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

October 2013 Newsletter
 Estimada membresía,

En este boletín encontrarán mensajes sobre la Revista Letras Femeninas, convocatorias y anuncios de posiciones. A los participantes en la Conferencia de la Asociación, esperamos verlos en la asamblea que se realizará el viernes 11 de octubre de 2:30-4:30 en el Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center. Ese día asumirá la nueva junta directiva de la Asociación y se tomarán importantes decisiones con respecto a la organización. Los esperamos.

1. Editora Letras Femeninas (recordatorio)

Les recordamos que estamos aceptando nominaciones para el puesto de editora general de Letras Femeninas. Por favor enviar su nominación a Jill Robbins ( hasta el 15 de diciembre. Su nominación debe incluir una carta especificando el apoyo institucional (asistentes, espacio, tecnología, secretaria, etc.) que piensa recibir.

2. Puestos de trabajo
invites applications for the position of: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Spanish
The Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Spanish. Candidates’ field should be Latin American film and cultural studies. Expertise and strong interest in the development of online and hybrid courses in our program is a plus. The successful candidate will teach traditional and alternative-format language, film, and culture courses in both Spanish and English.


Requirements for applicants: Ph.D. in Spanish or Hispanic Studies in hand or degree requirements completed by August 1, 2014. Scholarly expertise in Latin American film and Latin American cultural studies, as well as native or near-native proficiency in Spanish are required. The successful candidate will also have an active research agenda and be familiar with current trends in pedagogy. Finalists must successfully complete on-site interview and teaching demonstration.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Spanish
The Department of Languages and Cultures is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Spanish. Candidates’ field should be in Spanish or Hispanic Studies.

Ph.D. in Spanish or Hispanic Studies in hand by August 15, 2014; a strong commitment to, experience, and evidence of excellence in a) Spanish language instruction and b) culture courses related to Spain and/or Latin America in English and/or in Spanish; experience with new technologies and familiarity with current trends in pedagogy; native or near-native fluency in Spanish; and evidence of strong research potential and ability. Experience with curriculum and program development and online teaching a plus. The successful candidate may teach traditional and alternative-format courses.

Special Instructions for Both Positions:

Candidates should submit: letter of application, C.V., and teaching portfolio to the online
application system at>. Please send three letters of recommendation to:< href="" target="_blank">>> and add in the subject line 11H Spanish search #14-45. Initial screening of applicants will begin on October 20, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists must successfully complete on-site interview and a teaching demonstration.

Lectora 20 (2014): Miscellany
This journal calls for papers on the fields of gender and women’s studies, both theoretical and/or applied to textual analysis. Articles, written in Catalan, Spanish, Galician, Basque, French, English, Italian or Portuguese, should follow the journal’s style guidelines and be sent on or before 15 December, 2013 to:
Lectora 21 (2015): Dossier
“Negro y femenino: las escritoras de novela criminal en el ámbito ibérico” -- “Noir and Female: Women Writers of Crime Novels in the Iberian Peninsula”
The crime novel, understood as a narrative structured around a crime and its resulting investigation, is one of the most interesting and prolific phenomenon in today’s popular culture. Whether combined or not with other genres –horror, urban, historical or political novels– it immediately echoes the changes and contradictions in reality, as has happened most recently with the economic crisis. Contemporary crime novels, especially those written by women, comment on the changes that have taken place, on the one hand, socially, in the dialogue between sexualized relationships and power –and so they portray new models of both masculinity and female power figures (police, judges)– and, on the other, narratively, in the representation of all aspects of violence –violences– against women and by women.
Despite the mainstreaming –canonization almost– of the crime novel and the wealth of women writers of this genre in the last twenty five years, the critical bibliography that specifically analyses these texts from the perspective of gender is still limited and primarily belongs to the Anglo-American academic tradition. This dossier aims to broaden this field of study.
The 2015 dossier for Lectora: revista de mujeres y textualidad is open to readings of the crime novel written in the Iberian Peninsula from the following areas of analysis:
- discourses on violence against women and on the violence used by women.
- the complex relationships, intersections and paradoxes caused by the incorporation of women within state power structures, analyzed from the framework of feminist theory.
- female power figures in the context of crime investigations as represented in contemporary filmic discourse and especially in television series based on crime novels written by women.
- the emergence of female authorship in this genre in the social context of the Spain and Portugal of the past twenty years, especially taking into account the changes in gender relationships in these countries.
The articles, written in Catalan, Spanish, Galician, Basque, English, French, Italian or Portuguese, should follow the journal’s style guidelines and be sent before June 1, 2014.
The coordinator of this dossier is Elena Losada Soler, who holds a PhD in Hispanic Philology and is professor of Portuguese Studies at the University of Barcelona. She is also head researcher of the project Women and Crime Novel in Spain (1975-2010): Women Writers, Power Figures, Victims and Criminals (MUNCE) (FEM 2011-22870), within the framework of which she has organized various seminars and conferences.
Este es el último mensaje que envío en calidad de Secretaria de la AILCFH. A partir de ahora, todos los mensajes deberán ser enviados a la nueva Secretaria, Maria DiFrancesco Ha sido un placer server en este cargo a la Asociación los pasados dos años. Mucha suerte y muchas gracias.

Saludos cordiales,

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