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.

June 3, 2016

CFP: Reckonings: Essays on American Revenge Narratives

Book: Reckonings: Essays on American Revenge Narratives
Editor: Kyle Wiggins
Submission deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2016
Description:
»I invite proposals for a collection of essays that examines the theme of revenge in American fiction, film, and television. Vengeance – that quest for violent reciprocity – is one of storytelling’s oldest and most enduring plots. But in the modern American imaginary the familiar shape of retribution assumes a new form. ...
Reckonings fixes this scholarly blind spot by historicizing the revenge genre’s unique transformations in American culture over the long century. For this anthology, I welcome essays that theorize the complex visions of retributive justice found in the nation’s stories. The volume will occupy a unique place in literary and American studies, offering critics and cultural historians a revenge genre study of unprecedented depth.«
More information: CFP website