WCML Events at MLA 2014

 Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages

Awards, Panels, and Cash Bar at MLA  2014


Thursday, 09 January

187. Alt-Academic Feminism: Teaching outside the Classroom through Digital Humanities

        **Part of the Presidential Theme, “Vulnerable Times”**

7:00–8:15 p.m., Indiana-Iowa, Marriott

Presiding: Teresa Mangum, Univ. of Iowa

Speakers: Anne Balsamo, New School of Public Engagement; Natalie M. Houston, Univ. of Houston, University Park; Tara McPherson, Univ. of Southern California; Safiya Umoja Noble, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; Roopika Risam, Emory Univ.

Cash Bar:  Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages, together with the Ages Studies Discussion Group/ European Network in Aging Studies, Feministas Unidas, GL/Q Caucus, Women in French, and Women in German

8:45 – 10:00 p.m., Chicago VIII, Sheraton

2013 Award Recipients:

Florence Howe Award in Anglophone Languages and Literatures

Suzanne Leonard (Simmons College)

“The Americanization of Emma Bovary: From Feminist Icon to Desperate Housewife.” Signs 38/3 (2013): 647-669.

Florence Howe Award in Foreign Languages and Literatures

Michiko Suzuki (Indiana University)

“Husband’s Chastity: Progress, Equality, and Difference in 1930s Japan.” Signs 38/2 (2013): 327-52.

Annette Kolodny Graduate Student Travel Award for MLA

Nancy el-Gendy (University of Oklahoma)

“The Veil as Cultural Myth in Contemporary Arab American Female Muslim Discourse”

to be presented in Session 709:  “Representations of the Veil: Between Vulnerability and Resilience

Sunday, 12 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago


Friday, 10 January

385. Feminists Leading for Change: Alt-Academic Feminism

5:15–6:30 p.m., Parlor C, Sheraton

Presiding: Michelle A. Massé, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

Speakers: Maria Cotera, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Florence Howe, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York; Paula M. Krebs, Bridgewater State Univ.; Ellen Lee McCallum, Michigan State Univ.; Monica Miller, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

 7:30   WCML dinner business meeting

Sunday, 12 January

 745. Feminist Vulnerability on Postfeminist Campuses: Alt-Academic Feminism

        **Part of the Presidential Theme, “Vulnerable Times”**

       In collaboration with Women in French

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Erie, Sheraton

Presiding: E. Nicole Meyer, Univ. of Wisconsin, Green Bay

1. “Toddlers and the Tenure Track: Best Practices for Protecting Academic Parents,” Kayla Walker Edin, MilliganCollege

2. “Women, Rape, and Academia,” Donna L. Potts, Kansas State Univ.

3. “Feminist Research for Institutional Change: The Status of Women at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls,” Greta Gaard, Univ. of Wisconsin, River Falls



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