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.

December 11, 2011

CFP: Violence in Theory and Practice

Conference: The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
Place: Ottawa, Canada
Date: March 16-18, 2012
Submission deadline for proposals: January 15, 2012

Description: »Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer’s graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen’s haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton’s subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.
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We seek papers answering these and other questions, and welcome submissions from students in all disciplines. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- War and Violent Conflict
- Crime, Transgression and Punishment
- Pain, Trauma and Memory
- Violence and Environment/Nature
- Pugilism and Violent Sport
- Self-Harm and Suicide
- Violence and Nation
- Violence and Technology
- Elegy, Requiem and Commemoration
- Revolution, Uprising and Rebellion
- Violence and the Sacred/Religious
- Revenge, Anger, and Vengeance
- Genocide and Racial Violence
- Violence, Sex and/or Gender
- Political and Cultural Oppression«.

More information: CFP website.