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

December 2010 Newsletter
 AILCFH, circular 12.1, diciembre 2010

Estimada membresía

Os recuerdo que la membresía de la AILCFH se vence el primero de enero. Para poder agilizar el proceso de actualización de datos os ruego que, quienes no hayan pagado por más de un año su membresía, la renueve ahora mismo accediendo a la sección de pago de la membresía en nuestro sitio de la AILCFH ( 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. La semana entrante, en un email separado, escribiré a las personas cuya membresía vence el 1 de enero del 2011.

No os olvidéis que el plazo para enviar propuestas para el próximo congreso de la AILCFH a celebrarse en Barcelona en los dias 19,20 y 21 de octubre del 2011 se abre el 8 de enero y se finaliza el 1 de abril . Podéis encontrar la descripción del tema del congreso y a quien enviar las propuestas accediendo a la página de la asociacion o bien directamente en

¡Felices navidades a tod@s!

Elena Castro
Secretaria AILCFH

1) Aviso de Maria del Mar Lopez-Cabrales

En Confluencia N 27.1 (otoño 2011) habrá un homenaje a la memoria de la
poeta hondureña, recientemente fallecida, Amanda Castro que estará a mi
cargo. La fecha límite para enviar artículos para ser considerados es el 1
de febrero de 2011. Los artículos deberán tener un mínimo de 15 y un máximo
de 23 páginas con notas y bibliografía incluidas. También se aceptarán
homenajes en forma de poema.
Enviar contribuciones a

2) Mensaje de Cynthia Tompkins para ser compartido con la membresía.

From: "Dr. Lichem-Universität" ‪<>‬;
Date: 2010/11/26
Subject: Libro sobre Valenzuela
To: Cynthia Tompkins <>

Querida Cynthia,
Uno de los frutos del congreso de la AILCFH en Sevilla fue mi encuentro con Gwendolyn Díaz y Erna Pfeiffer, en que nos propusimos organizar un Simposio sobre la obra de Luisa Valenzuela en homenaje a sus 70 años. Ahora ha salido el libro con las actas del simposio, que creo es una contribución valiosa a las Letras femeninas de nuestra área. Sin duda te va a gustar a ti personalmente y también a las colegas de la asociación. Ha sido publicado por el IILI en su Serie Nueva América.Te doy los datos:
Gwendolyn Díaz, Maria Teresa Medeiros-Lichem y Erna Pfeiffer. Texto, contexto y postexto: Aproximaciones a la obra literaria de Luisa Valenzuela . Pittsburgh, USA: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2010. ISBN:1-930744-46-3
Con mis cordiales saludos y excelentes recuerdos de nuestro encuentro en Sevilla,
Maria Teresa


Maria Teresa Medeiros-Lichem, PhD.

Universität Wien
Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende
Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Sensengasse 3a
1090 Vienna
M: +43 650 460 6897
T/F: +43 1 9049166

3) Call for Papers: Deadline: December 15, 2010

LGBT/Queer Studies:
Toward Trans/national Scholarly and Activist Kinships
An International Conference
Madrid, Spain
July 3, 4, and 5, 2011

Note: Gay Pride in Spain in July 2 in Madrid

Organized by the LGBT Studies Program & Minor
Chancellor’s Leadership Project
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY, USA

We invite scholars and activists to join in an exploration of the methods, possibilities, challenges, and dangers of doing LGBT/queer scholarship, activism, pedagogy, and curriculum in a transnationalized and technologically mediated world. We want to address the many challenges of understanding and responding to the complexly lived lives of queer subjects, as they are shaped by local and global upheavals and opportunities. What does the ‘transnational’ mean? How are queer lives rendered visible and legible and affectively accessible? What matrices of power make some queer figures more visible than others? What new forms of scholarship and activism emerge as people, images, ideas, and capital move in rapid, uneven, and complex ways across national borders? How might practices of kinships, however tense or contingent, happen? How does, or should, the transnational turn shape our pedagogies and curricula? And how do we connect and collaborate as scholars and activists across the globe? These are messy knowledges, nuanced knowledges, framed by the local and the global in complicated and often surprising ways.

We are interested in a truly global conversation, and encourage submissions about and from all over the world. We hope too to produce some form of publication out of the conference.

Possible topics:
Representing the complexities of everyday queer lives
Working with queer archives and memory
Analyzing gay imperialism
Designing pedagogies and curricula
Sustaining scholarly relationships across borders
Engaging with queer suffering and activism across borders
Studying legal and political responses to queer suffering
Queer media and literature
Exploring queer diasporas and homonationalisms
Writing queer histories
Analyzing queer labor and immigration
Responding to the challenges of translation and access

We invite scholars and activists to submit paper proposals (no more than 500 words) or complete panels (of no more than three/four papers) that address questions like these from various perspectives. English is the primary language of the conference, and we will accept submissions in Spanish and French. Please submit paper proposals or panel proposals electronically to

Please feel free to contact Margaret Himley ( or Andrew London (, co-directors of the LGBT Studies Program and Minor at Syracuse University, for more information or with thoughts or questions about this conference/workshop.

1) Lindenwood University, a medium-sized liberal arts university situated on a beautiful, historic campus in the St. Louis metropolitan area, invites applications for a full-time position in Spanish beginning August 2011. Seeking a strong Latin Americanist interested in teaching at all levels of a small but growing, vibrant Spanish program.

Responsibilities: Teach all levels of Spanish language, literature and culture. Teach three courses per semester and one course during the January Term, plus supervise the Foreign Language Center. Serve as an advisor, contribute to departmental administration, and participate in extra-curricular activities with the Spanish Club. Some university service required as well.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Latin American Literature. Native or near-native fluency in English and Spanish. Demonstrated excellence in teaching Spanish at the college level. Strong commitment to students and to further strengthening the Spanish program. Lindenwood places a special value on the teaching role of its faculty, and candidates for this position will be evaluated principally on the basis of their potential to be outstanding teachers.

Application materials, including a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and three letters of recommendation, should be sent electronically to: Dr. Richard Boyle, Vice President of Human Resources, Lindenwood University, Applications may also be submitted by U.S. mail at Lindenwood University Executive Offices, Attention: Richard Boyle, 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles, Missouri, 63301. Selected candidates will be interviewed during the 2011 MLA Convention. Salary is commensurate with experience. It is the policy of Lindenwood University to provide equal opportunities and reasonable accommodation to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

2) Assistant Professor 20th-/21st-Century Spanish American Literatures and Cultures
The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track entry-level Assistant Professor position in Spanish beginning August 16, 2011. We are seeking a specialist in 20th-/21st-Century Spanish American Literatures and Cultures, to teach at the Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. levels, as well as Spanish language courses. The candidate should possess native or
near-native fluency in Spanish and be able to demonstrate excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Interest in a particular area or genre is a plus. The candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2011, and must show an active interest in developing curricula that
integrate literature, culture, and language in the program. Interest in the contemporary literary scene is a plus.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three recent letters of recommendation to Spanish Search Committee, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Alabama, Box 870246, Tuscaloosa, AL
35487-0246.The search will remain open until position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This position is subject to availability of funding.

3) Assistant Professor of Spanish
Colonial Spanish American Literary and Cultural Studies

The Department of Spanish at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Spanish at the level of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Colonial Spanish American literary and cultural studies to begin August 2011. Candidates may also have secondary research interests in one or more of the following related fields: Caribbean Studies, Afro-Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Postcolonial & Gender Theory, Transatlantic and Global Studies.
Ph.D. in hand or near completion is preferred. Native/near native proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship as well as a solid commitment to undergraduate education is essential. Teaching load is five academic courses per year.
We are a department of ten colleagues, including visiting faculty, on a campus where student interest in the Spanish language and in Hispanic/Latino literatures and cultures is very high. In addition to teaching and research in our individual areas of intellectual expertise, we share the teaching of first and second-year language courses.
Davidson College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college located in the metropolitan Charlotte area. Interested candidates should complete an online application and attach a letter detailing teaching and research interests, a statement of your teaching philosophy, CV, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Candidates must also request at least three references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. Deadline for the complete application is November 15, 2010. Writing samples and teaching portfolio may be requested later. On December 12, we will begin scheduling interviews to be conducted at the MLA.
Inquiries may be directed to: Professor Magdalena Maiz-Peña, Chair of the Spanish Department at
Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.
Davidson College has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan that promises to enhance all aspects of the Davidson student’s undergraduate experience. Faculty candidates should be aware of this effort. See “For Prospective Faculty”

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