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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: Murders and acquisitions

Book: Murders and acquisitions: representations of the serial killer in popular culture
Editor: Alzena MacDonald
Submission deadline for abstracts: October 14, 2011

Description: »Murders and Acquisitions analyses representations of the serial killer in popular culture. The ‘serial killer’ has become increasingly prevalent in popular culture, particularly through the mediums of film and television, since the term was coined by Robert Ressler at the FBI in the mid-1970s. It is the aim of this book to explore the social and political implications of this cultural figure. The book argues that the serial killer performs a potent instrumentality, specifically within the genres of horror and detective/crime fiction, and that the often blood-chilling representations of the serial killer and serial killing function to address contemporary concerns and preoccupations.«

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