise Kohlke and Christian Gutleben
Submission deadline for proposals: October 31, 2009
Description: »We invite contributions on neo-Victorian representations of the nineteenth-century family for the second volume in a newly commissioned 6-volume series on Neo-Victorian Studies, to be published by Rodopi in early 2011. ... This volume aims to interrogate neo-Victorian strategic interventions in the nineteenth-century discourse of family and how these implicitly or explicitly engage with latter day issues, e.g. with regards to family breakdown, child abuse, divorce law and so forth.«
More information: Call for Papers website

CFP: Conference of the Western Association of Women Historians

Conference: 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Association of Women Historians
Place: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Date: May 20-23, 2010
Submission deadline for proposals: October 15, 2009
Description: »The program committee welcomes proposals for panels or single papers on any historical subject, time period, or region.«
More information: Western Association of Women Historians