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Humanities Faculty Present Work at Annual MLA Conference

January 13, 2014
–Four MMC Faculty attend the 129th annual conference in Chicago–
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The second weekend of January brought four of MMC’s own to the Windy City for the Modern Language Association’s annual four-day conference. 

Professor of French Julie Huntington, English and World Literature Professors Martha Sledge and Cecilia Feilla, and Academic Writing Professor Tahneer Oksman each presented their research during the conference. 

On Friday January 10th, Professor Huntington presented her work, “Narrative Approaches to Transmitting Regional Oral and Instrumental Literary Traditions in the Works of Aminata Sow Fall” during a session entitled Women’s Education in Third World Countries.

Professor Feilla presented the following day during Writing Wrongs: Literature and Human Rights in the 18th Century with her research, “Liberté, Egalité, Sentimentalité: Olympe de Gouges’s The Forced Vows and Former Prelate as Vindication of the Rights of Woman.”

That same day, Professors Sledge and Oksman both spoke during the session Diaries of the Young Girl: The Craft of Female Selfhood. Dr. Sledge presented her work, “Constructing the Self: Pocket Diaries as Discipline in Nineteenth-Century America.” Dr. Oksman discussed her research, “‘Okay! Fine! You Can Read It!’: Memory, Adolescence, and Belonging in Lauren Weinstein’s Girl Stories.” 

Please join the entire Humanities Division in congratulating these MMC professors on sharing their brilliant work at this auspicious conference. 

For day-to-day recounts of the 2014 conference in Chicago, check out the MLA’s Twitter page.


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