WCML at MLA 2019

We are pleased to announce that the following 3 WCML panels have been accepted at MLA 2019. Dates, times, and locations will be posted once the MLA 2019 program has gone live.

  1. Alt-Ac: When Quit Lit Becomes (Positive) Chick Lit
  2. Harassment over Time: When #MeToo becomes #MeThen and #MeAgain
  3. Turning Gold into Straw: The Feminization of Contingent Labor
    Collaborative with Feministas Unidas

WCML’s 2019 MLA CFPs

All of the following roundtables ask for a 250-word proposal, a two-page c.v., and have a deadline of 3/15/18, with proposals to be sent in a single file to mmasse@lsu.edu. Please distribute widely!

1)  “Alt-Ac:  When Quit Lit Becomes (Positive) Chick Lit”
Description: This guaranteed roundtable addresses decision-making by Ph.D.s who pursue non-faculty positions after NTT jobs or positions with poor fit.

2)  “Turning Gold into Straw:  The Feminization of Contingent Labor”
Co-sponsored with Feministas Unidas
Description:  This roundtable explores the gendered stratification of language/literature Ph.D.s as a contingent workforce and explores modes of resistance.

3)  “Harassment over Time:  When #MeToo becomes #MeThen and #MeAgain”
Description: This roundtable considers individual and institutional durational effects of harassment/assault over time when harassment is a decades-long pattern for self and others.

Join us for MLA 2018 in New York!

Please join the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages at MLA 2018 to celebrate feminism, intersectionality, activism, and engagement in the year ahead!

Cash Bar, co-sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages, Feministas Unidas, Women in French, and Women in German
Friday, 1/5, 7:15 – 8:30 (Session 444, Gramercy West, Hilton)

Come celebrate solidarity and this year’s recipients of the Florence Howe and Annette Kolodny awards!

Roundtable: Administering Feminism: Leadership, Activism, and Diversity
Thursday, 1/4, 12:00 – 1:15 (Session 24, Gramercy East, Hilton)

Women who are directors, chairs, deans, and humanities center directors–as well as the new Executive Director of MLA–reflect on how and why feminism is central to their work as leaders, as well as in their activism and commitment to diversity.  Selected as part of the 2018 Presidential Theme, “States of Insecurity.”

Speakers: Katie J. Hogan, U of North Carolina, Charlotte; Paula M. Krebs, MLA; Teresa Mangum, U of Iowa; Sheri Parks, U of Maryland, College Park; Robyn Warhol, Ohio State U, Columbus.

Roundtable: Learning through “Failure”: Feminism on Campus in the Years Ahead.  Co-sponsored with Feministas Unidas
Saturday, 1/6, 1:45 – 3:00 (Session 613, Concourse A (Hilton)

Feminism in academia is at risk—as activism, as complicit in hierarchy, as an academic field, as postfeminism.  The ostensible failure of feminism in the current political climate, however, is subject to debate. This session explores the “low theory” of resistance and transformation.  Selected as part of the 2018 Presidential Theme, “States of Insecurity.”

Speakers: Hilda Chacón, Nazareth C; Melanie Micir, Washington U in St. Louis; Beth Ann Muellner, C of Wooster; Veronica Popp, Elmhurst C; Christine M. Probes, U of South Florida, Tampa.

And join the WCML!  Membership is free to graduate students!  Learn more at www.wcml.org.