Feministas Unidas Inc.

September 2018 Newsletter
   
 Estimada membresía:
1. Se abre el plazo para el puesto de secretaria. Se ha presentado una persona: Marta Boris. Por favor, vayan a la página web de fu.echapters.com para ejercer su derecho al voto desde hoy hasta el 30 de septiembre. Tienen 3 opciones: yes/no/abstain. Ignoren la segunda pregunta que está en blanco, ha sido un pequeño error del sistema.
Aquí tienen su statement:
"In response to the encouragement of several colleagues to run for the position of Secretary of Feministas Unidas, I am requesting to be considered for the job. Professionally as well as personally I’ve been a fervent supporter of the feminist mission over the years, a mission that I believe is in a particularly important political and historical moment. More specifically, I believe that Feministas Unidas represents the academic and social activism necessary in order to change women’s lives through the values of equality, self-governance and self-determination.
In regards to my experience, having been in other organizations for several years, as well as in the academy through my current job position as an Associate Professor, I believe that all of it has provided me with the skills to face the challenges that the position of secretary entails. My commitment is, then, to serve the goals of the organization, to be an intermediary between the executive board and the members and to always maintain positive communication channels between all the parties.

Marta Boris Tarré, Ph. D
University of Idaho
Modern Languages and Cultures"


2. Congreso internacional Historia, Literatura y Arte en el Cine en español y portugués
http://www.cebusal.es/cihalcep2019/propuestas/
Desde el Centro de Estudios Brasileños y la Universidad de Salamanca, y con el apoyo de la Fundación Cultural Hispano Brasileña y The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, nos complace anunciaros que el V Congreso Internacional Historia, Literatura y Arte en el Cine en español y portugués – CIHALCEP2019
ya está en marcha con la apertura del plazo de presentación de propuestas de comunicaciones.
Esta nueva cita tendrá lugar en Salamanca los días 26, 27 y 28 de junio 2019, y su objetivo es, de nuevo, lograr la máxima calidad científica de las propuestas de investigación que durante tres días se debatirán en Salamanca, gracias a la participación de investigadores de prestigio y a un riguroso proceso de selección de comunicaciones.
La Literatura, la Historia y el Arte vinculados al Cine en español y portugués volverán a ser los ejes temáticos de CIHALCEP2017, que en su edición de 2017 acogió a más de 200 investigadores nacionales e internacionales. De forma personal quiero invitaros a participar en el Congreso en 2019 y os animo por tanto a ir preparando vuestras aportaciones científicas.
Las propuestas de comunicación deben enviarse antes 28 de febrero de 2019 a la siguiente dirección: comunicaciones.cine@usal.es y la plantilla puede descargarse en nuestra página web.
En la página web del Congreso podrá encontrar toda la información relativa al encuentro que se desarrollará en la ciudad de Salamanca el 26, 27 y 28 de junio de 2019.

Todo el fruto del trabajo de los comunicantes que han asistido en las pasadas ediciones y sus contribuciones a las diferentes ediciones están disponibles en las Actas.
Las novedades las iremos anunciando además en nuestro facebook.com/congreso.cine. Todo el equipo del CIHALCEP 2019 estamos a tu disposición para cualquier consulta o sugerencia, a través de nuestro correo electrónico comunicaciones.cine@usal.es
Esperamos poder contar con vuestras contribuciones para el V Congreso Internacional Historia, Literatura y Arte en el Cine en español y portugués.

3. Call for Papers – Breaking Silences: A Critical Examination of the Life and Work of Gloria Rolando
Editors: Drs. Andrea J. Queeley (Florida International University) and Devyn Spence Benson (Davidson College)
In the context of enduring narratives of color-blindness, racial democracy, and post-raciality predominant throughout the Americas, narratives that contradict lived realities, what stories about black lives get produced and reproduced by black people themselves? What are the transformative possibilities and particular limitations of the medium of film in bringing blackness from side-kick to center, from object to subject? What does it mean to be a black Cuban woman filmmaker whose work intervenes upon the erasure and distortion of the lives and deaths of black people in Cuba and beyond? Breaking Silences—an interdisciplinary, multi-media, bilingual edited volume—engages these questions through an exploration of the work of Gloria Rolando. Born in Havana in 1953, Gloria Rolando is one of the most prolific Cuban filmmakers of her era. She began filmmaking in the 1990’s immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union and the start of the Special Period in Cuba. Heavily influenced by legendary black Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez, the only other black Cuban woman filmmaker at the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC) since its founding in 1959, Rolando centers memory, the interconnectedness of Caribbean and African descendant people, and an affirmative, self-determined blackness in her work. The twelve documentary films and one feature that she has produced1 illustrate the power of aesthetic practice in not only unearthing and remembering the silenced, disfigured histories of people of African descent, but also in casting light upon and perhaps shaping the narratives of the present.
In spite of Rolando’s significant body of work and her position as a trailblazing artist who has managed to produce this work in the face of significant obstacles and received national and international recognition, there has yet to be a comprehensive assessment of her work and influence. Consisting of scholarly papers, short stories, creative essays, poems, reflections, conversations/interviews, and visual art—both of stills from Rolando’s films and of art inspired by her work and/or related to its themes—the volume brings together scholars and cultural workers. It will produce a long overdue consideration of her contributions to multiple fields of inquiry, including Media Studies, History, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Cuban Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Ethnomusicology, and Religious Studies. Breaking Silences will be bookended by the editors’ introduction and a conclusion containing Rolando’s reflections both on her career and on the contributions included in the volume.
As currently conceptualized, it will be organized thematically, divided into four sections: Conception—this will focus on her early life, her work’s vision and inspiration; Birth—this will include work on the filmmaking production process; Life—here, the films and themes will be explored; and Afterlife—this will focus on the impact of her work nationally and internationally. We invite submissions that address themes as related to Rolando’s work including, but not limited to, the following: memory, Cuban popular culture, migration and community formation, Afro-Cuban religious practice, anti-black racism, Diasporic consciousness, activism, the archive, film production process, the documentary genre, and the black aesthetic.

Submission Guidelines
We invite original submissions (in English or Spanish) of scholarly papers, short stories, creative essays, poems, reflections, conversations/interviews, and visual art related to and/or inspired by Gloria Rolando and her work. All submissions are due by October 15th and should include:
• Author name, institutional affiliation, contact information (email, mailing address and phone number) and curriculum vitae (as an attachment)
• Submission title
• Abstract of the paper or creative piece (250 words)

Following review of submissions, selected contributors will be asked to submit the full work by February 1st, 2019.
Please direct all abstracts and questions to Andrea Queeley (aqueeley@fiu.edu) and Devyn Spence Benson (debenson@davidson.edu).
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4. PANEL FEMINISTAS UNIDAS CHICAGO 3-6 enero.
” La sesión tendrá lugar el viernes día 4 de enero, de 5:15 a 6:30 de la tarde, en la sala “Sheraton Grand,” será moderado por Tina Escaja e incluirá las siguientes ponencias: 1. “Genealogía transfronteriza: Resistencias femeninas a imposiciones patriarcales en la literatura de la frontera México–Estados Unidos,” Sylvia Fernandez (U of Houston) 2. “Deterritorialization and Female Empowerment in the Work of Gabriela Ybarra and Edurne Portela,” Olga Bezhanova (Southern Illinois U, Edwardsville) 3. “Niñas imposibles y cuerpos insumisos: Transgresiones y tránsitos de género en la poesía de María Castrejón,” Elena Castro (Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge) 4. “Reimagining Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century: Transgenderism, Dictatorship, and Challenges to State Normativity in Argentina,” Aviva Kana (U of California, Santa Barbara) La profesora Dianna C. Niebylski, de la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago, responderá a las ponencias. Invitamos a tod@s a asistir a esta sesión así como al encuentro posterior (cash bar) que tradicionalmente organizamos junto a “Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages,” “Women in French,” y “Women in German.” El mismo tendrá lugar de 7:15 a 8:30 de la tarde en Grand Ballroom D South (Hyatt Regency Chicago).
 
 
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