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 6, 2011

RADIO: Die dunkle Seite der Reformpädagogik

Title: Die dunkle Seite der Reformpädagogik
Program : Kontext
Channel : DRS 2
Date: August 22, 2011
Duration: 28:45 min.

Description: »Vor eineinhalb Jahren haben die Opfer pädophiler Übergriffe in kirchlichen Kreisen und an der deutschen Vorzeigeschule Odenwald aufhorchen lassen. Der Zürcher Pädagogikprofessor Jürgen Oelkers hat nun mit «Eros und Herrschaft» eine umfangreiche Recherche zum Thema vorgelegt.«

Link: DRS

BOOK: Eros und Herrschaft

Author: Jürgen Oelkers
Title: Eros und Herrschaft
Subtitle: Die dunklen Seiten der Reformpädagogik
Place: Weinheim
Publisher: Beltz
Year: 2011
Pages: 340pp.
ISBN-10: 3407859376 - ISBN-13: 9783407859372
Language: German

September 4, 2011

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

Prize: Journal of Women’s History Graduate Student Article Prize
Submission deadline: March 1, 2012

Description: »The Editorial Board of the Journal of Women’s History is proud to announce the initiation of a biennial prize for the best article manuscript in the field of women’s history authored by a graduate student. Manuscripts in any chronological and geographical area are welcome. We seek work that has broad significance for the field of women’s history in general by addressing issues that transcend the particulars of the case or by breaking new ground methodologically.
The winning author will receive $3000, and the article will be published in the Journal of Women’s History.«

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls

Conference: Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls
Place: Melbourne
Date: June 13-15, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2011

Description: »Scholars from Art History, English, Cultural Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Education and cognate fields are invited to submit proposals that engage with any aspect of the intersection of British colonialism and girlhood in the period 1815-1930. Papers may be inspired by, but are certainly not limited to, the following themes:
• colonial girls as representative of British imperial ideals
• tensions between imperial and national/colonial identities
• the circulation of feminine ideals between colonies
• print culture and the development of gendered colonial ideals
• Indigenous girlhoods
• coming of age in the colonies
• colonial life as a threat to girlhood
• girlhoods and evolving nationalisms
• British representations of colonial femininity
• class and labour in the colonies
• the imagined role of colonial girls in the British Empire«.

More information: CFP website or H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Non-Combatant Wartime Trauma

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

Description: »American literature has historically ascribed the traumas of war almost entirely to the domain of the male combatant’s experience; in the process, valuable contributions on the subject by female authors have been largely overlooked. This panel seeks paper proposals exploring the role of the peripheral actor in times of war, particularly female non-combatants who are nonetheless directly affected by the traumas of war.«

More information: Northeast Modern Language Association.

CFP: Trauma: Theory and Practice

Conference: 2nd Global Conference - Trauma: Theory and Practice
Place: Prague
Date: March 21-24, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2010

Description: »This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding individual and collective trauma, both in terms of practice, theory and lived reality. Trauma studies have emerged from its foundation in psychoanalysis to be a dominant methodology for understanding contemporary events and our reactions to them. Critics have argued that we live in a “culture of trauma”. Repeated images of suffering and death form our collective and/or cultural unconscious. The second global conference seeks papers on a variety of issues related to trauma including the function of memory and trauma, collective and cultural trauma, time and trauma, testimony and trauma, and strategies of dealing with/coming to terms with personal/political trauma. In addition to academic analysis, we welcome the submission of case studies or other approaches from those involved with its practice, such as people in the medical profession and therapists, victims of events which have resulted in traumas on either an individual or mass scale, journalists or authors (including playwrights and poets) whose work deals with both fictional and factual trauma, and theatre professionals.
Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
1. Public and Political Trauma
2. Personal and Individual Trauma
3. Diagnosing and Treating Trauma
4. Theorising Trauma
5. Representing Trauma

More information: Inter-Disciplinary.Net.

CFP: History of Medicine and Science

Conference: 14th Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science
Place: Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Date: March 2-3, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: October 15, 2011

Description: »SAHMS welcomes papers on the history of medicine and science, broadly construed to encompass historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical and sociological approaches to health care and science including race, disabilities and gender studies. Participants may propose individual papers of panels of several papers on a particular theme.«

More information: Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science.

CFP: Thinking Gender

Conference: Thinking Gender
Place: UCLA Faculty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Date: February 3, 2012
Submission deadline: October 17, 2011

Description: »Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and/or sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, we especially welcome feminist research on: gender roles in relation to marriage, parenting, or being single; critiques of biosciences and biotechnology as they pertain to fertility, sanitation, and/or medical experimentation at a local, national or global level; mobility as duress or success--for example, in relation to migration, immigration, or upward or downward economic mobility; life stage issues, such as aging and girls’ studies; and feminist storytelling or research in modes such as oral histories, graphic novels, theater, comedy or other inventive expressions.«

More information: UCLA Center for the Study of Women.

CFP: Taking Liberties: Sex, Pleasure, Coercion (1748-1928)

Conference: Taking Liberties: Sex, Pleasure, Coercion (1748-1928)
Place: Newcastle, UK
Date: June 15-17, 2012
Submission deadline: November 1, 2011

Description: »From the publication of John Cleland’s Fanny Hill to D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, literature has imaginatively exploited the relationship between freedom, coercion and sexual pleasure. At the same time, the history of print, film and theatre censorship has been told as a progressive unshackling from constraint. Yet the idea of sexual liberty as an unqualified good has increasingly come under scrutiny, giving way to the realization that freedom from constraint can mean imprisonment in alternate structures of power, frustration and denial. How are the complex relations between sexual licence, pleasure and coercion understood, represented and negotiated during the long nineteenth century? How did censorship and obscenity laws shape the literary/cinematic/theatrical landscape? How were sexually controversial texts – from erotica to triple-decker novels, from peep-shows to West-End theatre – produced, circulated, preserved and consumed?«

More information: CFP website or H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Popular Culture & Sex

Conference: 2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date: February 8-11, 2012
Submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Description: »Listed below are suggestions for presentations; topics not included here are welcome & encouraged.
• Food & Sex – note that this year’s conference theme is “Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context”
• Mediated Sexualities
• Sexual Icons
• Popular Culture & Sex Laws
• Violence & Sex
• Mainstreaming Pornography/Porning the Mainstream
• Sex, Art & Culture
• Sex in/on TV
• Hypersexualization of youth
• Sex, Risk and Pop Culture
• Campus Sex
• Sexualization and MTV
• Sex & Reality TV
• The Romance Novel
• Horror Movies & The Scream Queen: Sexualization of women in horror
• Female Sexuality and Sports
• Radicalizing Sex
• More ideas encouraged!«

More information: CFP website.

CFP: Crime and its Fictions in Africa

Conference: Crime and its Fictions in Africa: A Conversation across Disciplines
Place: Yale University
Date: March 23, 2012
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 9, 2011

Description: »The story of Africa in the world is in some ways a history of crime: from the Atlantic slave trade to the Nigerian “419” email scam, violence and illegality have often been the means by which the continent is inscribed in the Western imagination. On a more local level, crime has also served as the medium through which Africa and its peoples have negotiated engagement with globalization. Besides the obvious movement of illicit goods onto the global market, this is evident in the intricate international networks for smuggling people across the Sahara; in the prostitution rings that link parts of Africa to parts of Europe; and in the poaching syndicates driven by Asian demand for exotica such as rhino horn. The problematic role of law and/or its absence has long been the focal point of historical and social scientific work on Africa, though not without controversy over the line between voyeurism and observation.
Increasingly, fiction writers and literary scholars have also got in on the act. In South Africa, authors such as Deon Meyer and Margie Orford have topped the best-seller lists with their crime fiction, and the genre has gathered steam across the continent. What explains this development? What, if any, is the connection between the boom in writing about crime, and the problem of crime as it is experienced day to day? Finally, how can we both acknowledge crime’s dominant place in African narratives (and narratives about Africa), and question the limitations of this negative paradigm?«

More information: CFP website or H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Psychology of Sexualities

Journal: Psychology of Sexualities Review
Editor: Kristoff Bonello
Submission deadline: none.

Description: »The Psychology of Sexualities Review encourages the submission of manuscripts for peer-review and publication that cover a wide range of perspectives on the psychology of sexualities. The following types of submissions are encouraged:
• Empirical, theoretical and review articles on any aspect of the psychology of sexualities
• Reflective clinical pieces and case-studies
• Book reviews
• Bibliographic articles
• Short articles on relevant research papers, conference reports
• Short reports, commentaries and opinion pieces
• Notices of events and activities of likely interest to members of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section«.

More information: CFP website or H-Net Announcements.

ART: "Hört auf mit der Lüge und dem Selbstbetrug"

Interviewer: Christian Füller
Title: "Hört auf mit der Lüge und dem Selbstbetrug"
Subtitle: Missbrauch an der Odenwaldschule
Journal: Spiegel Online
Year: August 26, 2011
Language: German
Full Text: Spiegel Online [Free access.]

Abstract: »Jahrelang sprach kaum jemand über systematischen Missbrauch an der Odenwaldschule. Selbst jetzt würden sich viele Reformpädagogen noch weigern, die Verbrechen zu thematisieren, sagt Ex-Lehrer Salman Ansari. Im Interview fordert er ein Ende des Schweigens - und erhebt heftige Vorwürfe.« [Source: Spiegel Online.]

ART: "Die Macht des Starken"

Interviewers: Matthias Bartsch and Susanne Beyer
Title: "Die Macht des Starken"
Subtitle: -
Journal: Der Spiegel
Volume: -
Issue: 35
Year: August 29, 2011
Pages: 140-143
ISSN: 0038-7452
Language: German

Abstract: »Ein ehemaliger Internatsschüler der Odenwaldschule beschreibt in einem Buch seine traumatischen Erlebnisse als Opfer sexuellen Missbrauchs, seine Wut auf Täter und Mitwisser und seinen Kampf um Verarbeitung und Aufdeckung.« [Source: Der Spiegel.]

BOOK: Wie laut soll ich denn noch schreien

Author: Jürgen Dehmers
Title: Wie laut soll ich denn noch schreien
Subtitle: Die Odenwaldschule und der sexuelle Missbrauch
Place: Reinbek bei Hamburg
Publisher: Rowohlt
Year: 2011
Pages: 320pp.
Language: German