Feministas Unidas Inc.

June 2014 Newsletter
   
 Estimada membresía,
Esperamos que pasen un verano estupendo. Con esta circular nos despedimos hasta agosto, a no ser que recibamos algún comunicado durante el verano, que por supuesto, enviaré a la membresía a tiempo. Cualquier noticia de interés para FemUn, por favor contáctenme por email a acorbalan@bama.ua.edu
FELIZ VERANO!
Saludos veraniegos,
Ana

Aquí envío dos noticias de interés:
1. SAMLA, 7-9 noviembre en Atlanta. CFP Feministas Unidas.
2. Twelve Annual FemUn Essay Award-2014

1. SAMLA. November 7-9, 2014
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia
Special Focus
"Sustainability and the Humanities"

FEMINISTAS UNIDAS, SESSION I
Chair: Álvaro Torres-Calderón, University of North Georgia, at Alvaro.TorresCalderon@ung.edu

FEMINISTAS UNIDAS, SESSION II. Latin American and Spanish Women Artists: Creating Spaces in Apocalyptic Literature and Cinema
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Latin American and Spanish Women Artists who have Created Spaces in Apocalyptic Literature and Cinema. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. Papers in English or Spanish are welcome. By June 15 2014, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to María Guadalupe Calatayud, University of North Georgia, mcalatayud@ung.edu.
Este panel reclama espacios para las escritoras españolas y latinoamericanas que han dejado huella en la literatura y el cine apocalíptico. Los trabajos con referencia a la continuidad y sostenibilidad de las humanidades serán especialmente considerados. Se aceptan trabajos en inglés o español. Favor de enviar un abstracto de no más de 200 palabras, una breve biografía y si necesitarán servicios audivisuales para el congreso a María G. Calatayud, University of North Georgia, mcalatayud@ung.edu.

2. Twelve Annual FemUn Essay Award 2014
The Executive Committee of Feministas Unidas Inc., an allied organization of the MLA, is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 12th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize competition for graduate students. This Prize is awarded for an outstanding unpublished essay on feminist scholarship on women in the field of literature, the arts, filmmaking, Transatlantic studies or cultural studies in the areas covered by our organization’s mission: Spanish, Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian, Afro-Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic Studies.
The purpose of the essay prize is to promote feminist scholarship by those who are entering our profession and are currently graduate students. The prize is the product of collaboration between Feministas Unidas and the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH). The selection committee is drawn from officers and members of Feministas Unidas and the editorial board of Letras Femeninas. Feministas Unidas reserves the right not to award the prize in a given year.
Award: $250 and publication of the essay in the the journal Letras Femeninas. The author of the winning essay must be a member of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH) at the time of publication of the essay. Winning essay will receive corresponding editorial comments from competition readers as well as from Letras Femeninas Editors. Essays will be published one year after acceptance.
Eligibility: Graduate students who are current or new members of Feministas Unidas are eligible to submit their original research for the prize.
Guidelines:
• An unpublished paper 
• Length: 18-25 pages, double-spaced, including notes and works cited
• Format: MLA style. Prepare the manuscript according to instructions for “Anonymous Submissions”
• Languages: Spanish or English
• Deadline for submission: November 15, 2014
Items to be submitted:
• Essay
• 200-word abstract of the essay
• Author’s c.v.
• Submit all materials in the following way: one hard copy and as an e-mail attachment. Please submit essays without names and add a cover page with the title of your work, your name and institutional affiliation. This will help us ensure adequate refereed procedures.
Mail to:
Rebecca Ulland 
Vice-President 
rulland@nmu.edu
Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures 
166 Whitman Hall 
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855-5301
 
 
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