AGSS
Membresía de la AGSS

February 2010 Newsletter
   
 Circular 2.1. febrero 2010
AILCFH

Queridas y queridos colegas,
Os recuerdo, una vez más, que la membresía de la AILCFH venció el primero de enero. Para poder agilizar el proceso de actualización de datos, así como para aseguraros la recepción de los dos ejemplares anuales de la revista, os recuerdo que el plazo para renovar la membresía, sin incurrir en la penalización de $10, se vence el 15 de marzo. Así pues os animo a renovarla ahora mismo accediendo a la sección de pago de la membresía en nuestro sitio de la AILCFH (http://ailcfh.org). Como cada año, os pedimos que hagáis el pago por medio del sistema on-line usando una tarjeta de crédito en lugar de enviar un cheque a Marta Sierra. Este último método de pago ocasiona mucho más trabajo a la Tesorera.

No os olvidéis que el plazo para enviar propuestas para el próximo congreso de la AILCFH vence el 1 de marzo del 2010. Podéis encontrar la descripción del tema del congreso y un formulario de envio on-line de propuesta en: http://20congreso.ailcfh.org

Es importante tener presente, como también recordé en la pasada circular que el plazo de recepción de candidaturas, textos y manuscritos para los diversos premios Victoria Urbano se vence el 15 de abril. Os animamos a presentar trabajos y proponer nombres, como en el caso del Premio Victoria Urbano de Reconocimiento Académico. La información y bases está en nuestra página web (ailcfh.org), en la sección“Premios.”

Quiero también recordaros que para asuntos relacionados con el pago de cuotas es necesario ponerse en contacto con nuestra Tesorera, Marta Sierra <sierram@kenyon.edu>. Para preguntas relacionadas con la revista Letras Femeninas, por favor escribirle directamente a la editora de la misma, Carmen de Urioste <carmen.urioste@asu.edu>. Si acaso tenéis preguntas en lo referente a envíos de reseñas de libros para la revista, la editora de reseñas es Dianna Niebylski <dcn@uic.edu>. También recordar que Guadalupe Cortina es la editora de nuestro boletín, Grafemas, y siempre está lista para recibir vuestras contribuciones <gcortina@utpa.edu>.

Un saludo,
Elena Castro
Secretaria AILCFH

ANUNCIOS
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1) Comunicado de Carmen de Urioste, editora de Letras Femeninas

Convocatoria de contribuciones para el número especial de Letras Femeninas, verano del 2011

Dramaturgia, performance y producción teatral femenina contemporánea
en los Estados Unidos, América Latina y España

Entre los muchos temas de debate en circulación hoy día, sin duda, el que despierta mayor interés es el que atañe al impacto y las consecuencias del debate modernidad/posmodernidad en las diferentes áreas de producción cultural. Aunque los efectos del discurso posmoderno han sido evaluados en profundidad dentro de la narrativa, la poesía y la crítica literaria, poco se ha estudiado su relación con la dramaturgia, y aún menos, con la dramaturgia femenina. Para este volumen especial de Letras Femeninas, nuestra propuesta es investigar y analizar a través de la crítica de estudios culturales, postcoloniales y feministas, la producción teatral, la dramaturgia y el performance–o artes escénicas–de mujeres en América Latina, los Estados Unidos y España. Astrid Hadad y Jesusa Rodríguez (México, performance), Denise Stoklos (Brasil, performance), Coco Fusco y Ana Mendieta (Cuba-E.E.U.U., performance/artes visuales), Griselda Gambaro, Diana Raznovich y Susana Torres Molina (Argentina, dramaturgia), Denise Chávez (México-E.E.U.U, dramaturgia), Laila Ripol e Itzar Pascual (España, dramaturgia), son sólo algunas de las tantas mujeres, cuyas contribuciones al quehacer dramático y escénico han ampliado los márgenes de expresión social y cultural creando nuevos registros y formas de interpretar de la realidad.

Solicitamos para este volumen de Letras Femeninas ensayos que examinen la producción teatral femenina contemporánea así como las múltiples técnicas de representación escénica y propuestas estéticas ya sea a través del arte o del performance. Nos interesan en particular enfoques interdisciplinarios e innovadores en cuanto a las políticas de género y/o de expresión artística y literaria.

Envíen sus propuestas por correo electrónico a María Claudia André (andre@hope.edu) o Liliana Dorado (dorado@hope.edu) para el 15 de junio, 2010. Para que su propuesta sea considerada, deberá ser miembro de AILCFH (http://ailcfh.org)en el momento de su publicación.

La versión final de los ensayos seleccionados deberá enviarse para el 1 de octubre, 2010

2) Comunicado de Dianna Niebylski

Call for Papers for Edited Volume on Latin American and Latino Icons
What can a face mean? How does it represent both a person and something more than itself –a nation, a political cause, a “race,” a global region? When and how does an image achieve a life of its own? How does it attract and channel strong emotions in those who contemplate it? The word “icon” refers to an object of devotion in the form of an immediately recognizable, easily reproducible image; the word’s history goes from ancient Greece through Byzantine Russia through modern computer screens. The image, often a figure or a face, gains signifying power and resonance even as it streamlines or reduces the person whom it originally represented. Many of Latin America’s greatest icons become associated with heightened forms of masculinity or of hyperbolic or hybrid forms of femininity, possibly a cause of their capacity to inspire passions and to take root in deep cultural identifications. The twentieth century extends the possibilities of disseminating and multiplying these images, perhaps especially in Latin America, a subcontinent with a long history of popular Catholicism and a high illiteracy rate at the beginning of the century. By the middle to the end of the century, many of these icons are disseminated into transnational and international circuits.
This anthology seeks to examine Latin American icons in popular and literary culture, and to examine the process of “iconization”: how a face or figure becomes a destiny, usually revered, occasionally vilified, whether in and through art, propaganda, or popular culture. Some of these individual figures have already received ample attention, but there is more to say about them. We expect to represent a variety of cultural fields and examine a multiplicity of questions, including but not limited to the following: Religious Icons (e.g.., La Virgen de Guadalupe), Historical and Political Icons (Che Guevara, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, Eva Perón, Fidel Castro, Augusto Pinochet, Subcomandante Marcos, Hugo Chávez); Artistic Icons (Frida Kahlo; Borges, García Márquez –as cultural icons); Icons in Popular Culture (Shakira, Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Gael García Bernal, Penelope Cruz); Recent and Contemporary Controversies (Elián González, Sonia Sotomayor); the Iconic Object (the scarves of the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo; the houses of Neruda).
Please send an abstract of 300-500 words to Dianna Niebylski (dcn@uic.edu) and Patrick O’Connor (poconnor@oberlin.edu) by March 15, 2010. If your proposal is accepted, we will expect your finished essay by June 30, 2010.

3) Comunicado de Hilda Chacón

Fui elegida como quinta miembro del MLA Executive Committee Division on XX Century Latin American Literature (2009-2014) y tengo la firme intención de promover una mayor presencia de paneles sobre temas latinoamericanos y Latin@s en esta conferencia.

Con todo respeto, les suplico me ayuden a comunicar esta información a la membresía de AILCFH. Aquí está la descripción de los paneles:

1) Panel Co-sponsored by the Discussion Group on Mexican Cultural and Literary Studies and the MLA Executive Committee Division on XX Century Latin American Literature
Panel Title: México: Neoliberalismo y culturas contemporáneas
Description: El neoliberalismo y las reconfiguraciones de culturas, afectos, escenas para la clase media; nuevas prácticas culturales y distanciamientos culturales entre clases sociales.
Submission Requirements: 500-word abstracts Deadline: 1 Mar. 2010
Organizers: Rosana Blanco-Cano (rosana.blancocano@trinity.edu) and Hilda Chacón (hchacon6@naz.edu)

2) Special Session
Panel Title: Personal Narratives of Home and Displacement: Mexico and the USA
Description: Exploring contemporary personal accounts of migration--in print publications, newspapers, film, cyberspace, etc. English or Spanish.
Submission Requirements: 1-page abstracts Deadline: 1 Mar. 2010
Organizer: Hilda Chacón (hchacon6@naz.edu)

3) Special Session
Panel Title: Cuban and Cuban-American Narratives of Home and Exile
Submission requirements: 500-word abstracts
Deadline for submissions: 1 Mar. 2010
Description: Panel will examine personal narratives -- in literature, cinema, blogs, etc.-- that treat Cuban and Cuban-American identity construction through nation, culture, and/or gender.
Contact person information Joseph M. Viera (jviera1@naz.edu)

4) Special Session
Panel Title: Gender and Sexualities in Postwar Central American Fiction
Description: Analyzing postwar Central American fiction that explores issues of sexualities and gender identities. English or Spanish.
Submission Requirements: 500-word abstracts Deadline: 1 Mar. 2010
Organizer: Uriel Quesada (uquesada@loyno.edu)

Saludos cordiales,
Hilda

Hilda Chacón, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures Department
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Tel: (585) 389-2687
Personal Webpage: http://www-pub.naz.edu:9000/~hchacon6/

PREMIOS

1) Premios literarios de Ediciones Torremozas.

Ediciones Torremozas tiene convocados los premios de poesía, en los que todavía estás a tiempo de participar. El plazo de envoi es el 28 de febrero. Más información en: http://www.torremozas.com/

CONGRESOS

1) EDULEARN10
We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in EDULEARN10, the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, that will be held in Barcelona (SPAIN), on the 5th , 6th and 7th of July, 2010.
The objective of EDULEARN10 is to share your experiences in the fields of New Technologies in Education, E-learning and methodologies applied to Education and Research.

It is an International Forum for lecturers, researchers, professors, engineers, educational scientists and technologists.

You can present your projects in two modalities:
In person: oral and poster presentations.
Virtually: if you can not attend in person

EDULEARN10 Abstracts CD and Proceedings CD, both with ISBN, will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers submitted.

Abstract submission: 1st April 2010

Acceptance notification: 22nd April 2010

Final Paper submission: 20th May 2010
For more information: http:// www.iated.org/edulearn10

2) The Sick Female Body as Text: Claiming the Forbidden Self. . Call for Papers para el MLA de 2011
Description: Topics: the female body and sexuality, illness, cosmetic surgery, age, and memory. Texts: literature, comics, film, or art by women.
Submission Requirements: Abstracts Deadline: 15 Mar. 2010
Organizer: Feministas Unidas. Send abstracts to Inma Pertusa (Inma.Pertusa@wku.edu)

3): Female Detective Fiction across Cultures. Call for Papers para el MLA de 2011. Description: Cultural connections among the corpus of female detective or crime fiction across international cultures in the past 20 years.
Submission Requirements: 300-word abstracts Deadline: 1 Mar. 2010
Organizer: Inmaculada Pertusa (inma.pertusa@wku.edu)

4) The Cold War and Literary Translation. Call for Papers para el MLA de 2011. How did the cold war fuel translation of foreign writers in the United States and vice versa? How did politics affect the process of translation? Abstracts by 1 March 2010; Deborah Cohn (dncohn@indiana.edu).

5) Cuarto Congreso Internacional Escritura, Individuo y Sociedad en España, las Américas y Puerto Rico. Encuentro Hispánico dedicado a Rosa Montero, Mayra Montero y Elena Poniatowska del 18-20 de noviembre de 2010.
Propuesta para el 15 de junio 2010. Para más información escribir a:
congresointernacional.arecibo@upr.edu" target="_blank">http://congresointernacional.arecibo@upr.edu>

6) The Women's Caucus of Modern Languages invites presentations for its session at the MLA conference in LA, Jan 6-9, 2011

"Searching for Common Ground"
Session Description: Discussion of Feminist and/or Philosophical and/or Political and/or Economic Paradigms. Send a brief abstract to by March 15 to: Cynthia Tompkins:
Cynthia.Tompkins@asu.edu

7) The upcoming 2011 MLA presidential theme is “Narrating Lives.” The MLA website acknowledges this theme as a powerful point of entry to connect with colleagues in other disciplines.

This is a call for participation by individuals from all disciplines and backgrounds interested in discussing their inter- and multi-disciplinary intellectual journeys in a panel or roundtable at the 2011 MLA (in Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9). The title of the panel is “Narrating Hybrid Scholarship / Mapping Innovation.” This panel will examine collaborations across disciplines and institutional boundaries that have led to concrete innovative results in academia and beyond. How are collaborations and new media environments changing the identities of scholars and scholarship? How do exchanges across intellectual and physical borders promote the mapping of new and useful approaches to today’s institutional practices, structures, and goals?

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please e-mail me with a short abstract by March 1st, 2010.

With kind regards,
Christine Henseler
email: henselec@union.edu

COLABORACIONES

1) DARESAY -- Call for Collaboration

THE PROPOSITION
Imagine the genre of academic prose had yet to be invented.
Imagine the voice of "the Ph.D. student" had yet to be heard.
Imagine nothing was written in stone.
If you accept the dare, in what form or manner will you write? How will you fashion your voice? Where will you draw the boundaries?
Form, length, content, and style? All up to you.

THE INVITATION
You're invited to collaborate on this self-reflective & self-reflexive project. We're aiming at putting together an innovative & creative on-line collection of essays: courageous, bold, risky.
Curious? Interested? Drop us a line at cecste@hotmail.com or
bem12@psu.edu and tell us about your ideas for a contribution and how
you imagine collaborating.

THE INSTIGATORS
CECILE STEHRENBERGER is a PhD student at the University of Zurich,
Switzerland and a member of the interdisciplinary Zurich Post-Graduate School Body, Technologies of the Self, Gender: Limits and Deliminations.
In her dissertation project entitled Franco's dancers on tour: Folklore, gender and nation in a colonial encounter she analyzes the performances of the Coros y Danzas de la Sección Femenina de la Falange held during the 1950's in Equatorial Guinea.
Her other research topics include medical diagnostics, robots and milk. She is interested in: gender studies, colonial studies, science studies, disability studies, performance studies and poststructuralism.

BETTINA MATHES is Associate Professor of German, Science, Technology
& Society, and Women's Studies at Penn State University






 
 
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