Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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S e r v i c e s

1. Websites

[Link] Calenda: aims to offer research staff in the humanities and social sciences with a means to stay informed about academic events that are likely to be of interest to them

[Link] Call for Papers: a service provided by the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania

[Link] CFP List: An Academic Call for Papers Database

[Link] H-Announce: a moderated one-way distribution network for events, conferences, calls for papers, calls for publication, programs, workshops, sources of short-term funding, fellowships, and news from H-Net and our affiliates

L e c t u r e s

1. Conferences

Conference: 23rd Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Online Conference
Theme: Ethics of Representation, Forms of Resistance, and Narratives of Discomfort
Organizers: Ruma Sinha, Billie Guarino, and Nidhi Shrivastava
Place: Virtual
Date: April 6-7, 2024
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2023
Excerpt: »Violence and trauma have been central aspects of South Asian historical and political events like the Indian Partition, the Sri Lankan civil war, the 1971 Bangladesh War, the strife in Kashmir, the Rohingya crisis, and even the ongoing ethnic conflict in Manipur. These incidents draw attention to the politics of erasure and narratives that cause discomfort, such as graphic accounts of violence against women, queer bodies, and marginalized and subaltern identities. Whether it is the deliberate attempt to silence voices of dissent or privilege a particular ideology, such incidents often reject subaltern voices from speaking for themselves and relegate them further to the margins. While literary forms provide us with an insight into ordinary people's lived experiences, mental health, and traumatic experiences tend to be silenced within South Asia and the diaspora. The ethics of representation are fraught with complications, whether it is movements that seek to resist or the recollections of incidents that can be discomforting.
This conference aims to explore narratives that destabilize, question, and re-script the normative mainstream representations of trauma, violence, and precarity. The scope of this conference encompasses the ethics of representation, forms of resistance, and interventions that have shaped the narratives of discomfort. It will examine responses to the rise of populism and sectarian violence against marginalized bodies marked by gender, caste, color, ethnicity, and religion, among others.«
More information: CFP website

P u b l i c a t i o n s

1. Book Chapters

Theme: Deconstructing the Gender-Based Violence in South Asian Literature and Popular Culture
Editor: Priyanka Tripathi?
Publisher: unknown
Submission deadline for full manuscript: December 31, 2023
Excerpt: »This edited collection will examine how gender-based violence has been portrayed in literature and popular culture in the South Asian Context, emphasising the adverse impacts on society as well as its possibility to be changed. We are looking for chapters that deepen our understanding of different dimensions of Gender-based Violence.«
More information: CFP website

2. Books

Series: Crime, Violence and Justice
Series Editor: Bianca Fileborn
Publisher: Trivent Publishing
Submission deadline for proposals: Ongoing
Excerpt: »This series aims to canvas innovative and critical debates across the field of criminology. We welcome proposals based on empirical research, as well as conceptual and theoretical work. 'Crime', 'violence' and' justice are conceptualized broadly in this series, and proposals may address behaviors which are within the remit of the criminal law, as well as those considered 'deviant', anti-social', or otherwise outside the scope of criminal law. Likewise, justice encompasses both formal institutional responses to crime and violence, as well as informal, innovative, and social justice.
We invite proposals for monographs, handbooks, or edited collections on a broad range of topics relating to crime, violence and justice broadly defined.«
More information: Trivent Publishing

Series: Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era
Series Editor: Ben P. Robertson
Publisher: Anthem Press
Submission deadline for proposals: Ongoing
Excerpt: »Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era is a series of scholarly monographs and edited collections devoted to the topics of gender and culture in British poetry, fiction, and drama from roughly 1780 to 1830. In terms of gender, the series encompasses scholarship related to the lives and works of women writers but also includes studies that address broader constructions of gender identity and sexuality. In cultural terms, the volumes in the series engage broadly with the interconnections between literature and such topics as book history and print culture, politics, science and medicine, travel writing, visual and auditory art, religion, the periodical press, the environment, revolution, exploration, theory, and transatlantic and other transnational connections.«
More information: Anthem Press

Series: Violence in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds
Series Editors: María López and Vidal Romero
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Submission deadline for proposals: Ongoing
Excerpt: »This new series offers cutting-edge analyses of violence in all its forms in modern and contemporary Latin/x America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal. Violence can manifest in multiple ways: as gender violence, femicide, and sexual violence; political violence; gang violence and street crime; violence carried out by guerrillas; violence and discrimination against indigenous and Afro-Latino populations; drugs, weapons, and human trafficking; and as the cause and reality of migration. Engaging with the dynamics and ramifications of violence, the series encompasses a broad range of topics including crime; gender, sexuality, racism, and ethnicity; conflict resolution, human rights, social justice, and historical memory; neoliberalism, poverty, and development; and migration. It covers both urban and rural environments and ranges from the level of the local street to transnational settings. Rigorous studies based on empirical investigation and informed by contemporary theory are welcome.«
More information: Boydell & Brewer

Series: Women and Gender in German Studies
Series Editor: Elisabeth Krimmer
Publisher: Camden House
Submission deadline for proposals: Ongoing
Excerpt: »This series seeks to publish monographs and edited collections dedicated to women and gender in German Studies. We are particularly interested in critical analyses that reflect the strength and diversity of works by German-speaking women authors from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, but we also welcome feminist approaches to canonical literature as well as scholarly contributions on women's history.
We invite submissions on women and gender in literature, history, film, and the visual arts in connection with a wide range of topics, including politics, economics, religion and spirituality, race and nationality, migration and transnationality, aesthetics, violence and war, and sexuality and the body.«
More information: Boydell & Brewer

3. Journals

Journal: The Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Theme: New Approaches to Rape Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century
Editors: Jolene Zigarovich and Doreen Thierauf
Submission deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2024
Excerpt: »To reflect new strategies of addressing rape, we seek to bring together writing by scholars of art, literature, history, feminist studies, and legal studies to engage current movements against sexual violence and assess how scholars may approach gender-based violence in eighteenth-century literature and culture. Moving beyond the legal implications of Lord Chief Justice Matthew Hale's claim that rape was a charge 'easily to be made and hard to be proved', a context detailed at length by Gregory Durston (JECS 2005; 2006), we invite contributions that consider rape from feminist, anti-racist, and/or queer perspectives with the goal to foster solidarity and transform the analysis of sexual violence in eighteenth-century studies. «
More information: CFP website

Journal: Women's History: The Journal of the Women's History Network
Editor: Catherine Lee
Submission deadline for articles: Ongoing
Excerpt: »Women's History, the journal of the Women's History Network, is seeking submissions of up to 8,000 words. The journal encourages rigorous and fresh examination of any aspect of women's history from any period.«
More information: H-Announce