Hi everyone. We’re looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis March 9-11, 2023. Our annual IASECS business meeting will be on Friday, March 10, followed by dinner. Stay tuned for info about the dinner.
Whether you come to St. Louis or not, please remember to pay your IASECS and ASECS Dues. To pay the IASECS dues, just hit the “Donate” button on the left hand menu. That will take you to a paypal site where you can pay your $20 dues, and add a donation if you wish. We suggest at least $1 to cover the transaction fee.
Please see below a message from Cathy Jaffe, who is on the ASECS Executive Board about the St. Louis conference, ASECS dues, and volunteering for an ASECS committee:
Dear IASECS colleagues,
I hope everyone’s semester or term is off to a good start.
Our ASECS conference in St. Louis is approaching and it is very important that everyone pay their ASECS dues and register. Make your reservation at the conference hotel, because ASECS will lose money if we don’t meet our block of rooms.
ASECS depends on our membership dues! Even if you’re not able to attend the conference, you need to stay current with ASECS dues to continue to have access to ECCO, receive news and other programming, apply for awards, and vote in elections.
Join, renew, or check your membership status here: https://www.asecs.org/asecs-membership
How can YOU make a difference to our field? ASECS really wants to diversify committee membership. The Steering Committee has asked me to reach out especially to our wonderful IASECS members so that our field and interests are represented on these important committees.
If you would be willing to volunteer for a committee, you can sign up here: https://www.asecs.org/volunteer
Looking forward to seeing everyone in St. Louis in March!
ASECS Executive Board, 2020-2023.
We were saddened to learn recently of the death of IASECS founder and cheerleader, Ted Braun, in December 2022.
Here is a link to a nice piece about Ted, his life, and career from the Voltaire Foundation:
October 12, 2022 4-5pm, via Zoom
In attendance: Elena Deanda, Luis Ramos, Mehl Penrose, Hazel Gold, Karen Stolley, Enid Valle, Betsy Lewis
This meeting of members of the IASECS Executive Board plus volunteers appointed at the Business Meeting in Baltimore met virtually via Zoom to discuss amendments to the IASECS Constitution to allow for virtual business meetings in the future.
Elena Deanda (IASECS President) circulated a google doc copy of the current constitution, with suggested wording for prior comment. The members in attendance at the Zoom meeting went through the suggested changes and comments on the document, which we will present at the next IASECS Business meeting in St. Louis. If passed by the membership present in St. Louis, these changes will allow for conducting business and elections in person or virtually in the future. Elena circulated recordings of the meeting and the google doc again to members who were not able to attend the virtual meeting.
The group also discussed ways to encourage more graduate student and young scholar participation in IASECS, as well as more collaboration with international colleagues. Ideas included increasing the number or size of travel grants, hosting virtual presentations (possibly jointly with international colleagues), and extending a travel award to an international scholar.
The group agreed to meet again in mid-November and mid-January, and to send out a formal motion to amend the constitution to the membership in February, ahead of our in-person business meeting March 10, 2023 in St. Louis, when we will vote on the changes.
The latest issue (45.2) of Dieciocho Hispanic Enlightenment is available. Here is the direct link: https://dieciocho.uvacreate.virginia.edu/45.2/. Articles include:
Jaffe, Catherine M. and Elisa Martín-Valdepeñas Yagüe. “Enlightenment Utility and Feminine Community: The Junta de Damas de Honor y Mérito of the Real Sociedad Económica Matritense.” 191-214.
Ruiz Hernández, Óscar. “Aberraciones ilustradas: Economía, educación moral y discapacidad en el teatro español de finales del dieciocho.” 215-242.
Cebrián, José. “Texto crítico de La toma de Granada de Viera y Clavijo.” 243-284.
Salas Salgado, Francisco. “La presencia del mito clásico en El beso de Abibina de Graciliano Afonso Naranjo.” 285-306.
Carrillo-Marquina, María. “Cajitas de rapé: Miniature Social Landscapes and Imperial Dreaming.” 307-322
Given the impact of Hurricane Ian on colleagues’ lives on the East Coast, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies has decided to extend the deadline for submissions for the spring conference in St. Louis to Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 11:59pm ET. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtl9cr9H0cMQFyDmvJWqHB3tBXzGBV4sr2uyIU2KOM7QRceQ/viewform
The deadline to submit session proposals for the 2023 ASECS Annual Meeting has been extended to Tuesday, June 21. For submission information and instructions visit: https://www.asecs.org/2023-call-for-session-proposals. The Annual Meeting will take place in St. Louis, March 9–11, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, MO. The room rate will be $165/night. ASECS will share reservation details in the fall.
Our in-person conference in Baltimore is less than two weeks away! Read below for some very important information about the IASECS Business Meeting and Dinner, as well as some other good stuff!
Our annual business meeting will be Friday, April 1, from 1-2pm in room Key 10. This is during a lunch break, so bring you lunch with you if you like! At the business meeting we will elect new officers and brainstorm about sessions for 2023. Let me know if you have any agenda items. I will try to post an agenda on our website by the Monday, March 28th.
Later Friday there is also an ASECS and Affiliate Societies Bar at 6pm in the South Foyer.
The IASECS Dinner will be Friday, April 1, at 7:30pm at the Peruvian restaurant Puerto 511. We have a $69 fixed menu with 6 ‘entradas’, with vegetarian and vegan options. It is BYOB so plan accordingly. Please RSVP via the form by Friday March 25th if you intend to join us. All IASECS members and friends are welcome!
Lastly if you filter the program on the ASECS app for “Spanish” you will find our IASECS involved sessions listed.
RSVP for the IASECS Dinner:
CFP to MLA 2023 (San Francisco) DUE TODAY 3/15:
Dissent and Dissension in Spanish and Iberian Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literary and Visual Texts. We invite abstracts that explore dissent & dissension at the micro/macro levels. Examples include actors, artists, artisans, craftsmen, writers who pushed back against decrees & social norms while expressing dissent or dissension. 250-word abstracts. Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 15 March 2022. Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Penn State U (email@example.com ) Yvonne Fuentes, U of West Georgia (firstname.lastname@example.org )
The Power of Ridicule in Spanish and Iberian Political Satire of the 18th and 19th Centuries We invite 250-word abstracts that explore satire’s function as preserver of the established order; or that question whether it conserves important structures while allowing the collective a therapeutic release of tension. Is satire inherently subversive? Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Yvonne Fuentes, U of West Georgia (email@example.com ) Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Penn State U, University Park (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Eterno provocador: Reading Spain with Goya We invite 250-word abstracts that explore the figure of Francisco de Goya as a critical reader of the 18th-19thcenturies and a world in crisis. Topics might include illness, violence, death, political repression, working conditions. Deadline for submissions: Friday, 18 March 2022
Maria Elena Soliño, U of Houston (email@example.com ) Sara Munoz-Muriana, Dartmouth C (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Childhood in 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian Culture We invite abstracts that explore childhood, infancy and adolescence in literary and visual representations; failures of the education system; nature vs. nurture; games and toys; children as subjects in culture, politics, and medicine; parenting; gender.
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 15 March 2022 Sara Munoz-Muriana, Dartmouth C (email@example.com )
UT – LA Studies Travel Fellowship due March 21
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at The University of Texas at Austin announces the availability of travel fellowships for faculty from community colleges and qualified Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the U.S. to conduct research at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, one of the premier libraries in the world focused on Latin America. In accordance with Title VI National Resource Center guidelines, this funding is limited to projects that focus on countries in Latin America, and does not include the United States and Puerto Rico.
· PhD from an accredited institution preferred; MA or equivalent considered for faculty of community colleges
· Current faculty appointment at a community college or qualifying MSI*
· Research and teaching interest in Latin America
Applications are due on or before 5:00 PM CST on Monday, March 21, 2022. Please submit applications, in PDF format only, by e-mail to Luis Baeza.
Newberry Library Conference, CFP due April 15
September 30-October 1, 2022
We welcome proposals for workshop sessions. The extended submission deadline is Friday, April 15, 2022.
Workshops are 90-minute sessions organized by a group of two to four leaders who circulate readings, questions, and other materials in advance through the conference website. Leaders spend no more than twenty minutes framing the issues and opening up the conversation, then facilitate active participation and focused discussion. The best workshops are often comparative and interdisciplinary, and all allow participants to share information, pass on knowledge, ask advice, and learn something new. All workshop organizers are expected to register for, attend, and participate in the entire conference, not just their workshop.
For more information about the conference, including a list of plenary speakers and information about submitting a workshop proposal, please visit the conference website here: https://www.newberry.org/09302022-attending-women-1100-1800-performance
If you have any questions about the conference, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
From our IASECS member, Yvonne Fuentes:
Here are two CfP for MLA 2023. Send an abstract and join us!
Dissent and Dissension in Spanish and Iberian Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literary and Visual Texts
We invite abstracts that explore dissent & dissension at the micro/macro levels. Examples include actors, artists, artisans, craftsmen, writers who pushed back against decrees & social norms while expressing dissent or dissension. 250-word abstracts.
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 15 March 2022
The Power of Ridicule in Spanish and Iberian Political Satire of the 18th and 19th Centuries.
We invite 250-word abstracts that explore satire’s function as preserver of the established order; or that question whether it conserves important structures while allowing the collective a therapeutic release of tension. Is satire inherently subversive?
Despite many emails from the ASECS office, only about 15% of members have voted so far! Please vote in the ASECS elections, which close February 28 at 11:59pmET.
The ballot is available at this link (https://vote.press.jhu.edu/asecs/election/6).
To vote, login on the left side of the webpage with your membership number and password.
If you do not know your membership number, visit https://asecs.press.jhu.edu/membership/forgot-username to have it emailed to you.
If you still have issues, please email email@example.com.
From our colleagues at the Universitat de València, working on the EU-sponsored CIRGEN project:
Venue: Facultat de Geografia i Història. Salón de Grados (1st floor).
Avinguda Blasco Ibáñez, 28. 46010 València (Spain).
Attendance is free, but please register here by the 20th whether you plan to attend online or in person (please note that places are limited).
We are looking forward to seeing many of you soon!