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.

January 9, 2012

WEBSITE: Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Diocese of Cloyne

Description: »The Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation was established in March 2006 to report on the handling by Church and State authorities of a representative sample of allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse against clerics operating under the aegis of the Archdiocese of Dublin over the period 1975 - 2004.«

Link: Department of Justice and Equality, Ireland

CFP: Literary Violence

Journal: Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature
Editor: Gabrielle Kristjanson
Submission deadline: March 15, 2012

Description: »Inquire invites article submissions that consider the relationship between literature and violence.
The representation of violence in literature is commonplace and complex, occurring by various means (e.g., physical, psychological), in many forms, across all literary traditions, past and present. Literature can expose, challenge or oppose violent conditions, yet literature can also fall victim to violence, arising from internal (e.g., institutional) or external (e.g., political, economic) forces.
In focussing this issue on violence (understood broadly as the exercise or exhibition of force, including any act of oppression, intimidation or unwanted control by individuals or groups, for whatever purpose), Inquire seeks to provide a forum for the investigation of tensions—private and public, regional and global—that speak to the cultural and historical production of identity and community.«

More information: Inquire

CFP: Convocatoria: Diferencia sexual, gnero, sexualidad y la violencia

Journal: Revista Umbral
Editor: José Morales González
Submission deadline: April 7, 2012

Description: »El objetivo de este número es promover la discusión y el debate sobre la diferencia sexual, el género, y la sexualidad no como premisas desde donde se construye el discurso feminista y queer, sino como un conjunto de términos que están en conflicto y que hay que interrogar. En las discusiones sobre las formas de violencia contra las mujeres, los homosexuales, los transexuales y los transgénero se privilegian unos u otros de estos marcos conceptuales para intentar explicarla. Se aceptarán trabajos de investigación sobre los límites y las posibilidades teóricas de estos referentes teóricos (diferencia sexual , género y sexualidad) en el análisis de estas formas de violencia.«

More information: Revista Umbral

CFP: Sex...or Something Like It

Conference: Sigma Tau Delta's Spring colloquium
Place: California State University, Northridge
Date: Spring 2012
Extended submission deadline for abstracts: January 18, 2012

Description: »Listed below are suggestions for areas of exploration; topics not included here are welcome and encouraged.
-Food and Sex
-Sex in Culture
-Violence and Sex
-Sex and Reality TV/Art/etc.
-Romance Novels
-Seductions of Storytelling
-Sexy Poetry
-Science Fiction and Sex
-Gender and Sexuality
-Queer Culture/Studies
-Psychology of Sex
-Creative Writing
-Monstrosity of Sexuality
-Sex in Film
-Language of Sex
-Sexuality in History
-Sex Taboos
-Boundaries of Sex«.

More information: CFP website