Excerpt from “Trapped in the Wrong Theory: Rethinking Trans Oppression and Resistance” by Talia Mae Bettcher
Anne-Louise Crago “Bitches Killing the Nation”: Analyzing the Violent State-Sponsored Repression of Sex Workers in Zambia, 2004 - 2008
Two articles recently published in Signs have been awarded the Florence Howe Award for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship from the Women’s Caucus of the Modern Languages Association. The awards ceremony will take place at the MLA Convention in Chicago on Thursday, January 9, from 8:45-10:00 pm in Chicago VIII at the Sheraton Chicago.
Suzanne Leonard’s article “The Americanization of Emma Bovary: From Feminist Icon to Desperate Housewife” (published in the Spring 2013 issue of Signs) has been selected as the winner of the Florence Howe Award in Anglophone Languages and Literatures. Weaving together literary criticism, literary history, and analysis of popular culture, Leonard’s essay examines how the English translation of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, particularly the figure of Emma Bovary herself, circulates within postfeminist US cultural texts.
The Florence Howe Award in Foreign Languages and Literatures will be presented to Michiko Suzuki for her essay “The Husband’s Chastity: Progress, Equality, and Difference in 1930s Japan” (published in the Winter 2013 issue of Signs). Suzuki uses the 1937 novel Otto no teisō (The Husband’s Chastity) by Yoshiya Nobuko as a window into the complex dynamics of the Japanese women’s movement.
For more information about the ceremonies where the awards will be announced and about the articles themselves, visit the Signs blog.
Please join us in congratulating these two wonderfully talented scholars on their much-deserved recognition!
With the polar vortex dominating the news in the United States, why not revisit the Comparative Perspectives Symposium “Gender and Polar Studies,” which provides analyses of climate change, indigenous rights, and the politics of land claims in polar regions.