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.

September 14, 2013

CFP: Changing Rape Culture Through Literature

Conference: 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association
Place: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date: April 3-6, 2014
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2013
More information: Northeast Modern Language Association

Description: »An environment that promotes sexual violence against a specific group is an example of Rape Culture. This culture uses misogynistic language, objectifies women’s bodies, and glamorizes sexual violence. Rape culture negatively affects women as well as men. Especially in women and girls, it creates a cycle of fear; it also communicates a myth that all men want to commit violence against women. This culture thrives on college campuses, and the rate of rape holds steady at one in four women students. This roundtable discussion will address rape culture’s unquestioned acceptance and how literature classrooms can combat this lack of awareness.«