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.

October 7, 2010

CFP: Roth and Women - Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies

"In Philip Roth’s 1990 novel Deception, the author (or someone like him) is hauled into the dock, put on trial for "sexism, misogyny, woman abuse, slander of women, denigration of women, defamation of women, and ruthless seduction, crimes all carrying the most severe penalties."

Possible areas for investigation could include, but are not limited to:
• Roth's representation of female fictional characters;
• feminist criticism of Roth's fiction;
• female 'types' in Roth’s oeuvre;
• sexual politics in Roth's fiction;
• gender theory in relation to Roth's fiction;
• Roth's alleged misogyny;
• the representation of actual women in Roth's life (e.g. Bess Roth, Margaret Martinson, Janet Hobhouse, Claire Bloom) in his writing".
Submission deadline: January 31, 2011.

More information: Call for Papers website.