Archived WCML Abstracts


Women’s Caucus of the Modern Languages
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Helen Zout’s Desapariciones: Shooting Death

486. Visual Culture Abstracts Saturday, January 7    12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Redwood A and B, Sheraton David William Foster, Arizona SU One of the historic use of photography has been the documentation of death, beginning with yellow journalism’s publication of … Continue reading →

The Anxiety of Density in Graphic Novels: Solutions Based on Genderic Conventions and Creative Collaboration

486. Visual Culture Abstracts Saturday, January 7    12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Redwood A and B, Sheraton Elsy Cardona The tendency to associate “density”–“the number of concepts per square inch on a page” as some graphic artists describe it–with theme rather … Continue reading →

Alissa Torres’ Graphic Tale of Grief: American Widow or My Husband Bleeds History

486. Visual Culture Abstracts Saturday, January 7    12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Redwood A and B, Sheraton Janis Breckenridge Alissa Torres’ American Widow (2008), which the author describes simply as a “graphic novel memoir,” is a deceptively complex hybrid text.  Ostensibly … Continue reading →

From Writing to Painting:  Caterina Albert and Mercè Rodoreda

486. Visual Culture Abstracts Saturday, January 7    12:00 noon-1:15 p.m., Redwood A and B, Sheraton Kathleen Mc Nerney Both of these stellar Catalan cultural figures, a couple of generations apart, are best known for their narrative, but both were … Continue reading →

4 thoughts on “Archived WCML Abstracts

  1. I’m trying to locate the name of a woman who conducted a many-years long but ultimately successful class action lawsuit in the late 1960s or early 70s against a university in Pennsylvania, even before Annette Kolodny won her suit against the U New Hampshire. I’m sure I read about this as a young woman in the Women’s Caucus Newsletter of the period. Are those newsletters archived and scanned for access?
    Many thanks for any information you can provide.
    Florence Boos

  2. I did a quick search, and came up with the following potentially useful sites. I believe that Louise Lamphere’s class-action suit at Brown University overlapped Kolodny’s individual suit in N.H., both happening in the mid to late 70s and being resolved in the early 80s. I’m not seeing anything about Pennsylvania, though.

    http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/consentdecree/search.html
    http://www.aaup.org/issues/women-higher-education/legal%20cases

    Let us know what you find!

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