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.

September 14, 2013

CFP: Enacting the Unspeakable-Unreal: Trauma Represented in Contemporary Narratives

Conference: 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Place: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date: April 3-6, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2013
More information: Northeast Modern Language Association

Description: »This panel will examine how trauma narratives--both fiction and memoir--attempt to represent and enact the unrealities of the traumatic experience of war, genocide, rape, sexual abuse, slavery and colonization, and at the same time, compel our understanding of the impact of that experience on the individual, relationality, community, culture and meaning. As such these trauma narratives provoke vexing questions including questions about the ethical function of literature itself.«