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.

July 6, 2011

RADIO: Der zehnte Todestag von Hannelore Kohl. Warum weckt ihr Leben so viel Interesse?

Description: »Vor zehn Jahren, am 5. Juli 2001, kam eine kurze Nachricht aus dem Büro Kohl: Hannelore Kohl habe sich das Leben genommen. Wer heute einen Blick auf die aktuelle Spiegel-Bestsellerliste wirft, sieht, dass Platz 1 und 5 von Büchern eingenommen werden, die entweder ein Mitglied der Familie Kohl zum Gegenstand haben ("Die Frau an seiner Seite - Leben und Leiden der Hannelore Kohl") oder von einem Familienmitglied verfasst wurden ("Leben oder gelebt werden"). Dem Altkanzler gehen diese Bücher zu weit. Vergangene Woche ließ er erklären: "Die öffentliche Zurschaustellung und Vermarktung meines Privatlebens durch Dritte empfinde ich als unangemessen". Die Grenzen von Geschmack und Anstand würden weit überschritten, und er bitte "um Respekt" für seine Privatsphäre.
Muss sich Helmut Kohl als ehemaliger Bundeskanzler und Person der Zeitgeschichte eine derartige Offenlegung seines Privatlebens gefallen lassen? Wie viel muss man über einen Menschen wissen, um seine politische und historische Leistung bewerten zu können? Oder haben nicht auch Politiker und ihre Familie ein Recht auf Privates.
Studiogast: Rainer Burchardt, ehemaliger Chefredakteur des Deutschlandfunks.«
Program: Tagesgespräch
Channel: WDR 5
Date: July 5, 2011
Duration: 36:05 min.

Link: Westdeutscher Rundfunk.

RADIO: "In Wahrheit war sie tief depressiv"

Description: »Der Journalist Heribert Schwan hat eine Biografie über Helmut Kohls Frau Hannelore geschrieben. Der Alt-Kanzler ist davon nicht begeistert. Das Werk sei "unanständig und geschmacklos".«
Program: Andruck - Das Magazin für politische Literatur
Channel: Deutschlandfunk
Date: July 4, 2011
Duration: 07:26 min.

Link: Deutschlandradio [Audio, Text].

RADIO: Oranges and Sunshine

Description: »They´re sometimes called the Lost Innocents: thousands of British children, shipped to Australia and then abused in remote church-run institutions. Although the program ended in the 60s, its terrible legacy continues, according to the new film, Oranges and Sunshine. Australia Talks Movies looks at the film and the issues it raises.«
Program: Australia Talks
Channel: ABC Radio National
Date: June 15, 2011
Duration: 49:51 min.

Link: Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

RADIO: A sense of duty

Description: »Phillip was abused hundreds of times by an Anglican priest in the 1970s, when he was aged between 14 and 16, yet it took more than 20 years and a chance encounter with his abuser for the experience to begin to take its toll on him and his marriage. In this compelling program Phillip and his wife Amanda tell their story of the secret that he kept all those years and his brave decision to go to the police and follow the court process through until his abuser was jailed.
The ABC was granted a court order to tell this story because child victims of sexual abuse are not allowed to be identified by the media in Queensland. This program was a finalist in the 2010 Walkley Awards for Journalism.«
Program: 360documentaries
Channel: ABC Radio National
Date: June 4, 2011
Duration: 53:58 min.

Link: Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

RADIO: Buchautor und Odenwald-Schüler Tilman Jens

Description: »Ein Lehrstück von Opfern und Tätern will er mit seiner neuen Veröffentlichung liefern: Der Frankfurter Autor Tilman Jens war als Jugendlicher in den 1970ern zwei Jahre auf der Odenwaldschule. Im Gespräch mit hr-iNFO redet er über sein umstrittenes Buch "Freiwild" - ein Insiderblick auf den sexuellen Missbrauch an der Reformschule.«
Program: Im Gespräch
Channel: hr-INFO
Date: May 28, 2011
Duration: 23:48 min.

Link: Hessischer Rundfunk.

LECT: An Interstice of Silence

Lecturer: Corina Crisu
Title: An Interstice of Silence
Subtitle: Narrating Rape in Oates's “The Girl with the Blackened Eye” and Sebold's The Lovely Bones
Conference: Trauma Narratives and ‘Herstory’. With a special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes
Place: University of Northampton
Date: November 12-13 2010

Link: Backdoor Broadcasting Company.

BOOK: Oranges and Sunshine

Author: Margaret Humphreys
Title: Oranges and Sunshine
Place: London
Publisher: Corgi Books
Year: 2011
Pages: 384pp.
Language: English

BOOK: Die Frau an seiner Seite

Author: Heribert Schwan
Title: Die Frau an seiner Seite
Subtitle: Leben und Leiden der Hannelore Kohl
Place: Munich
Publisher: Heyne
Year: 2011
Pages: 320pp.
Language: German

CFP: History of Emotions

Book: History of Emotions series
Submission deadline for proposals: unknown

Description: »Book manuscripts wanted for a new series on the history of the emotions: Love, anger, sadness, shame. All have a history, and all have shaped history. The University of Illinois Press introduces a new series that explores the vital field of the history of emotions – a field that offers innovative and often startling perspectives on the past. Discarding outdated notions of people in past societies as purely rational actors, scholars in the series will examine how history felt to those who lived it and how private feelings have shaped public realities. They will present cutting edge research on the way emotions, and the social rules that govern them, have shaped domestic relationships, gender roles, and work dynamics. The series will publish books that explore the diverse ways individuals have experienced and expressed particular emotions as well as scholarship that examines the connections between emotions and political, religious, economic, and family life. It seeks studies of emotional experience, emotional norms, emotional communities, and the connections between the emotions and other aspects of social and personal behavior. The History of Emotions series encourages contributions from, and concerning, all major regions of the world, and a wide variety of time periods.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Women in Early America

Book: Women in Early America
Editor: Tom Foster
Submission deadline for proposals: unknown

Description: »This project, Women in Early America, is an anthology on women in America from contact through the Revolutionary era. Proposals for essays that employ a transnational approach and that rewrite master narratives are especially encouraged. As the volume is largely intended for use in undergraduate courses, essays that are written for that audience and that address major themes in women’s and gender history courses are also particularly desirable.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: The Moral Panics of Sexuality

Conference: Moral Panics of Sexuality Conference
Place: Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Date: October 7, 2011
Submission deadline for proposals: July 15, 2011

Description: »Moral panics of sexuality may include practices, representations, and philosophies held in the imagination as deviant, or more precisely, the source of anxious unease if not full-blown disgust. Accordingly, we invite radical proposals that may alternatively challenge, incite, or provoke moral panic.«

More information: Call for English website.

CFP: Parents’ Bodies, Children’s Bodies. From Conception to Education

Conference: Seventh International Symposium of CORPUS
Place: Timisoara
Date: November 28-29, 2011
Submission deadline for proposals: September 1, 2011

Description: »We invite researchers interested in the body in medical, familial, educational, symbolical and ritual contexts (archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, art specialists, etc.) to participate in this symposium considering particularly, but not strictly, the following themes:
· Parenthood and processes from conception to childbirth: knowledge and beliefs on procreation and pregnancy; techniques of the body involved in procreation and delivery; societal and artistic representations of pregnant women; etc.
· Child’s, Mother’s (and Father’s) bodies during the first years of the new-born life: health, nutritional needs, breast feeding, first contacts, social re-insertion/integration, etc.
· Initial stages of body awareness: incorporation of techniques, assimilation of sensorial sensibilities, play, physical education, etc.
· Representations of parents’ and children’s bodies: their images and application in arts, political, philosophical or religious discourses; parents’ or children’s self-representation, etc.«

More information: CORPUS.

CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Asian-American Fiction

Conference: 43rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Place: Rochester, NY
Date: March 15-18, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2011

Description: »This panel seeks papers that explore gender and sexuality in contemporary Asian American Fiction. How do gender and sexuality affect experiences of racialization and national belonging? Topics may include (but are not limited to): femininity, masculinity, transnational negotiations of gender, queer Asian America, queer diaspora, war brides, comfort women, displacement and migration, family and domesticity, gendered nationalisms, and racialization.«

More information: Northeast Modern Language Association.

CFP: Sexuality and Spirituality in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Conference: 43rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Place: Rochester, NY
Date: March 15-18, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2011

Description: »How are sexuality and spirituality intertwined, and how do they oppose each other, in German literature of the eighteenth century? What types of sexual practices are condemned and condoned by various spiritual beliefs? How are gender and sexuality constructed through spirituality? Approaches focusing on various literary genres and spiritual beliefs or practices, Christian as well as non-Christian, are welcome.«

More information: Northeast Modern Language Association.