WCML Award Winners

2017 Florence Howe Award, Foreign Language
Marylaura Papalas
Assistant Professor French, East Carolina University
“Fashion in Interwar France: The Urban Vision of Elsa Schiaparelli” French Cultural Studies May 2017, vol. 28, no. 2, 159-172

2017 Florence Howe Award, English
Margaret Galvan
Assistant Professor of Visual Rhetoric, University of Florida
“Archiving Wimmen: Collectives, Networks, and Comix” Australian Feminist Studies 2017, vol. 32, no. 91-92, 22-40

2017 Annette Kolodny Award
Deirdre Mikolajcik
Graduate Student, Department of English, University of Kentucky
“Make it Visible: The Long Nineteenth Century and ‘New” Economic Criticism”

2016 Florence Howe Award, Foreign Language
Elizabeth W. Son
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Northwestern University
“Korean Trojan Women: Performing Wartime Sexual Violence”
Asian Theatre Journal Fall 2016, vol. 33, no. 2, 369-94

2016 Florence Howe Award, English
Leah Claire Allen
Visiting Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies, Grinnell College
“The Pleasures of Dangerous Criticism: Interpreting Andrea Dworkin as a Literary Critic”
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society Fall 2016, vol. 42, no. 1, 49-70

2016 Annette Kolodny Award
Isadora Wagner
Graduate student, Department of English, University of Mississippi
“Undoing the ‘Traditional Logics of War’ with Soldiers’ Transgendering Makeup Performances in Vietnam War Literature”
Panel sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies’ Forum

2015 Florence Howe Award, Foreign Language
Rebecca Wilkin
Pacific Lutheran University
“Making Friends, Practicing Equality: The Correspondence of René Descarte and Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia,” in Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France. Ed. Lewis c. Seifert and Rebecca M. Wilkin. Ashgate (2015): 161-187.

2015 Florence Howe Award, English
Claudia Stokes
Trinity University
“The Poetics of Unoriginality: The Case of Lucretia Davidson,” in Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 32.1 (2015): 31-52.

2015 Annette Kolodny Award
Meredith Benjamin
The Graduate Center, CUNY
“Performing This Bridge Called My Back”
to be presented in session 771. Metamorphosing Memoirs

2014 Florence Howe Award in Anglophone Languages and Literatures
Adriana C. Gradea
Illinois State University
“Embroidered Feminist Rhetoric in Andrea Dezso’s “Lessons from My Mother.” Rhetoric Review, 33.3 (2014): 219-243.

Cynthia Wu
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
“Asian American Feminism’s Alliances with Men: Reading Hisaye Yamamoto’s “Seventeen Syllables” as an Antidraft Tract.” Signs 39.2 (2014): 323-339.

2014 Florence Howe Award in Foreign Languages and Literatures
Rebecca Gould
Yale NUS (Singapore)
“Engendering Critique: Postnational Feminism in Postcolonial Syria.” Women Studies Quarterly, 42.3/4 (2014): 209-229.

2014 Annette Kolodny Graduate Student Travel Award for MLA
Christina Mandt
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
“Reworking Disintegration: The Dialogics of Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina and Werner Schroeter’s Adaptation.”
Presented in Session 390: Intermediality and Intertextuality in Austrian Literature, Friday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 3, VCC East

2013 Florence Howe Award in Foreign Languages and Literatures
Michiko Suzuki, Indiana University
“The Husband’s Chastity: Progress, Equality, and Difference in 1930s Japan.” Signs 38/2 (2013): 327-52.

2013 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.

2013 Annette Kolodny Graduate Student Travel Award
Nancy el-Gendy, University of Oklahoma
“The Veil as Cultural Myth in Contemporary Arab American Female Muslim Discourse”

2012 Florence Howe Award in Anglophone Languages and Literatures
Tracy Lemaster, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“‘Girl with a pen’: Girls’ Studies and Third-Wave Feminism in A Room of One’s Own and ‘Professions for Women'”. Feminist Formations 24/2 (2012): 77-99.

2012 Florence Howe Award in Foreign Languages and Literatures
Federica K. Clementi, University of South Carolina
“Nightbirds, Nightmares and the Mothers’ Smile: Art and Psychoanalysis in Sarah Kofman’s Life-Writing.” Women in French Studies 19 (2011): 67-84.

2012 Annette Kolodny Graduate Student Travel Award for MLA
Annette Joseph-Gabriel, Vanderbilt University
“Piercing the Darkness: Women and Enlightenment in Marlon James’ The Book of Night Women.”

2011 Florence Howe Award in Anglophone Languages and Literatures
Lynne Huffer, Emory University
Title of essay:  “Are the Lips a Grave?”

2011 Florence Howe Award in Foreign Languages and Literatures

Carolyn Shread, Mount Holyoke College
“On Becoming in Translation:  Articulating Feminisms in the Translation of Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s Les Rapaces

2011 Annette Kolodny Graduate Student MLA Travel Grant
Heather Steffen, Carnegie-Mellon University
“Marking Time-to-Degree: Age Talk and the Grad-School Decade”

2010 Awards
Tracy Lemaster
“What is a Girl?:  Girls’ Studies, Girlhood Subjectivity and Sexuality, and Simone de Beauvoir”

Julie Burrell
“‘The Many Others In History’:  Alice Childress and the Unextraordinary Black Woman”

Katherine Dunagan Osborne
“Inherited Emotions:  George Eliot and the Politics of Heirlooms”

Katarzyna Marciniak
“Pedagogy of Anxiety”

2009 Awards
Annette Kolodny Award
Cystal Kurzen
“Mucha Michele Serros:  A Chicana Role Model in Cyberspace”

Florence Howe Awards
Cheryl  J. Fish
“The Toxic Body Politic: Ethnicity, Gender, and Corrective Eco-Justice in Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats and Judith Helfand and Daniel Gold’s Blue Vinyl

Kathryn Everly
“Women, War, and Words in La voz dormida by Dulce Chacón”

2008 Awards
Annette Kolodny Award
Elixabete Ansa-Goicochea
“Hipnosis como alegoría ortopédica de la memoria en Caótica Ana (2007) by Julio Medem”

Florence Howe Awards
Laura Wright
“Displacing the Voice: South African Feminism and J. M. Coetzee’s Female Narrators”

Sarah E. Cooper
“Who Laughs Last? Reconfigurations of Family in Contemporary Cuban Comics”

2007 Awards
Florence Howe Awards

Diane Price Herndl
“Our Breasts, Ourselves:  Identity, Community, and Ethics in Cancer Autobiographies”

Merav Amir  + Hagar Kotef (co-authors)
“(En)gendering Checkpoints:  Checkpoint Watch and the Repercussions of Intervention”

2006 Awards
Annette Kolodny Award
Christina Roberts
“The Reclaiming of History in Contemporary Poetry by Indigenous Women of North America”

Florence Howe Awards
Jean Mills
“The Unbounded Whole: Harrisonian Ritual Structures in Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day

Juliet Lynd
“Precarious Resistance:  Weaving Opposition in the Poetry of Cecilia Vicuña”

2005 Awards
Annette Kolodny Award
Catherine Mintler
“Gendered Body Doubles:  Commodification and Consumption in the Fiction of Jean Rhys”

Florence Howe Awards
Barbara Havercroft
“(Un)tying the Knot of Patriarchy:  Agency and Subjectivity in the Autobiographical Writings of France Théoret and Nelly Arcan”

Wendy Hesford
Kairos and the Geopolitical Rhetorics of Global Sex Work and Video Advocacy”

2004 Awards
Annette Kolodny Award
Anca Parvelescu
“’So We Will Go Bad’: Manners, Cheekiness, and Woman’s Laughter”

Florence Howe Awards
Amal Amireh
“Between Complicity and Subversion:  Body Politics in Palestinian National Narrative”

Lisa Vollendorf
“Good Sex, Bad Sex:  Women and Intimacy in Early Modern Spain”