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.

August 2, 2011

CFP: Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Conference: 43rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Place: Rochester, NY
Date: March 15-18, 2012
Submission deadline for proposals: September 30, 2011

Description: »This panel will examine eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between violence, obscenity and humor. Novelists’ use of the obscene joke is a tempered way to suppress the blurring lines of distinction between classes and to maintain hierarchy, a direct response to the changes in society and to the increasing sensitivity to vulgar subjects in polite society. This panel is interested in discovering how authors mobilize social anxiety through violence, obscenity and humor.«

More information: Northeast Modern Language Association.