Feministas Unidas Inc.

May 2010 Newsletter
 The Executive Committee of Feministas Unidas, an allied organization of the MLA, is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Eight Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize competition for graduate students. The Feministas Unidas Essay Prize is awarded for an outstanding unpublished essay on feminist scholarship on women in the field of literature, the arts, filmmaking, Transatlantic studies or cultural studies in the areas covered by our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 December issue of 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- An unpublished paper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 15, 2010
- Announcement of award: During the Annual Meeting at the MLA

Items to be submitted:
-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:
Inmaculada Pertusa
Vicepresident Feministas Unidas

Department of Modern Languages
Wilson Fine Arts Building, 231
1906 College Heights Blvd #31029
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green KY 42101-1029
email: inma.pertusa@wku.edu
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