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 8, 2011

CFP: Comparative approaches to early modern sexualities in literature and culture

Conference: ACLA 2012 Annual Meeting
Place: Providence, RI
Date: March 29 - April 1, 2012
Submission deadline for proposals: November 1, 2011

Description: »This seminar invites papers that present new interdisciplinary perspectives to explore “traveling” sexualities in the early modern world. Considering sexuality through various sites of “global” interactions, dialogues, circulating discourses and practices, and translations, which put pressure on traditional gender and sexual binaries and geographical boundaries, this seminar calls for papers analyzing non-heteronormative sexual interactions and/or reconfigurations of gender roles in early modern societies. Although we strongly encourage papers that address eastern and western encounters and interactions, we welcome papers analyzing other territorial interactions as well.
Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:
the East, the West, and sex
Islamicate sexualities
sexualities and religions
ancient and early modern sexualities
the Ottoman and Europeans sexual practices and representations
same-sex love and desire
‘the beloved boys’
normative sexualities and sexual politics
effeminacy and androgyny
the nature of desire and sexuality
ethnography and the representation of “other” sexualities
sexual diseases and catastrophes«

More information: American Comparative Literature Association.