WCML Mission


Women’s Caucus of the Modern Languages
WCML

The Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages is an allied organization of the Modern Language Association that organizes sessions at each annual meeting focusing on professional issues of concern to women.

The Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages also sponsors the Florence Howe Award for outstanding feminist scholarship, and the Annette Kolodny graduate student travel grant.

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Join us for MLA 2018 in New York!

Please join the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages at MLA 2018 to celebrate feminism, intersectionality, activism, and engagement in the year ahead!

Cash Bar, co-sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages, Feministas Unidas, Women in French, and Women in German
Friday, 1/5, 7:15 – 8:30 (Session 444, Gramercy West, Hilton)

Come celebrate solidarity and this year’s recipients of the Florence Howe and Annette Kolodny awards!

Roundtable: Administering Feminism: Leadership, Activism, and Diversity
Thursday, 1/4, 12:00 – 1:15 (Session 24, Gramercy East, Hilton)

Women who are directors, chairs, deans, and humanities center directors–as well as the new Executive Director of MLA–reflect on how and why feminism is central to their work as leaders, as well as in their activism and commitment to diversity.  Selected as part of the 2018 Presidential Theme, “States of Insecurity.”

Speakers: Katie J. Hogan, U of North Carolina, Charlotte; Paula M. Krebs, MLA; Teresa Mangum, U of Iowa; Sheri Parks, U of Maryland, College Park; Robyn Warhol, Ohio State U, Columbus.

Roundtable: Learning through “Failure”: Feminism on Campus in the Years Ahead.  Co-sponsored with Feministas Unidas
Saturday, 1/6, 1:45 – 3:00 (Session 613, Concourse A (Hilton)

Feminism in academia is at risk—as activism, as complicit in hierarchy, as an academic field, as postfeminism.  The ostensible failure of feminism in the current political climate, however, is subject to debate. This session explores the “low theory” of resistance and transformation.  Selected as part of the 2018 Presidential Theme, “States of Insecurity.”

Speakers: Hilda Chacón, Nazareth C; Melanie Micir, Washington U in St. Louis; Beth Ann Muellner, C of Wooster; Veronica Popp, Elmhurst C; Christine M. Probes, U of South Florida, Tampa.

And join the WCML!  Membership is free to graduate students!  Learn more at www.wcml.org.

 

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