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 12, 2010

RADIO: Portugal - Prozess ohne Ende

Globus, DRadio Wissen, September 8, 2010. (05:39 min.)

Description: "Der Prozess um Missbrauch in einem Kinderheim legt eklatante Mängel im Justizsystem offen."

Link: Deutschlandradio.

RADIO: Der Initiator - Pater Klaus Mertes und die Missbrauchsfälle in der katholischen Kirche

Die Reportage, Deutschlandradio Kultur, September 5, 2010. (27:05 min.)

Description: "Diese Woche legte die Bischofskonferenz neue Leitlinien zum Umgang mit sexuellem Missbrauch in der katholischen Kirche vor. Ein einziger Mann hatte die heftige Debatte um dieses Thema ausgelöst: Klaus Mertes, Rektor des Canisius-Kollegs in Berlin."

Link: Deutschlandradio.

RADIO: 100 Jahre nach der Annexion – Japan entschuldigt sich bei Korea für 35 Jahre Kolonialherrschaft

Eine Welt, Deutschlandfunk, August 28, 2010. (04:31 min.)

Description: "Durch die Entschuldigung von Japans Ministerpräsident Naoto Kan haben sich die Beziehungen mit Südkorea weiter verbessert. Bei einem Großteil der südkoreanischen Bevölkerung herrscht dennoch Misstrauen gegenüber dem einstigen Kolonialherrn."

Link: Deutschlandradio.

CFP: Sexing Science Fiction

"A scholarly treatment of the issue of Sex in Science Fiction is currently under consideration for publication by McFarland Publishers as part of its Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series (series editors Donald E. Palumbo and C. W. Sullivan III). This book, tentatively entitled Sexing Science Fiction, will be a collection of articles, with the general objective of filling the gap in the literature about this topic. ..., and this book aims to explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision the ways in which different beings express this most fundamental of behaviors.
The following is a suggested grouping of topics, but it is by no means exhaustive. This list is meant merely as a preliminary guideline. All relevant topics related to Sex in Science Fiction will be considered.
• Manifestations of female or male sexuality as differentiated or highlighted by the genre of science fiction
• Sexuality in general as it relates to the genre as a whole
• Un- or non-gendered sexuality found in science fiction
• Sexual identity
• Sexuality and reproduction (both inter- and intra-species)
• Sexuality and technology"
Submission deadline for proposals: December 1, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website or H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Race, Sexuality, & Television

"This issue of Spectator seeks papers that engage in current debates about race, sexuality, and television. This issue will examine the complex relationships between race and sexuality in a global, multi-channel, conglomerate TV environment. The issue seeks to incorporate papers that address industrial analysis, textual analysis, and cultural studies, including theoretical investigations of racialization, sexuality, and television. Submissions should interrogate how images of or issues concerning race, sexuality, and television are constructed, represented, and received in various contexts of contemporary culture, with particular attention to the ways in which race and sexuality are co-constituted. Academic essays, interviews, and book reviews that explore how television programming, production, audiences, and discourse shape, constrain, and open up these identity formations are all welcome."
Submission deadline: November 22, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: The Use, Misuse, and Abuse of Bodies in Icelandic Literature

New England Saga Society.

"NESS invites papers addressing any aspect of the question of bodies in the literature of medieval Iceland and Scandinavia. The panel will address the conception of the body--the living body or the dead, whole or disfigured, young or old, male or female--as a narrative construction. How was the body constructed narratively, and how did interpretations of bodies change from one period or text to another? As this question necessarily addresses intersections of religion, gender, disability studies, and other critical models, a wide range of papers is hoped for."
Submission deadline: unknown.

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: Renaissance Trauma

NeMLA Convention, New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011.

"This panel seeks papers that explore the experience and/or representation of trauma in Early-Modern texts. Examinations of how Early-Modern cultural, religious, and political institutions dealt with trauma and papers that look at trauma theory and its use in Early-Modern studies are also invited."
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: The Medicalization of Sex

Department of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, April 29-30, 2011.

"We seek international, interdisciplinary contributions from a diversity of junior and senior scholars in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, health professions, as well feminist health activists and artists working in this area. Possible topics are the medicalization of sex as it relates to:
- Sexual 'normalcy' & deviancy
- Sexual 'function' & dysfunction
- Sexual 'hygiene' & pollution
- The Sexuopharmaceutical Industry
- Cosmetogynecology
- Sexology & Sexual Medicine
- Queer Sexualities
- Intersexualities
- Heterosexualities
- Asexualities
- Strategies for education, resistance, and activism related to age, ethnocultural and cultural, bodily, and sexual diversity".
Submission deadline for proposals: October 1, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: Global Conference on Sex and Sexuality

ABWFA Interdisciplinary Global Conference.

"There are many aspects to the subjects of sex and sexuality. From procreation to sexual addiction, the vast array of discussions are opened here. There is no subject matter that is too risque or taboo. The purpose of this area of discussion is to open the dialogue, research and discovery, and presentation of facts and opinions of sex, sexuality, and the areas of concern listed below. Please feel free to choose one or more of these areas of interest or present your materials on anything related to sex and sexuality."
Submission deadline for abstracts: October 31, 2010, for papers: December 31, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website.