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.
The NeMLA WGS Caucus operates an interdisciplinary mentoring program, which pairs senior faculty mentors with junior faculty and doctoral students. The application process for mentees will open on November 1, 2017 and close on January 15, 2018. To access the application, please click here. For more information or to volunteer to serve as a mentor please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At its annual meeting held at the NeMLA Convention hotel site, the Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus takes nominations for new officers and invites suggestions for speakers and topics for future NeMLA Conferences.
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 previous two NeMLA conventions 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 email@example.com by January 15, 2018, with “NeMLA WGS Essay Submission” in the subject heading.
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.
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.
WGSC has extended its call for nominations for the position of Board Representative. Please email nominations by Thursday, June 22, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-nominations are encouraged. If nominating someone else, please notify that person to ask that they self-nominate. All self-nominations must include a 350-word statement.
The Women's and Gender Studies Caucus encourages all members to vote for two positions: Secretary and Representative to the NeMLA Executive Board. An election ballot, listing candidates and their statements, is available in the SurveyMonkey link to vote. The position of Secretary will take effect immediately following the election.
It is essential that members vote to ensure the 2/3 requirement is met, as stated in WGSC by-laws. Please vote via SurveyMonkey by Friday, July 28, 2017. While this is a busy time of year, the voting process takes only about two minutes, and members' cooperation will ensure a swift election process.
The WGSC thanks members for their engagement and wish all candidates the best of luck.
Duties for the Secretary position
Duties for the Board Representative position
This is a three-year position. The Board rep acts as the liaison between the Caucus and the Board, and NeMLA's administrative staff when required. The Board rep works closely with the other Board members to ensure that the Caucus and the organization as a whole both contribute to and benefit from the other's strengths. As a member of the NeMLA board, the Board Representative
Duties for the Social Media Representative position
This is a yearly position, volunteered for at the spring convention business meeting. Duties are primarily overseeing the caucus Facebook page, which will include adding a few WGS Caucus announcements throughout the year and approving caucus members’ posts to the page.
University of Connecticut
English Department; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Editor, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Areas of Interest: Irish literature, South Asian English literature, and World literature; Women’s Writing; Postcolonial , Queer, and Feminist Theory
University at Buffalo
Romance Languages and Literatures
Areas of Interest: 20th and 21 century Spanish-American theatre, Mexican theatre and film; Feminist Theory
Editorial assistant for DHCommons Journal
Areas of interest: 20th century American and British literature, visual studies, and gender studies
Areas of Interest: Twentieth-century and contemporary literature, women’s writing, trauma studies, gender studies, Holocaust literature, life writing, literature and the body, war narratives, critical and cultural theory
Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus Representative to NeMLA
Rachel N. Spear
Francis Marion University
Areas of Interest: Therapeutics of Writing, Autobiographical Studies, Trauma Studies/Theory, Composition Studies, and Pedagogical Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus Media Representative
Holly Morgan, Lecturer
Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Department of Women’s Studies
Areas of interest: South Asian
Studies, Women's Writing, Postcolonial Literature, Diaspora
Studies, Fat Studies, Girl Studies, Constructions of maternity and
the female body in literature
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