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

October 2012 Newsletter
 Circular AILCFH Octubre 15, 2012

Estimada membresía,

Adjunto encontrarán algunos anuncios sobre posiciones y otros asuntos de interés.

I. Positions
1.University of Tennessee, Assistant Professor

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Spanish. The Ph.D. is expected by date of appointment, August 1, 2013. Candidates should have a specialty in Medieval or Golden Age Peninsular Studies. The ability to teach Spanish linguistics, phonetics or romance philology is highly desirable.
Please send all materials electronically, including a letter of application outlining teaching experience and research interests, transcript, curriculum vitae, and a short writing sample (dissertation chapter or article) with three letters of reference to: Please do not send applications directly to the department.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but preference will be given to applications and supporting materials received by December 1, 2012.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/title VI & IX Section 504/ ADA/ ADEA institution.

2. University of Minnesota, Spanish Assistant Professor
Morris Campus. Humanities Division

Required/Preferred Qualifications
We seek an individual with enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates in a nationally recognized liberal arts college. Ph.D. in Spanish or related field preferred; ABD close to completion will also be considered. Required: demonstrable expertise in Latin American literature prior to 20th Century; some college-level teaching in Spanish, which may include TA experience; excellent command of Spanish and English. Experience teaching upper division literature courses desirable. Candidate with Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment will be hired as an assistant professor; ABD will be hired as an instructor. Candidates should be available for an MLA interview.

The successful candidate must be committed to productive scholarship and excellent teaching. Responsibilities include five courses per year, including upper division seminars and surveys, and all levels of language instruction (interdisciplinary assignments may be offered in Latin American Area Studies, Honors, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies or our Intellectual Community freshman course); undergraduate advising; productive scholarship; participation in the governance and advancement of the program as well as the division and campus.
Please fill out the on-line application form (only the application form; send by regular mail the rest of the application documents) at the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at Then send letter of application, curriculum vita, official or copy of graduate school transcript, and three letters of recommendation written within the last three years to:

Spanish Search Committee
Division of the Humanities
University of Minnesota, Morris
600 East 4th Street
Morris, Minnesota 56267

II. 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 ( by February 1, 2014. Panelists must be members of Feministas Unidas and the MLA to participate.


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Saludos cordiales,

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