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for an outstanding unpublished essay of feminist scholarship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
An unpublished paper completed in the year 2005.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
Submit all materials in the following ways: one hard copy and as an e-mail
Prof. Carmen de Urioste
Dept. of Languages and Literatures
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202
Visit our website at: http://www.asu.edu/clas/dll/femunida