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"Letras Femeninas": The First DecadeAuthor(s): Kathleen M. GlennSource: Letras Femeninas, , Nmero Extraordinario Conmemorativo 1974-1994 (1994), p. 10Published by: Asociacion Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina HispanicaStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23022469 .Accessed: 12/06/2014 16:08Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. .Asociacion Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispanica is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize,preserve and extend access to Letras Femeninas.http://www.jstor.org This content downloaded from 185.2.32.49 on Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:08:06 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=ailcfhhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/23022469?origin=JSTOR-pdfhttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsphttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspLetras Femeninas: The First Decade Kathleen M. Glenn Wake Forest University Since its initial publication in the spring of 1975, Letras Femeninas has undergone a series of changes in design, format, and editorship. The first issues, with their olive-green covers and 70 to 80 pages, offered a blend of critical studies, review, interviews, narrative, poetry, news items, and announcements, not unlike the contents of the most recent number. Volumes 1 and 2 were edited by Eva M. Kahiluoto Rudat, of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Begin ning with Volume 3, the editorial offices moved to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where Victoria Urbano was long a professor. Volumes 3 and 4 were edited by Victoria and Kathleen Glenn, Volumes 5 through 7 by Victoria and Elizabeth Espadas. Victoria was sole editor of the next 3 volumes, until her death in October 1984. Letras Femeninas was very much Victoria's "baby." She was the one who conceived the idea of founding both the journal and the Asociacion de Literatura Femenina Hispanica. The goals of the latter, as stated in the first issue of Letras, included holding an annual meeting for the presentation of scholarly papers, publishing a journal that would be dedicated to "la literatura femenina espanola, hispanoamericana, chicana y luso-brasilena," distributing books by Hispanic women writers, publishing an anthology of short stories, and awarding two annual prizes, one in recognition of scholarly work and one in honor of creative writing. Each and every one of those goals has not been met, but nonetheless, Victoria would surely be proud of all that has been accomplished. During the first decade of its existence, the continuation of Letras Femeninas was always in jeopardy. Funding was precarious, and I suspect that the journal's survival was in large part due to Victoria's financial support. Her generosity was manifested in other ways as wel 1, such as her encouragement of young writers and critics. Despite the difficulties she faced, including failing health, Victoria remained convinced of the need to promote the study of works by Hispanic women writers. The rather frail child to which she gave birth has now grown into a healthy, thriving, and thoroughly professional adult under the leadership of Adelaida Lopez de Martinez, who has watched over and guided Letras Femeninas during its second decade. This content downloaded from 185.2.32.49 on Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:08:06 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditionshttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jspArticle Contentsp. [10]Issue Table of ContentsLetras Femeninas, , Nmero Extraordinario Conmemorativo 1974-1994 (1994), pp. 1-238Front MatterCrnica de una ilusin [pp. 7-8]"Letras Femeninas" 1974: The Beginning [pp. 9-9]"Letras Femeninas": The First Decade [pp. 10-10]Presentacin [pp. 11-11]La dama ausente en la retrica corts [pp. 13-22]Autobiografa y escritura conventual femenina en la colonia [pp. 23-30]Lo precolombino: notas sobre el dilogo disfrazado en sor Juana Ins de la Cruz [pp. 31-38]On the Double: Tres amores and the Postponement of Love in Avellaneda's Theater [pp. 39-47]Ambigedad epistemolgica en un drama de Julia Maura [pp. 49-56]Entre Eros y Logos en la poesa de Ana Mara Fagundo [pp. 57-69]Intertextualidades y diacronas en la poesa de Orietta Lozano [pp. 71-77]The Presence of Absence: Reading the Spaces in Rosario Aguilar's "El guerrillero" [pp. 79-85]La narrativa fantstica de Anglica Gorodischer: la mirada "femenina" y los lmites del deseo [pp. 87-96]Postmodernismo y teora del caos en "Cola de lagartija" de Luisa Valenzuela [pp. 97-105]Un orden en el caos: Visin crtico-narrativa de Julieta Campos [pp. 107-114]Lenguaje, ideologa y vanguardia en la poesa de Julia de Burgos [pp. 115-121]Ana Lydia Vega y la re-escritura de la historia [pp. 123-129]La nostalgia del milagro: Guadalupe Loaeza y la crnica como crtica cultural [pp. 131-137]Entre biografa y mitografa femenina: "Antonieta" de Bradu [pp. 139-146]The Construction of a Feminine Voice: Rich, Castellanos, Belli, Swir [pp. 147-155]Images of a Better World: Latina Muralists in New York [pp. 157-166]The Construction of "further, alternative signs": Notes from a Workshop in Translating Women Writers [pp. 167-175]Poemas Seleccionados [pp. 177-179]El sueo de otro sueo [pp. 181-187]Gua de la revista "Letras Femeninas": 1975-1993 [pp. 189-237]Back Matter

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