Feministas Unidas, founded in 1981, is a coalition of feminist scholars in Spanish, Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian, Afro-Latin American and U.S. Hispanic Studies.

Feministas Unidas Essay Prize


The Executive Committee of Feministas Unidas, an allied organization of the MLA, is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Fifth Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Prize competition for scholars in the early stage of their careers. The Feministas Unidas Essay Prize is awarded for an outstanding unpublished essay of feminist scholarship on women writers in the areas covered by our organization's mission: Spanish, Spanish-American, Luso-Brazilian, Afro-Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic Studies.

The purpose of the essay prize is to promote feminist scholarship on women writers by those who are entering our profession or who are in the early stages of their professional career. The prize is the product of collaboration between Feministas Unidas and the Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica. The selection committee is drawn from officers and members of Feministas Unidas and the editorial board of Letras Femeninas. Feministas Unidas reserves the right not to award the prize in a given year.

$200 and publication of the essay in the December issue of the journal Letras Femeninas.

Graduate students, instructors, lecturers and untenured assistant professors who are current or new members of Feministas Unidas are eligible to submit thier original research for the prize. The author of the winning essay must also be a member of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica at the time of publication of the essay.

An unpublished paper completed in the year 2005.
Length: 18-25 pages, double-spaced, including notes and works cited.
Format: MLA style
NOTE: Prepare according to instructions for "Anonymous Submissions"
Languages: Spanish or English
Deadline for submission: February 28, 2006
Announcement of award: April 15, 2006

200-word abstract of the essay
Author's c.v.
Submit all materials in the following ways: one hard copy and as an e-mail attachment

Mail to:
Prof. Carmen de Urioste
Dept. of Languages and Literatures
Arizona State University
Box 870202
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

e-mail: carmen.urioste@asu.edu

Visit our website at: http://www.asu.edu/clas/dll/femunida