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.

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.«
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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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