Seeking essays for an edited collection examining the representation of domestic or intimate violence in literature and/or law in the long 18th century. Before the term "domestic violence" was coined, there were behaviors, ways of speaking, issues of control, legal categories, economic conditions, and occupational relationships that bordered on violence. The essays I seek
will consider early ways of representing, thinking, and talking about physical, emotional, or sexual violence within a domestic or family setting. 500-word abstract by April 15, 2016; completed essays will be due June 30, 2016. Electronic submissions to email@example.com .