MLA Panels and Business Meeting

Feministas Unidas Inc. meets once a year at the same time and in the same place as the annual conventions of the Moderm Language Association. Meetings of the Executive Committee may be called at any time.

The 2019 annual meeting of Feministas Unidas Inc. will take place during the 2019 MLA annual convention in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting is open to all current members of the coalition. Place and time TBA.

As a MLA allied organization, every year Feministas Unidas Inc. organizes several panels on topics of interest to the coalition.

2019 MLA Panel Sponsored by Feministas Unidas Inc. Chicago, Illinois

MLA Chicago, January 4, 2019 5:15-6:30pm Sheraton Grand- Sheraton Ballroom I

Presider: Tina Escaja, U of Vermont
Respondent: Dianna C. Niebylski, U of ILlinois, Chicago

As feminist/transfeminist scholars of Hispanic Studies, we engage in constant recasting of our gender, linguistic (beyond the binary), and cultural identities. How do our experiences of textual transactions impact our self-awareness? How do we position ourselves vis-a-vis the expanding field of transfeminism and its intersection with transnational cultural studies? What can we do to ensure that our critical engagement with gender reflects itself in our relationships with constituencies outside the academy?

Panel Presentations 

1: "Genealogía transfronteriza: Resistencias femeninas a imposiciones patriarcales en la literatura de la frontera México–Estados Unidos" - Sylvia Fernandez, U of Houston

2: "Deterritorialization and Female Empowerment in the Work of Gabriela Ybarra and Edurne Portela" - Olga Bezhanova, Southern Illinois U, Edwardsville

3: "Niñas imposibles y cuerpos insumisos: Transgresiones y tránsitos de género en la poesía de María Castrejón" - Elena Castro, Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge

4: "Reimagining Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century: Transgenderism, Dictatorship, and Challenges to State Normativity in Argentina" - Aviva Kana, U of California, Santa Barbara

FemUn 2018 SAMLA Panel in Birmingham, Alabama

Nov. 2-4, 2018 Birmingham, Alabama
Chair: Ana Corbalán

Este panel de FemUn busca reprentaciones de mujeres militantes en la literatura y cine del siglo XXI. ¿Qué significa ser una feminista comprometida políticamente ahora? ¿De qué forma se puede explicar la feminización de la militancia? ¿Qué proyectos estéticos de resistencia feminista predominan en estos textos? ¿Cómo se pueden definir las narrativas de militancia feminista? ¿De qué forma se utilizan las producciones artísticas como armas revolucionarias? Estas y otras premisas semejantes serán el eje de la discusión del panel de Feministas Unidas en SAMLA. Más información: Ana Corbalán, acorbalan@ua.edu