Professional Opportunities


Colleagues: This is a call for your scholarly publications. I am writing a review article to survey peer-reviewed scholarship that appeared from 2005-present on Latin American feminist literary criticism and gender studies approaches to Latin American literary criticism. Recent articles or those that appeared in regional journals may not show up in JSTOR and MUSE, so the purpose of this call is to capture all relevant sources. I would be grateful to receive a PDF of peer-reviewed work at my OU address, which is lagrecaATouDOTedu. Even if the work is archived and you want to ensure it is considered, feel free to send it along. Subject line "REVIEW ARTICLE" will be helpful. I WELCOME FORWARDING THIS CALL TO LISTSERVES AND/OR OTHER COLLEAGUES. Many, many thanks for your kind consideration and I hope you are having a productive and relaxing summer! -Nancy LaGreca



Call for papers: Gone with the WindSubmission deadline:December 1, 2017. The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue that explore this iconic film: responses to the film from reviewers and famous writers in non-English speaking countries; the film and World War II; the ways the film has been reinterpreted in other media; recasting gender/racial roles; etc. Submit manuscripts online at, where guidelines and the full call for papers can also be found. The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture, including the Caribbean and Latin America.







Tía Tula Spanish School in Salamanca, in collaboration with the Government of Spain (Junta de Castilla y León), organizes a ScholarshipProgram of one week during summer 2017 for Spanish teachers in the US at high school, college or university level, with Spanish teacher training/ refresher course, accommodation, cultural activities, and travel insurance included. They will be granted on a first-signed, first-served basis. It is a very complete program with an optional Spanish Culture and Conversation Course.

Usually, teachers are awarded with professional development credits towards license renewal with this program by their school district. Since it depends on district regulations, we highly recommend consulting the school district.

In the past two summers, teachers had an amazing time in Salamanca meeting other Spanish teachers, finding new methodology and resources for class, and visiting Spain and Europe during holidays!

For further information and applications, please visit:






Special Issue Call for Papers:

Foodways in the South


Guest Editor: Angela Jill Cooley, Minnesota State University


Publication Schedule: Volume 56, no. 1 (Fall 2018)


Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017


The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue on foodways in the South. We are interested in interdisciplinary scholarly articles, unpublished archival materials, and photo essays that examine how food and drink, and the culture, literature, and practices surrounding them, express the ethos of the South. We are looking for articles that encompass a broad chronology from the 16th to 21st centuries. Some topics that would fit this issue include foodways in the Global South, food justice initiatives, food and intersectional feminism, LGBTQ issues surrounding food or drink, Southern chefs or cookbooks, Southern restaurants or cafes, food festivals, regional drinkways, ethnographies, literary theory, critical race theory, food and the environment, public health, and dietetics. This is not an exclusive list. We would be interested in seeing other topics related to the theme as well.


Articles should not exceed 20-25 double-spaced typescript pages in length, including all documentation. We do not consider previously published work or work being considered elsewhere. Manuscripts should be submitted by December 1, 2017, through our online submission system by clicking on the “submit article” link on our website ( Contact our managing editor with any questions about submitting through this system. For any other questions, please contact the issue’s guest editor, Dr. Angela Jill Cooley at

Job Listings



Job Ad:


Second-Year Spanish Coordinator (Five-year Renewable Term Instructor or Lecturer)

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma seeks a highly qualified and diverse applicant pool for the position of Second-Year Spanish Coordinator. This hire will lead our successful Spanish language program serving thousands of students per semester in a vibrant university town. The city of Norman, home to our flagship university, has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. For information about the department, please visit; see below for more information about OU.

The successful candidate will coordinate the second-year (intermediate) Spanish program as well as assist and collaborate with the First-Year Spanish Coordinator. The position is a 9-month faculty appointment with a five-year renewable term and carries a teaching load of 16 credit hours (4-5 classes) per year in lower-division Spanish. Coordination duties include but are not limited to: syllabus and assessment design; recruiting, supervising, evaluating and assigning experienced instructors as well as new graduate teaching assistants; planning workshops and orientations; program evaluation and revitalization; scheduling courses; and enrollment management.

Minimum requirements: M.A. in Spanish, Foreign Language Education, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field; minimum five years’ experience teaching Spanish to non-native speakers at the college level; evidence of teaching excellence; demonstrable leadership and people skills; native or near-native fluency in Spanish and excellent command of English.

Preferred qualifications: Experience coordinating a language program, ACTFL OPI certification, prior supervisory and/or management experience.

Instructions to apply:

  • Priority deadline is October 15, 2016; applications may be considered until the position is filled. Note: there is no online application for this position.
  • All application materials will be sent with subject line “Spanish Coordinator Application” via email to Dr. Grady Wray, Search Chair (; letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover.
  • Required materials:
    • A 1-2 page cover letter detailing how the candidate’s experience meets the job requirements and will enable her/him to excel in this role. Please make specific reference to: teaching excellence, leadership experience, and vision with regard to supervising others.
    • Curriculum vitae or resume.
    • MA (and PhD if applicable) transcripts.
    • Minimum 2 complete sets of recent teaching evaluations including student comments.
    • Three letters of recommendation under separate cover. At least one letter must be from a current or former teaching supervisor. All recommenders must have direct experience with the candidate’s teaching, leadership, and/or supervisory abilities.

Review of complete applications will begin shortly after Oct. 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype by early November, followed by campus interviews with short-listed candidates in late fall or early spring.


The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.


In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.


The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.