Ámbitos Feministas Journal

Call for paper for the Fall 2017 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in Spanish, Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian, Afro-Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Hispanic and Latino Studies, invite unpublished critical essays in English, Spanish, and Portuguese on literature, film, art, plastic arts, music, gender studies, history, etc., relating to contemporary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 Original unpublished creative work (short stories, poetry) is also encouraged.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 Fall 2017  volume. More information

FemUn 2017 MLA Sponsored panel in Philadelphia


The FemUn special session during the 2017 MLA annual convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was on “Feminismos y estudios de géneros en América Latina y España: cruzando fronteras”.

Desde la concepción de un movimiento feminista masivo en la década de los 60 hasta hoy día, el concepto de qué es feminismo ha continuado evolucionando. Hoy día, este término no sólo incluye las preocupaciones de las mujeres sino también las de todos los géneros. Las discusiones más recientes (Butler, Ludmer, Olea, etc.) sugieren que el concepto de género mismo no siempre tiene fronteras fijas. El propósito de este panel es explorar cómo estas nociones de feminismos y de géneros cruzan no sólo cuerpos sino también las fronteras nacionales, regionales, étnicas, culturales, etc.

FemUn 2017 NeMLA Sponsored panel in Baltimore


Feministas Unidas panel in Baltimore will be "The Female Body in the Public Realm: Territory for Political and Religious Wars (FemUn Panel)" As globalization settles in across the planet, the female body continues to be the territory par excellence where political and religious wars are fought. From the Balkan war to the femicides of Ciudad Juárez and the women facially disfigured by acid throwing, the female body continues to be perceived as a threat in the public sphere. This panel explores scholarly ideas on feminist conceptualizations of the female body in the public realm in Spanish-speaking societies dealing with political or religious wars. This discussion has relevance because expressions of violence against the female body continue to happen every day.

The conference will take place on March 23-26, 2017 in Baltimore, MD, hosted by The Johns Hopkins University.

2016 Feministas Unidas Essay Prize

The Executive Committee of Feministas Unidas Inc. is pleased to announce the winner of the 13th FemUn Graduate Students Essay Contest: Vera Coleman, Ph.D. candidate in the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University-Tempe, for her essay "El huso en el centro del universo: el entrelazamiento cuántico en la poesía visual de Cecilia Vicuña."

Now accepting essays for the 14th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize competition for graduate students. More information

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