MLA 2018

Please join the WCML at the following panels and events at the January 2018 Modern Language Association convention:

Session 24. Administering Feminism: Leadership, Activism, and Diversity
Thursday, 4 January
12:00 – 1:15 p.m., Gramercy East, Hilton
Program arranged by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages. Presiding: Michelle A. Massé, Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge

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.

Women who are directors, chairs, and deans reflect on how and why feminism is central to their work as leaders in the humanities, as well as to their activism and commitment to diversity.

Session 613. Learning through “Failure”: Feminism on Campus in the Years Ahead
Saturday, 6 January
1:45 – 3:00 p.m., Concourse A, Hilton
Program arranged by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages and the Feministas Unidas. Presiding: Michelle A. Massé, Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge

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.

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.

Cash Bar Arranged by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages, Feministas Unidas, Women in French, and Women in German
Friday, 5 January
7:15 – 8:30 p.m., Gramercy West, Hilton