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.

February 3, 2010

CONF: American Studies Conference

San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 2010.

"I am looking for contributors for a panel for the annual American Studies Conference, ... . The panel is entitled "The Origins of Random, Serial Crime." The 1870s-1890s saw the emergence of the modern-day serial killer—most infamously Jack the Ripper in London and Herman Mudgett in Chicago. This panel will explore the origins of repetitive, anonymous, serial murder, asking, among other questions, why such crimes blossomed, seemingly unprecedented, in the industrializing urban centers of the late nineteenth century."

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