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 28, 2013

CFP: Sensational Violence: "The Mysteries Which Are At Our Own Doors"

Conference: 2014 Annual Conference of the Midwest Victorian Studies Association
Place: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Date: April 11-14, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: October 31, 2013
More information: CFP website

Description: »This seminar will welcome scholars interested in the capacity of the sensation novel and/or the sensational press to scrutinize violence in what Victorians strove to construct as the “private” sphere—that is, to expose spousal violence, sexual violence, violence against children, and related domestic crimes. We also invite papers that consider how such texts constructed privacy even as they exploded the very notion of a private sphere free of public surveillance.«