AILCFH
Membresía de la AILCFH

September 2008 Newsletter
   
 Estimada membresía,

Espero que os haya ido muy bien el regreso a vuestras respectivas universidades y que el trabajo no se os haya acumulado peligrosamente… como a mí.

En esta primera circular de septiembre incluyo avisos y comunicados referentes a congresos, colaboraciones, becas y homenajes. Recordar que la información completa de aquellos avisos que así lo indiquen se encuentra en nuestro boletín Grafemas (http://grafemas.org). Por cierto, por favor, no dejéis de enviar vuestras colaboraciones para la próxima edición de Grafemas lo antes posible (artículos, avisos de nuevas publicaciones, colaboraciones creativas, etc.) a Guadalupe Cortina <gcortina@utpa.edu> según las normas de envío que aparecen en http://grafemas.org.

A poco menos de mes y medio de la celebración del XVIII Congreso Internacional de la AILCFH quiero recordaros que es imprescindible pagar la cuota de membrecía para poder aparecer y participar en el congreso (la fecha límite para ello es el 15 de septiembre). El programa del congreso se publicará después de esa fecha, una vez que se hayan formalizado las inscripciones que faltan por confirmar (quienes no hayan pagado para entonces, no podrán participar en el congreso). También, quienes no hayan hecho la reserva de hotel en Decatur, que lo hagan cuanto antes para conseguir habitación y aprovechar el precio especial del congreso. Por favor, para cualquier consulta relacionada con el congreso, dirigirse directamente a Gisela Noret <gnorat@agnesscott.edu>, co-directora del mismo.

Una vez más, pedimos encarecidamente que cada persona actualice su dirección postal en http://ailcfh.echapters.com lo antes posible. Estos datos son indispensables para que nuestra revista, Letras Femeninas, llegue a toda la membresía. Si tenéis dificultades para entrar en echapters, escribirme y yo os ayudaré con mucho gusto.

Finalmente, algunas personas nos preguntan sobre su último pago de membresía. Para facilitar la confirmación de este dato, he publicado una lista de miembros activos de la asociación en la sección de comunicados de echapters (ahora es necesario entrar con el código personal para revisar esa sección). Si tú nombre no aparece en la lista pero has pagado la cuota de membresía de este año (2008), ponte en contacto con la tesorera Maria Claudia André <andre@hope.edu>.

Un saludo cordial,
Inma Pertusa
Secretaria AILCFH

ANUNCIOS-----------------------------------------------------
1) Anuncio de Zulema Moret: Homenaje a Ernesto Cardenal
Colegas,
Incluyo a continuación la invitación para participar de la Conferencia Interdisciplinaria Internacional en homenaje al Poeta Ernesto Cardenal. Por favor, reenviar esta información a otros colegas, estudiantes,escritores, poetas y personas eventualmente interesados en participar. Tendrá lugar en Granada, Nicaragua, entre el 22 y el 27 de febrero del 2009.
Un cordial saludo,
Paz...

Dra. Zulema Moret
moretz@gvsu.edu

2) Anuncio de Dianna Niebylski: Artículos para "Mothering and Poverty".
Dear Colleagues:
As a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Association of Research on Mothering, I write to invite you to consider submitting an article for consideration in the next volume of the journal, on the subject of "Mothering and Poverty". Please share the announcement with colleagues and graduate students. See attached.
Thank you.
Dianna Niebylski

3) Anuncio de Ellen Mayok: Congreso de la AHH y Estreno:
Estimados miembros de la AHH,
1. Por favor, no se olviden del V Congreso Interanacional de la AHH, que tendra lugar el 24-27 de junio de 2009. Toda la información esta disponible en: http://asociacionhh.org .

2. Aquí tienen un mensaje sobre como conseguir textos publicados por ESTRENO:
Queridos amigos,
No hay mal que por bien no venga.
ESTRENO and ESTRENO Plays have to clear inventory because of retiring faculty members on the one hand and growing space constraints on the other. If you or your university library does not yet have a complete set of ESTRENO Plays, co-editors Iride Lamartina Lens (iridelens@aol.com) and Susan Berardini (sberardini@aol.com) will make you a great offer. And they will happily sell copies of individual plays for classroom use. Who could resist Buero-Vallejo's SLEEP OF REASON about Goya or that wonderful Concha Romero play about Santa Teresa, UN OLOR A ÁMBAR, the collection of three plays about the Madrid terrorist attack, or our other two volumes with plays by Paloma Pedrero? For information on ESTRENO Plays, now numbering 31 volumes, see http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~estrplay/webmail.html

It is time for me to clear out my office at Rutgers, and I will happily send you (or your university library) an almost complete set of the journal ESTRENO (volumes II-XXVIII) or multiple copies of back issues for classroom use. Price is $1 per copy for issues published before 1990 and $2 each for issues I have on hand through 2001-02. (Later issues and some of those missing from my inventory are available from the outgoing editor, Sandra Harper (snharper@owu.edu). Contact her directly for her shipping/price information.

Issues I have may be viewed at my Rutgers office (thus avoiding shipping costs) or ordered by writing
Phyllis Zatlin (pzatlin@hotmail.com)
Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
105 George St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414
Phone: 1-732-932-9412x25
Checks made payable to ESTRENO Plays

For 24-25 early issues at $1 each, please send $30, shipping and handling included.
For 24-25 later issues at $2 each, please send $60, shipping and handling included.
Among the many issues that would make good textbooks: issues devoted to Buero Vallejo or Arrabal or women playwrights. For information on back issues, see http://www.owu.edu/~estreno (and then choose oferta especial. Or open the attachment with this message. But note that this current offer is much better than the one on the website or attachment!)

Order a box of back issues from Rutgers and you'll also receive a free copy of ENTRE ACTOS (400 page selected proceedings, 42 essays, from the ESTRENO conference at Penn State in 1997). We look forward to hearing from you and having your help in reducing our inventory.
Mil gracias,
Phyllis


CONGRESOS--------------------------------------------------

1) Congreso internacional: "Necrofilia y necrofobia: representaciones de la muerte en la literatura hispánica", Valladolid, España 23, 24 y 25 de junio de 2009
McGill University y Universitas Castellae

Las comunicaciones serán de 12 ff. (20 minutos de exposición). La cuota de inscripción será de 100 euros -en el transcurso del año 2010, se hará llegar a los congresistas 1 ejemplar de las actas-. Las comunicaciones serán evaluadas por el Comité Asesor del Congreso. Una vez aceptada la comunicación, el pago de la inscripción deberá remitirse por transferencia a la siguiente cuenta: Banco de Castilla, Urb. 14, Plaza de la Libertad 1, Valladolid, Código Cuenta Cliente: 0082/5902/75/060.00300.39, código Iban (Unión Europea) ES86, código Bic (resto del mundo) CASTES2S. O bien un cheque a nombre de Universitas Castellae por valor de 100 euros.

La publicación se realizará en la Colecc. "Cultura Iberoamericana" de la Edit. Universitas Castellae. La comunicación se editará si el dictamen del Comité de Lectura es favorable, y éste cerrará sus trabajos el 25 de octubre del año 2009 -fecha en la que las Actas entrarán en el proceso final de publicación-

La fecha límite para la aceptación de comunicantes será el 20 de mayo de 2009.(Información completa del congreso en http://grafemas.org)

2) AATSP 91st ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Visit the AATSP website for information about their 91st Annual Conference to be held July 9-12, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Proposals for workshops and sessions can be submitted on-line. http://www.aatsp.org

CONTRIBUCIONES------------------------------------------------
1) Journal of War and Culture Studies: Themed Issue: The Spanish Civil War.
Profoundly Spanish in origin, yet almost immediately internationalized, the Spanish Civil War had a marked impact on the politics and culture of many nations. Considered by many of its generation as the first ideological war, it has become for many since a precursor of the Second World War sometimes subsumed into, or obscured by, this latter in our memory of the period. Yet, its significance continues to be reflected in a variety of cultural representations of the conflict emanating from many different nations and cultures and in its continual pertinence and interest as a subject of historical research. In 2009, the Journal of War and Culture Studies (published by Intellect Books) will be devoting an issue to the Spanish Civil War. This issue will seek to explore the impact of the Spanish Civil War upon the culture of those nations directly or indirectly involved in the conflict itself, examining the dynamic, shaping force that the war became for many artists, writers, and intellectuals throughout the world from 1936 to the present. The editors therefore welcome papers examining these aspects of the Civil War in both European and non-European representations of it.

Articles should be written in English and of 5 – 6000 words in length. They should be sent to Helena Scott(H.Scott@westminster.ac.uk) at the University of Westminster by the 1st April 2009. Articles should be submitted in accordance with Intellect’s guidelines to be found at http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/auth/links/StyleGuide.pdf.

2) Spilling Over: A Fat, Queer Anthology
Editor: Jessica Giusti, Feminist Studies Ph.D. Student, University of Minnesota
Contact: spillingover@gmail.com Submission Deadline: December 1, 2008

Despite the attention given by queer studies to the materiality of bodies and the cultural and social inscriptions that designate them, still a dearth of both scholarship and literature exists around intersections of gender, sexuality, and fatness. As fat studies begins to emerge as a viable academic location of inquiry, questions surface as to how fat bodies, deemed "excessive" in their trespasses of size and space, create even more complex subject positions when compounded by queer desires. This proposed anthology seeks contributions addressing junctions of "fat" and "queer" in pieces that consider the representations and resistances of non-normative corporeality and also writings considering the theoretical conceptions of these intricate subjectivities. Spilling Over will reflect the notions of excess, boundaries, and containment implied by the labels "fat" and "queer" both singularly and collectively. In the form of scholarly writing and creative non-fiction pieces, essay submissions might consider (but are not limited to):

• theorizing the concept of "excess" as it pertains to fatness and queerness
• fat and queer identities; personal narratives; reclaiming "fat" and "queer"
• notions of (in)visibility, hypervisibility, and passing and/or privilege
• intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, (dis)ability, age, and religion
• the economics of the obesity "epidemic" and the diet industry
• fat, queer art and performance; performativity
• pleasure, sex-positivity, eroticizing non-normative bodies
• acceptance movements, political activism, resistance
• the engagement of feminism with fatness
• global, transnational, transcultural constructions of fat, queer bodies and lives
• critical reflections of fatness and queerness in media, literature, film, music, and visual arts
• the rhetoric of fat oppression, fatphobia, homophobia, transphobia, bigotry, responding to and/or addressing hate speech

By December 1, 2008, please send your 2,000 – 6,000 word submission, along with your complete contact information and a 50-100 word biography, to spillingover@gmail.com with the subject line of "Spilling Over – Submission." Submissions must be received in 12 point Times New Roman font and sent in via Word documents (PDFs will not be accepted). Pieces will be reviewed and decisions made by April 2009. Please note that accepted submissions will be approved on a tentative basis, pending editorial board approval once the anthology has secured a publisher.

Questions can be directed to me at spillingover@gmail.com or visit the MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/spillingoveranthology

3) CALL FOR PAPERS: Volume XXIV (2008) of MONOGRAPHIC REVIEW/REVISTA MONOGRÁFICA. THEME: PESTILENCE, CATASTROPHE, WAR AND DESTRUCTION
IN HISPANIC LITERATURE

From Biblical times and probably earlier, pestilence’s tracks can be traced across the face of history and literature, chronicles and prophecy, from the plagues of Egypt and Medieval scourges such as the Black Death, Bubonic plague, and Red Death to AIDS and contemporary pandemics—anthrax, Scarlet fever, Cholera, yellow fever, Malaria, typhus, smallpox, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, and more recently, Ebola. Infectious diseases have resulted in epidemic or pandemic outbreaks since time immemorial and continue to proliferate. The term pestilence is applied to any especially virulent and highly infectious disease; it also applies to parasites causing widespread sickness and death. Discussion continues as to whether the first pandemic of Constantinople in the Sixth Century was caused by the same bacterium as the bubonic plague (associated by some historians with the Black Death). This scourge in the Fourteenth Century is believed to have killed one fourth of the population of England, one third of the population of Europe and half the population of China. Both the “Plague of Justinian” (Constantinople) and Black Death appear to be associated with rats and fleas, and bubonic plague with its periodic reappearances holds the record for the most devastating of epidemics or pandemics. The Black Death continued to strike Europe until well into the Seventeenth Century and is represented in literature from the Decameron and Romeo and Juliet to Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year chronicling the 1665 London outbreak. In the Nineteenth Century Poe penned “The Masque of the Red Death” (one of the first to treat that plague). Such well-known writers as Alessandro Manzoni, Hermann Hesse, Elia Kazan and Albert Camus (The Plague) have treated pestilence, blending history and fiction. More recently, numerous science fiction writers and American television shows such as House, Torchwood, Third Watch and Grey’s Anatomy have devoted one or more episodes to fictionalizing plagues and pestilence. Pestilence has often shaped or reshaped history, causing mass migrations or accompanying wars, decimating armies, wiping out economies and shifting power. Its historicity notwithstanding, its uses in literature include the allegorical, and over time it is becoming increasingly fictionalized. But what of its presence in Hispanic literatures? What is distinctive about the ways in which Hispanic writers have treated the theme?

MONOGRAPHIC REVIEW/REVISTA MONOGRÁFICA invites papers of 12-15 pages on this topic. The papers should be prepared according to MLA format and the Monographic Review style sheet, submitted in hard copy and a high density diskette, with a 250-word abstract. Preferred formats are WP9 or later and Word 8 or later (No Macs, please). Use end notes only and do not justify the margins. Do not underline: use italics. Please include cover letter with your e-mail address.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2008.

Send to:
Genaro J. Pérez, Editor
Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica
Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-2071
Phone: 806.742.3145
Fax: 806.742.3306

BECAS---------------------------------------------------

THE 2009 SUSAN SONTAG PRIZE FOR TRANSLATION
Dear Friends & Colleagues:
We are very pleased to announce the 2009 Susan Sontag Prize for
Translation. This prize will be a $5,000 grant for a literary translation from Spanish into English, and it is open to anyone under the age of 30.

We would be grateful if you could post and distribute the call for
applicants below (also attached), and please encourage your students to apply. An application form is attached and more information can be found on our website: http://www.susansontag.org.

Thank you and best wishes,
The Susan Sontag Foundation

THE 2009 SUSAN SONTAG PRIZE FOR TRANSLATION
$5,000 grant for a literary translation from Spanish into English:
PLEASE POST & DISTRIBUTE

This $5,000 grant will be awarded to a proposed work of literary
translation from Spanish into English and is open to anyone under the age of 30. The translation must fall under the category of fiction or letters, and the applicant will propose his or her own translation project. The project should be manageable for a five-month period of work, as the grant will be awarded in May 2009, and the translation must be completed by October 2009.

Acceptable proposals include a novella, a play, a collection of short
stories or poems, or a collection of letters that have literary import. Preference will be given to works that have not been previously translated. (Previously translated works will be considered, however applicants should include an explanation for why they are proposing a new translation.) Applicants wishing to translate significantly longer works should contact the Foundation before sending in their applications so that supplementary
materials can be included. The prizewinner will be notified on May 15, 2009 and results will be announced online at www.susansontag.org.

The recipient will be expected to participate in symposia on literary
translation with established writers and translators, as well as public readings of their work once the translation has been completed.

Application Requirements (Please download the official application online at http://www.susansontag.org.) All applications must include the following:
*Application Cover Sheet (available online at www.susansontag.org)
*Personal Statement (2 pages maximum) explaining your interest and
background in literature and the Spanish language
*Project proposal (2 pages maximum) outlining the work and describing its importance
*5 page sample translation of the proposed work from Spanish into English
*The same passage in Spanish
*A bio-bibliography of the author (including information on previous
translations of his or her work into English)
*One academic letter of recommendation
*Official transcript from your current or most recent academic institution

All applications must be submitted via regular mail to the Foundation's
P.O. Box address, which will be posted online at www.susansontag.org on December 15, 2008. All application materials must be received by January 30, 2009.

The fine print: Applicants must be under the age of 30 on the date the prizewinner will be announced: May 15, 2009. Proposals from applicants who will be 30 years of age or older on May 15, 2009 unfortunately cannot be considered. By submitting work to the Susan Sontag Foundation, the applicant acknowledges the right of the Foundation to use the accepted work in its publications, on its website, and for educational and promotional purposes related to the Foundation. Please note that application materials cannot be returned to applicants.

COMUNICADO ESPECIAL-------------------------------------------

Envío por petición de Hilda Chacón

A LA COMUNIDAD INTERNACIONAL:
Denunciamos el reciente ataque del gobierno de Daniel Ortega contra el sacerdote y poeta Ernesto Cardenal.

El Padre Cardenal había sido acusado en 2005 por injurias a raíz de una carta que publicó en defensa propia, y recibió una sentencia absolviéndolo de estos cargos y declarándolo inocente, tan absurda era la acusación.

Ahora, un juez obediente a Ortega ha revocado esa sentencia declarándolo culpable. Esta acción es totalmente ilegal. La legislación nicaragüense considera que una sentencia sólo puede ser apelada en los seis meses siguientes, de lo contrario se considera cosa juzgada, y no puede cambiarse. Pero el sistema judicial responde a la voluntad política de Daniel Ortega.

Todo aparece como una clara represalia por la permanente actitud crítica del padre Cardenal contra los abusos del gobierno de Ortega. Casualmente, esta sentencia fue dictada a su regreso de la toma de posesión del Presidente Lugo en Paraguay, a la que fue invitado de honor y a la que Daniel Ortega se vio impedido de asistir por el rechazo de las organizaciones feministas a su presencia, dada la acusación de abuso sexual que le hiciera su hijastra, Zoilamérica Narváez. En Paraguay, como en otros lugares, Cardenal dijo lo que piensa de Ortega.

La integridad de Ernesto Cardenal y sus credenciales como persona que ha dedicado su vida a la causa de la justicia, confieren enorme autoridad a sus críticas, tanto dentro como fuera de Nicaragua. Esto resulta intolerable para Daniel Ortega y es la razón por la cual Ernesto Cardenal ha sido condenado en un fallo judicial injusto y vengativo, y por tanto escandaloso.

Ernesto Cardenal es la más reciente víctima del acoso sistemático orquestado en contra de todos aquellos que han levantado sus voces para denunciar la falta de transparencia, el estilo autoritario y el comportamiento inescrupuloso y la falta de ética de Daniel Ortega en su retorno al poder.

Llamamos a los escritores y amigos de Nicaragua en el mundo a denunciar esta persecución política, a demandar el cese de estas acusaciones ilegales e infundadas y a expresar su solidaridad con Ernesto Cardenal y con el derecho del pueblo nicaragüense a vivir libre de miedo y represión.

Héctor Abad Faciolince (Colombia)
Hugo Achugar (Uruguay)
Luis Fernando Afanador (Colombia)
Héctor Aguilar Camín (México)
Sergio Aguayo (México)
Sealtiel Alatriste (México)
Eliseo Alberto (Cuba)
Felipe Aljure (Colombia)
Nuria Amat (España)
Jotamario Arbeláez (Colombia)
Edda Armas (Presidenta Pen Club de Venezuela)
Ricardo Bada (España)
Mario Benedetti (Uruguay)
Jorge Boccanera (Argentina)
Juan Carlos Botero (Colombia)
Javier Bozalongo (España)
Marco Antonio Campos (México)
Horacio Castellanos Moya (El Salvador)
Victoria de Estefano (Venezuela)
Luis Antonio de Villena (España)
Joaquín Estefanía (España)
Festival de Poesía de Granada (España)
Julio Figueroa (México)
Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay)
Francisco Goldman (Estados Unidos/Guatemala).
Gloria Guardia (Panamá)
Jorge F. Hernández (México)
Miguel Huezo Mixco (El Salvador)
Bianca Jagger (Inglaterra)
Darío Jaramillo (Colombia)
Noe Jitrik (Argentina)
Ana Istarú (Costa Rica)
Patricia Lara (Colombia)
Luce López-Baralt (Puerto Rico)
Ángeles Mastretta (México)
Oscar Marcano (Venezuela)
Mario Mendoza (Colombia)
Seymour Menton (Estados Unidos)
Tulio Mora (Presidente Pen Club del Perú)

Eric Nepomuceno (Brasil)
Julio Ortega (Perú)
José Miguel Oviedo (Perú)
Cristina Pacheco (México)
José Emilio Pacheco (México)
José María Pérez Gay (México)
Nélida Piñón (Brasil)
Vicente Quirarte (México)
Josué Ramírez Velásquez (México)
Abelardo Rodríguez Macías (México)
Daniel Rodríguez Moya (España)
Margaret Randall (Estados Unidos)
Rosa Regás (España)
Laura Restrepo (Colombia)
Juan Manuel Roca (Colombia)
Miguel Rojas Mix (Chile)
Carmen Ruiz-Barrionuevo (España)
José Carlos Rosales (España)
Alejandro Sánchez-Aizcorbe (Perú)
Julio Eutiquio Saravia (México)
Stacey Alba Scar (Estados Unidos)
Federico Schopf (Chile)
Ricardo Silva Romero (Colombia)
Saúl Sosnowski (Argentina)
David Unger (Estados Unidos)
Marcela Valencia Tsuchiya (Perú)
Fernando Valverde (España)
Minerva Margarita Villarreal (México)
José Javier Villarreal (México)
Juan Villoro (México)
José Félix Zavala (México)

La primera precaución consistirá en no confundir nunca la ley con la justicia. A Ernesto Cardenal no le ha servido a ley porque la administra una justicia que se dejó corromper por los rencores y las envidias del poder. Ernesto Cardenal, uno de los mas extraordinarios hombres que el sol calienta, ha sido victima de la mala conciencia de un Daniel Ortega indigno de su propio pasado, incapaz ahora de reconocer la grandeza de alguien a quien hasta un papa, en vano, intentó humillar. A Daniel Ortega le pido que se mire en un espejo y me diga qué es lo que encontrará en él. Si le da vergüenza, al menos que tenga la valentía de pedir perdón. Si no lo pide, si no levanta la voz para clamar, él mismo, contra la condena de Ernesto Cardenal, sabremos que sus méritos humanos y políticos han caído a cero. Una vez más una revolución ha sido traicionada desde dentro.
José Saramago

Toda mi solidaridad para Ernesto Cardenal, gran poeta, espléndida persona, hermano mío del alma, contra esta infame condena de un juez infame al servicio de un infame gobierno. Estas infamias te elogian, Ernesto.

Te abraza, desde lejos, desde cerca,
Eduardo Galeano
 
 
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