Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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I. N e w   E n t r i e s

1. Author Index

[Info] Amaral, Ana S.S. »Ntaganda Case: Lessons learnt from Katanga, Lubanga, and Bemba cases.« Revista Eletrônica de Diretio Penal e Política Criminal 11 (2023): 7-18.

[Info] Ben-Atara, Ella, et al. »Taboo and dynamic framing in the media coverage of gang rape: The Ayia Napa case.« Sociological Spectrum (December 27, 2023).

[Info] Brochier, Christophe. »M Le maudit de Fritz Lang: un film politique ?« Belphégor 21(2) (2023).

[Info] Byrne, Katherine, et al. Rape in Period Drama Television: Consent, Myth, and Fantasy. Lanham 2022.

[Info] Campos, Juana. Rape Myths in the Local and National Newspaper Coverage of the Brock Turner Case. M.A. Thesis, University of Houston, 2020.

[Info] Carvalho, Maria A.M. O estupro de Lucrécia es sua recepção na obra de Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653). Trabalho de Conclusção de Curso (graduação), Universidade de Brasília, 2023.

[Info] Chesnais, Jean-Claude. Histoire de la violence en Occident de 1800 à nos jours. Paris 1981.

[Info] Chesnais, Jean-Claude. Storia della violenza in Occidente dal 1800 a oggi . Milan 1982.

[Info] Continisio, Tommaso. »"No Lucrece": The Ambiguity of Rape in The Queen of Corinth.« Memoria di Shakespeare No. 10 (2023): 239-254.

[Info] Deacy, Susan, et al, eds. Revisiting Rape in Antiquity: Sexualised Violence in Greek and Roman Worlds. London 2023.

[Info] Guarnieri, Patrizia. »L'incesto scandaloso: Legge e mentalità nell'Italia unita.« Passato e Presente No. 58 (2003): 45-68.

[Info] Imen, Djeddai. »Maternal Loss and the Single Black Mother in Afro Caribbean Literature: An Analysis of Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber.« Almodawana 10 (2023): 881-891.

[Info] Kim, Mijeong. »Possibilities for Recovery and Healing in the Diasporic Novels Chang-rae Lee's A Gesture Life and Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman.« The Journal of Modern British & American Language & Literature 42 (2023): 91-118.

[Info] Kleiman, Anna. »Leave Olympia Alone: Reversing the Approach Toward the Parisian Salon Scandal of 1865.« Scandalogy 4: Political Scandals in the Age of Populism, Partisanship, and Polarization. Edited by André Haller et al. Cham 2024: 93-107.

[Info] Lankford, Adam, et al. »Sex, Power, and Violence: What Do the Rape Incidents in Susan Brownmiller's Against Our Will Actually Show?« International Criminal Justice Review (January 2, 2024).

[Info] Lazard, Lisa. »Saying It like It is? Sexual Harassment, Labelling, and #MeToo.« The Palgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology. Edited by Eileen L. Zurbriggen et al. Cham 2023: 461-475.

[Info] Miola, Robert S. »The Dark Side: Seneca and Shakespeare.« Memoria di Shakespeare No. 10 (2023): 91-111.

[Info] Newman, Geneveive R. Of Victims and Survivors: Representing Collective and Individual Rape Trauma. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2023.

[Info] Ngwenya, Blessed, et al. »Exploring the Representation of Violence Against Women in Hotel Rwanda (2004) and The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (2007): A Gendered Perspective.« Remembering Mass Atrocities: Perspectives on Memory Struggles and Cultural Representations in Africa. Edited by Mphathisi Ndlovu et al. Cham 2024: 197-216.

[Info] Ó'Móchain, Robert, et al. »Sexual Abuse and Affect: The role of Popular Culture in Japan.« Ritsumeikan Annual Review of International Studies. 22 (2023): 1-15.

[Info] Passarella, Claudia. »Between Leniency and Severity: Family Life and Criminal Behaviours at the Court of Assize of Venice, 1871-1898.« Histoire & Sociétés 24 (2020): 97-120.

[Info] Pelizzari, Maria R. »Il corpo nei racconti di stupro: Maschile/femminile in alcuni processi del primo Novecento.« Il corpo e il suo doppio. Storia e cultura. Edited by Mara R. Pelizzari. 2007: 101-118.

[Info] Roger, Euan, et al. »On Raptus, Quitclaims, and Precedents in Staundon v. Chaucer-Chaumpaigne: An Afterword.« The Chaucer Review 59 (2024): 10-21.

[Info] Rudolph, Kira. »Rape and Sexual Abuse Against Women in the Holocaust: Deprived Credibility and Refused Recognition as a Form of Harm.« HARM 2 (2023): 70-83.

[Info] Škodrić, Ljubinka, et al. »Сексуално насиље и бугарски окупатор у Југославији током Другог светског рата.« Етноантрополошки проблеми 18 (2023): 887-908.

[Info] ten Bensel, Tusty. »Framing in the Making: The Evolution of Sex Offender Motivation in Sierra Leone.« International Criminal Justice Review 24 (2014): 59-81.

[Info] Tombs, David. The Crucifixion of Jesus: Torture, Sexual Abuse, and Scandal of the Cross. London 2023.

[Info] Vann Orr, Darah P. A Roman Rape Culture: Sexual Violence in Augustan Era Rome Ph.D. Thesis, University of Houston, 2023.

[Info] Williams, Jing A., et al. »"Comfort Women": The Contention of Historical Narratives.« The Oregon Journal of the Social Studies 11 (2023): 96-116.

[Info] Xavier, Sandra M. »Presencing the Invisible: Historical Revisionism Throuth the Graphic Narrative.« Aureole 15 (2023): 316-321.

2. Speaker Index

[Info] DeSouza, Wendy. »African Concubinage in Qajar Iran: Sexualized Violence, Vulnerability, and Resistance.« 137th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. San Francisco 2024.

[Info] Edwards, Natalie. »Confronting the Unspeakable: Rape Narrative from France and New Caledonia.« 56th Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies. Cardiff 2015.

[Info] Girod, Gary, int. »#MeToo and Roman Rape Culture.« The French History Podcast. 2019.

[Info] Olcott, Jocelyn H. »Available Women: Making Methodological Sense of Sexual Exploitation in Historical Biography.« 137th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. San Francisco 2024.

[Info] Putnam, Lara E. »Sexual Violence and Scholarly Silence: Questions from Early 20th-Century Limón .« 137th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. San Francisco 2024.

[Info] Walters, Elly. »Ecologies of Sexual and Reproductive Violence in Nathacha Appanah's Rien ne t'appartient64th Annual Conference of the Society for French Studies. Newcastle 2023.

II. R e v i s e d   E n t r i e s

1. Speaker Index

[Info] Duncan, Anne. »'It Wasn't Rape-Rape': Roman Attitudes Toward the Sexual Availability of Mimae114th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Albuquerque 2018.

III. N e w   S u b d i r e c t o r i e s

1. Topical Index

Cases: Fictional Offenders: Antonio, Theanor; Fictional Victims: Merione, Tan Tan; Real Incidents: Ayia Napa Rape Case; Real Offenders: Antonio Favaretto, Gnaeus Plancius, Angelo Penzo, Adelaide Zambelli; Real Victims: Elisa Favaretto, Leonilde Favaretto, Melania Favaretto, Virginia Favaretto, Okseon Lee, Ermenegilda Penzo, Giovanna Penzo, Angelo Zambelli | Representation: Art: Édouard Manet; Comics: Grass; Films: Banished, Das Boot, Downton Abbey, The Forsyte Saga, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, Harlots, Hotel Rwanda; A Place to Call Home, Poldark; Literary Texts: Nathacha Appanah, Nalo Hopkinson, Seneca; Speeches: Cicero