Domestic Violence in 18th-Century Literature & Law

Judith Broome's picture
Call for Publications
June 30, 2016
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Law and Legal History, Literature, Women's & Gender History / Studies


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 .


Contact Info: 
Judith Broome
Associate Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ 07470
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