Feministas Unidas Inc.

November 2015 Newsletter
 Estimada membresía,

En este comunidado hay noticias importantes.

1.Último aviso para el concurso de ensayos graduados de Feministas Unidas. Extensión de fecha límite hasta el 16 de noviembre.

2. Petición de colaboraciones para el número del otoño de 2016 de Ámbitos Feministas.

3. Conference on Hispanic Studies. University of Houston.

4. Recycling Culture(s): Poetics and Practices of Sustainability. MLL Annual Graduate Conference. University of Miami.


Deseamos que pasen un buen noviembre. Recuerden: cualquier comunicado de interés, por favor notifíquenmelo en acorbalan@ua.edu

Saludos otoñales!

1. The Executive Committee of Feministas Unidas Inc., an allied organization of the MLA, is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 13th 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 This Prize is awarded for an outstanding unpublished essay on feminist scholarship on women in the field of literature, the arts, filmmaking, Transatlantic studies or cultural studies in the areas covered by our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.
• An unpublished paper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 16, 2015
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:
Hilda Chacón, Vicepresident
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

The editors of Ámbitos Feministas, a multidisciplinary journal of criticism pertinent to current feminist issues in Spanish, Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian, Afro-Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Hispanic and Latino Studies, invite unpublished critical essays in English, Spanish, and Portuguese on literature, film, art, plastic arts, music, gender studies, history, etc., relating to contemporary Hispanic/Luso/Latina women writers and artists. Original unpublished creative work (short stories, poetry) is also encouraged. The accepted papers will appear in the next annual fall volume.
While we accept submissions at any time, in order to be considered for the Fall 2016 Issue, originals should arrive to our editorial office by February 29th, 2016.
Submit original and cover letter as Word attachments to carmen.urioste@asu.edu
Editorial Guidelines for Submissions:
A current membership to the coalition Feministas Unidas Inc. (http://feministas-unidas.org) is required of all authors at the time of submission and must be kept until the end of the process. Membership information
Manuscripts should be double-spaced and between 17-25 double-spaced pages in length, including all notes, as well as the Works Cited. They should be formatted using Times New Roman Size 12 and 1” margins.
For review purposes, originals should contain no reference to the author. Include a one page cover letter with author’s information: name, rank, academic affiliation, email, postal address, essay’s little, and a brief bio (8-10 lines) with latest publications.
Essays in Spanish, Portuguese or English, need to conform to the most recent versions of the MLA Style Manual and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
The end notes will be at the end of the essay, and they should not be inserted automatically. Please manually use numbers in superscript in the text and then refer to them in the end notes section.

3. The Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Organization (HSGSO) of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston cordially invites abstract submissions to the Second Annual conference in Hispanic Studies, New Academic (Re)visions, to be held on April 22, 2016.

The conference will focus primarily on the exploration of innovative approaches to the study of Hispanic literature and linguistics, with the objective of recovering contributions and other aspects of these disciplines that have traditionally been underrepresented or overlooked and establish new interdisciplinary dialogues.
The conference will emphasize, but is not limited to, the following topics:
ï Bilingualism and multilingualism
ï Second language teaching and acquisition
ï Heritage language teaching and acquisition
ï Language for specific purposes
ï Language contact, variation and change
ï Language and identity

ï Race, gender and ethnicity
ï Transnationalism
ï Feminism and its intersectionalities
ï Queer discourse
ï Sociocultural tensions
ï Immigration and exile
ï Inequality and violence
ï Activism and resistance

We invite submissions from interdisciplinary perspectives written in Spanish or English.

We are proud to announce the participation of the following Plenary Speakers: Dr. Lourdes Díaz Rodríguez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Dr. Sharon Keefe Ugalde, Texas State University

Call Deadline: December 20, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: January 7, 2016
Abstract Submission: Authors are asked to submit their abstracts (max. 250 words) to the address
hsgso@uh.edu. Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10 minute question period.

All relevant conference information will be published on hsgso.weebly.com and will continuously updated with the latest news.

4. RECYCLING CULTURE(S): POETICS AND PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABILITY. MLL Annual Graduate Conference. University of Miami. February 12, 2016. Moments of crisis make possible new forms of expression , including cultural initiatives, social cooperatives , and political movements informed by diverse concepts of recycling and sustainability. "Recycling" engulfs more than reusing materials : it also means re-appropriating and repurposing ideas, resources, and forms of cultural production to new ends. For instance, the Cartonera publishing groups of BuenosAires ; Milan's "Piano City;" Casablanca's Abbatoir s; the repurposed pieces of tire, plastic , and metal that endose and adom André Eugene 's mother and child in Ayiti Pap Peri; and Miami's Wynwood Arts District all emerge from radically distinct situations of local crisis, and yet, they share sustainable and communal approaches to understanding and addressing social, political , and economic quandaries that exist across the globe.

With these broad interests in mind, we invite abstracts in English , French , Portuguese , and Spanish related to :
Recycling in and of literature Reimagining forms of cultural production Praxis of the book as a material object
Re-thinking and re-appropriating cultural spaces

The shift from print to virtual communication and its environmental impact Salvaging ideas
Sustainability practices in social and cultural movements
The poetics of recycling and sustainability in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Limited travel grants are available. Abstracts should be sent by November 20 to: recyclingcultures@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers:

Haitian writer, Michele-Jessica Fievre (www.mjfievre.com)

Colombian artist, Federico Uribe (www.federicouribe.com)

Sede: Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jalisco. México
21 y 22 de abril de 2016
Universidades Anfitrionas:
Universidad de Guadalajara
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
A partir de los congresos anteriores se ha establecido la necesidad de continuar analizando las múltiples relaciones entre el cuerpo y el erotismo en los textos culturales, como estudios que proponen desestabilizar al patriarcado y de-construir las normas en cuanto al cuerpo y a los prototipos de género patriarcales que se han establecido. En este sentido hemos comprendido que los prototipos de género que el patriarcado establece se reproducen en los actos discursivos y por ello la necesidad de analizar los discursos acerca del cuerpo y el erotismo como una forma de repensar al ser y su subjetividad.
Si bien el cuerpo es un estrato natural, su comprensión y vivencia se estructuran o engeneran a partir de una serie de sistemas que se convierten en lo que llamamos el género. En este marco, en el devenir de los elementos simbólicos es que se producen, reproducen y asumen las normatizaciones patriarcales de género en cuanto al cuerpo y el deseo. Por ello la propuesta de estudiar la relación entre el continuo proceso de engenerarse, el cómo esto se evidencia en el cuerpo y el deseo y la íntima relación que este devenir mantiene con los prototipos de género patriarcales y los textos culturales, en tanto discursos morales, que pueden contribuir a la viviencia patriarcal del género o a su deconstrucción.
En el marco de estas reflexiones y para continuar con los estudios interdisciplinarios entre la teoría literaria, la filosofía y los estudios de género que hemos llevados a cabo en desde 2010 se les invita a participar en el 4o coloquio internacional de género que tiene como temas centrales: el erotismo, el cuerpo y los prototipos de género presentes en los textos culturales.
A los investigador@s interesad@s en presentar una comunicación inédita, que tendrá una extensión de 8 cuartillas o 20 minutos de lectura, favor de enviar sus propuestas antes del 30 de enero de 2016, al correo: erotismocuerpo@gmail.com
Favor de poner en el título del correo ponencia y su apellido, ejemplo: ponencia, Gutiérrez
Se considerarán propuestas que lleven TODOS los siguientes elementos en un mismo archivo.
• - Nombre y apellido(s), títulos académicos
• - Correo electrónico
• - Institución a la que pertenece
• - Título de la ponencia
• - Palabras clave (máx. cinco palabras)
• - Resumen (300 palabras)
• - Cada ponencia tendrá una extensión de 8 cuartillas o 20 minutos de lectura
• - Breve bibliografía
• - Un CV, (máximo150 palabras o un párrafo)
• - La lengua oficial del Congreso será el español.
La aceptación de las propuestas se hará mediante arbitraje de pares ciegos y la comisión organizadora comunicará la aceptación antes del 28 de febrero de 2016.
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