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.

December 1, 2012

CFP: Gendering the Civil War and Freedom: Explorations of Difference in the Southern United States

Book: Gendering the Civil War and Freedom: Explorations of Difference in the Southern United States
Editors: Karen Cook Bell and Sharita Jacobs- Thompson
Submission deadline for proposals: January 2, 2013

Description: »This is a study of African American women that is informed by an “ethos of difference.” The essays collected here all expand, explore, and critique this concept in a range of contexts and discourses. This study seeks to challenge the idea that enslaved women in the southern United States experienced emancipation the same and more importantly encourages further exploration of the “effects and affect of difference”—to use one of the central ideas in Naomi Greyser’s essay on feminism and affect studies. The study of gender can illuminate deeper historical patterns and processes, which continued to affect African American women in the twentieth century. This collection of essays extends the arguments presented by Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, who reflect on emancipation from the point of view of women, and who demonstrate through an analysis of comparative Atlantic emancipations how emancipation confirmed or disrupted existing gender relations and placed issues such as violence, sexuality, and the gendered politics of public space at the heart of emancipation studies.«

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