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 21, 2011

CFP: Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution

Place: Imperial War Museum, London
Date: January 4-6, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: February 28, 2011

Description: »The aim is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will include - but are not limited to - Jews, Gypsies and Slavonic people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called ‘racially impure’, and forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a ‘survivor’ is defined as anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a result of the Nazis’ racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from 1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.
The organisers welcome proposals, which focus on topics and themes of the ‘life after’, ranging from the experience of liberation to the trans-generational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory and consciousness, and questions of theory and methodology. We particularly encourage colleagues from central, east and southeast Europe to apply.«

More information: Imperial War Museum.

CFP: Gender wars

Conference: Misericordia University's Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference
Place: Dallas, PA
Date: April 2, 2011
Submission deadline for abstracts: February 28, 2011

Description: »How does the media categorize or illustrate gender? What does it mean to be "feminine'? What does it mean to be "masculine"? How does gender intersect with race and ethnicity? Historically, how have gender guidelines evolved? What roles have both men and women played in literature? Is feminism still relevant today?«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Histories of sexuality

Place: Newcastle, Australia
Date: July 21-22, 2011
Submission deadline for proposals: February 28, 2011

Description: »We invite abstracts for papers and panels on the following broad themes:
• Queer sexualities
• Postcolonial bodies
• Violence and Sexuality
• Sexual Communities
• Emotions and Sexuality
• Sexual Narratives
• Model of Intimacy and Family
• The Containment of Desire
• Networks, Knowledge and Identities«.

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Second Annual Symposium on Gender and Sexuality

Place: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Date: April 13, 2011
Submission deadline for proposals: March 1, 2011

Description: »Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.
Various critical approaches – scientific, mathematic, literary, historical, political, rhetorical, ethical, philosophical, artistic, etc – can be utilized to examine gender and sexuality. By creating an environment where professionals and students from the various disciplines can dialogue, we learn from each other and increasing our knowledge and competencies. Then the Symposium on Gender and Sexuality is a great place to start, where students, staff and faculty are coming together to present their research and experience on the intersections of these topics.«

More information: Second Annual Symposium on Gender and Sexuality.

CFP: The category of violence

Place: University of Aberdeen
Date: June 23-24, 2011
Submission deadline for abstracts: March 5, 2011

Description: »We are used to thinking of 'violence' as violence and, indeed, as something more real than almost anything else. As something that defies categorization; that just is. In thisworkshop we propose to suspend our belief that there is such a thing called violence, and instead focus on how we and others use 'violence' as a category of action, whether in designing government policy, passing judgement in court, producing films, writing newspaper articles or political theory, diagnosing patients, or simply chatting about other people. Our intention is not to define violence or even to offer alternative definitions, but instead to think how violence gets defined and with what consequences. How, why and with what consequences do people deploy the category of violence? How do they distinguish between 'violent' and 'non-violent', and to what effect? For example, how is the line drawn between 'violent' and 'peaceful' protest and between 'tough' and 'brutal' policing of protests, and what rides on those distinctions? More broadly, what are the effects of scholars marking off as 'violent' whole areas of human life, as in the pathology of 'violent' tendencies, or of labeling whole regions of world as 'violent'? Or of art taking 'violence' self-consciously as its object, as in Clockwork Orange? Law generally avoids the term 'violence' in favour of more 'neutral' terms such as coercion - but with what results? With what consequences does violence get linked to categories such as religion and sex, often considered 'sources of violence'? And what are the effects of disputing the boundaries of violence, for example when we label as 'symbolic violence' actions that are not normally described as 'violent'?«

More information: Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law, University of Aberdeen.

February 7, 2011

RADIO: Das lange Schweigen der Opfer

Program: Andruck - Das Magazin für politische Literatur
Channel: Deutschlandfunk
Date: January 24, 2011
Duration: 07:08 min.

Link: Deutschlandfunk [MP3, Text].

THESIS: Öffentlichkeit und sexuelle Gewalt. Besatzungssoldaten und Österreicherinnen 1945/46

Author: Karin Burgsteiner
Title: Öffentlichkeit und sexuelle Gewalt
Subtitle: Besatzungssoldaten und Österreicherinnen 1945/46
Thesis: Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien
Year: 2010
Pages: 127pp.
Language: German
More information: History of Rape: A Bibliography

(Update: October 18, 2014)

THESIS: Afrikanische Soldaten im französisch besetzten Vorarlberg 1945/46

Author: Peter Coffey
Title: Afrikanische Soldaten im französisch besetzten Vorarlberg 1945/46
Subtitle: Österreichische und französische Diskurse über Kolonialsoldaten sowie deren Erfahrungen in Österreich und innerhalb der französischen Armee
Thesis: Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien
Year: 2010
Pages: 121pp.
Language: German
More information: History of Rape: A Bibliography

(Update: October 18, 2014)

BOOK: Müting, Christina. Sexuelle Nötigung; Vergewaltigung (§ 177 StGB): Reformdiskussion und Gesetzgebung seit 1870.

Place: Berlin
Publisher: de Gruyter
Year: 2010
Pages: xii + 273pp.
Language: German

BOOK: The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

Author: Douglas Starr
Title: The Killer of Little Shepherds
Subtitle: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Knopf
Year: 2010
Pages: 320pp.
Language: English
More information: History of Rape: A Bibliography

(Update: October 25, 2014)

ART: Ducey, Kimberley A. »Dilemmas of teaching the “greatest silence”: rape-as-genocide in Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo.«

Journal: Genocide studies and prevention: an international journal
Volume: 5
Issue: 3
Year: December 2010
Pages: 310-322
Full Text: University of Toronto Press [Restricted.], Project MUSE [Restricted.]

Abstract: »The author describes the dilemmas of teaching about rape-as-genocide, focusing on Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo. While theoretically and methodologically sophisticated academic writings are a crucial part of the pedagogical approach described here, the author’s focus is on the dilemmas associated with using testimonials and memoirs, documentaries, and commentaries. It is argued that such discourse helps make the subject matter more accessible to undergraduates. One of the key issues that arises from this discussion is students’ preference for first-hand accounts. Excerpts from the students’ writing dispersed throughout the article provide an essential and frank assessment of the importance of the approach described. The method of instruction encompasses pedagogical issues that cut across disciplines and will appeal to instructors in a broad range of fields. The author systematically analyzes students’ written work for evidence of learning.« [Source: Genocide studies and prevention.]

ART: Hehenberger, Susanne. »Sexualstrafrecht und Geschlechterordnung im frühneuzeitlichen Österreich.«

In: Hat Strafrecht ein Geschlecht?: zur Deutung und Bedeutung der Kategorie Geschlecht in strafrechtlichen Diskursen vom 18. Jahrhundert bis heute
Edited by: Gaby Temme et al.
Place: Bielefeld
Publisher: transcript
Year: 2010
Pages: 101-118
Language: German
Full Text: Libreka [Limited preview.]

ART: Kratzer, Isabel. »»Unwiderstehliche Gewalt«, »ernsthafter Widerstand« und »minder schwerer Fall« ...«

Title: »»Unwiderstehliche Gewalt«, »ernsthafter Widerstand« und »minder schwerer Fall« als Schlüsselwörter der Geschichte des Vergewaltigungstatbestands.«
In: Hat Strafrecht ein Geschlecht?: zur Deutung und Bedeutung der Kategorie Geschlecht in strafrechtlichen Diskursen vom 18. Jahrhundert bis heute
Edited by: Gaby Temme et al.
Place: Bielefeld
Publisher: transcript
Year: 2010
Pages: 119-137
Language: German
Full Text: Libreka [Limited preview.]

CFP: Seeking lady justice: women, gender and the courts

Editor: Eva Schandevyl
Submission deadline for proposals: March 1, 2011

Description: »This edited book collection will explore the relationship of gender relations and law in modern Europe (1795-present). Few social sectors are feminising as rapidly as the judicial world. This book wishes to examine this process, its historical beginnings and its impact on the working of the judicial system and its actors. What factors have played a role in the breakthrough of women in the representation and administration of justice and which factors influence the position of women at the various levels of the legal system (as legal staff, as perpetrators, and as victims)? Papers are sought that that will attempt to address these questions either from the point of view of women’s legal history, or from that of actual gendered legal cultures.
Papers that engage with historical themes within any humanities or social science discipline are preferred. Researchers must demonstrate a commitment to a methodological framework that is sensitive to the intersection of gender theory, law history and public policy. Contributions are welcome from scholars at any level of their professional careers.
Themes:
1) History of women in legal professions
2) Gender constructions and their impact on jurisprudence
3) Gendered legal cultures in global perspectives«.

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: War languages: images and propaganda between the imperialistic climax and the decline of Europe (1890-1950)

Conference: Coloquio Internacional de Historia Bélica II
Place: University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
Date: September 29-30, 2011
Submission deadline for proposals: Februar 15, 2011

Description: »CIHBE II will reflect on war images and propaganda between 1890 and 1950. Its aim is to give an account of and analyse different ways in which contemporary war phenomena have been represented and how they have been disseminated during a particular historical moment in the development of war in a civilized and dominant Europe, between 1890 and 1950.
Although the organizing committee will take into account other topics directly related to the aim of the Colloquium, it is understood that all views and approaches will analyse war “image, propaganda and discourse” between 1890 and 1950.
We welcome paper proposals on any of the following themes:
* Images of war combat, allies and enemies through war ideological posters.
* War documentaries and films as propaganda.
* Creation of images and discourses about war in written media.
* War rituals, ceremonies and public celebrations.
* Political and military war analyses.
* The role of the church in war discourse
* Radio and television war discourse
* Comics
* The functions of war photography and photography at war
* Art as war propaganda«.

More information: Coloquio Internacional de Historia Bélica.

CFP: Any aspect of conflict or war

Conference: 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association annual conference
Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date: October 14-16, 2011
Submission deadline: April 30, 2011

Description: »Accepting papers, proposals, and abstracts on any aspect of conflict or war ... . All methodologies and topics accepted.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: (Dis)embodied feminisms: new perspectives on gender, sexuality, and identity

Place: McGill University
Date: May 13-14, 2011
Submission deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2011

Description: »We invite papers on this topic from scholars engaged or interested in feminist, gender, LGBTQ, and sexuality studies across disciplines, although proposals on any relevant topic will be considered.«

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: Anaphora Literary Press

Description: »We are actively seeking single and multiple-author books in fiction (poetry, novels, and short story collections) and non-fiction (academic, legal, business, journals, edited and un-edited dissertations, biographies, and memoires).«

More information: Anaphora Literary Press.