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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.

October 26, 2013

BOOK: Comfort Women: A History of Japanese Forced Prostitution During the Second World War

Author: Wallace Edwards
Title: Comfort Women
Subtitle: A History of Japanese Forced Prostitution During the Second World War
Place: Anaheim, CA
Publisher: Absolute Crime
Year: 2013
Pages: 85pp.
Language: English

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BOOK: "Silently Weeping": A Story of Burn Survival, Rape and Abuse

Author: Deborah Blaney Ward
Title: "Silently Weeping"
Subtitle: A Story of Burn Survival, Rape and Abuse
Place: Victoria, BC
Publisher: FriesenPress
Year: 2013
Pages: 136pp.
Language: English

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REPORT: Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010

Authors: Michael Planty, Lynn Langton, Christopher Krebs, Marcus Berzofsky, and Hope Smiley-McDonald
Title: Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010
Subtitle: -
Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Year: March 2013
Pages: 16pp.
Language: English

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RADIO: Sex, Celibacy and the Irish Priesthood

Title: Sex, Celibacy and the Irish Priesthood
Program: Encounter
Channel: ABC Radio National
Date: October 19, 2013
Duration: 53:30 min.
Language: English

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CFP: The History of Military Occuaption

Series: The History of Military Occuaption Series
Series Editors: John Laband and Ian W.F. Becket
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Submission deadline: unknown
Description:
»Books in the series should concentrate on the under-developed issues of military occupation and of related civil-military relations. Situated within the extensive borders of war, society and culture and combining the subfields of political, social, cultural, and economic history, the series seeks to offer contributors and readers maximum flexibility while at the same time providing a clear and demonstrable thematic unity. The issues are timely and complex; they will require considerable historical and often linguistic expertise.
Single-authored monographs, edited collections, and translations will all be considered for inclusion in the series.«

More information: H-Net Announcements

CFP: New Perspectives on Violence and Revolution in the African Diaspora

Conference: New Perspectives on Violence and Revolution in the African Diaspora
Place: Pennsylvania State University, United States
Date: April 4-5, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: November 30, 2013
Description:
»Potential Paper Topics Include:
- Africa, empire, and the Atlantic World: imagining unconventional Atlantic (and hemispheric) narratives.
- Black politics and white allies: the long freedom struggle of African-descended peoples and its complex links to white political and social organizations.
- Masculinity, femininity, and gender performativity: the gendered politics of revolution, challenges to the common perception of revolutionaries as male, gendered representations of violence or revolution.
- Sex, slavery, and intimate relations: the gendered and sexualized nature of resistance, gendered and/or sexual violence.
- Resistance and Revolutions: the causes, processes, and impacts of struggle.
- Labor, bodies, and objects: scholarship on race and gender and the extraction of labor from diasporic bodies.«

More information: CFP website

CFP: Women in the Era of the American Revolution

Conference: The Fifth Sons of the American Revolution Annual Conference on the American Revolution
Place: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Date: June 20-22, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 1, 2013
Description: »The papers should explore in the broadest sense the war’s impact on women’s lives. They may focus on individuals or women as a group, and they need not be strictly confined to the years between the Stamp Act and the Treaty of Paris. The topics may reach back into the colonial era or up into the early nineteenth century as long as they demonstrate a connection to the events of the Revolution.«

More information: H-Net Announcements

CFP: The Caucasian Frontline of the First World War. Genocide, Refugees and Humanitarian Assistance

Conference: The Caucasian Frontline of the First World War. Genocide, Refugees and Humanitarian Assistance
Place: Yerevan, Armenia
Date: April 20-22, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 1, 2013
Description: »The aim of the conference is to study the unknown historical facts on the military operations in the Caucasus Front of the WWI, existence of refugees in the regions of military actions and the implementation of genocide against the Armenian population on the territories of the former Ottoman and Russian Empires during the war.«

More information: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute

CFP: True Crime: Fact, Fiction, Ideology

Conference: True Crime: Fact, Fiction, Ideology
Place: Manchester, United Kingdom
Date: June, 6-7 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2014
Description:
»True Crime: Fact, Fiction, Ideology is an interdisciplinary conference seeking to explore this genre in its myriad incarnations. Proposals are sought for 20 minute papers. Possible topics may include:
True crime in popular culture
Forensic psychology and criminology
Prison narratives and memoirs
True crime in fiction and metafiction
The politics of true crime
True crime and the law
Theorizing true crime
Serial killers and profiling
Taboo crimes
The ethics of true crime
‘Proto-true crime’ – early examples of the mode, predecessors and precedents«.

More information: Hic Dragones

PRIZE: Journal of Women’s History Graduate Student Article Prize

Prize: Journal of Women’s History Graduate Student Article Prize
Submission deadline: January 1, 2014
Description: »The Editorial Board of the Journal of Women’s History is proud to announce the second biennial prize for the best article manuscript in the field of women’s history authored by a graduate student. Article manuscripts in any chronological and geographical area are welcome.«

More information: Journal of Women's History

October 20, 2013

ART: "There's nothing people won't do to one another, if the circumstances are right"

Author: Charlotte Beyer
Title: "There's nothing people won't do to one another, if the circumstances are right"
Subtitle: Male Rape and the Politics of Representation in John Harvey's Police Procedural Easy Meat
Journal: Clues: A Journal of Detection
Volume: 31
Issue: 2
Year: Fall 2013
Pages: 102-111
Language: English

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ART: Moralische Irrfahrt

Author: Markus Brauck
Title: Moralische Irrfahrt
Subtitle: -
Journal: Der Spiegel
Volume: -
Issue: 40
Year: September 30, 2013
Pages: 138-140
Language: German

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ART: Wartime Rape: The Politics of Making Visible

Author: Joanna Bourke
Title: Wartime Rape
Subtitle: The Politics of Making Visible
In: Liberal Democracies at War: Conflict and Representation
Edited by: Andrew Knapp and Hilary Footitt
Place: London and New York
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Year: 2013
Pages: 135-156
Language: English

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ART: The Uses of Popular Culture for Sex and Violence

Author: Sabine Frühstück
Title: The Uses of Popular Culture for Sex and Violence
Subtitle: -
Journal: Departmental Newsletter - Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Volume: 6
Issue: -
Year: Fall 2013
Pages: 2-7
Language: English

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ART: Victim Gender in News Coverage of the Priest Sex Crisis by the Boston Globe

Author: Mary Marcel
Title: Victim Gender in News Coverage of the Priest Sex Crisis by the Boston Globe
Subtitle: -
Journal: Women's Studies in Communication
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Year: 2013
Pages: 288-311
Language: English

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ART: "Das grüne Gedächtnis"

Authors: Ann-Katrin Müller and Christian Teevs
Title: "Das grüne Gedächtnis"
Subtitle: -
Journal: Der Spiegel
Volume: -
Issue: 39
Year: September 21, 2013
Pages: 34-35
Language: German

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INT: "Er hätte es besser wissen müssen"

Interviewer: Philipp Oehmke
Title: "Er hätte es besser wissen müssen"
Subtitle: -
Journal: Der Spiegel
Volume: -
Issue: -
Year: September 25, 2013
Pages: 120-124
Language: German

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BOOK: The Sex Slave Murders 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West

Author: R. Barri Flowers
Title: The Sex Slave Murders 2
Subtitle: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West
Publisher: Self-Published
Year: 2013
Pages:
Language: English

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BOOK: The Girl: Mein Leben im Schatten von Roman Polanski

Author: Samantha Geimer
Title: The Girl
Subtitle: Mein Leben im Schatten von Roman Polanski
Place: Zürich
Publisher: Orell F¨ssli Verlag
Year: 2013
Pages: 223pp.
Language: German

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BOOK: The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski

Author: Samantha Geimer
Title: The Girl
Subtitle: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski
Place: London and New York
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year: 2013
Pages: 272pp.
Language: English

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BOOK: Rape in the Republic, 1609-1725: Formulating Dutch Identity

Author: Amanda C. Pipkin
Title: Rape in the Republic, 1609-1725
Subtitle: Formulating Dutch Identity
Place: Leiden
Publisher: Brill
Year: 2013
Pages: 288pp.
Language: English

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REV: Cruelty & Laughter: Forgotton Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Reviewer: Karen Harvey
Reviewed Book: Simon Dickie. Cruelty & Laughter: Forgotton Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century. Chicago 2011.
Journal: Journal of British Studies
Volume: 52
Issue: 2
Year: April 2013
Pages: 499-500
Language: English

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REV: Cruelty & Laughter: Forgotton Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Reviewer: Kathleen Lubey
Reviewed Book: Simon Dickie. Cruelty & Laughter: Forgotton Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century. Chicago 2011.
Journal: Eighteenth-Century Fiction
Volume: 26
Issue: 1
Year: Fall 2013
Pages: 150-153
Language: English

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REV: Cruelty & Laughter: Forgotton Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Reviewer: Robert L. Mack
Reviewed Book: Simon Dickie. Cruelty & Laughter: Forgotton Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century. Chicago 2011.
Journal: The Review of English Studies
Volume: Online befort Print
Year: June 29, 2013
Pages:
Language: English

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THESIS: The Telling of Trauma: Narratives of Rape in Twentieth-Century Hispanic Culture

Author: Allison Joyce Libbey
Title: The Telling of Trauma
Subtitle: Narratives of Rape in Twentieth-Century Hispanic Culture
Thesis: Ph.D. Thesis, University of Virginia
Year: 2013
Pages: 272pp.
Language: English

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THESIS: Painful Paradoxes: Unresolved Cultural Tensions and the Response to Human Suffering in The Rape of Lucretia

Author: Amber Carol Lovett
Title: Painful Paradoxes
Subtitle: Unresolved Cultural Tensions and the Response to Human Suffering in The Rape of Lucretia
Thesis: B.A. Thesis, University of Arizona
Year: 2013
Pages: 29pp.
Language: English

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THESIS: "When elephants fight, it is the gras that is crushed"

Author: Kara Morris
Title: "When elephants fight, it is the gras that is crushed"
Subtitle: A critical evaluation of the treatment of rape victim-witnesses by the International Criminal Court
Thesis: M.A. Thesis, University of Ottawa
Year: 2013
Pages: 209pp.
Language: English

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THESIS: Conceived in Rape: The Forgotten Victims of Rape

Author: Janine K. Porter
Title: Conceived in Rape
Subtitle: The Forgotten Victims of Rape
Thesis: M.A. Thesis, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year: 2013
Pages: 113pp.
Language: English

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THESIS: Sexuell motivierte Tötungsdelikte in Berlin 1990-2010

Author: Marion Unger
Title: Sexuell motivierte Tötungsdelikte in Berlin 1990-2010
Subtitle: -
Thesis: Ph.D. Thesis, Medizinische Fakultät Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Year: 2013
Pages: 120pp.
Language: German

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CFP: Women & Gender in the Early Modern World

Series: Women & Gender in the Early Modern World
Publisher: Ashgate
Submission deadline: unknown
Description: »For more than a decade now, Women and Gender in the Early Modern World has served as a forum for presenting fresh ideas and original approaches to the field. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in scope, this Ashgate book series strives to reach beyond geographical limitations to explore the experiences of early modern women and the nature of gender in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. We welcome proposals for both single-author volumes and edited collections which expand and develop this continually evolving field of study.«

More information: CFP website

CFP: Law and the Child in Historical Perspectives

Conference: The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000
Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Date: June 1-2, 2014
Submission deadline for proposals: December 20, 2013
Description: »The Law and the Child will focus on law’s central role in changing understandings of childhood and children’s experiences, considering among other things selfhood, family, market relations, society, and state. Our hope is for a broad reach geographically and chronologically, from the Medieval World to the Twenty-First Century, and for papers that consider the multiple sources that intersect in the legal construction of childhood and in children’s lived legal experiences. These include race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, psychology, dependency, agency, citizenship, and (il)legitimacy. We also hope papers will address topics in both civil and criminal law.«

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October 12, 2013

ART: Race-ing Rape: Representations of Sexual Violence in American Combat Films

Author: Peter Conolly-Smith
Title: Race-ing Rape
Subtitle: Representations of Sexual Violence in American Combat Films
Journal: War & Society
Volume: 32
Issue: 3
Year: October 2013
Pages: 233-251
Language: English

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ART: Traumatic Stories of Humiliation and Ill-Treatment in African American Biographies

Author: Lilly Fernandes
Title: Traumatic Stories of Humiliation and Ill-Treatment in African American Biographies
Subtitle: -
Journal: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume: 4
Issue: 11
Year: October 2013
Pages: 323-326
Language: English

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ART: Deconstructing Terrorism as a War Crime: The Charles Taylor Case

Author: Kirsten M.F. Keith
Title: Deconstructing Terrorism as a War Crime
Subtitle: The Charles Taylor Case
Journal: Journal of International Criminal Justice
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
Year: September 2013
Pages: 813-833
Language: English

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ART: Our Side of the Mirror: The (Re)-Construction of 1970s' Masculinity in David Peace's Red Riding

Authors: Martin King and Ian Cummins
Title: Our Side of the Mirror
Subtitle: The (Re)-Construction of 1970s' Masculinity in David Peace's Red Riding
Journal: Sociology and Criminology
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Year: 2013
Pages: 7 pages
Language: English

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ART: Bangladesh, 1971, los juicios por crímenes de guerra y el control de la narrativa: ¿el Estado o la empresa colaboracionista?

Author: Wayne Morrison
Title: Bangladesh, 1971, los juicios por crímenes de guerra y el control de la narrativa
Subtitle: ¿el Estado o la empresa colaboracionista?
Journal: Crítica Penal y Poder
Volume: -
Issue: 5
Year: September 2013
Pages: 314-337
Language: Spanish

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ART: Bangladesh, 1971, War Crimes Trials and Control of the Narrative: The State or Collaborative Enterprise?

Author: Wayne Morrison
Title: Bangladesh, 1971, War Crimes Trials and Control of the Narrative
Subtitle: The State or Collaborative Enterprise?
Journal: Crítica Penal y Poder
Volume: -
Issue: 5
Year: September 2013
Pages: 338-357
Language: English

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THESIS: The political history of Japan's "war legacy issue": The persistent foreign and domestic influence of World War II

Author: Brian Buchanan Fisk
Title: The political history of Japan's "war legacy issue"
Subtitle: The persistent foreign and domestic influence of World War II
Thesis: M.A. Thesis, University of Maine
Year: 2013
Pages:
Language: English

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INT: What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France

Interviewer: Roxanne Panchasi
Title: Interview with Mary Louise Roberts
Website: New Books in History
Year: May 24, 2013
Language: English
Duration: 65:57 min.

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RADIO: Investigating 11,000 Forgotten rapes

Title: Investigating 11,000 Forgotten rapes
Program: Outlook
Channel: BBC World Service
Date: October 9, 2013
Duration: 49:59 min.
Language: English

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CFP: Law and Justice

Journal: No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice
Editors: Julen Etxabe and Mónica López Lerma
Submission deadline: unknown
More information: No Foundations

Description:
»No Foundations is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing interdisciplinary legal scholarship of the highest quality at the interface between law and justice. We encourage contributions from all areas of law and beyond, with the aim of bridging the gap once opened between law and other social and human activities and experiences.
On the assumption that law is a socially embedded phenomenon that cannot be fully understood as an autonomous discipline, we aim to connect law both with its real effects on the lives of individuals and societies, and with the realm of human aspirations and ideals that give it life and meaning.«

CFP: Thinking Gender

Conference: Thinking Gender: 24th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date: February 7, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: October 14, 2013
More information: Center for the Study of Women, University of California at Los Angeles

Description: »Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and/or sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods, including future ones. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality.«

CFP: Death Sentence

Conference: Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
Place: New York City, New York, United States
Date: March 20-23
Submission deadline for proposals: November 1, 2013
More information: CFP website

Description: »This seminar seeks to consider the death sentence, and its place in theoretical, visual, and literary texts. What does the death sentence tell us of the value of life, or of the conditions of being, human or not? Moreover, this seminar is interested in considering the death sentence as text, or the pre-scribed text as death sentence. And how might one translate a death sentence? This would be a question not only of language, but of laws, jurisdictions, territories, and technologies. In an age of rendition and drones, we can ask if a death sentence is always declared, or if it often remains unspoken.«

CFP: Work and Compulsion: Coerced Labour in Domestic, Service, Agricultural, Factory and Sex Work, ca. 1850-2000s

Conference: 50th Linz Conference
Place: Linz, Austria
Date: September 25-28, 2014
Submission deadline for proposals: November 1, 2013
More information: International Conference of Labour and Social History

Description: »The conference focuses on the exploitation of human labour in the range of forced labour and debt bondage, which contrary to chattel slavery, have received little scholarly attention. In spite of the gradual abolition of slavery (understood as the legal ownership of humans) in the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, other forms of coerced labour persisted in most regions of the world. Indeed, while most nations increasingly condemned the maintenance of slavery and slave trade, they tolerated labour relationships that involved violent control, economic exploitation through the appropriation of labour power, restriction of workers’ freedom of movement and fraudulent debt obligations. Hence the conference deals with historical situations of coerced labour worldwide.«

CFP: Women and the Civil War

Conference: Society for Women and the Civil War Conference
Place: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Date: July 25-27, 2014
Submission deadline: November 30, 2013
More information: Society for Women and the Civil War

Description: »We invite proposals examining all the women of the homefront and in the field, of the North or the South.«

October 5, 2013

ART: The Erotics of Amplification in the Pamphilus de Amore

Author: Alexandra Cook
Title: The Erotics of Amplification in the Pamphilus de Amore
Subtitle: -
Journal: Neophilologus
Volume: 97
Issue: 1
Year: January 2013
Pages: 215-229
Language: English

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THESIS: Violent Masculinities of The Faerie Queene

Author: Sage Hyden
Title: Violent Masculinities of The Faerie Queene
Subtitle: -
Thesis: M.A. Thesis, McMaster University
Year: September 2013
Pages: 104pp.
Language: English

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THESIS: Recognising Men's Violence as Political: An Analysis of the Swedish Feminist Movement and Its Interaction with the State

Author: Stuart Miller
Title: Recognising Men's Violence as Political
Subtitle: An Analysis of the Swedish Feminist Movement and Its Interaction with the State
Thesis: Master's Thesis, Lunds Universitet
Year: Spring 2013
Pages: 59pp.
Language: English

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REV: What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France

Reviewer: Linda Gordon
Reviewed Book: Roberts, Mary L. What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France. Chicago 2013.
Journal: Dissent
Volume: 60
Issue: 4
Year: Fall 2013
Pages: 107-111

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