Asociación  Internacional de Literatura y Cultura  Femenina  Hispánica

Estimada membresía,

Adjunto les hago llegar información reciente: dictamen de premios Victoria
Urbano, convocatoria AMBITOS FEMINISTAS, anuncios de puestos de trabajo,
convocatoria al Premio Montserrat Ordóñez sobre literatura femenina
colombiana y petición de Betina Kaplan.

I. PREMIOS VICTORIA URBANO
Los premios Victoria Urbano fueron anunciados en la Conferencia de la
AILCFH celebrada en Barcelona. El siguiente fue el dictamen:

En la categoría de Poesía, fue considerada ganadora Adriana Gordillo por su
serie de poemas encabezada por el poema titulado “Dibujo.”

En la categoría de Teatro, quedó galardonada Rosario M. (Montelongo) de
Swanson por su monólogo ” Metamorfosis ante el espejo de obsidiana.‰

En la categoría de Ensayo Crítico concedido a un artículo presentado en el
congreso previo de nuestra asociación, en este caso en Austin, la
galardonada es Margaret Frohlich por su ensayo „What of Unnatural Bodies?:
Liminality and Choice in Lucía Puenzo‚s XXY and El niño pez.‰

Todos estos textos serán publicados en la revista digital de la asociación,
GraFemas, y los textos en la categoría de poesía se publicarán en la
revista Letras Femeninas.

En la categoría de Ensayo para Estudiantes Graduad@s II, quedó galardonado
el trabajo titulado „La India María: Rompiendo con el estereotipo del
indígena como Œtonto‚,‰de Mariana Pineda-Dawe.

En cuanto al premio a la mejor monografía crítica, el ganador fue el
manuscrito titulado: „Trauma, memoria y cuerpo: El testimonio femenino en
Colombia (1985-2000).” La autora es Constanza López Baquero, de la
Universidad de North Florida.

Felicitaciones a l@s ganador@s.

II. AMBITOS FEMINITAS 
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Otoño 2012, Número II

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Studies, invite unpublished critical essays in English, Spanish and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 language on literature, film, art, plastic arts, music, gender
studies, History, etc., relating to contemporary Hispanic/Luso/Latina women
writers and artists for its next annual volume.
Original unpublished creative work (short stories, poetry) is also accepted.
Editorial Guidelines for Submissions:
A current membership to the coalition
Feministas Unidas (http://feministas-unidas.org) is required of all authors
at the time of submission and must be kept until the end of the process.
Manuscripts should be double-spaced and between 17-25 double-spaced pages
in length, including all notes, as well as the Works Cited. They should be
formatted using Times New Roman Size 12 and 1‰ margins.
For review purposes, originals should contain no reference to the author.
Include a one page cover letter with author‚s information: name, rank,
academic affiliation, email, postal address, essay‚s little, and a brief
bio (8-10 lines) with latest publications.
Essays in Spanish, Portuguese or English, need to conform to the most
recent versions of the MLA Style Manual and the MLA Handbook for Writers of
Research Papers.
The end notes will be at the end of the essay, and they should not be
inserted automatically. Please manually use numbers in superscript in the
text and then refer to them in the end notes section.

Submission of originals:
While we accept submissions at any time, in order
to be considered for the Fall 2012 Issue, originals need to be submitted by
November 15th. 2011.

Send original and cover letter as attachments in MS Word PC or Mac to
<ambitos.feministas@gmail.com>.

For questions or inquires write to:
Prof. Inmaculada Pertusa
Editora
Ámbitos Feministas
Western Kentucky University
<inma.pertusa@wku.edu>
Or Prof. Carmen de Urioste
Editora Asociada Ámbitos Feministas
Arizona
State University
<carmen.urioste@asu.edu>

III.  JOB POSTINGS
HOPE COLLEGE, MICHIGAN
1. Mod & Classical Langs, Holland, Michigan 49423
Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish (tenure track)

Hope College seeks an ABD or a Ph.D instructor to fill a tenure track
position in the field of Applied Linguistics, with preference given to
candidates trained in Foreign Language Pedagogy or Second Language
Acquisition. Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English are
expected.  Duties will include sharing responsibility for all levels of
Spanish language courses, teaching upper division linguistics and foreign
language pedagogy, and contributing to the General Education Curriculum.
Teaching load: Three four credit courses per semester.  Training and
experience in Technology-Enhanced Language Learning will significantly
enhance an applicant’s standing. We seek and support demonstrated
commitment to scholarship, as well as clear enthusiasm for teaching
undergraduates in both departmental and general education courses.  Rank
and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Ph.D. in hand
by August 2012.

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment
that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in
order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our
multi-cultural nation and global community.  Applications from qualified
persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons
of color are, therefore, especially welcomed.  Hope College complies with
federal and state requirements for non discrimination in employment.

Hope College is a Christian coeducational residential undergraduate liberal
arts college, affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, located in
Holland˜an attractive city of 35,000 enriched by a large Latino, Asian, and
African-American population in a rapidly growing urban area of 100,000 near
Lake Michigan, within short driving distance of Grand Rapids (over
500,000), and relatively close to Ann Arbor and Chicago.  Additional
information about Hope College can be found on the Web at http://www.hope.edu.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, three letters of
recommendation, and self-addressed, stamped postcard by November 9, 2011
to:  Dr. Maria Claudia André, Hope College, Department of Modern and
Classical Languages, Martha Miller Center, 257 Columbia Ave., PO Box 9000,
Holland MI 49422-9000.  Candidates will be interviewed at the MLA.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish (non-tenure track- three year
contract)
Hope College seeks an ABD or a Ph.D. instructor for a one year full-time
appointment with the possibility of renewal for one or two additional years
based on performance and the needs of the college. We are seeking
candidates in the field of Chicano/Latino literature with a strong interest
and experience in teaching Spanish to Heritage speakers. Native or near
native fluency in Spanish and English are expected. Training and experience
in technology-enhanced language learning are desirable. We seek and support
demonstrated commitment to scholarship as well as clear enthusiasm for
teaching undergraduates in both departmental and general education courses.
Duties will include sharing responsibility for all levels of Spanish
language courses. Teaching load: Three four credit courses per semester.
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence
with scholarly or other appropriate professional activity and should be
committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a
Christian perspective.   Ph.D. in hand by August 2012.
Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment
that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in
order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our
multi-cultural nation and global community.  Applications from qualified
persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons
of color are, therefore, especially welcomed.  Hope College complies with
federal and state requirements for non discrimination in employment.
Hope College is a co-educational, residential liberal arts college with
approximately 3,000 students, and is affiliated with the Reformed Church in
America. It is located in Holland˜an attractive city of 35,000 enriched by
a large Latino, Asian, and African-American population in a rapidly growing
urban area of 100,000 near Lake Michigan, within short driving distance of
Grand Rapids (over 500,000), and relatively close to Ann Arbor and Chicago.
Additional information about Hope College can be found on the Web at
http://www.hope.edu.
Send letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, three letters of
recommendation, and self-addressed postcard by November 9, 2012 to:  Dr.
Maria Claudia André, Hope College, Department of Modern and Classical
Languages, Martha Miller Center, 257 Columbia Ave., PO Box 9000, Holland MI
49422-9000.  Candidates will be interviewed at the MLA.

IV. PREMIO DE LITERATURA FEMENINA COLOMBIANA MONTSERRAT ORDÓÑEZ
CONVOCATORIA LASA 2012

La sección Colombia de LASA tiene el gusto de anunciar la cuarta
convocatoria del premio Montserrat Ordóñez. La sección otorgará un premio
de US $500.00 en reconocimiento a un trabajo reciente que abra nuevos
caminos y fortalezca una visión innovadora de las letras femeninas
colombianas.

Montserrat Ordóñez, profesora, investigadora y escritora fallecida en el
año 2001, trabajó durante muchos años en la Universidad de los Andes desde
donde enseñó, escribió y promovió la literatura femenina colombiana. Entre
sus obras se cuentan, La vorágine: textos críticos (Bogotá, Alianza
Editorial, 1987), una edición  de crítica de la misma novela (Madrid,
Cátedra, 1990), una selección de escritos de Soledad Acosta de Samper
(Bogotá, Fondo Cultural Cafetero, 1988) y una edición de novelas y cuadros
de la vida suramericana de la misma escritora (Bogotá, Ediciones Uniandes y
Editorial Javeriana, 2004). Como escritora publicó los poemarios, Ekdysis
(Roldanillo, Ediciones Embalaje del Museo Rayo, 1987) y De piel en piel
(París, Indigo, 2002) además de columnas y escritos en revistas y diversas
publicaciones. El premio Montserrat Ordóñez se instituyó como un legado y
fomento a la búsqueda de nuevos lenguajes de expresión literaria que
continúen el proyecto de vida de esta escritora.

PUEDEN PARTICIPAR:
Libros en las siguientes categorías: etnografías, biografías, monografías,
antologías, memorias y ensayos relacionados con la escritura femenina
colombiana en español o inglés. La fecha de publicación debe ser entre los
años 2010 y 2011.
Las obras editadas podrán ser de uno o más autores, en caso de
compilaciones o antologías.  No se aceptan manuscritos inéditos. Tanto las
casas de publicación como los/las autores/as pueden enviar propuestas.

DOCUMENTOS QUE DEBEN SER ENVIADOS:
Una copia del libro impreso debe ser enviada directamente a los tres
jurados que aparecen en el formulario. Desafortunadamente no se podrán
devolver los libros a los concursantes.

Un formulario debidamente diligenciado con información de contacto del
autor/la autora.

FECHA LÍMITE: DICIEMBRE 15 del 2011
Las propuestas ganadoras serán anunciadas en la próxima reunión de la
Sección Colombia- LASA. San Francisco, CA.  Mayo 23-26 del 2012.
Para información diríjase a <sblake@msu.edu>.

V. PETITION
Dear all,
As many of you might be aware, Georgia is one of USA southern states that
passed an “Arizona copy-cat” law. Though the harshest provisions of the law
have been upheld by the court, the general environment for undocumented
immigrants is unsettling. On top of this last year Georgia University
System’s Board of Regents decided to ban undocumented students from the
state‚s most selective universities, including the University of Georgia,
Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, the Medical College of Georgia, and
Georgia College and State University.

I am asking you to consider signing the petition to request the lift of
this ban: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/removetheborban/. A group of
organizations who support this petition will bring it to the BOR’s next
meeting.

Also as a reaction to this ban a group of volunteers, including community
members and university professors, created Freedom University with the goal
to offer college-level instruction to all academically qualified students
regardless of their immigration status. Our first course, American
Civilization I, has started two weeks ago with 35 wonderful students. If
you would like more info about this project or find out ways in which you
could collaborate, please visit http://www.freedomuniversitygeorgia.com/
or contact freedomuniversitygeorgia@gmail.com
Thanks!

Betina Kaplan

Por favor diríjanse a Elvira Sánchez-Blake (sblake@msu.edu)con información
pertinente que deseen incluir en las circulares mensuales de la Asociación.

Att,

Elvira Sánchez-Blake
Secretaria AILCFH
Associate Professor
Department of Romance and Classical Studies
Michigan State University

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