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.

April 8, 2010

CFP: Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Leeds, UK, September 9-10, 2010.

"This conference seeks to examine how discourses of crime and criminality are produced in a global context that extends well beyond the cloisters of Orwell’s English middle class. Such discourses are generated across the disciplinary spectrum – legal studies, the visual arts, the humanities, the social sciences, geography, environmental studies and even the hard sciences – suggesting that, in an age of terrorism, cyber scams, corporate corruption, drug wars, cross-cultural conflict and engineered ecological and biological threats, crime is itself becoming increasingly fractured and difficult to define.
We intend to investigate how representations of crime not only reflect upon but actively engage in processes of cross-cultural exchange. We ask how writers and cultural practitioners from around the world have appropriated and reconfigured the form and aesthetics of crime fiction, often moving beyond the detective novel in order to experiment with a variety of media including short fiction, poetry, film, photography, music, graphic novels and pulp magazines. The conference also opens a space for debates regarding the ethics of representing crime."
Submission deadline for abstracts: May 28, 2010.

Further information: Calls for Papers website.