Highlights from the 2012 Convention
The NeMLA WGS Caucus operates a mentoring program for junior faculty and doctoral students. For more information or other inquiries contact Rachel N. Spear at email@example.com. Or you can apply now using the online application form (applications are due by 4 January 2013).
The NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus welcomes members interested in feminist scholarship, women’s and gender studies, and the status of women in the profession at all stages of their careers. The Caucus organizes panels, promotes publication, and fosters the establishment of networks linking senior and junior faculty including graduate students.
At its annual meeting held at the NeMLA Convention hotel site, the Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus conducts elections for new officers and invites suggestions for speakers and topics for future NeMLA Conferences. You can review the minutes from the 2012 meeting (PDF) to see typical topics.
Rochester 2012: Stephanie Li, University of Rochester,“The Gospel According to Toni Morrison”
New Brunswick 2011: Sharon Jimenez, “Stand, Fight and Persevere: One Woman’s Journey Beyond Barriers”
Montreal 2010: Novelist Madeleine Monette presented selections from her recent text America is Also a Québec Novel
Boston 2009: Scholar Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell University), “Caribbean Women and the Black Radical Intellectual Tradition”
Buffalo 2008: Poet NourbeSe Philip, selections from and commentary on her remarkable poem Zong! (Wesleyan U Press, 2008). (Jointly sponsored with the CAITY Caucus)
Baltimore 2007: Novelist Elizabeth Nuñez, “The Women in Shakespeare‘s The Tempest: The Perspective of a Woman Novelist”
The NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus invites submissions for the “Best Essay in Women’s and Gender Studies Award.” The award is given for a paper presented at any session of the 2011 NEMLA Convention using women and/or gender-centered approaches. This essay may not be submitted to another contest for the duration of the award’s deliberation. The winning paper will be considered for publication in Modern Language Studies.
Send entries to Johanna Rossi Wagner, President, NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus: firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 October 2012 with “NeMLA WGS Essay Prize Submission” in the header.
Criteria for all Caucus Essay Awards:
Submitted essays should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words (there is a 10,000 word limit, notes and works cited included). Unrevised paper presentations are not accepted and will be returned. The author’s name, address, and academic affiliation should appear only on a separate cover sheet. If this information appears elsewhere, the submission will be disqualified.
Each caucus prize offers a $100 cash award. Prize-winning essays will automatically be considered for publication by Modern Language Studies; all essays are subject to MLS’s double-blind review.
Melissa A. Schaub, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “Middlebrow Feminism and the Politics of Sentiment: From The Moonstone to Dorothy L. Sayers.”
Christopher Byrne, McGill University. “Using a Thorn to Dig out a Thorn: Tao Shan's Buddhist Perspectives on Gender.”
Daniel Moore, of Queens University, Kingston Ontario. The title of his essay is “Mourning the Mourners: Gender Politics of Commemoration in the First World War.”
Zach Hutchins, of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The title of his essay is “Eschewing Eve and Emulating Elizabeth: The Wisdom of Anne Bradstreet.”
Catherine Keyser, an Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. The title of her essay is “Keeping Ironic Company: Mary McCarthy and the Smart Woman in Politics.”
You can join the NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus by indicating your interest on the registration form when you join NeMLA or renew your NeMLA membership.
Joint memberships are also available. Add $5.00 to the higher paying member’s dues.