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.

March 5, 2011

ART: Vergewaltigung als historische Krisenerfahrung in den autobiographischen Texten der Söhne und Enkel

Author: Alexandra Pontzen
Title: Vergewaltigung als historische Krisenerfahrung in den autobiographischen Texten der Söhne und Enkel
Subtitle: Grass, Treichel, Grünbein, de Bruyn u.a.
In: Autobiographie and historische Krisenerfahrung
Edited by: Heinz-Peter Preußer and Helmut Schmitz
Place: Heidelberg
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Winter
Year: 2010
Pages: 207-222
Series: Jahrbuch Literatur und Politik 5
ISBN-10: 3825357392 - ISBN-13: 9783825357399
Language: German

ART: Poietik der Ambivalenz

Author: Karin Gludovatz
Title: Poietik der Ambivalenz
Subtitle: Zur Sinngenerierung in Tizians Vergewaltigung der Lucrecia (1571)
Journal: querelles-net. Rezensionszeitschrift für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Year: 2010
Pages: -
ISSN: 1862-054X
Language: German
Full Text: querelles-net [Free.]

Abstract: »Im Beitrag wird die ästhetische Struktur von Tizians Vergewaltigung der Lucretia von 1571 analysiert, eines späten Gemäldes, das für Philipp II. entstand. Dieses zeigt – entgegen der Malereitradition – nicht den Selbstmord Lucretias, sondern den vorausgegangenen Gewaltakt durch Tarquinius. Das Geschehen wird dabei ambivalent dargestellt: Motivisch kehrt Tizian die Vehemenz des Übergriffs hervor, auf der ästhetischen Ebene und in der Inszenierung des Akts und seines Umfelds rekurriert er jedoch zugleich auf Darstellungen und Interpretationen, die der Frau einen Anteil an dem Verbrechen zuschreiben wollten. Diese Ambivalenz fordert im hohen Maß die Beteiligung der Betrachter/-innen an der Sinngenerierung heraus, vor allem deren Bilderkenntnis, zielt also auf einen imaginativen Bildspeicher, über den jede/r Betrachter/-in verfügt und auf den er/sie für die Interpretation realer Bilder zurückgreift.« [Source: querelles-net.]

PRIZE: Heldt Prize

Submission deadline: May 15, 2011

Description: »The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2011 Competition for the Heldt Prizes, awarded for works of scholarship. To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between April 15, 2010 and April 15, 2011. The publication dates for the translation prize, which is offered every other year, are April 15, 2009 to April 15, 2011. Nominations for the 2011 prizes will be accepted for the following categories:
1. Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies;
2. Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies;
3. Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies;
4. Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies.«

More information: Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

CFP: Preyer Prize panel on legal history

Conference: ASLH annual meeting
Place: Atlanta, GA
Date: November 10-13, 2011
Submission deadline: June 15, 2011

Description: »Submissions are welcome on any legal, institutional and/or constitutional aspect of American history and the history of the Atlantic World. Early career scholars, including those pursuing graduate or law degrees, those who have completed their terminal degree within the previous year, and those independent scholars at a comparable state, are eligible to apply.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Boyhood in film

Journal: Thymos: the journal of boyhood studies
Extended submission deadline: April 1, 2011

Description: »Abstracts and complete papers on any topic related to boys and boyhood in film are welcome, especially studies of themes and genres rather than individual films.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Generations of feminism

Journal: thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture
Submission deadline: March 15, 2011

Description: »We welcome papers on subjects including (but not limited to):
• Contemporary and historical debates and discussions about generational divides within feminism(s)
• Reflections on geographic and global distinctions within debates and discussions about generationality and feminism
• The politics of seniority and generation in feminist organizations, activist groups, and academic communities
• The notion of feminist “waves” and its remaking, conceptualization, and contemporary relevance
• The issue of “mother-daughter” dynamics within feminist movements and theories, and in society more broadly
• The ways in which race, class, and sexuality impact (or are left out of, or marginalized within) debates about feminism and generationality
• How different generations of feminists define and reshape ideologies and practices of feminism(s)«.

More information: thirdspace.

CFP: Trauma and the tragic

Journal: Journal of literature and trauma studies
Submission deadline: April 30, 2011

Description: »The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies is a bi-annual international peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the relationship between literature and trauma. For our inaugural issue, we welcome submissions that explore the connection between trauma and the tragic in all its literary and theoretical aspects. These may include: theories of the tragic; tragedy and memory; tragedy and modernity; the end of tragedy; tragedy and horror; tragedy and mourning; tragedy, testimony, and reconciliation. These categories are broadly

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Roth and women

Journal: Philip Roth studies
Guest Editor: David Gooblar
Submission deadline: June 30, 2011

Description: »In Philip Roth’s 1990 novel Deception, the author (or someone like him) is hauled into the dock, put on trial for “sexism, misogyny, woman abuse, slander of women, denigration of women, defamation of women, and ruthless seduction, crimes all carrying the most severe penalties.” ... Possible areas for investigation could include, but are not limited to:
• Roth’s representation of female fictional characters;
• feminist criticism of Roth’s fiction;
• female ‘types’ in Roth’s oeuvre;
• sexual politics in Roth's fiction;
• gender theory in relation to Roth's fiction;
• Roth’s alleged misogyny;
• the representation of actual women in Roth's life (e.g. Bess Roth, Margaret Martinson, Janet Hobhouse, Claire Bloom) in his writing.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Memories and violence: problems and debates in a global perspective

Journal: Encounters: An international journal for the study of culture and society
Guest Editor: Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar
Submission deadline: August 1, 2011

Description: »Understanding the ways in which societies have experienced multiple forms of violence has been at the forefront of a number of academic debates in the last few decades. Of great importance to these debates is the question of how a violent past is socially articulated in the present. How do societies and specific communities render meaningful a violent past? How is the process of memorializing connected to the broader cultural and political landscape? What are the connections between memory, identity and community? Between silence and speech?«

More information: Encounters.

CFP: Covering Canadian crimes

Book: Covering Canadian crimes: What journalists should know and the public should question
Editors: Romayne Smith Fullerton and Chris Richardson
Submission deadline for proposals: April 15, 2011

Description: »The links between journalism and crime run deep. From early coverage of executions to the sensational yellow journalism of the 19th century to more recent fascinations with serial killers and street gangs, journalists have been pursuing lawbreakers and rousing the public’s fear and curiosity for centuries. At this juncture in time, however, the field is changing in important ways. Accelerating communication technologies, new media policies, corporate mergers, and renewed calls for law-and-order in the political sphere are just some of the issues facing journalism today. ... Themes will fall under the broad categories of: 1) the courts and legal system; 2) cultural contexts of crime news; 3) journalism in practice; and 4) ethical codes and moral panics.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Women in eighteenth-century Scotland

Title: Women in eighteenth-century Scotland
Editors: Katie Barclay and Debbi Simonton
Submission deadline for proposals: April 18, 2011

Description: »An edited collection, Women in Eighteenth-Century Scotland, seeks to address these questions under the themes of work, politics and culture, and family life. Each section will incorporate new research in the field, highlighting the current state of the field and pointing to directions for future research. The themes have been selected to provide an overview of women’s experiences in different areas of eighteenth-century life, but also to engage with the most vibrant areas of current research into European women’s history. Therefore this collection will provide a comparative discussion for women’s history in different national contexts. In addition to providing new research, each article will actively engage with the current historiography of the period, ensuring that the collection offers not only a substantial contribution to Scottish women’s history but also to Scottish national history and identity.
... The themes of the edition should be interpreted broadly, reflecting the current field, including but not limited to: household work, paid labour, farming, crime, war and violence, reading and writing, education, leisure activities, singing and oral culture, politics, women in public/ private spaces, Enlightenment society, urban/ rural cultures, the body, religion, marriage, children, cohabitation, queer histories, singleness, family networks and more. We are interested in articles that engage with any part of the eighteenth century and the collection hopes to give coverage of the whole century and a variety of social groups.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Documenting gendered violence

Book: Documenting gendered violence: representations, collaborations, and movements
Editors: Lisa Cuklanz and Heather McIntosh
Submission deadline for proposals: May 15, 2011

Description: »We seek completed chapters and chapter proposals that address the intersections of gendered violence and documentary. Gendered violence includes specific subjects such as interpersonal violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, forced sterilization, forced prostitution, genital mutilation, child marriage, kidnapping, child abuse, elder abuse, and murder. Gendered violence affects various people and organizations, including survivors, perpetrators, children and families, social services, advocacy groups, government organizations, and the judicial system, among others. Documentary refers to non-fiction texts produced by the mainstream media, independent media organizations, independent producers, interest groups, government groups, educational organizations, and others. Most frequently, these texts are videos and films, but documentary also refers to photography and other multi-media projects.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Temporalities of sexuality, gender and justice

Conference: American Anthropological Association meeting
Place: Montreal, Canada
Date: November 16-20, 2011
Submission deadline for abstracts: March 7, 2011

Description: »In line with the AAA conference theme “Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies,” the panel explores temporality in human rights and social justice movements concerning sexuality, gender, the family, and relatedness. ...
We call for papers that address the intersections between how temporalities overlap, inform, organize, abstract, historicize, hybridize, and/or manage these struggles with special concern for how the ideas of ethical progress, hope, justice, or emancipation are worked thorough them. In doing so, papers may also analyze how time is managed and understood in specific social justice movements reflecting differentiation from or synchronicity with dominant transnational human rights regimes and discourses.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Writing trauma survival: learning from violence and its after effects in literature

Conference: 65th Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention
Place: Scottsdale, Arizona
Date: October 6-8, 2011
Submission deadline: March 18, 2011

Description: »This session will focus on what we can learn about trauma, resiliency and the operations of social violence in literary texts (broadly defined), written by authors who self-identify as women, since 1960. There is considerable evidence, both in the cultural record and in terms of measurable social effects, to demonstrate that ideological, socio-cultural and systemic forms of violence work together to reinforce intersectional gender discipline. This session, therefore, invites scholars exploring the complex issues inherent in gender-based acts of violence and their aftermath to engage with models of human fragility and capacities for resiliency and repair, as presented through selected texts.«

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: Gerichtsakten

Conference: 17. Tagung des Arbeitskreises Geschlechtergeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit
Place: Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany
Date: November 3-5, 2011
Submission deadline for proposals: May 15, 2011

Description: »Ziel der Tagung ist es, „Gerichtsakten” als Medium zur Erforschung historischer Prozesse einer Re- und Neulektüre zu unterziehen, nach den Entstehungskontexten, den Erkenntnismöglichkeiten, aber auch nach den Grenzen der verschiedenen von und für Gerichte produzierten Textsorten zu fragen.
Unser Interesse richtet sich dabei nicht nur auf Akten und Protokolle, sondern auf jede Sorte gerichtlicher Überlieferung - von Gutachten über Korrespondenzen bis zu Suppliken - und ebenso auf deren (nicht nur) papierne kommunikative Kontexte.«

More information: Arbeitskreis Geschlechtergeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit.