Concerns: 2001 Issue
Newsletter of the Midwest Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages 

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2001-2002 M/WCML Officers


Co-Chair’s Letter ……………. 3
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ……4
Distinguished Paper Award…..5
Women’s Caucus Sessions . . . . . . 5
Service learning Session . . . . . .6                
Membership Interests . . . . . . . 8
Membership List . . . . . . . . . . . .12
The Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Women’s Interest Sessions . . .22
Call for Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

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  2001-2002 M/WCML Officers
            Janet M. LaBrie
            English and Women’s Studies
            University of Wisconsin – Waukesha
            1500 University Drive
            Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188
            (w) 262-521-5521
            (h) (608-758-3351
            Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes
            4131 LaSalle Street, Racine, WI 53402
            Frances M. Kavenik
            English Department
            University of Wisconsin-Parkside
            Box 2000, 900 Wood Road
            Kenosha, Wisconsin  53141
            (w) 262-595-2644
            (h) 262-654-7570

Editor: Janet M. LaBrie
From the Co-Chair:
            On re-reading the Co-Chair’s message from last year, I realize that this issue of Midwest Concerns will be even later than the one Frances Kavenik was apologizing for last year.  So I add my apology to hers, citing overwork and a family death.  We probably can all relate to the overwork aspect of our lives.
We have scheduled a Rock and Roll band to play 50s, 60s, 70s rock for our Friday night entertainment 7:00 p.m., Hassler 115.   The Stratophonics’ piano player, Dennis Chandler,  played with all the early major 1950s groups and will give us a history of rock along with their rock music.  MaryAnn Janosik, from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Education Department, will precede the band with a presentation on women’s contribution to rock , as well as rock’s contribution to women, especially in both freeing up and problematizing sexuality.
Midwest WCML need members, we need membership renewals, and we need membership involvement.  Our strength as women in academia is not only in our deeds, but in our unified numbers.  The faculty of eight University of Wisconsin campuses  have voted in favor of collective bargaining and even doctors are talking about the desirability of unionization these day.  Please update your membership in the Women’s Caucus and attend our business/social/networking meetings as we plan for the future of the Women’s Caucus, including forums and events for the Minneapolis 2002 M/MLA .
            In the spirit of women’s solidarity and collaboration, I have created an extensive list of members’ interests and addresses that can be pulled out from the middle of this issue of CONCERNS.
¨       Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest Business Meeting I, Thurs., 5:30-7:00 p.m., Hope  41
¨       Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest Business Meeting II, Sat., 7:15-8:15 a.m., Hope  118
To encourage attendance at these business and social meetings, we are offering wine at the Friday night meeting, since we realize members have to leave the general reception for our meeting, and a continental breakfast at the so very early Saturday meeting.  We want these meetings to provide support and networking, as well as planning for the future of this regional Women’s Caucus.
                                                                        Janet M. LaBrie
                                                                        University of Wisconsin - Waukesha
                                                                        2001 Co-Chair
a cultural imperative:  the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
Their mission: to celebrate, preserve and study the diverse living heritage of rock and roll.        The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame features rock hits, artists, and stuff featured in a series of exhibits and video theaters, including at this time John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe, as well as each inductee since opening in 1996.
      How many women will we find featured there?
            Opening hours: 10:00-5:30 daily, 10:00 – 9:00 Saturdays
            Admission:  $14.95 (but ask the Sheraton bellmen for discount coupons)
            Location: a three-minute walk from the Sheraton. 
            November entertainment information is currently unavailable, but check
                  their Web page closer to the M/MLA for updated entertainment info.
            For a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame information packet, call 1-888-764-ROCK
            Web site address:
The Midwest Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages will present a $100 award to this year’s distinguished conference paper on women’s issues.  The paper may be submitted by the author her/himself or by her/his session chair.
A new format has been developed for this award to encourage more M/MLA participants to submit their papers.  Papers can be submitted after the November M/MLA until December 1 so that participants will be able to refine their papers after presentation.  Anyone who submits a paper on a women’s topic for an M/MLA session is eligible.
The committee to judge the papers includes Janet LaBrie, Nancy Workman, and Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes.
Deadline for submission of papers is December 1 to Co-Chair Janet LaBrie                                 Department of English
                                                          University of Wisconsin – Waukesha
            1500 University Drive
            Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188
            (w) 262-521-5521
“Peopling the Text with Figures of Women: Alicia Partnoy’s The Little School”
Presented in a session title “A Rhetorical Question?: Discursive Ruptures in Women’s Testimonials”
Detweiler’s description of her paper:  “My paper explores the ways in which Argentine author and concentration camp survivor Alicia Partnoy negotiates between issues of sex and gender and the difficult arena of political oppression within her country during The Dirty War (1976-1983).  This analysis is relevant to women’s issues in that it illustrates the need for context specific readings of female-authored narratives from ‘developing’ nations.  My reading aspires to honor the request of global feminist movements that ‘First World’ feminists do their homework when engaging texts from another socioeconomic and cultural perspective.  Additionally, my piece highlights the impressive social justice movement of the Mothers of the May Plaza, who were nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 1980.”
Alice Partnoy’s The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina is a collection of tales which describe Partnoy’s three and a
half month imprisonment in an Argentine concentration camp in 1977.
Detweiler takes to task those critics who claim that Partnoy does not deal with issues of sex and gender in The Little School, does not, in fact, people her text with women.  Detweiler argues that, in fact, Partnoy makes clear that the abuse of women, since it is male-based oppression, is quite different than the abuse of men.  It is much more sexually oriented, even though torture itself, an act that attempts reductionism, is unconscionable no matter which sex it is enacted upon.  Partnoy’s apparent hesitancy to point at gendered oppression is belied by the inclusion of her mother’s sketches containing strong narrative qualities about women’s oppressive experience in Argentina.
“The depictions of synecdochic boot, maternal grief, and captive women clearly function to denounce the masculine backbone of a repressive state.”
                                                WOMEN’S CAUCUS SESSIONS
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest I, Fri., 4:00-5:30 p.m., Mark Hanna  104
       “Laura Ingalls Wilder Revisited: Gender, Culture and Narrative in ‘The Little House’.”                                             
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest II, Thurs., 12:30-2:00 p.m., Hassler  6
         “Service Learning in Every Discipline.”
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest III, Fri., 8:30-10:00 a.m., Hassler  54
         “Women and Rock from Big Mama Thornton to Ani DiFranco.”
Session Summary:
Service learning in the Women’s Studies  Community
– a women’s caucus session at M/MLA 2001
This dynamic, engaged discussion resulted in the decision to continue it in 2001, opening it to any M/MLA participants from any discipline since so many people and institutions are currently interested in service learning.
·         Ruth Hoff – Wittenberg University
·         Byron Anderson – Northern Illinois University
·         Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes – UW-Parkside
·         Sr. Eileen Quinlen – Notre Dame College in Cleveland
·         Frances Kavenik - UW-Parkside
·         Jeannie Ludlow – Bowling Green State University
·         Janet LaBrie – UW-Waukesha (Coordinator and Moderator)
What departments might incorporate service learning?
          Teacher education program, cultural diversity requirement, Spanish, social studies, nursing, marketing, biology, economics, WAS, English, political science, architecture, as a general education requirement, freshman seminar, etc.
Reasons for doing service work: 
1.      private school requirements of such a component since their mission (especially Catholic colleges) is to interact with the community; thus, their BA often requires an internship (re the model of the New Urban University to apply learning outside of the classroom)
2.      cultural diversity requirement courses
3.      service work required but  disconnected from classes
4.      social service classes
5.      internship program for English majors (think of Marquette as the model of the Engaged University)
6.     at Portland State service learning is part of everything
Examples of service work
Literacy in English, writing oral histories, help an agency put out a newsletter, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, soup kitchens or homeless shelters, Women’s Shelters, etc.  A specific localized example is an urban renewal project at East St. Louis taken up by three universities in the area.
1. Coordinating community, projects, students, and learning
2. Finding the community connections
     3. Plugging in volunteers where the community already needs them
3. Doing a useful service work project in only one semester
4. Getting students to think beyond their own cultural boundaries;    they cannot go back to their old H.S. to do service work)
5. Finding good accessible readings that will inspire students
6. Finding useful documentary films
7. Deciding if the project should include typical volunteer work or not.
8. Making the service project academically based and conceptualizing it appropriately
9. Because of the immense time commitment, rewarding the instructors: can they be paid or get the equivalency of a publication, or is it a voluntary commitment? 
A PRIMARY NEED is for coordinators, perhaps ideally a full-time volunteer coordinator.  It is clear that even when students design their own projects they need a fully engaged coordinator.
QUESTIONS to Consider:
¨       What is the place of volunteer work in a capitalist society?
¨       How does one define literacy and how does illiteracy play out in a capitalist society?
A How-to Example from Jeannie Ludlow, Bowling Green State U.
1. Pick an issue
2. Have students develop an annotated bibliography (4 sources
          for each of the  4-6 students within a group)
3. The group then writes a group proposal which must be OK’d by
          the instructor.
4.  Grading: the project would be 1/3 of class grade
            - students must complete the project
            - each student completes a two page report, as well as an    assessment of the group
-          students can be fired from the group for not doing their
        share which would result in an F
5. Final step – an expo of the various projects open to the
                  campus community
A suggestion to implement student choices: invite volunteers from Domestic Violence Shelters, take Back the Night Marches, food pantries, etc. to talk to students
1. websites for bibliographies
          – AAHE - American Association of Higher Education
            CIC – Council for Independent Colleges
2. Sample Documentaries:
             Fast Food Women
              The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
             Step by Step
             Out at Work (the Crackerbarrel situation)
             Choosing Children (lesbians raising children)
                        Union Maids       

(PBS channels in your area may have these kinds of films.)
Membership Interests:  Midwest Women’s Caucus of the Modern Languages
 Aging Studies
Devoney Looser
Tammy Gravenhorst (the disabled body)
Teresa L. Mangum
Kathleen Woodward (generations)
Marilyn J. Atlas
Visual Arts/Art History & Literature
Joyce Fullard
Kari Kalvi (history)
Estella Lauter (women’s art)
Linda L. Ware (lit and the visual arts, the
American Studies/Popular Culture
Olga Abella
Marilyn J. Atlas
Jane S. Bakerman
Jane Cocalis
Pamela K. Gilbert
Ellen Lansky (addiction theory)
Devoney Looser
Jane Lillienfeld (and in literature)
Jeannie Ludlow (race and class)
Antoinette M. Mastin
Ellen Messer-Davidow
Laura Stempel Mumford
Vivian M. Patraka
Composition Theory/Practice
Susan Naomi Bernstein (and rhetoric)
Renee T. Betz (rhetoric)
Julie Dennestlad
Dorothy Miller
Janet Reed
Leonora H. Smith
Sandra W. Stephan
Gloria Stephenson (technical writing)
Trudelle Thomas (and rhetoric)
Virginia Young (rhetoric &
Mary F. O’Sullivan
Creative Writing
Mary Ann Emery
Michele Morano (creative nonfiction)
Leonora H. Smith (fiction and poetry)
Eileen B. Seifert
Madelon Sprengnether
Lucille Bailey (20th Century American)
Carol Klimick Cyganowski (Women’s)
Christine Fortin
Kylie Hansen (19th & 20th Century)
Elizabeth Anne Hull (Female Playwrights & images of women)
Frances M. Kavenik
Vivian M. Patraka (contemporary)
Janet Reed
Eileen B. Seifert
Iris Smith (20th Century)
English Education
Diane Chambers
Feminist Theories
Susan Naomi Bernstein (cross-cultural)
Kristin Brandser
Anne M. Callahan
Veena Deo (Third World)
Christine M. Doran
Johanna L. Frank
Judith K. Gardiner
Marguerite Gerum
Philip Goldstein
Cassie Hermansson (intertexuality)
Rebecca Hogan
Cynthisa Huff
Beth E. Jorgonsen
Kari Kalve
Amy Kaminsky
Jane Lilienfeld
Devoney Looser
Ellen Messer-Davidow
Mary Lydon
Sandy Morey Norton (psychology, 
     sociology and feminism)
Vivian Patraka
Inca Rumold
Leonora H. Smith (composition)
Madeolon Sprengnether (&
Diana L. Swanson
Lisa Udel
Feminist Criticism
Vera Boiter
Linda Coleman
Darcy Donahue
Michelle Morano
Mary Suzanne Schriber
Lisa Udel
Feminist Pedagogy
Susan Naomi Bernstein (cross cultural)
Renee T. Betz
Gisela Moffit
Mary Pinkerton
Stephanie Schechner (general)
Marguerite Gerum
Frances M. Kavenik
Harriet E. Margolis
Cynthia Tompkins
Kathleen Woodward
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Melissa A. Diverno
Jeannie Ludlow
Monica Morales
Iris Smith
Constance Sullivan (gender and literary
Global Studies
Veena Deo (Africa and India)
Annette Van Dyke
Life Writing (Autobiography, Biography, Memoir, Diaries and Personal Narrative)
Lisa Beckstrand (autobiography)
Linda Bergmann (personal narrative)
Suzanne Bunkers
Linda Coleman
Susan Coultrap-McQuin
Darcy Donahue
Rebecca Hogan (Autobiography)
Ruth B. Hutchinson (biography)
Beatrice Jacobson
Sabrina Karpa-Wilson (life writing)
Janet M. LaBrie (women’s)
Toni McNaron (Memoir)
Joyce A. Meier (women’s autobiographies)
Dorothy Miller
Michele Morano (Women’s Auto)
Linda S. Pickle
Annis Pratt (Memoir)
Mary Beth Pringle (Memoir)
Trudelle Thomas
Carol Tyx (American autobio)
Catherine Ward (oral history)
Kathleen Woodward
Lucille M. Bailey
C. L. Saffioti-Hughes
      African-American Literature
Marilyn J. Atlas
Kathleen DeGrave
Veena Deo
Amy Levin
Estella Lauter
Janet M. LaBrie
Amy Levin
     American Indian Literature
Kathleen DeGrave
Janet M. LaBrie
Estella Lauter (esp. women)
Margaret Rozga
Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes
Lisa J. Udel
     American Literature
Anne Clark Bartlett (contemporary
         women’s fiction)
Marilyn J. Atlas (and modernism)
Jane S. Bakerman (novel)
Anne L. Bower
Linda Bergmann
Susan Naomi Bernstein
Suzanne Bunkers (19th & 20th Century)
Jane Cocalis
Diane Chambers
Beth Rigel Daugherty
Kathleen DeGrave
Mary Jean DeMarr
Julie Dennestlad
Mary Ann Emery
Penelope J. Englebrecht (20th Century)
Beth Fisher (19th Century)
Joanna Frank (20th Century –post 1945)
Dr. Judith Kent Green (19th Century)
Kylie Hansen (19th & 20th Century,
     Henry James)
Cynthia Huff (19th & 20th Century)
Ruth B. Hutchinson
Beatrice Jacobson
Faith Jaycox (1860-1920)
Fern Kramer Kory (20th Century)
Ellen Lansky (20th Century)
Jessica Lapp (18th & 19th Century)
Diane Lichtenstein (1920s)
Susan Coultrap-McQuin (19th women’s)
Amy Novak (20th Century)
Kathy Rooke (19th and 20th Century)
Susan Richardson
Margaret Rozga (20th Century)
Iris Smith (avant-garde lit and
Leonora H. Smith (20th Century)
Mary Suzanne Schriber (19th C)
Gloria Stephensen
Charlotte Templin
Trudelle Thomas
Carol Tyx (20th Century)
     Brazilian Literature and Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World
Sabrina Karpa-Wilson
Stacey Parker Aronson
     British Pre- & Eighteenth-Cent. Lit
Anne Clark Bartlett (by & for medieval
Judith K. Gardiner (17th Century)
Joyce Fullard (Biography and Poetry)
Kari Kalve (Medieval)
Frances M. Kavenik (and 17th Century)
Devoney Looser
Laura Mandell
J. Karen Ray (and Restoration)
Madelon Sprengnether (Shakespeare)
Sandra Stephan (and Restoration)
Torri L. Thompson (feminist studies in
      the Renaissance)
     British Romantic Literature
Kathleen Hickock
Marlene R. Miner
Laura Mandell
     British Nineteenth-Century
Sandra Donaldson (E. Barrett Browning)
Christine M. Doran
Mary Ann Emery
Rebecca Hogan
Cynthia Huff
Jessica Lapp
Jean Lewis (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
Jane Lilienfeld (and 20th  C. Narrative & 
Domelle Ruwe
Nanora Sweet (Romantics, Hemans,
Maryanne C. Ward
     British Twentieth-Century
Olga Abella
Peter G. Christensen
Beth Rigel Daugherty (& Virginia
Mary Ann Emery
Johanna L. Frank
Judith Keegan Gardiner (Women)
Casie Hermansson
Phyllis Lassner
Jane Lilienfeld (Prose)
Diana Swanson (Woolf; women)
     Nanora Sweet (Poetry)
     Canadian Literature
Marguerite Gerum (Quebec)
Faith Jaycox
Maureen O’Mearan (French Canadian)
     Chicana, Latina, Spanish and Latin American Women Writers
Stacey Parker Aronson
Janis Breckenridge (Latin Am. & human 
Susan Cavallo (Latin American)
Louise A. Detweiler (Latin American &
     women’s testimonials)
Melissa A. Diverno (Spanish Peninsular)
Dr. Juanita Garciagodov (Mexican,
     Spanish Medieval & Golden Age)
Roberta Johnson (19th & 20th C Spanish)
Beth E. Jorgensen (Latina contemp)
Amy Kaminsky
Monica Morales (Spanish American)
Margareta Tavera (Latina and Chicana)
Inca Rumold (Latin American)
Lynette Seator (Spanish/Latin Am.)
Constance Sullivan (Spanish)
Patricia C. Thomas (women writers and
     issues for all groups)
Janice Titiev (Spanish American)
Cynthia Tompkins (Latina)
     Children’s Literature
Virginia Schaefer Carroll
Fern Kramer Kory
Theresa L. Mangum (esp. 19th C. Brit)
      Eighteenth Century Studies
Lisa Beckstrand
Christine Fortin
      Francophone/French Literature
Anna M. Callahan (and George Sand)
Peter G. Christensen
Diane Griffin Crowder (20th)
Julie Dennestlad
Roseanna Dufault
Marguerite Gerum (20th Century)
Tammy Gravenhorst
Adele King (West African & 20th C.)
April Knutson
Mary Lydon (French Lit & Theory)
Maureen O’Meara (French-Amerindian,
     women of the Americas, 17 &18 C.)
     Narrative Prose, Contemporary 
Tilde Sankovitch (Medieval,
     Renaissance, early modern women,   
     Simone de Beauvoir)
Kathryn Betts Wolfkiel (Medieval)
Karen Woodward
     German Literature
Vera Boiter (20th Cent)
Gisela Moffit (women’s)
Linda S. Pickle
Inca Rumold (20th Century)
     Japanese Literature
Virginia Schaefer Carroll
      Jewish Literature
Marilyn J. Atlas
Diane Lichtenstein
Barbara Mabee (holocaust lit)
     Law and Literature
Kristin Brandser
     Lesbian Literature and Writers
Penelope J. Engelbrecht
Dr. Juanit Garciagodoy (Span.narratives)
Toni McNaron
Diana Swanson
Diane Griffin Crowder (studies)
Latherine Rooke
Diane L. Swanson
Tori L. Thompson
Annette Van Dyke
     Mystery/Detective Fiction
Mary Jean DeMarr
Janet M. LaBrie
     Narrative and Narrative Theory
Beth Fisher (the novel)
Cecilia Grenier (19th C novel, fiction)
Jane Lilienfeld
Antoinette Mastin (short story)
Leonora H. Smith
Karen Woodward
     Occitan Literature
Kathryn Betts Wolfkiel    
Olga Abella
Barbara Mabee (post 1945)
Dorothy Miller
Rhonda Pettit
Donelle Ruwe
Leonora H. Smith
Nanora Sweet (women’s & historical
     Politics and Literature
Florence Boos
     Postcolonial Literature and Theory
Veena Deo
Kimberly Koza
Mona Narian
Amy Novak
Dr. Judith Kent Green (British in post-
     colonial countries)
     Science and Literature
Linda Bergmann
Sandra Stephan
     Science Fiction
Elizabeth Anne Hull (Women)
     Seventeenth-Century Literature
Judith Keegan Gardiner
     Travel Writing
Monica Morales
Sandra Stephan
Nancy Workman
     Twentieth Century Literature
Beatriz Badikian (and film)
Kimberly Koza
Catherine Ward (fiction)
Linda Ware
Patti White
Kathleen Woodward
     Victorian Culture, Studies & Literature
Florence S. Boos
Kristin Brandser
Pamela K. Gilbert
Kathleen Hickock
Jean Hoffman (& E. Barrett Browning)
Jean Lewis (poetry)
Teresa L. Mangum (and Gothic)
Sandy Morey Norton (esp. novel)
Denise R. Paulaluskas
Nancy Workman
     Violence in Literature
Elizabeth Anne Hull
     Women’s Literature/Women’s Writing
Marilyn J. Atlas
Florence Boos (Poetry, lit & politics)
Susan Cavallo (20th Century)
Jane Cocalis (poetry)
Carol Klimick Cyganowski
Barbara Dixson
Sandra Donaldson
Judith K. Gardiner (20th Century)
Beatrice Jacobson
Sabrina Karpa-Wilson (Brazilian)
Judith Keegan Gardiner (20th Century)
Rebecca Hogan (19th Century)
Dr. Judith Kent Green
Cassie Hermansson
Kathleen Hickock
Elizabeth Anne Hull
Beatrice Jacobson
Janet M. LaBrie
Amy Levin (Victorian )
Jeannie Ludlow
Patricia Lorimer Lundberg (British)
Barbara Mabee (GDR)
Laura Mandell
Antoinette M. Mastin (Irish)
Joyce A. Meier (Am. women’s ethnic)
Marlene Miner (American)
Rhonda Pettit
Mary Beth Pringle (20th Century)
J. Karen Ray
Katharine Rooke (19th & 20th C. Am.)
Barbara Quinn Schmidt (Victorian,
     modern British, women’s periodicals)
Eileen B. Siefert
Leonora H. Smith (20th Cent. American)
Madelon Sprengnether
Gloria Stephenson
Constance Sullivan (and feminism)
Diana Swanson (British novelists)
Nanora Sweet (Poetry)
Charlotte Templin (20th Century)
Lisa Udel
     World Literature
Johanna L. Frank
Literary Theories & Criticism
Suzanne Bunkers
Veena Deo (Postcolonial)
Marguerite Gerum (psychoanalysis)
Tammy Gravenhorst (the disabled body, semiotics, psychoanalysis)
Pamela K. Gilbert
Philip Goldstein
Kari Kalve
Linda Kick (Simone de Beauvoir, Luce Irigaray, Michel Foucault)
Fran Kramer Kory (narrative theory)
Estella Lauter
Jane Lilienfeld (narrative)
Barbara Mabee (female doubling)
Amy Novak
Rhonda Pettit (modernism)
Charlotte Templin (literary reception)
Stephanie Schechner (Psychoanalysis)
Linda Kick (Foucault, Irigaray, de
Multidisciplinary Studies
Denise R. Paulauskas
Pamela Smiley (dev. of programs)
Museums and Literature
Amy Levin
Stephanie Schechner
Publishing History and Reception studies
Carol Klimick Cyganowski
Melissa A. Diverno (editorial theory)
Charlotte Templin
Status of Women in the Profession
Anne Clark Bartlett
Renee Betz (faculty development)
Marcia Dalbey
Annis Pratt
Pamela Smiley (retention of faculty & recruitment)
Teacher Education
Barbara Dixson
Third World Feminisms
Veena Deo
April A. Knutson
Women’s Publishing History
Carol Klimick Cyganowski
Women’s Studies/Feminist Studies
Olga Abella
Lucille M. Bailey
Linda Beckstrand
Amy Bower (& non-literary women’s
Susan Cavallo
Diane Chambers
Diane Griffin Crowder
Julie Dennestlad
Mary Ann Emery
Beth Fisher (American women’s history)
Pamela K. Gilbert
Dr. Judith Kent Green
Frances M. Kavenik
April K. Knutson
Kimberly Koza
Phyllis Lassner (and war)
Jane Lilienfeld
Devoney Looser (and ageing)
Jeannie Ludlow
Teresa L. Mangum (and aging)
Harriet E. Margolis
Joyce A. Meier
Michele Morano
Sandy Morey Norton (women and girls)
Amy Novak
Mona Narian
Denise R. Paulauskas
C. L. Saffioti-Hughes
Leonora Seator
Sandra Stephan
Gloria Stephenson
Trudelle Thomas
Cynthia Tompkins
Carol Tyx
Annette VanDyke (Women’s Spirituality)
Kathleen Woodward (and aging)
Nancy Workman 
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Membership List:
    Midwest Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages:
 Olga Abella, English Dept., Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL  61920
Stacey Parker Aronson, 306 South Columbia Ave.,Morris, MN 56267
Marilyn J. Atlas, 230 N. Roosevelt Ave., Bexley, OH 43209. atlas@ouvaxa,
Beatriz Badikian, 1867 N. Bissell, Chicago, IL 60614
Lucille M. Bailey, Dept. of Humanities, Indiana U. at Kokomo, P.O. Box 9003, Kokomo, IN 46904-9003; 317-455-9380
Jane S. Bakerman, 15930 Clearview Lane, Terre Haute, Indiana  47802 
Anne Clark Bartlett, Department of English, 802 N. Belden Ave., De Paul University, Chicago, Ill.  60614-3214
Lisa Beckstrand, 715 S 5th Street, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560;
Linda Bergmann, English Department, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1870 Miner Circle, Rolla 65409.
Susan Naomi Bernstein, English Dept., Community College of Philadelphia, BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA  19130
Renee T. Betz, Dept. of English and Philosophy, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri  64093
Vera A. Boiter, Speersort 177, D-21723 Hollern-Twielenfleth/Germany 
Florence S. Boos, Department of English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242.
Anne L. Bower, Ohio State University Marion, 1465 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio  43302 
Barbara Bowman, Illinois Wesleyan University, P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702
Kristin Brandser, 308 English/ Philosophy Building, U.of Iowa, Iowa City  52242. kristin-brandser@uiowa. du)
Janis Breckenridge, 5584 W. Lakeview Court, La Porte Indiana  46350;
Suzanne L. Bunkers, English Dept., Minnesota State University-Mankato, 230 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN  56001
Anne M. Callahan, Modern Language and Literature, Loyola University of Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL
Virginia Schaefer Carroll, Kent State University/Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44720. vcarroll@stark,kent,edu
Susan Cavallo (Loyola University of Chicago) 1755 E. 55th St., Apt. 1101, Chicago, IL. 60615.
Dianne Chambers, Dept. of English, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, Illinois  60126
Peter G. Christensen, Dept. of English, 335 Coughlin Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI  53233
Jane Cocalis, Dept of Language & Literature, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63119
Linda Coleman, 601 N. Willis, Champaign, IL. 61821
Susan Coultrap-McQuin, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mankato State University, MSU 22, Box 8400, Mankato, Minnesota  56002
Diane Griffin Crowder, Cornell College, 600 lst St. West, Mt. Vernon, IA  52314
Carol Klimick Cyganowski, 1700 E. 56th Street, #2201,Chicago, IL
Marcia Dalbey, English Department, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI  48197 
(till 11/2001) Beth Rigel Daugherty, Otterbein College, 192 Erie Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Sister Mary Clemente Davlin, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest, IL. 60305
Kathleen DeGrave, English Department, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas  66762
Mary Jean DeMarr, 594 Woodbine, Terre Haute, Indiana 47803-1760 EJMJD@ROOT.INDSTATE.EDU
Julie Dennestlad, 1067 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago  60640
Veena Deo, Dept. of English, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
(to 002) Louise A. Detwiler, 5212 North Sunnymeade Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Melissa A. Dinverno, Indiana University, 869 Ballantine Hall, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Bloomington, Indiana  47405
Barbara Dixson, English Department, U. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin  54481
Darcy Donahue, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio  45056
Sandra Donaldson, Box 7209, English Department, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.  58202.
Christine M. Doran, Dept. of English, U. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Roseanna Dufault, P.O. Box 240, Ada, Ohio  45810
Mary Ann Emery, 209 E. Dane Street, Jefferson, WI  53549
Penelope J. Engelbrecht, 1803 W. Wabansia B, Chicago, IL  60622.
Beth Fisher,  4500 McPherson Ave, Apt 2E, St. Louis 63108-1900;
Christine Fortin, 4607 Guilford Place, College Park, MD  20740-3728,
Johanna L. Frank, 405 E. 2nd St. #2, Bloomington, IN  47401
Virginia Frank, 5644 Pierce Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106-1647
Joyce Fullard, 1600 South 6th St., Apt. B802, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Dr. Juanita Garciagodoy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.  55105-1899, 
Judith K. Gardiner, Department of English, M/C 162, University of Illinois-Chicago, 601 S. Morgan Street, Chicago 60607-7120
Marguerite Gerum, 10501 Church Hill Rd., Myersville, MD  21773-9023
Pamela K. Gilbert, Dept. of English, U. Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Rd., Box 2000, Kenosha, WI  53141-2000
Philip Goldstein, 10 Fairvalley Court, Newark, DE  19711;
Tammy Gravenhorst,
Dr. Judith Kent Green (May-Oct) W5872 Hillcrest Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601; (Nov-Apr) 624 W Mickelson Lane, Green Valley, AZ  85614
Cecilia Grenier, 808 S. Sixth Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63301
Kylie Hansen, Dept. of English, Washington University, Campus Box 1122, St. Louis, Missouri  63130
Casie Hermansson, Department of English, Pittsburg State U, Pittsburg, KA 66762;
Kathleen Hickock, English Department, Iowa State University, 203 Ross Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011;
Jean Hoffmann, 1213 Granville Ave., Park Ridge, Illinois  60068
Rebecca Hogan, Dept. of Modern Language & Literature, UW-Whitewater 53190-1790.
Cynthia Huff, RR 1, Box 200 AAA, Carlock, Ill. 61725
Elizabeth Anne Hull, William Rainey Harper College, 855 S. Harvard Drive, Palatine, IL  60067.
Ruth B. Hutchison, 3900 N. Lake Shore Dr. #7G, Chicago, Illinois  60613
Beatrice Jacobson, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa 52803.
Faith Jaycox, 5121 Valley View Rd., Edina, MN  55436-2682, 612-925-1562
Roberta Johnson, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas, Laurence, Kansas  66045
Beth E. Jorgensen, Modern Languages and Cultures, U of Rochester, Rochester, NY  14627
Kari Kalve, Box 112, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana 47374
Amy Kaminsky, Dept. of Women's Studies, U. of Minnesota; 612-624-6809
Sabrina Karpa-Wilson, Ballantine 866, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405;
Frances M. Kavenik, 6411 Fifth Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143;
Linda Kick, Dept of English, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 410 Lucas Hall, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis 63121-4499
Adele King, Department of Modern Languages and Classics, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306
April A. Knutson, 3744 Garfield Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN  55409.
Fern Kramer Kory, English Dept, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill.  61920
Kimberly Koza, 1008 West First Street, Pella, Iowa  50219
Janet M. La Brie, U of WI-Waukesha,. 1500 University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
Ellen Lansky, 3538 Elliot Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Jessica Lapp, 356 O'Shaughnessy, U of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phyllis Lassner, 2111 Orrington Ave., Evanston, Ill.  60201
Estella Lauter, 64 Crestview Drive, Appleton, WI  54915;
Amy Levin, Women's Studies Program, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. 60115;
Jean Lewis,
Jane Lilienfeld, 1907 Juniper Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65201
Diane Lichtenstein, Dept. of English, Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, Wisconsin  53511
Jane Lilienfeld, Department of English, Lincoln University, MLK 431, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0029, jlilienf@mail.coin, missouri, edu
Devoney Looser, Dept of English, Arizona State U., Tempe, AZ.
Jeannie Ludlow, American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State U., Bowling Green, OH  43403;
Patricia Lorimer Lundberg, Director of Women's Studies, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN 46408
Mary Lydon, 2127 Van Hise Ave., Madison, WI  53705,
Barbara Mabee, Oakland University, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Rochester, Minnesota  48309
Toni A. H. McNaron, 3512 Holmes Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota  55408
Laura Mandell, Department of English, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio  45056.  513-681-0130 (h), 513-529-5276 (o);
Teresa L. Mangum, English Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Harriet E. Margolis, Department of Theatre & Film, Victoria University, POB 600, Wellington, New Zealand
Antoinette M. Mastin
Joyce A. Meier, 4421 Greenwood, Okemos, Michigan 48864 (517-381-0179)
Ellen Messer-Davidow, 3430 Humboldt Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN  55408
Dorothy Miller, 3665 Middleton, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2857
Marlene R. Miner, Dept of English, Raymond Walters College, U of Cincinnati, 9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH  45236
Gisela Moffit, 1101 Watson Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Monica Morales, 229 S. Summit St. #4, Iowa City, IA 52240-5552
Michele Morano, 233 S. Lucas, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 (319) 339-8769;
Laura Stempel Mumford,
Mona Narian, Department of English, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH 43081
Agate Nesaule, 505 Ludington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin  53704
Sandy (Alexandra) Morey Norton, 2820 Kimberley Road, Ann Arbor, Mich  48014
Amy Novak, 7484 Tallow Wind Trail, Apt. C, Fort Worth, Texas 76133-7317; nov@darkwing.uoregon,edu
Maureen O'Meara, Dept of Languages, U of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-2360
Mary F. O'Sullivan, N1079 Lauterbach Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin  54601  o'
Karen Lee Osborne, Dept. of English, Columbia College of Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL  60605-1996
Vivian M. Patraka, English Dept, Bowling Green State U., Bowling Green, OH  43403
Denise R. Paulauskas, Oakland U.,  39130 Roslyn, Sterling Heights, MI  48313-5069
Rhonda Pettit, 9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash, OH 45236
Linda S. Pickle, 1307 Eastland St. Bowling Green, KY 42104-3309
Mary Pinkerton, Letters and Sciences, U. of WI-Whitewater, 800 W. Main, Whitewater 53190.
Annis Pratt, 1056 Larchlea, Birmingham, Michigan  48009;
Mary Beth Pringle, English Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio  45435
J. Karen Ray, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas 66621.
Janet L. Reed, 7337 Scottwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45237
Susan Richardson, 211 West Elm Street, Granville, Ohio  43023
Margarita Tavera Rivera
Katherine Rooke, Maryville University of St. Louis, 9245 Mackinaw Dr., St. Louis, MO  63123
Margaret Rozga, U of WI-Waukesha, 1500 University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
Inca Rumold, 1427 Noyes St., Evanston, Illinois  60201
Donelle Ruwe, Dept. of English, U. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN  46556
Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes, 4131 LaSalle Street, Racine, WI 53402
Tilde Sankovitch, Dept. of French & Italian, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL  60208
Ruth Schauer, Women's Studies, U of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190, 414-472-5772
Stephanie Schechner, 1742 Green St., Side K; Philadelphia, PA 19130-3914,
Barbara Quinn Schmidt, English Department, Box 1431, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. IL 62026
Mary Suzanne Schriber, Dept of English, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, IL  60115
Lynette Seator, 1609 Mound Avenue, Jacksonville, IL  62650
Eileen B. Seifert, 228 S. East, Oak Park, IL  60302.
Victoria L. Shannon, 2754 W. Farwell, Chicago, IL  60645
Pamela Smiley, English Dept, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Drive, Kenosha, WI  53140
Iris Smith, Department of English, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Leonora H. Smith, 1255 Daisy Lane, East Lansing, MI 48823
Madelon Sprengnether, Dept. of English, 207 Church Street, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis  55455
(till 11/02) Sandra W. Stephan, 1860 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio  44504;
Gloria Stephenson, 1598 County B Road, Platteville, WI  53818;
Ann Straulman, 595 Knickerbocker Place, Kansas City, Missouri  64111
Sivagami Subbaraman, 4012 Beltsville Road, Beltsville, MD 20705., 301-572-4536
Constance Sullivan, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, 34 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant St. S.E., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455.  
Diana L. Swanson, Women's Studies and English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115.
Nanora Sweet, U of Missouri-St. Louis, 7028 Dale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63117 
Charlotte Templin, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis 46227;
Patricia C. Thomas, 6219 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN  55804,
Trudelle Thomas, Xavier U, English Dept, ML 4446, Cincinnati, OH 45207-4446
Torri L. Thompson, 4240 Stevenson, Dept. of English, Illinois State U, Normal  61790
Janice Titiev, 1327 Cadieux, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan  48230
Cynthia Tompkins, Arizona State University West, Women's Studies, 4701 West, Thunderbird Road, P.O. Box 37100, Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Carol Tyx, University of Iowa, 510 Normandy Drive, Iowa City, Iowa  52246; 
Lisa J. Udel, 3222 Howard Street, #304W, San Antonio, Texas, 78212 lisa.udel@mciworld.
Annette Van Dyke, 118 N. Third, Girard, Illinois  62640
Catherine Ward, English Dept, Western Kentucky U., Bowling Green, KY 42101
Maryanne C. Ward, 761 West Main Street, Danville, Kentucky 40422.
Linda L. Ware, University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, Wausau, WI  54401
Patti White, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306
Kathryn Betts Wolfkiel, 811-B Hibbard Road, Wilmette, Illinois  60091
Karen Woodward, Dept. of Foreign Languages, U. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin  54702-4004
Kathleen Woodward, 7701 56th Ave. NE, Seattle WA 98115-6301
Nancy V. Workman, 9816 Mansfield Ave., Oak Lawn, IL  60453-3632.
Virginia (Ginger) Young, 320 Goodrich Drive, Warrensburg, MO 64093                 
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·        Need advice on how to get books and articles published?
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·        Need a mentor?
·        Who benefits when you accept all those committee assignments?
For answers to questions like these, subscribe to The Strategist,  edited by Annis Pratt,
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                            MMLA Women’s Interest Sessions
Special Events: Rock-and-Roll Entertainment sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest, Fri., 7:00-9:00 p.m., Hassler  115
            The Stratophonics, a four member rock group, present rock music and its history after MaryAnn Janosik briefly explains women’s contribution to rock, and its presentation of women.
Women in Literature, Thurs., 4:00-5:30 p.m., Mark Hanna  32
Women’s Studies, Sat., 10:15-11:45 a.m., Hassler  138
Associated Organizations
Kate Chopin Society of North America, Sat., 8:30-10:00 a.m., Don Miller  125
Women in French, Thurs., 2:15-3:45 p.m., Bourke White  18
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest I, Fri., 4:00-5:30 p.m., Mark 
        Hanna  104  -  “Laura Ingalls Wilder Revisited: Gender, Culture and
        Narrative in ‘The Little House’.”
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest II, Thurs., 12:30-2:00 p.m.,
        Hassler  6   -  “Service Learning in Every Discipline.”
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest III, Fri., 8:30-10:00 a.m.,
        Hassler  54 - “Women and Rock from Big Mama Thornton to Ani DiFranco.”
The Emily Dickinson Journal: Translating Contexts in Dickinson’s Poetry, Thurs., 12:30-2:00 p.m., Bourke White  7
From Thornfield to Coulibri and Back: Contemporary Perspectives of Jane Eyre and 
       Wide Sargasso Sea I & II, Fri., 2:15-5:30 p.m., Florence Allen  94, 107
Lost in Space?: Mapping Kathy Acker’s Narrative Transformations of Place and Person,
        Fri.,  12:00 noon-1:30 p.m., Jesse Owens  78
New Approaches to Classic American Literature: Cooper’s The Pioneers, Steinbeck’s
       Grapes of Wrath, and Silko’s Garden in the Dunes, Thurs., 2:15-3:45 p.m., Dolder  
       Grand  20
Pedagogy, Gender, and Authority I & II, Fri., 2:15-5:30 p.m., John D. Rockefeller  96,
Transgendering, Fri., 10:15-11:45 a.m., Sammy Kaye  70
Translating Feminisms, Thurs., 12:30-2:00 p.m., Florence Allen  13
TransPositions: New Queer Theories of Sexuality and Gender, Fri., 4:00-5:30 p.m., Don
         Miller  112
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest Business & Social Meeting I, 
        Thurs., 5:30-  &:00 p.m., Hope  41   - with wine.
Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest Business & Social Meeting II,
         Sat., 7:15- 8:15 a.m., Hope  118 – with continental breakfast offerings.
            The Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship yearly recognizes an outstanding essay by a feminist scholar, announcing the recipient at the annual MLA meeting.  Essays may be published or unpublished works of 25-30 pages on a feminist topic or written from a feminist perspective.  Deadline for submissions is October 15.  Contact the WCML Second Vice President, Naomi Yavneh, University of South Florida (, for information concerning where submissions should be sent.
The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture
Association    February 13-17, 2002     Albuquerque
Looking for proposals for individual presentation and for entire panels about collecting, collectibles, collections, and/or collectors from any feminist, ethnic studies, LGBT, Popular Culture/Cultural Studies, or impact of the Internet on collecting perspectives.  Or do you create something that is collected or mediate between those who collect and those who create collectibles?
Email or snail mail your ideas/proposals ASAP through October 15, 2001.
Susan Koppelman <<>>
4375 E. Coronado Ridge Lane, Tucson, AZ 85739
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The Caucus, which meets each year at the M/MLA Convention, organizes panels of interest to its members and facilitates networking among graduate students, instructors, junior faculty, senior faculty, and independent scholars.  The Caucus also sponsors special events, business and organizational meetings, and a distinguished conference paper prize.  We host a listserv discussion group.  Our Caucus is a regional branch of the national Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages.  Dues provide a subscription to Midwest Concerns, an annual publication that includes news and announcements, along with a membership roster indexed by fields of interest.
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