Below is a list of sessions organized by WCML as well as other feminist organizations and MLA committees. You can learn more about each organization by clicking on their name. Sessions marked with * are included as part of the MLA Presidential Theme, “Textual Transactions.”
- Cash Bar Arranged by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages, Feministas Unidas, Women in French, and Women in German
Friday, Jan 4 7:15-8:30pm / Grand Ballroom D South, Hyatt Regency
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages
- *Harassment over Time: When #MeToo Becomes #MeThen and #MeAgain
Thursday, Jan 3 1:45-3:00pm / Roosevelt 3, Hyatt Regency
- *Turning Gold into Straw: The Feminization of Contingent Labor
A collaborative session with Feministas Unidas
Saturday, Jan 5 1:45 3:00pm / Columbus CD, Hyatt Regency
- *Alt-Ac: When Quit Lit Becomes (Positive) Chick Lit
Sunday, Jan 6 8:30-9:45 am / Michigan 3, Hyatt Regency
- Gender(s), Language, and Identities in Hispanic Studies
Friday, Jan 4 5:15-6:30 / Sheraton Ballroom I, Sheraton Grand
Women in French
- *Radical Transactions: Teaching Women in French and the Twenty-First-Century Classroom
Thursday, Jan 3 3:30-4:45pm / Erie, Sheraton Grand
- *Adaptations: Aesthetic, Textual, and Cultural Transactions in Contemporary Francophone Practices of Rewriting
Saturday, Jan 5 1:45–3:00pm / Missouri, Sheraton Grand
Women in German
- Defining Bodies: Medical Discourses in German-Speaking Countries
Friday, 4 Jan 3:30-4:45pm / Michigan B, Sheraton Grand
Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession
- Supporting the Vulnerable: Responsibility and Academic Freedom
Thursday, Jan 3 12:00-1:15pm / New Orleans, Hyatt Regency
- What is the Status of Women in the Profession?
Friday, Jan 4 5:15-6:30pm / Roosevelt 3, Hyatt Regency
- Vulnerable Positions? Feminism and Contingent Labor
Sunday, Jan 6 8:30-9:45 / Randolph 3, Hyatt Regency
The Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages now welcomes submissions for its annual awards. The Caucus is gender-inclusive and welcomes feminist scholarship from all authors.
The 2018 Florence Howe Award
Each year, the Florence Howe Award for feminist scholarship recognizes two outstanding essays by feminist scholars, one from the field of English and one from a foreign language. Each recipient receives $250 and is honored at an event hosted by the Women’s Caucus at the annual MLA meeting. Please note that applicants must be members of the Women’s Caucus.
To be eligible for consideration, essays of no more than 10,000 words, written from a feminist perspective, must have been published in English between June 2017 and September 2018. Applicants are limited to two submissions in an award year.
Please send submissions to Michelle Massé, President of the Women’s Caucus, at email@example.com.
Deadline for submission: December 7, 2018.
The 2018 Annette Kolodny Award
The Annette Kolodny Award is presented annually to a graduate student member of the Women’s Caucus who is scheduled to give a paper at the MLA. The recipient receives $400 and is honored at an event hosted by the Women’s Caucus at the annual MLA meeting. Please note that applicants must be members of the Women’s Caucus, and that membership is free for graduate students.
To apply, please send your CV, the title of the MLA session in which you are scheduled to present, and the abstract for your presentation to Michelle Massé, President of the Women’s Caucus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission: December 17, 2018.