Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades
Membresía de la AEGS (previamente AILCFH)

January 2013 Newsletter
   
 Estimada membresía,

Feliz año 2013. Les recuerdo que es tiempo de renovar su membresía. La forma de hacerlo es a través de la página web de la asociación. Recuerden mirar primero la fecha en que vence su suscripción antes de renovar. Para cualquier pregunta diríjanse a la tesorera, María Elena Solino: msolino@Central.UH.EDU.

Felicitaciones a Constanza López Baquero por la publicación de su libro "Trauma, memoria y cuerpo: el testimonio femenino en Colombia (1985-2000)". Este libro, ganador del premio Victoria Urbano de crítica, 2011, fue distribuido entre toda la membresía en el mes de diciembre en cumplimiento de lo acordado en las última asamblea de la AILCFH. El libro es un obsequio de la asociación. Ustedes lo pueden donar a sus bibliotecas de sus instituciones si así lo consideran pertinente.

A continuación encontrarán varias convocatorias de interés.

1. MLA: Chicago 2014. CFP: Feministas Unidas Panel

From the Conquest narratives of the New World and Spanish Inquisition testimonies to the ravages of the Spanish Civil War, ETA and, more recently, the March 3rd, 2004 train bombings in Madrid, Spain has struggled with the problem of terrorism. Likewise, Latin America and the Caribbean have seen their share of terrorist activities as dictators and factions as diverse as the FARC and Sendero Luminoso have unleashed their vitriol on citizens. In this panel, we seek to engage the language of violence/terrorism in its diverse forms as it has manifested itself in the works of women writers, film makers and visual artists of the Spanish-speaking and U.S. Latina worlds.
We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers from scholars whose work focuses on questions such as: What is terrorism? How is terrorism related to exile? How is violence/terrorism related to women's experience/women's creativity/woman's (in)visibility? To what extent is the rhetoric of a “war on terror” or “horror” gendered and how has this rhetoric changed over time from a feminist perspective? How has “terror” manifested itself, or conversely, remained invisible, in Spanish language literature, film and visual culture by women? From a feminist perspective, what draws the reader’s attention to the “spectacle” of terror? What ethical or moral responsibilities do women have to teach materials to students of Spanish and to what ends?
Send 250-word abstracts as attachments to Maria DiFrancesco (mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu) by February 1, 2013. Panelists must be members of Feministas Unidas and the MLA to participate.

2. Local Cities, Global Spaces: Towards a Multicultural Configuration of Spain
Submissions are invited for an edited book on literary and film representations of the multicultural configuration(s) of Spain. While all abstracts treating multiculturalism in Spain are welcomed, papers that focus on reconfigured Spanish cities and neighborhoods through Latin American, African, and Eastern European cultures are particularly encouraged. Areas of cultural impact may include urban space and access to resources, responses to the economic crisis, emerging family portraits, public versus private spaces, the local and the global, marginalities, migrations, and public expression of human and civil rights. Send 300-word abstracts in English or Spanish by March 15, 2013, to Ana Corbalán (acorbalan@bama.ua.edu) and to Ellen Mayock (mayocke@wlu.edu). If requested, full articles will be due by October 31, 2013.
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Les deseo un semester muy productivo a toda la membresía.
Recuerden que pueden enviarme sus notas de interés a mi correo: sblake@msu.edu.


Elvira Sánchez-Blake
Secretaria de la AILCFH
Associate professor
Department of Romance and Classical Studies
Michigan State University
 
 
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