05 March 2012

Women's Work: Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages Association (MLA Convention, Boston)

Post date: 05 March 2012
Deadline: 15 March 2012

Join the Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages at the MLA convention to 2013! (Boston, Jan. 1-3 2013). Our general rubric for our three panels is "Women's Work," by which we mean not only working conditions for women in academia, but also the gendering of those conditions, which includes male workers as well. We would appreciate it if you would circulate these calls widely to appropriate lists, as well as sending in proposals yourself.

1) Gender Work and Two-Year Colleges. We’re interested in the material conditions of, and organizing activities in response to, gender relations in community colleges. Campus labor, policies, co/teaching experiences. 250-word abstract and brief c.v. to Jessica Ketcham-Weber by 3/15 at jweber@cascadia.edu

2) In collaboration with the Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession

Gender and Contingent Labor. How is contingent labor feminized (or not) on your campus? We particularly seek examples of successful or promising avenues toward equity. 250-word abstract and brief c.v. to Kirsten Christensen by 3/15 at kmc@plu.edu

3) Labor Negotiations: Family Medical Leave. Schools have official and unofficial practices about eldercare, parenting, and medical leave. We're interested in best practices and advice that could help others. 250-word abstract and brief c.v. to Michelle Massé by 3/15 at mmasse@lsu.edu


For inquiries: mmasse@lsu.edu

For submissions: mmasse@lsu.edu

Website: http://www.mla.org/convention
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