Call for papers

Program [pdf]

One of the main objectives of The International «Exceptional Woman» Conference: the 50 Year Anniversary Doctorate for Saint Teresa of Avila is to offer a framework for encounter, dialogue and scientific debate. For this reason, we have reserved time during the conference for the presentation of original academic papers or research by participants from around the world. Here are the following guidelines for those interested in doing so.


  1. All academic papers and research must be original and submitted in either Spanish or English.
  2. Research will be accepted that is reflective in nature such as that of theoretical revisionism, empirical inquiry or analysis. All research must be related to the following conference topics or themes.
    1. Spiritual theology. Mysticism in the academic context of the XX and XXI centuries.
    1. Women and Church.
    1. Connections, parallels and contrasts between Saint Teresa of Ávila and other Doctors of the Church.
    1. New Evangelization.
  3. Those interested in presenting their academic research at this Conference must do so before 10 January 2021 by sending an email to: Each interested participant must include the following: author(s) name(s), academic institution(s), address, email, title of academic research or paper (maximum 500 characters including spaces), key words (maximum 4) and topic or theme (see above list). 
  4. The written version of the academic paper or research for publication should be submitted to the Conference organizers before 10 March 2021. Please send document file as an attachment to: If said document file exceeds permitted attachment size, Winrar or Winzip files will be accepted. The name for the file should appear as follows: Last name(s)-Name(s) (yymmdd). Example: García Gómez-Pedro (150420)
  5. The Scientific Committee of the Conference will send a written response to those who have submitted their academic paper or research before 25 March 2021. The Conference response will indicate whether or not submission of research has been accepted and also whether or not it will be presented during the Conference. If this is not possible from an organizational point of view, then said submission will be published directly in the Conference memoranda and records.


  1. The Scientific Committee of the Conference will select among the accepted submissions those academic papers that will be presented at the conference itself. However, all accepted submissions, whether or not they were chosen to be presented at the conference, will be published in the Conference memoranda and records.
  2. The presentation of the chosen academic papers and research can be done either “in-person” or virtually (online).
  3. Those participants chosen to present their research will have 12 minutes to do so.
  4. The presentation or reading of a participant’s research is personal and non-transferable. In the case of several authors collaborating on any given research, one author should be designated or selected to present this research, whether it be in-person or virtually.
  5. To be able to present an academic paper or research, one must be registered as a participant in the Conference.


I. Text

1.   Submit the original in Word format (Windows or Mac), Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12;

      Line spacing: 1,5.

      Textual citations of more than 3 lines in separate paragraph, Font: Times New Roman; Size: 11;   

      Line spacing: 1;

      Footnotes, Font: Times New Roman; Size: 10; Line spacing: 1.

2.   The written length of academic papers or research cannot exceed 45,000 characters including spaces,   

       textual charts, tables, graphs, illustrations etc., footnotes and bibliography, (approximately 15  


3.   The following should appear on the first page of the academic paper or research: Title in bold

      Roman type, followed by name(s) of author(s), academic institution(s), postal address, e-mail

      followed by a summary of 500 characters with spaces and key words (maximum 4) in Spanish and


4.   All written submissions of research must include footnotes and bibliography. 

5.   The charts, tables, graphs and illustrations are to be numbered consecutively or sequentially and     

       located within the text itself.

  • Epigraphs/Summaries or Headings and Citations:


Epigraph 2 Bold Roman Type

Epigraph 3 Italicized Roman Type

  • Citations:
  • In-text citations that are longer than three lines should be indented 2 centimeters, and the right margin should be justified (evened off) along with the rest of the text. There should be a blank line space before and after the citation and no quotation marks are needed.
    • Use ellipsis or three dots within brackets when there is missing text within a citation […].
    • For citations within the text, Spanish style or angular quotation marks are to be used: « »; if within this citation there is another one, use English style quotation marks: “ ” , when there is a need to use other quotation marks, use the single style ones: ‘ ’.
    • Except for relevant phonetic reasons, use modern accepted spelling or orthography for all words and titles, unless there is a significant reason nor to do so.

II. Bibliography


  • Place footnote or citation markers before commas, semi-colons and periods and after quotation marks, parentheses and exclamation or question marks (¡!¿?). The footnote or citation number should be placed above.
  • Do not cite one footnote within another as numbering will be altered in the editing of the text.
  • When citing the first reference to a work, see following examples:

BOOKS: Abbreviated Name(s) Last Name(s), Italicized title of work, Editor(s) [or Trans., etc. if necessary], Place, Publisher(s), (Collection and number within parentheses if necessary), date, volume(s).


L. de Góngora, Antología poética, ed. de Antonio Carreira, Madrid, Castalia (Castalia didáctica, 13), 1986.

Bataillon, Erasmo y España, trad. de Antonio Alatorre, México-Buenos Aires, FCE, 1950, 2 vols.

M. Bataillon, Erasmo y España, trad. de Antonio Alatorre, México-Buenos Aires, FCE, 1950, pp. 294-296. [if there is a reference to concrete page(s)]

S. G. Morley y C. Bruerton, Cronología de las comedias de Lope, Madrid, Gredos (BRH, Tratados y Monografías, 11), 1968.

M. Vitse, Segismundo et Serafina, Toulouse, Presses Universitaires du Mirail (Anejos de Criticón, 12), 1999, 2a ed. rev. y aum. (1a ed. 1980).

M. de Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. Juan Antonio Pellicer, en Madrid, por Gabriel de Sancha, 1797-1798, 5 vols. (; consultado: 06/06/2014).

When citing or referencing various editions and it is necessary to specify which one, please include date. Date should also be included for editions before 1800.


M. de Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. 1998, vol. I, p. 234. (=3 CERVANTES, Miguel de, Don Quijote de la Mancha, dir. Francisco Rico, Barcelona, Crítica, 1998, 2 vols.) 

M. de Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. 1910, vol. III, p. 234. (= CERVANTES, Miguel de, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. de Francisco Rodríguez Marín, Madrid, Atlas, 1910, 6 vols.)

M. de Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. 1605, p. 234. (= CERVANTES, Miguel de, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, en Madrid, por Juan de la Cuesta, véndese en casa de Francisco Robles, 1605.)

ARTICLES: Abbreviated Name(s), Last Name(s), «Title in Roman type» (use Spanish or angular quotation marks around title « »), Magazine or Periodical in italics, Number (use Roman or Arabic numerals,) (Year) within parentheses, pp.


E. J. Gates, «New light on the Antídoto against Góngora’s Pestilent Soledades», Publications of the Modern Languages Association of America, LXVI (1971), pp. 746-764.

R. Jammes, «Études sur Nicolás Antonio: Nicolás Antonio commentateur de Góngora», Bulletin Hispanique, LXII (1960), pp. 16-42.

A. Sánchez Jiménez, «Furor, mecenazgo y enárgeia en la Arcadia (1598): Lope de Vega y los frescos de Cristoforo Passini para el palacio del Gran Duque de Alba», Etiópicas. Revista de Letras Renacentistas, 10 (2014), pp. 55-110 (; consultado: 06/06/2014).

COLLECTED WORKS: Abbreviated Name(s), Last Name(s), «Title in Roman type» (use Spanish or angular quotation marks around title « »), then state in which collection: Collection Title in italics, Editor(s) of Collection, [Non-abbreviated Name(s), Last Name(s)], Place, Publisher(s), Year, pp.


J. M. Blecua, «Una nueva defensa e ilustración de la Soledad primera», en Hommage to John M. Hill. In memoriam, ed. Walter Poesse, Bloomington, Indiana University, 1968, pp. 113-122.

J. Oleza, «Estudio preliminar» a Lope de Vega, Peribáñez y el comendador de Ocaña, ed. de Donald McGrady, Barcelona, Crítica (Biblioteca Clásica, 53), 1997, pp. IX-LV.

J. A. Pascual, «La edición crítica de los textos del Siglo de Oro: de nuevo sobre su modernización gráfica», en Estado actual de los estudios sobre el Siglo de Oro. Actas del II Congreso Internacional de Hispanistas del

Siglo de Oro, ed. de Manuel García Martín, Salamanca, Universidad de Salamanca (Acta Salmanticensis. Estudios filológicos, 22), 1993, vol. I, pp. 37-57.

A. Morel-Fatio, «Cartas eruditas del marqués de Mondéjar y de Etienne Baluze (1679-1690)», en Homenaje a Menéndez y Pelayo… Estudios de erudición española, con un pról. de Juan Valera, Madrid, Librería General de Victoriano Suárez, 1899, t. I, pp. 1-39 (; consultado: 06/06/2014)

WEB PAGES: Abbreviated Name(s), Last Name(s), Title of the Webpage in italics, Place, Publisher(s), Year(s), Link, Date consulted.


J. L. Canet y M. Haro, dirs., Parnaseo, València, Universitad de València-Estudi General, 1996-2014. (; consultado: 06/06/2014)

G. Serés, dir., Santa Teresa de Jesús, Alicante, Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, 2008.

(; consultado: 06/06/2014)


BOOKS: Abbreviated Name(s), Last Name(s), Abbreviated Title of work in italics, volume(s), pp.


de Góngora, Antología poética, p. 23.

Bataillon, Erasmo y España, vol. II, pp. 294-296.

S. G. Morley y C. Bruerton, Cronología…, p. 34.

ARTICLES OR WORKS IN COLLECTIONS: Abbreviated Name(s), Last Name(s), «Abbreviated Title in Roman type» (use Spanish or angular quotation marks around title « »), pp. 


E. J. Gates, «New light…», pp. 746-747.

R. Jammes, «Études sur Nicolás Antonio…», pp. 17-18.

III. Final Bibliographic References

All footnotes and citations must appear in a final Bibliographic Reference List at the end in alphabetical order, without any distinction between primary and secondary bibliographic references. When there are two or more bibliographic sources by the same author, list in chronological order from oldest to most recent.


PÉREZ MAGALLÓN, Jesús, En torno a las ideas literarias de Mayans, Alicante, Instituto de Cultura «Juan Gil-Albert», Diputación de Alicante, 1991.

—, «Gregorio Mayans en la historiografía literaria española», Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica, XXXVIII, 1 (1990), pp. 247-263.

—, «Góngora y su ambigua apropiación en el tiempo de los novatores», Criticón, 103-104 (2008), pp. 119-130.

List works by the same author in alphabetic order [without taking into account articles such as the or a(n)] and also in chronological order. Collections of different works should be listed according to the name(s) of the editor, collector or coordinator and follow the same criteria just outlined.


CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA, Pedro, El alcalde de Zalamea. Edición crítica de las dos versiones (Calderón de la Barca y Lope de Vega, atribuida), ed. de Juan Manuel Escudero, Madrid-Frankfurt am Main, Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 1998.

—, El castillo de Lindabridis, ed. de Victoria B. Torres, Pamplona, EUNSA, 1987.

—, Céfalo y Pocris, ed. de Alberto Navarro, Salamanca, Almar, 1979.

—, Céfalo y Pocris, en Comedias burlescas del Siglo de Oro, ed. de Ignacio Arellano, y otros, Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1999, pp. 311-421.

AZAUSTRE GALIANA, Antonio y Santiago Fernández Mosquera, coords., Compostella aurea. Actas del VIII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro (AISO), Santiago de Compostela, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2011, 1 CD.

SERÉS, Guillermo, dir., Santa Teresa de Jesús, Alicante, Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, 2008 (; consultado: 06/06/2014) 

AUTO de Tamar, ed. de Mercedes de los Reyes Peña, en «El Aucto de Thamar del ms. B2476 de la Biblioteca de The Hispanic Society of America», Criticón, 66-67, 1996, pp. 383-414.

IV. Various notes

  1. Always use p. or pp. for pages and vol. or vols. for volumes or whatever other clear abbreviations to avoid ambiguities.
  2. Please do not use op. or op. cit. (or other ambiguous abbreviations). Likewise do not use vid., instead use see. Also avoid using other unnecessary Latinisms. Only use Cf.when the meaning is ‘compare’. 
  3. Always use capitalized Roman numerals (c. XVII; vol. II).
  4. All foreign words or phrases that are inserted in the text should be italicized (tempus fugitcarpe diem).


Submission of summary: Due 10 January 2021

Submission of complete academic paper or research: Due 10 March 2021

Acceptance or rejection of submission: 25 March 2021