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.

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