Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 6A, ACC
The Language of Sexual Violence and the Rhetoric of Consent
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. Presiding: Janice A. Radway, Northwestern Univ.
Speakers: Kate Nace Day, Suffolk Univ.; Anastasia Salter, Univ. of Central Florida; Aishah Shahidah Simmons, independent scholar; Ariana E. Vigil, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Rebecca A. Wanzo, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
Panelists address recent public discussions of rape, sexual violence, and consent and explore how language figures centrally and differently in discussions carried on within a range of discourses and arenas. The session aims to develop a more complex understanding of gendered and sexualized violence and to help participants articulate more just forms of redress and care.