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 7, 2012

ART: Teaching Rape in Roman Love Elegy, Part II

Author: Sharon L. James
Title: Teaching Rape in Roman Love Elegy, Part II
Subtitle: -
In: A Companion to Roman Love Elegy
Edited by: Barbara K. Gold
Place: Oxford
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2012
Pages: 549-557
ISBN-13: 9781444330373
Language: English
Full Text: Wiley Online Library [Restricted access]

ART: How is Rape a Weapon of War?

Author: Paul Kirby
Title: How is Rape a Weapon of War?
Subtitle: Feminist International Relations, Modes of Critical Explanation and the Study of Wartime Sexual Violence
Journal: European Journal of International Relations
Year: 2012
ISSN: 1354-0661 | eISSN: 1460-3713
Language: English
Prepint: SAGE Journals Online [Restricted access]

Abstract: »Rape is a weapon of war. This now common claim reveals wartime sexual violence as a social act marked by gendered power. But this consensus also obscures important, and frequently unacknowledged, differences in ways of understanding and explaining it. This article opens these differences to analysis. It interprets feminist accounts of wartime sexual violence in terms of modes of critical explanation and differentiates three modes – of instrumentality, unreason and mythology – which implicitly structure different understandings of how rape might be a weapon of war. These modes shape political and ethical projects and so impact not only on questions of scholarly content but also on the ways in which we attempt to mitigate and abolish war rape. Exposing these disagreements opens up new possibilities for the analysis of war rape. « [Source: European Journal of International Relations]

ART: Teaching Rape in Roman Elegy, Part I

Author: Genevieve Liveley
Title: Teaching Rape in Roman Elegy, Part I
Subtitle: -
In: A Companion to Roman Love Elegy
Edited by: Barbara K. Gold
Place: Oxford
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2012
Pages: 541–548
ISBN-13: 9781444330373
Language: English
Full Text: Wiley Online Library [Restricted access]

BOOK: State of Peril

Author: Lucy Valerie Graham
Title: State of Peril
Subtitle: Race and Rape in South African Literature
Place: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2012
Pages: 272pp.
ISBN-10: 0199796378 | ISBN-13: 9780199796373
Language: English

CFP: Feminism or Feminist Scholarship

Journal: MP: An Online Feminist Journal
Editors: Lynda L. Hinkle, Heather McIntosh
Submission deadline: July 31, 2012

Description: »MP: An Online Feminist Journal is seeking submissions for its fall issue. We seek ­scholarly articles, book reviews, and short essays that engage any aspect of feminism or feminist scholarship. ­Interdisciplinary and international submissions are highly encouraged. We recently have ­published ­essays about the body, the academy, religion, girls’ studies, work, activism, and agency.«

More information: MP: An Online Feminist Journal

CFP: Bodies in Popular Culture

Book: Bodies in Popular Culture
Submission deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2012

Description: »Essays on the body in popular culture, the body on stage, the body in media are sought for an essay collection on the body in popular culture.«

More information: CFP website

CFP: War, Culture and Society

Book Series: War, Culture and Society
Series Editor: Stephen McVeigh
Publisher: Continuum
Submission deadline for abstracts: June 30, 2012

Description: »We are seeking volume proposals for a new interdisciplinary series of research monographs which address the interrelated issues of war, culture and society and provide parallel and complementary military historical and socio-cultural investigations of 20th and 21st century war and conflict.«

More information: H-Net Announcements

CFP: Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls

Conference: Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls: Narratives of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Trauma
Place: University of Portsmouth
Date: June 14, 2012
Extended submission deadline: April 20, 2012

Description: »This conference seeks to examine the intersection between the physical and psychical representation of trauma in both Victorian and Neo-Victorian literature. It aims to explore the importance of the relationship between the mind and the body, as well as the relationship between Victorian literary representations and neo-Victorian appropriations. We welcome papers examining representations of trauma in Victorian and neo-Victorian fiction, as well as contributions from the fields of literary theory, cultural studies and the visual arts.«

More information: CFP website

CFP: Pain as Emotion; Emotion as Pain

Conference: Pain as Emotion; Emotion as Pain: Perspectives from Modern History
Place: London
Date: October 26, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2012

Description: »This one-day conference will approach these questions by focusing broadly on the dynamics of the emotional, cultural and medical history of pain in the modern period. The conference aims to foster discussion on the importance of emotion as it relates to physical pain and on emotions themselves as varieties of pain, among experts working on the history of science/medicine, the history of the body, and the history of emotions, with perspectives from a variety of national contexts.«

More information: Birkbeck Pain Project

CFP: Doctoral Programme on Gender and Law

Programme: UNILU Network of Transnational Doctoral Research 2012 programme
Place: Lucerne, Switzerland
Conference: Intensive Doctoral Training Workshop
Date: June 28-29, 2012
Conference: Transnational Research Colloquium on Gender and Law
Date: November 16-17, 2012
Submission deadline for proposals: May 5, 2012

Description: »The UNILU Network of Transnational Doctoral Research 2012 programme will focus on the timely, complex and challenging topics included in the broader research area of Gender Studies and Law. The programme invites applications on four distinct research clusters: feminist legal theory, gender in relation to social change and development, the interaction of women within the confines of the different areas of public and/or private law and the nexus between women, law and religion.«

More information: H-Net Announcements

CFP: World War II, Nazi Crimes, and the Holocaust in the USSR

Conference: World War II, Nazi Crimes, and the Holocaust in the USSR
Place: Moscow, Russia
Date: December 7-9, 2012
Submission deadline for proposals: May 15, 2012

Description: »In the past decade, three related fields, each interdisciplinary in its own right, have developed exponentially but sometimes in isolation: the study of wartime Stalinism, the study of the Nazi occupation of Soviet territories, and the study of the Holocaust in the East. This conference will bring together the latest research conducted in all humanities and social science disciplines in order to foster new analytical perspectives and cross-fertilization in these and other key areas. The conference seeks to highlight new research in such areas as evacuation, refugees, and displaced persons; atrocities, mass killing, and mass graves; forced and slave labor; the dynamics of complicity, collaboration, and various forms of resistance; everyday life on the front and under occupation; understudied victims; occupier perspectives on the War and the Holocaust, including such acts as the starvation of Soviet POWs, and their contributions to the history of National Socialism; new perspectives on the Soviet wartime experience and the impact of war on the Soviet system; the study of the Soviet home front; Soviet-German interactions and entanglements, both in specific locales and in systemic terms; the cultural politics of representation and commemoration in the aftermath; gender; and communities and identities forged around the unprecedented experiences of war on the Eastern Front in World War II.«

More information: H-Net Announcements

PRIZE: Cromwell Dissertation Prize

Prize: Cromwell Dissertation Prize
Submission deadline: May 31, 2012

Description: »The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation has generously funded a dissertation prize of $2,500. The winning dissertation may focus on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference. Anyone who received a Ph.D. in 2011 will be eligible for this year's prize.«

More information: H-Net Announcements

PRIZE: Women's History Scotland Essay Prize

Prize: Women's History Scotland Essay Prize
Submission deadline: December 20, 2012

Description: »Women’s History Scotland awards a bi-annual prize of £100 for a new essay in the field of Scottish women's and/or gender history. ... Forms of work that may be submitted include: undergraduate dissertation, postgraduate work (e.g. Masters dissertation or chapter of PhD), a piece of original research by an independent scholar.«

More information: Women’s History Scotland