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.

April 11, 2011

THESIS: Serialised sexual violence in teen television drama series

Author: Susan Berridge
Title: Serialised sexual violence in teen television drama series
Subtitle: -
Thesis: Dissertation, University of Glasgow
Year: 2010
Pages: 268pp.
Language: English
Full Text: University of Glasgow [Free.]

Abstract: »This thesis examines the kinds of stories about teenage sexual violence that are enabled (or not) by US and British teen television drama series between 1990 and 2008. This genre is centrally concerned with issues of sexuality and, in particular, sexual vulnerability as teenage characters negotiate the transition from childhood to adulthood. Sexual violence narratives are common within this context. This thesis argues that a fuller understanding of representations of sexual violence is enabled by contextualising these narratives in relation to overall series and generic contexts. I employ a structural methodology to map where these storylines occur within series and generic structures across fourteen texts, uncovering striking patterns that point to the value of analysing several programmes alongside one another. This then provides the starting point for a deeper textual analysis of how sexual violence functions narratively and ideologically. Through doing this, I am able to provide insights into a variety of different forces that shape how these narratives are framed. Contextualising my analysis of representations of sexual violence allows me to account for the specificities of episodic and serial narrative forms, the generic hybridity of individual programmes, the wider conventions of the teen drama series genre, the gender of the series protagonist and US and British contexts. Additionally, I identify the genre’s dominant sexual norms and explore how these norms intersect with representations of sexual violence.« [Source: Glasgow University Theses Repository.]

THESIS: Explaining sexual violence during civil war

Author: Dara Kay Cohen
Title: Explaining sexual violence during civil war
Subtitle: -
Thesis: Dissertation, Stanford University
Year: 2010
Pages: x + 194 leaves
Language: English

BOOK: Sexual violence in African conflicts

Author: Alexis Arieff
Title: Sexual violence in African conflicts
Subtitle: -
Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Congressional Research Service
Year: November 30, 2010
Pages: iv + 32pp.
Language: English

BOOK: Comfort women = Troost meisjes

Authors: Jan Banning and Hilde Janssen
Title: Comfort women = Troost meisjes
Subtitle: -
Place: Utrecht
Publisher: Ipso Facto
Year: 2010
Pages: 104pp.
anguages: English, Dutch

BOOK: Comfort women = Troost meisjes

Authors: Jan Banning and Hilde Janssen
Title: Comfort women = Troost meisjes
Subtitle: -
Place: Utrecht
Publisher: Ipso Facto
Year: 2010
Pages: 104pp.
Languages: English, Dutch

BOOK: Sündenfall

Author: Christian Füller
Title: Sündenfall
Subtitle: Wie die Reformschule ihre Ideale missbrauchte
Place: Cologne
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
Year: 2011
Pages: 200pp.Language: German

BOOK: Politicization of sexual violence

Author: Carol Harrington
Title: Politicization of sexual violence
Subtitle: From abolitionism to peacekeeping
Place: Farnham and Burlington, VT
Publisher: Ashgate
Year: 2010
Pages: xii + 236pp.
Language: English

BOOK: Sexual violence against Jewish women during the Holocaust

Editors: Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Rochelle G. Saidel
Title: Sexual violence against Jewish women during the Holocaust
Subtitle: -
Place: Waltham, MA
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Year: 2010
Pages: xii + 308pp.
Language: English

BOOK: War and rape

Author: Nicola Henry
Title: War and rape
Subtitle: Law, memory, and justice
Place: London and New York
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2010
Pages: xii + 169pp.
Language: English

BOOK: Soldaten. Protokolle vom Kämpfen, Töten und Sterben

Authors: Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer
Title: Soldaten
Subtitle: Protokolle vom Kämpfen, Töten und Sterben
Place: Frankfurt/Main
Publisher: S. Fischer
Year: April 2011
Pages: 528pp.
Language: German

BOOK: Hearts of pine

Author: Joshua D. Pilzer
Title: Hearts of pine
Subtitle: Songs in the lives of three Korean survivors of the Japanese comfort women
Place: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: August 2011
Pages: 240pp.
Language: English

BOOK: Sexual violence. Beyond the feminist-evolutionary debate

Author: Andrew L. Spivak
Title: Sexual violence
Subtitle: Beyond the feminist-evolutionary debate
Place: El Paso
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
Year: July 2011
Pages: xviii + 218pp.
Language: English

BOOK: Sexual violence in western thought and writing

Author: Victor J. Vitanza
Title: Sexual violence in western thought and writing
Subtitle: Chaste rape
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: September 2011
Pages: 288pp.
Language: English

BOOK: Esclavas sexuales: La esclavitud sexual durante el imperio Japonés

Author: Yoshiaki Yoshimi
Title: Esclavas sexuales
Subtitle: La esclavitud sexual durante el imperio Japonés
Place: Barcelona
Publisher: Ediciones B
Year: 2010
Pages: 256pp.
Language: Spanish
More information: History of Rape: A Bibliography

(Update: October 25, 2014)

ART: Exploring the recovery process of former Taiwanese comfort women through drama therapy

Author: Su-Chen Hung
Title: Exploring the recovery process of former Taiwanese comfort women through drama therapy
Subtitle: -
Journal: Asian journal of women's studies
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Year: 2010
Pages: 60-83
ISSN: 1225-9276
Language: English

ART: Reconsidering the comfort women case

Authors: Jun-Hyeok Kwak and Eon-joo Park
Title: Reconsidering the comfort women case
Subtitle: Inherited responsibility as civic responsibility
Journal: Korea observer
Volume: 41
Issue: 3
Year: Autumn 2010
Pages: 329-349
ISSN: 0023-3919
Language: English
Full Text: Institute of Korean Studies, Seoul [Free.]

ART: Compensation to fit the crime

Author: You-me Park
Title: Compensation to fit the crime
Subtitle: Conceptualizing a just paradigm of reparation for Korean "comfort women"
Journal: Comparative studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Volume: 30
Issue: 2
Year: 2010
Pages: 204-213
ISSN: 1089-201X
Language: English
Full Text: Duke University Press [Restricted.], Project MUSE [Restricted.]

Abstract: »In this essay, I explore the difficulties of conceptualizing and implementing compensation for Korean comfort women by focusing on the problematic and anxious relationship between two concepts: women's "well-being/welfare" and "shame." I investigate what these comfort women are imagined to be entitled to, and why, and how mobilization around the issue of comfort women not only was defined by the nascent women's movement in Korea but also delimited the configurations of those movements. In this effort, I identify women's "worth," "subjecthood," and "citizenship" as the main concepts around which many debates and controversies revolve. By focusing on the "special" nature not only of sexual crime but also of suffering as a result of it, I argue that genuine compensation for the victims of structural and catastrophic violence can be sought only when 1) one steps outside the framework of modesty, dignity, virtue, and shame, and 2) one approaches compensation as a form of punishment that fits the crime, rather than as sympathy payment. Further, the "crime" committed against these women has to include not only the sexual violations perpetrated during their confinement in comfort stations but also the patriarchal, colonial, and militaristic devaluation and dehumanization inflicted on them before, during, and after that period that provides the context for the crime.« [Source: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.]

CFP: Mise-en-scène: crime

Journal: Concentric: literary and cultural studies
Submission deadline: August 15, 2011

Description: »For this special issue of Concentric, we invite submissions that investigate the “crime scene” in theoretical discourses. For instance, how are the following issues dealt with in different theorists, by way of the figure of crime—limit, transgression, power, knowledge, life, and ethics? On the stage of today’s worldwide power struggle, is “crime” being redefined thanks to the rise of an inescapably interconnected globe?
We also welcome works that research the genres of crime fiction, crime film, and crime drama in a refreshing light. For example, is the bespectacled detective giving way to the white-robed forensic scientist as the new hero of the social order? Can we read the boom in stories of crime scene investigation and criminal profiling as an indicator of a rational turn in our time? Why is the corpse of the victim increasingly being presented as a familiar, approachable object in these TV and filmic dramas? What kind of repetition compulsion may be at play in the reception of these genres?
Any discussions of the “scene of the crime” in relation to literary, dramatic or cinematic works—including their characters, plots, images, symbols, and ideas—will also be welcome.«

More information: Call for Papers website or H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Feminist receptions of biblical women

Journal: Nashim. A journal of Jewish women's studies & gender issues
Submission deadline for proposals: September 1, 2011, for articles: November 1, 2011

Description: »For Nashim no. 24, we seek articles that engage in feminist reception history of the Hebrew Bible. Many of the subfields within biblical studies have long been engaged with feminist criticism and feminist studies: Some of the most important work done in the field in the past thirty years has deployed feminist theory in the service of literary, anthropological, socio-historical and contextual analysis of the Hebrew Bible. However, few venues have been dedicated to feminist work on reception history. This issue of Nashim seeks to provide one, to bring together articles in which the reception of women in the Hebrew Bible is the subject of feminist analysis.
Articles might therefore offer feminist readings of the reception of particular female figures from the Tanakh – for instance, by providing a feminist critique of the recasting of biblical women in traditional commentary or literature. They might analyze feminist interpretations, in art, literature or commentary, of a female figure or group of figures in the Hebrew Bible; or they might survey feminist critiques of the mainstream reception of biblical women – for example, by tracing the ways that contemporary feminist scholars have understood the depictions of a biblical figure in classical Jewish sources. They might also look at or compare the uses of female figures in the Bible in traditional, modern or feminist contexts to broadcast particular views of women.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Twin crises: HIV/AIDS and violence against women in Africa and the black diaspora

Book: Twin crises: HIV/AIDS and violence against women in Africa and the black diaspora
Editor: Gabrie'l J. Atchison
Submission deadline for abstracts: April 15, 2011

Description: »I am editing an anthology called, Twin Crises: HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women in Africa and the Black Diaspora. I am particularly interested in essays which address the situation in South Africa, urban and rural areas of the United States, and those that address the lives of women of African descent living in Canada or Europe. However, I am open to essays about other geographical areas and those that address the issue from a general and/or global perspective.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Sex crimes against black girls

Book: Sex crimes against black girls: the anthology
Editors: Shantrelle P. Lewis and Yaba A. Blay
Submission deadline for abstracts: May 16, 2011

Description: »We invite writers/scholars/artists/activists of African descent, both female and male, to submit creative works that address the molestation, incest, rape, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation/oppression of Black girls (read: Black girls and women). We seek works that not only lend insight into the variety of dimensions for which sex crimes against Black girls have implications (personal, political, social, emotional…), but further challenge prospective viewers/readers to confront their own secrets, violations, painful experiences, fears, and shame. Although we are especially interested in those works that are painfully and unapologetically truthful and revealing, we are also seeking contributions that have a positive and/or hopeful tone with concrete examples of resistance and recovery. In this way, Sex Crimes Against Black Girls will both acknowledge painful realities and also strategies for self-, family-, and community-care, love and restoration. And while the book will indeed position the Black female voice as primary and authoritative, in also welcoming the Black male voice, it will present a multiplicity of realities – all valid, and all reflectively necessary for us to propel ourselves into a space of healing, growth, and empowerment – the ultimate goal of this project.«

More information: Sex Crimes against Black Girls.

CFP: Post-war incest fictions

Book: Post-war incest fictions
Editors: Emma Miller and Miles Leeso
Submission deadline: May 31, 2011

Description: »We are currently developing a co-edited volume of essays considering the development of Post-War Incest Fictions.
Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on incest fictions we would particularly welcome those that relate to:
Law
Queer Theory
Poetry
Psychology
Narrative theory/philosophy
Theology
Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.«

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: Genre erotica: sex in speculative fiction

Book: Genre erotica: sex in speculative fiction
Submission deadline: July 1, 2011

Description: »Abstracts for new work, and previously published papers, are now being accepted for inclusion in GENRE EROTICA: SEX IN SPECULATIVE FICTION. This book is being produced by Dagan Books and will be published in both print and e-book formats. Papers must specifically deal with the subject of genre fiction in erotica or speculative fiction that has overtly sexual themes. Papers can discuss either literature or film, though preference will be given to literature first, films which are adapted from literature second, and films which were written as screenplays third (unless the writer is also a producer or director).«

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: Encyclopedia of domestic abuse

Book: Encyclopedia of domestic abuse
Editor: Laura L. Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication date: late 2012/early 2013
Submission deadline for first drafts: November 1, 2011

Description: »Contributors needed for Encyclopedia of Domestic Abuse, a multi-volume examination of domestic abuse across the globe. Contributors are welcome from all discipline areas. A total of 165 topics will be included in the set, addressing measurement of domestic violence, regional statistics, impacted groups, relevant legislation, educational programming and much more. Entries range from 1,000 to 3,000 words and should use current information to inform general readers about the assigned topic.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: British Historians of Women in the Americas Annual Conference

Conference: British Historians of Women in the Americas Annual Conference
Place: Brunel University, West London
Date: July 6, 2011
Submission deadline for abstracts: May 6, 2011

Description: »We welcome papers on any aspect of women’s and gender history in North America, South America and the Caribbean. Papers that investigate women’s lives from single or multiple vantage points whether topically or geographically are equally welcome. Scholars working on related topics are encouraged to put together a panel of two to four papers. Speakers at the event will have the opportunity to submit their paper for consideration in the BHWAs’ journal, History of Women in the Americas.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Mass violence and genocide

Conference: Mass violence and genocide: past, present and future
Place: University of Sheffield, UK
Date: June 30, 2011
Submission deadline for abstracts: May 18, 2011

Description: »We welcome suggestions for papers, maximum 20 minutes duration, relating to any aspect of the study of genocide or mass violence.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Prostitution & human trafficking

Conference: Prostitution & Human Trafficking Conference
Place: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Date: September 29-30, 2011
Submission deadline for abstracts: June 30, 2011

Description: »To bring together researchers and practitioners in an effort to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research, advocacy, and program development. To educate social service, health care, and criminal justice professionals on human trafficking and the needs and risks of those victimized by the commercial sex industry.«

More information: Second Chance.