Feministas Unidas Inc.

February 2018 Newsletter
 Estimada membresía,
Aquí tienen varios anuncios de interés.
1. Violence against Women. Exhibition and Conference. Nov 8-9, 2018.
2. CFP ‘Women in Transition – Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries’
Dates: 20, 21 and 22 September 2018
3. Publicaciones de interés

1. Violence against Women
Exhibition and Conference- November 8th & 9th, 2018
Conference: November 9th
Exhibition: November 8th-December 10th, 2018.
Exhibition Opening and artists talk: November 8, 2018 at the Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
Call for Abstracts for the Conference:
The representation of suffering is gender biased. Cultural representations of violence against women are mystified, eroticized and depicted as heroic, camouflaging and trivializing the act of violence as a norm in society. Women must bear suffering with beauty and grace, and the shock of violence is made invisible. Violence Against Women: Representations, Interpretations, Explorations, and Education, an exhibition and conference, brings this critical discussion to the forefront. Acts of violence against women are gaining more attention in the media because women are finding the courage to speak up against their perpetrators. There is an urgent need to support these voices by educating our communities and acting in the face of the numbness that comes from media saturation and the unwillingness of those in power to act. This conference aims to bring a collective and interdisciplinary action to this global epidemic.
We are seeking conference proposals which will:
1 Explore representations of violence against women. The conference defines “women” in broad and inclusive terms, and encourages submissions that explore issues regarding non-binary, trans, gender queer, femmes, etc.
2 Examine the historical and contemporary interpretations and discourses of violence against women
3 Enhance, educate, and engage in collaborative action to address issues relating to violence against women
We invite abstracts from:
1 Artists/Performers
2 Scholars
3 Teachers/Educators
4 Activists/Community organizers
5 Policy makers/Legal professionals
Submissions can include:
1 Papers
2 Workshops
3 Visual/Mixed-media presentations
4 Performances
5 Curriculum/Lesson plans/ Toolkits
The deadline to submit abstracts is March 31, 2018. To submit your abstract, please click here. Authors are invited to submit an abstract of no longer than 500 words.

2. Call for Papers: ‘Women in Transition – Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries’
Dates: 20, 21 and 22 September 2018
Venues: Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin-American Studies, King’s College London and St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
Organizers: Maria-José Blanco (SPLAS, KCL), Claire Williams (Portuguese, University of Oxford)
This international, multilingual conference will bring together scholars, students and writers as well as sociologists, psychotherapists and clinicians working in modern Europe. By choosing a thematic focus on “transition” in women’s lives, we encourage colleagues to present their research on women who have described how they have crossed biological, geopolitical, political borders as well as emotional, sexual, cultural and linguistic boundaries. The international approach, with speakers representing different European cultures, and invited authors and artists, will help to emphasise the links and connections that bind women together, rather than those which separate them.
We are keen to include research from sociology, psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and consider the ways in which the changes and transitions women undergo influence the world we live in. We will especially be looking at the idea of crossing borders and how this influences identity and belonging, and the theme of crossing boundaries in the context of motherhood, grand-motherhood as well as gender and sexual orientation.
The topic is timely given the waves of migration taking place in Europe in recent times, and the uncertainty about what Brexit legislation will mean, especially for transnational women and their families. Issues around gender equality and women’s empowerment are central in our times. Gender and sexuality are also concepts that are changing, with gender and sexual fluidity being part of understanding women identities.
The presence of established writers from several different countries, as well as academics and practitioners, will enable discussion of the practice of re-presenting one’s own life, and the transitions one has gone through, as well as the theory. The conference will present research on contemporary European women’s writing as well as women’s lives and will enable networking between colleagues from different disciplines and institutions and at different stages of their careers.

Keynote Speaker: Adalgisa Giorgio (Italian Studies, University of Bath)
Guest Speakers: Djaimilia de Almeida Pereira (Portuguese novelist and blogger), Marta Sanz (Spanish novelist and journalist), Mònica Rovira (Catalan filmmaker).
We welcome proposals for 20-minute presentations in English. Please include a title, a 200-300-word abstract, and brief bio.
The deadline for proposals is 30 March 2018. Send queries and completed proposals via email to: womenintransition2018@gmail.com


Zayas y Sotomayor, María de. Honesto y entretenido sarao. 2 vols. Edición, estudio preliminar y notas de Julián Olivares. Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2017. ISBN 978-84-16935-17-8. E50.

A New History of Iberian Feminisms—co-edited by Roberta Johnson and Silvia Bermúdez. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.
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