2015 MLA Events

Thursday, 8 January
8:45-10:00 p.m., 110, VCC West (Vancouver Convention Centre).
Cash Bar Reception and Business Meeting Arranged by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages, Feministas Unidas, Women in French, Women in German, and the GL/Q Caucus

Friday, 9 January
7:00-8:15 p.m.  407 VCC West
“The Penelope Project:  The Documentary”
Co-sponsored by WCML and the Age Studies Discussion Group

Saturday, 10 January
3:30–4:45 p.m., West 210, VCC West
601. Negotiating Past and Future: Feminist Activism in Language and Literature Workplaces
Presiding: Teresa Mangum, Univ. of Iowa
Speakers: Hester Baer, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Michelle A. Massé, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Rebecka Rutledge Fisher, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Michèle Schaal, Iowa State Univ.; Rebecca J. Ulland, Northern Michigan Univ.

Sunday, 11 January
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 114, VCC West
723. Empowered Retirement: Challenges and Strategies
A collaborative panel co-sponsored by the Age Studies Discussion Group
Presiding: Mary Anne Garnett, Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock
1. “Periretirement: Getting Ready for ‘The Change,'” Michelle A. Massé, Louisiana State Univ.
2. “A Precarious Retirement,” Don Eron, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
3. “Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement,” Bodil Stevns, TIAA-CREF

2015 WCML Awards

The Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages is pleased to announce the 2015 Awards for 2014:

Florence Howe Award in Anglophone Languages and Literatures
Adriana C. Gradea
Illinois State University
“Embroidered Feminist Rhetoric in Andrea Dezso’s “Lessons from My Mother.” Rhetoric Review, 33.3 (2014): 219-243.

Cynthia Wu
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
“Asian American Feminism’s Alliances with Men: Reading Hisaye Yamamoto’s “Seventeen Syllables” as an Antidraft Tract.” Signs 39.2 (2014): 323-339.

Florence Howe Award in Foreign Languages and Literatures
Rebecca Gould
Yale NUS (Singapore)
“Engendering Critique: Postnational Feminism in Postcolonial Syria.” Women Studies Quarterly, 42.3/4 (2014): 209-229.

Annette Kolodny Graduate Student Travel Award for MLA
Christina Mandt
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
“Reworking Disintegration: The Dialogics of Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina and Werner Schroeter’s Adaptation.”
Presented in Session 390: Intermediality and Intertextuality in Austrian Literature, Friday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 3, VCC East