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

March 2010 Newsletter
 Circular 3.1. marzo 2010

Queridas y queridos colegas,

para quienes no lo hayan hecho aun, quiero recordar que hoy vence el plazo para el pago de la membresia sin penalizacion.

un saludo

Elena Castro
Secretaria AILCFH


1) Grafemas: último número

Guadalupe Cortina e Inma Pertusa, la editora y webmistress
respectivamente de nuestro boletín electrónico, Grafemas
(, os invitan a leer las colaboraciones que
llegaron para el último número del boletín. Esta nueva edición, además
de los ensayos críticos, entrevistas multimedia y colaboraciones
creativas, tiene como siempre las secciones de anuncios, congresos,
colaboraciones y nuevos libros que se van actualizando conforme nos
llega los avisos. Es una buenísima fuente de información de acceso
rápido que complementa las circulares.

También aprovechan esta ocasión para solicitar colaboraciones para el
próximo número de Grafemas.

2) Invitación a un simposio por parte de Gema Pérez-Sánchez:

The College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities at the
University of Miami and
the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures present:

Trans Global /Global Trans
April 2, 2010, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

A one day symposium organized by the Queer Studies Research Group at UM
Admission to all sessions is free of charge and open to the public

This symposium will bring together three interdisciplinary scholars
who work on queer studies in different cultural contexts around the
world, to speak about queer formations of gender. How is gender
regulated, and what gender rebellions are being imagined, invented,
and lived, in the US, the Maghreb, Spain, and Southern Africa today?
How do transgender identities and queer sexualities intersect and
diverge in these contexts? How might these emerging transformations
speak to one another? How do the globalization of culture and the
politics of postcoloniality affect these developments? By bringing
scholars from several continents and diverse intellectual traditions
together with UM scholars currently working within English, French,
Latin American and North American Queer theoretical currents this
symposium aims to open up global dialogues about and present
challenges to hegemonic ways of studying gender and sexual identity.


1) Kathryn Everly
History, Violence, and the Hyperreal: Representing Culture in the
Contemporary Spanish Novel
Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures Vol. 49 , Expected April 2010
Recent Spanish novels by Carme Riera, Dulce Chacón, Javier Cercas, Ray
Loriga, Lucía Etxebarría, and José Ángel Mañas (published from 1995 to
2008) particularly highlight the tension that exists between
historical memory and urban youth culture. The novels discussed in
this study reconfigure the individual's relationship to narrative,
history, and reality through their varied interpretations of Spanish
history with its common threads of national and personal violence.


1) Mensaje de José María Armengol

Estimadas compañeras de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispana:

Me complace remitirles en fichero adjunto el cfp del Congreso "Beyond Don Juan: Rethinking Iberian Masculinities", que va a celebrarse en la Universidad de Nueva York (NYU) del 31 de marzo al 1 de abril de 2011. Una selección de las comunicaciones presentadas será publicada en la prestigiosa revista Men and Masculinities (Sage), dirigida por el Dr. Michael Kimmel (SUNY at Stony Brook).

Esperamos poder contar con sus contribuciones, y que remitan asimismo este call for papers a cualquier amiga o colega que consideren pueda estar interesada en este evento.

Muchas gracias de antemano.


José Mª Armengol, Ph.D.
Departamento de Filología Moderna
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha


New York, March 31-April 1, 2011

The Catalan Center at New York University

In collaboration with:
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University
Men and Masculinities, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Centre Dona i Literatura/Càtedra UNESCO “Dones, desenvolupament i cultures”, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Espai Francesca Bonnemaison, Diputació de Barcelona, Spain
CEDIC (Centre d’Estudis dels Drets Individuals i Col.lectius), Ajuntament de Barcelona, Spain

The Iberian Peninsula has produced some of the most compelling and enduring male archetypes in Western literature and culture, including eponymous characters such as El Cid and Don Juan, and iconic personages such as the bullfighter or the hidalgo, among others. Indeed, both Spain and Hispanic cultures have long been associated with the archetypal notions of machismo and the macho that originated in medieval Iberia.
Nevertheless, constructions of masculinity in the Iberian Peninsula and in Iberian cultures as they developed beyond the Peninsula go far beyond these figures. In the Catalan-speaking territories, in Galicia, in the Basque Country, as well as in the Americas, other styles and figurations of masculinity exist below the radar of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque texts that gave rise to this gallery of characters. And perhaps in Spanish language literature, Don Quixote can already be said to queer traditional images of the macho bravado, following on the heels of his Catalan counterpart, Tirant lo Blanc.
This conference will thus focus on both tracing and revisiting these archetypes of masculinity from medieval Iberia to the present, by placing them in the context of the divergent counter-images that exist, and have always existed, below the radar. The conference will be especially concerned with the exploration of alternative models for being a man which examine or challenge the traditional links between machismo and Hispanic culture, and/or suggest more egalitarian models of manhood. Therefore, we welcome papers that investigate both the construction and de-construction of masculinity in Iberian cultures and literatures, from any genre and historical period, from different disciplines (literary studies, film studies, art, religion, visual culture, photography, etc.) and methodological perspectives (masculinity studies, feminist theory, queer studies, cultural studies, etc.). We are particularly interested in re-visions of Iberian masculinities, especially as they are manifested in Catalonia, the Basque country, and Galicia, in non-Christian cultures in the Iberian Peninsula, and in the Americas, including Latino cultures in the U.S. and Canada. We hope that rethinking masculinities from these counterpoints will contribute different perspectives on the topic, and that by exploring Iberian cultures through masculinities we will understand new aspects of the relationship between these cultures.
Please send 250-word abstract proposals to (CC by March, 2010. A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published as a special issue of the prestigious academic journal Men and Masculinities (Sage Publications).

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