Feministas Unidas Inc.

January 2017 Newsletter
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Aquí hay dos cfp. En unos días enviaremos el cfp para el panel de Feministas Unidas en el próximo MLA en NYC.
Saludos cordiales!

1. Feminist Modernist Studies is seeking essays for a special, launching double-issue “New Feminist Modernisms,” falling into either of the following three categories:
• “Think pieces” of between 4,000 and 9,000 words (double-spaced) on “the state of and/or future of feminist modernist studies” in literature/culture/art. These may address the field generally or apply to particular areas such as queer studies, African American studies, global studies, interdisciplinary studies etc.
• Essays of no more than 9,000 words on “modern women and ‘crossings.’” These may include, but are not limited to, women crossing aesthetic styles, geographical borders, cultures, race/ethnicities in literature/culture/art—including dance, film, graphic art, etc. as well as literature.
• Essays of no more than 9,000 words on “female and/or LGBTQ gender/sexuality/the body” in literature/culture/art.
Submission information
Submissions are due April 15, 2017 and should be sent directly to the editor Cassandra Laity at claity@utk.edu.
N.B. The journal is not yet accepting general submissions, so please only submit papers intended for this special double issue. Information regarding general submissions will follow in due course.
Editorial information
Founding Editor: Cassandra Laity (claity@utk.edu)

2. Call for Papers: Immigration and Criminality. Diana Aramburu (UC Davis) and Jeffrey K. Coleman (Marquette University)
The purported nexus between immigration and criminality has been a recurrent idea in the history of criminology, especially in the Western world. The onset of the 21st century, with its mass immigration movements, new forms of globalized terrorism, and profound economic crises on both sides of the Atlantic have increased concerns about criminality and foreigners. In immigrant-receiving nations, this is especially the case, where sometimes government, media, and even the population support a xenophobic perspective based on the interconnection between immigration and criminality. Etienne Balibar reflects upon this in his book Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities (1988) when he discusses notions of prophylaxis and differential racism, in which cultural incompatibility is used as a way to marginalize and exclude immigrants in Western nations. Teun A. Van Dijk shows in his article “Racism and the press in Spain” (2008) that today’s Spain can be recognized as a country where immigration is continuously portrayed in the media using criminalistic discourses, especially in the coverage on border control and the so called ‘invasions’ and ‘assaults’ in Ceuta and Melilla. In a nation where most of the population does not have daily experiences with immigrants, information must be obtained from the mass media; for this reason some parts of the population believe in the link between criminality and immigration now more than ever.

This edited collection aims to elaborate the perspectives developed in the panel “Immigration and Criminality in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Cinema” initiated in the 48th NeMLA Annual Convention. The focus of our interest is to gain a more nuanced understanding regarding the criminalization of immigrant communities and how the staging of this criminalization is reworked in genres like novels, theater, comics, graphic novels, television series, and cinema. We invite scholars from literature, media, immigration, and cultural studies to reformulate and reconsider what has been traditionally thought as the “immigrant problem” and its relation to crime in the Spain of the 21st century. At what point does the immigrant become a criminal? How do the politics of visibility affect immigration and its connection with criminality, and how do rural and urban spaces affect this nexus? Why is Otherness linked to crime and how is that link established across different genres? What is the role of a nation’s politics and media in the criminalization of the immigrant? How can gender be explored in relation to the criminalization of the immigrant?

Submissions must include:
● A working title
● A 250 word abstract attached as Word document
● Author's academic affiliation and contact information
● A 2-3 sentence biography

Submit article proposals to both Diana Aramburu (daramburu@ucdavis.edu) and Jeffrey K. Coleman (jeffrey.coleman@marquette.edu) by March 20th, 2017. The editors will respond with their selection of abstracts by April 15th, 2017. Complete papers (20-25 pages) will be due by July 15th, 2017.
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