Feministas Unidas Newsletter

Fall 2019 39.2

Newsletter Fall 2019 39.2

Feministas Unidas: Self-nominations for Vicepresident

All active members are invited to consider nominating themselves to serve on the Executive Board. Self-nominations are due by October 30, 2019.

Please send an e-mail self-nomination to: Marta Boris Tarré <martab@uidaho.edu> y a Olga Bezhanova obezhan@siue.edu In this email, please include the following:

-Subject Header: “Self-Nomination”

-Body of Email Line 1: Your name

-Body of Email Line 2: The position being considered (Vice-President or Editor/s) -Body of Email Line 3: A brief statement

Thank you for considering this call to serve!

Tina Escaja, President, Feministas Unidas, Inc.


Adela Zamudio Essay Prize

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Adela Zamudio Prize for the best published article by a member of Feministas Unidas in the areas of feminist studies, gender studies, queer studies and studies related to works of literature and cinema by female authors:

First Prize: Alejandra Aguilar Dornelles (Albany-SUNY) for her essay “Activismo, literatura y cambio social en el Caribe hispano: aproximación en tres movimientos.”

Second Prize: Lorraine Ryan (University of Birmingham): “Maternal Identities and Abject Equivalence in Biutiful.

The awards will be presented at the Annual Congress of the MLA in Seattle in January of 2020 or by mail in case the winners will not be attending the conference.

The winners of 2018 were:

First Prize: Dr. Sharon Keefe-Ugalde (Texas State University) for her essay: "Las poetas de la generación del 50 y la imaginería indumentaria".

Second Prize: Dr. Rebecca M. Bender (Kansas State University) for her essay: "Fashion, Ekphrasis, and the Avant-Garde Novel: Carmen de Burgos's La mujer fantástica (1924)".

The rules of the 2020 Adela Zamudio Prize contest are as follows:

1. The article has to have been published between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 in a peer-reviewed journal.

2. The author has to be a member of Feministas Unidas.

3. The article should be written in Spanish, English, or Portuguese.

4. Please send a scanned copy of the article by Sep. 15, 2020 as it appeared in the journal (or a link to the article in case of an online publication) and a PDF version that does not contain the author’s name. The scanned copy and the PDF should be sent as attachments to Olga Bezhanova (obezhan@siue.edu) who will then forward the articles to the members of the jury.

The winners will receive a year of free membership in Feministas Unidas, a certificate of having won the contest, and a monetary prize of $400 (USD) for the winner and $200 (USD) for the runner-up.

The award will be presented at the Annual Congress of the MLA in Chicago in January of 2021 or by mail in case the winners will not be attending the conference.

The awarding of the prizes remains at the discretion of the jury.

FemUn MLA 2020:
Intervenciones feministas en la era digital

MLA Seattle, 9-12 January, 2020

El campo de las humanidades en la era digital, revolución tecnológica, inteligencia artificial, Big Data, entre otras, conlleva a utilizar componentes tecnológicos con el fin de expander el conocimiento a través de nuevas formas de investigación, el surgimiento y desarrollo de otras preguntas, además de intervenir con formas alternativas dentro de este campo de estudio.


Esta mesa tiene como objetivo dialogar en cómo la incorporación de intervenciones feministas (prácticas, teorías y/o metodologías) con la tecnología (componentes digitales) han permitido a resistir y/o desafiar sistemas patriarcales dentro y fuera de la academia y que el feminismo permee distintas esferas de la vida a través del proceso de análisis, creación de proyectos/plataformas, así como posteriormente en la interpretación de los resultados. Esto conlleva a reflexionar en ¿cómo las interveciones feministas con el uso de la tecnología influyen en el presente y el futuro de las humanidades?, ¿cuáles valores deben de ser esenciales en estas formas de estudios y cuáles deben de incluirse?, ¿que proyectos son un ejemplo de estas intervenciones? y ¿cómo la tecnología ha ayuda a expander los estudios feministas?

Direct questions about the panel to Sylvia Fernandez <sferna109@gmail.com> and Tina Escaja <tina.escaja@uvm.edu>.

Must be a member of MLA and Feministas Unidas, Inc. in order to present at the conference.

Ámbitos Feministas Journal

Call for papers for the Summer 2020 Issue

The editors of Ámbitos Feministas, a multidisciplinary journal of criticism pertinent to current feminist issues in Spanish, Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian, Afro-Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Hispanic and Latino Studies, invite unpublished critical essays in English, Spanish, and Portuguese on literature, film, art, plastic arts, music, gender studies, history, etc., relating to contemporary Hispanic/Luso/Latina women writers and artists. Original unpublished creative work (short stories, poetry) is also encouraged. The accepted papers will appear in the Summer 2019  volume. More information

Feministas Unidas Essay Prize Competition

We are pleased to announced the winer of the 2018 (16th) Feministas Unidas Essay Prize Competition: Paola Uparella from the University of Notre Dam was selected for her essay titled: “Guaman Poma y la güergüenza colonial.” Congratulations!

Now accepting essays for the 17th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize competition for graduate students. More information

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