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.

December 11, 2010

RADIO: "Man spricht ja von der sexuellen Versklavung"

Thema, Deutschlandradio Kultur, December 10, 2010. (07:59 min.)

Description: "Erst Jahrzehnte nach dem asiatisch-pazifischen Krieg geben Zwangsprostituierte aus den japanischen Militärbordellen ihr Schweigen auf. "Sie haben sich schuldig gefühlt, sie haben sich dafür geschämt", sagt Nataly Jung-Hwa Han, Leiterin der AG Trostfrauen im Koreaverband."

Link: Deutschlandradio [Text, MP3].

RADIO: Zornige Dame aus Korea: Die ehemalige "Trostfrau" Lee Soo San

Thema, Deutschlandradio Kultur, December 10, 2010. (02:28 min.)

Description: "Vor über 60 Jahren wurden Lee Soo San in einem japanischen Militärbordell, in dem sie als "Trostfrau" eingesperrt war, brutale Verletzungen zugefügt. Lange hat sie über ihr Schicksal geschwiegen, aber jetzt erzählt sie im Dokumentarfilm "63 years on" ihre furchtbare Geschichte."

Link: Deutschlandradio [Text, MP3].

WEBSITE: AG "Trostfrauen", Korea-Verband e.V.

Description: "Die AG "Trostfrauen" im Korea-Verband wurde im November 2009 auf Initiative von Nataly Jung-Hwa Han gegründet. Die Arbeitsgruppe leistet Bildungs- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und führt politische Kampagnen mit dem Ziel durch, die Problematik der "Trostfrauen" in Deutschland bekannt zu machen. Die Mitglieder der AG kommen aus China, Deutschland, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, den USA und anderen Ländern."

Link: Korea-Verband e.V.

December 7, 2010

BOOK: Un cuaderno para ayudarte: Historias de abuso sexual infantil

Authors: Mariela Ferreira and Carmen Liliana Chona
Title: Un cuaderno para ayudarte
Subtitle: Historias de abuso sexual infantil
Place: Montevideo
Year: 2010
Pages: 76pp.
Language: Spanish
More information: History of Rape: A Bibliography

(Update: October 18, 2014)

CFP: Women and mythology

Philadelphia, PA, March 12-13, 2011.

"The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) invites proposals for The Embodied Goddess, March 12-13 in Philadelphia, PA, including aspects of gender and sexuality; body wisdom; maternity, menstruation and other womens mysteries; Asian womens traditions; and other folk traditions."
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2010.

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CPF: Berkshire Conference on the history of women poster session

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 9-12, 2011.

"The Poster session aims to allow for one-on-one discussion between scholars of all levels on topics pertaining to the broader theme of the conference: "GENERATIONS: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space.""
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2010.

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Breaking out of the box: redefining masculinity

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, April 1-3, 2011.

"NOMAS calls for workshops, panels, and papers that evaluate and examine diverse aspects of gender identity, gender roles, the construction of masculinity, and the experience of men's lives, specifically as related to the role of men as allies in the women's and domestic violence movements. Presentations can cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the following: Sexual violence, Experience of men's lives, Pro-feminism, Domestic violence work, Sexuality, Workplace issues, Spirituality, Homophobia, Un-learning the rules of masculinity and dominance, Globalization, Fathering, Relationships, Health, Aging, Pornography, Anti-racism, Men in prison, Diverse ways in which the lives of men and women are enhanced through challenging old gender roles."
Submission deadline for proposals: December 31, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: American pornographies

Graduate Conference. Leipzig, Germany, April 1-2, 2011.

"We therefore invite proposals that investigate the intricacies of pornography as well as those that frame 'pornography' in the broader context of consumerism and related notions like sensationalism, voyeurism, materialism, or exhibitionism. Accordingly, contributions could address questions such as: Which new challenges to the concept of pornography have arisen since feminism has complicated simplistic notions of pornography as always being oppressive? How has consumerism, in turn, reconfigured notions of gender, 'race,' and sexuality? How do shifting understandings of consumption create transnational and individual narratives or turn previously unidirectional phenomena like Americanization into reciprocal processes? In what ways is consumerism both vilified and cherished--in terms of individualism, modernization, social mobility, power dynamics, or materialist re-readings of the American Dream? In how far do terms like 'food porn,' 'torture porn,' and the 'pornography of violence' complicate understandings of 'consuming,' e.g., information, religion, and war through sensationalist depictions in the media and pop culture?
Calling for an interdisciplinary angle, we welcome contributions by MA-level students from literary and cultural studies, sociology, political science, history, minority studies, gender studies, media studies, and all other fields related to American studies. Proposals on pornography could focus, for instance, on political censorship of allegedly 'obscene' art, on how 'queer' pornographies differ in their depictions of gender or their projections of gazes, or on interracial constellations in pornography as a perpetuation of (stereotypical) cultural fantasies. We also encourage contributions that incorporate a broader understanding of 'pornography.' These papers could range, for example, from investigating the visual commodification of ideologies or bodies (e.g. in advertising) to discussing the 'pornographication' of the youth; from reading suburbia--both in fiction and as a social reality--as conformed, commodified living to looking at global affairs through the lens of 'political pornography.'"
Submission deadline for abstracts: January 6, 2011.

More information: Call for Papers website.

CFP: Precarious spaces: (dis-)locating gender

18th annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Womens Studies interdisciplinary graduate conference. University of Rochester, March 24-25, 2011.

"The nucleus of this year's conference is to query the ways in which gender/sexuality and space operate as intersecting domains of intelligibility and mutual projects of precariousness. By "precarious spaces" one might think of risky positions, contested territories, unstable conditions, or unsafe environments. Ideally encompassing a wide-swath of terrain—that would include theory and praxis—we would like to invite graduate students to present research that addresses questions such as: How might the sexualized body become a locus of mapping and/or zoning? What function might borderlands or simulated spaces have in the re-articulation of gendered/sexualized identities? Why do certain localities—from the exigencies of the immediate, to the "global"—get rendered in a singularly gendered rhetoric? Are notions of the private versus public divide still immersed in a negotiation of gender norms? Can heteronormative space be effectively "queered"? How do spatial-gendered determinations and liminalities manifest themselves in language, representation, law, and social policy? Please view these questions as mere loci of entry, and not determinative of successful submissions."
Submission deadline for abstracts: January 21, 2011.

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Gender and intersectionality: paradigms, practices, and problems

Women in German Conference. Augusta, MI, October 20-23, 2011.

"This panel focuses on the investigation of intersectionality, i.e. the co-articulation of gender identities inequalities, and structural forms of discrimination with those of race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, age, religion, ability (or others). We invite theoretical perspectives as well as individual case studies, including critical takes on intersectionality as such."
Submission deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2011.

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: 2011 Berkshire conference on the history of women digital history laboratory

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 9-12, 2011.

"The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians seeks submissions for its first Digital History Laboratory. The Digital History Lab, co-sponsored by the UMass Public History Program and the UMass Digital Humanities Initiative, aims to showcase projects pertaining to women's history or feminist studies and the practice of digital humanities.
The Digital History Lab committee strongly encourages students, faculty and professionals of all levels to submit their digital work to be considered for inclusion in the showcase (projects should be able to be viewed without the presence of the project creators). Works in progress and all types of academic and public history projects will be welcomed. ... women's history website or web exhibit, online oral history initiative, podcast, blog, or other type of digital project ..."
Submission deadline: March 15, 2011.

More information: H-Net Announcements.