2016 WCML Awards

The Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages is pleased to announce our 2016 awards (2016).

The Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship

from the field of English:

Leah Claire Allen
Visiting Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies, Grinnell College
“The Pleasures of Dangerous Criticism: Interpreting Andrea Dworkin as a Literary Critic”
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society Fall 2016, vol. 42, no. 1, 49-70

from the field of foreign languages
Elizabeth W. Son
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Northwestern University
“Korean Trojan Women: Performing Wartime Sexual Violence”
Asian Theatre Journal Fall 2016, vol. 33, no. 2, 369-94

The 2016 Annette Kolodny Award for graduate student travel to present a paper at MLA:

Isadora Wagner
Graduate student, Department of English, University of Mississippi
“Undoing the ‘Traditional Logics of War’ with Soldiers’ Transgendering Makeup Performances in Vietnam War Literature”
Panel sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies’ Forum

Call for Papers: Console-ing Passions

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International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism

July 27-29 2017
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Console-ing Passions was founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists looking to create a space to present work and foster scholarship on issues of television, culture, and identity, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.

The 2017 Conference Organizing Committee invites proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and pre-constituted forums that consider television, video, audio, or new media alongside gender, sexuality, race, and/or other intersected components of identity. We also welcome proposals for video, audio, or new media creative works related to gender and other modes of identity. In light of the possible persistence of House Bill 2 in North Carolina, the host committee encourages and will give special preference to panels, forums and creative works that engage with the stakes and consequences of studying, teaching and writing about LGBTQI representation and how it intersects with gender identity, racial and economic justice, class, immigration and citizenship, ability and disability, incarceration, and other categories and social concerns. In particular, we encourage encourage panels and forums specifically devoted to critically interrogating HB2 and anti-LGBTQI legislation in North Carolina and elsewhere in order to make CP@ECU a venue for engaging and analyzing the impact of this legislation as well as a space of resistance.

Submission Guidelines:
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time) on Monday, January 16 2017.

Call for Papers – CP Conference 2017

Proposal Guidelines:

Proposers may submit:
1.    one paper or creative project, and one CP Forum.

Attendees may present:
1.    one paper or creative project, and may participate in one CP Forum.

Please direct any questions about the conference and/or the submission process to the conference organizers:

Email: cpgreenville2017@gmail.com
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Join us for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia!

Please join the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages at our Cash Bar, co-sponsored with Women in French and Women in German (Thursday, 1/5, 8:45 – 10:00, Grand Ballroom Salon J, Philadelphia Marriott), as well as our two panels: “Crossing Gendered Boundaries: Professional and Life Stages in Academia” (Friday, 1/6, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Franklin 6, Philadelphia Marriott), included in the Presidential Theme, “Boundary Conditions,” and “Teaching Difficult Topics” (Saturday, 1/7, 3:30-4:45 p.m., 105A, Pennsylvania Convention Center).