Professional Meetings

FemUn at MLA SAMLA and NeMLA meetings 


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 Modern Language Association. Meetings of the Executive Committee may be called at any time.

The 2021 annual meeting of Feministas Unidas Inc. will take place during the 2021 MLA annual convention in Toronto. The meeting is open to all current members of the coalition. Time and date TBA.

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

FemUn 2021 MLA Panel Toronto, Canada, January 2021

Feminist Genealogies: This session explores the way in which female authors and filmmakers in the Luso-Hispanic world develop genealogies of mutual reliance and support that inspire each other in their creative work. More information TBA.

FemUn 2020 SAMLA Panel Boston, Massachusetss, March 5-8, 2020

Fluid Identities in the Globalizing World Chair: Olga Bezhanova, Southern Illinois University  

Part I:

  • "Bodies and Bodily Fluids: Porous and Hybrid Subjectivities in the Work of Cristina Fernández Cubas" Karina Walker, Hartwick College
  • "Fluid Identities and Surveillance Capitalism" Olga Bezhanova, Southern Illinois University
  • "La estirpe de la mariposa and Women's Place in Spanish National Historiography" Julia Baumgardt, Marian University

Part II:

  • "Black Feminist, Identity, and Narrative in Colombia" Yesenia Escobar, Temple University
  • "Identidad híbrida en la narrativa de mujeres escritoras hispanas: Marruecos y Guinea Ecuatorial" Edurne Beltran de Heredia, Arizona State University
  • "Colores queer: más allá del binarismo de género en El bebé verde de Roberta Marrero" Ester Hernández Esteban, Florida State University

FemUn 2021 NeMLA Panel, Philadelpia, PA March 11-14, 2021

Feminist Theory and Art Between Tradition and Innovation:  Feministas Unidas Inc. invites you to join our panel on artistic and theoretical contributions by female and feminist artists in the Hispanic world. In our panel we will discuss the ways in which the current generation of feminist artists and theorists shapes feminist discourse and transforms it to suit the needs of this time in history. Which feminist traditions are worth preserving and which will have to be displaced as a result of our evolving understanding of the complexities of female marginalization? What kind of artistic and theoretical innovations serve the goals of feminism?

Submit abstracts at the NeMLA website ( before September 30, 2020. Inquiries about the FemUn panel should be addressed to Olga Bezhanova (