IASECS at ASECS in Toronto, 2024 Dues, Calls for Papers

We are preparing for our meeting at the ASECS annual meeting in Toronto, April 4-6

  • Meeting information, including registration and hotel, can be found on the Annual Meeting page. You can find the detailed program draft for the meeting on the Preliminary Schedule.

On Friday, April 5 we will hold our annual IASECS business meeting. Time and place TBA. We have also made dinner reservations for Friday night at 8pm at Baro. We will send out more information about both very soon.

Also, it is time to pay your 2024 IASECS dues. Dues are $20 and run with the calendar year. You can pay them via Paypal from our website https://iasecs.org, clicking the “Donate” button. Adding a bit extra will cover the Paypal processing fee. Thanks!

Lastly, two CFPs passed along by our members:

From Elena Deanda: CFP for ECASECS next fall in Lancaster, PA https://ecasecs2024conference.wordpress.com/

From Oscar Ruiz Hernández: a CFP for a special issue of the academic journal Teatro: Revista de Estudios Escénicos under the executive direction of Dr. Luis González (Connecticut College), as I am editing this special issue.

Mi nombre es Óscar Ruiz Hernández, llevo trabajando en la Universidad de Massachusetts Lowell como Lector Visitante de Español durante los últimos tres años. Mi actividad académica y profesional está enfocada en el área de teatro español de los siglos XVIII y XIX y, como tal, estoy ejerciendo en este momento como miembro del comité ejecutivo del Foro sobre España e Iberia en los Siglos XVIII y XIX de la MLA (Modern Language Association), y como Miembro General del comité ejecutivo de la Sociedad Ibero-Americana para los Estudios del Siglo XVIII (IASECS).

Hace unos meses llegué a un acuerdo con Teatro: Revista de Estudios Escénicos bajo la dirección ejecutiva del Dr. Luis González (Connecticut College) para encargarme de la edición de un volumen especial de la revista (https://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/teatro/about.html). Con este fin, he terminado recientemente de elaborar la siguiente convocatoria de estudios que formen parte de este número especial de la revista:

Más allá del canon: Teatro de la Península Ibérica e Hispanoamérica al margen de los estudios centrales académicos. Teatro periférico y de la periferia. Teatro fuera de las grandes capitales. La vida de actores y actrices invisibles. Dramaturgos poco valorados, olvidados o desconocidos. Autores y actores de etnias o comunidades culturales diversas. Obras censuradas por su temática o el momento histórico en el que surgieron. Obras que por su contenido, estructura o modo de representación no se consideren dentro del canon literario (teatro educativo en escuelas, teatro musical, teatro breve, microteatro, espectáculos callejeros, etc.).

Ahora mismo, no hay ninguna restricción geográfica o temporal en el periodo de la historia literaria (desde la Edad Media hasta la actualidad), siempre y cuando trate sobre teatro relacionado con la cultura hispana. Teniendo en cuenta los temas tratados para el volumen que edito y lo que ha publicado hasta el momento, no tengo ninguna duda de la credibilidad y calidad que su colaboración aportaría a la revista. Es por ello que me gustaría invitarle a que se una al proyecto escribiendo un ensayo que aborde uno de los temas propuestos más arriba.

Por el momento sirva como adelanto que estoy pensando en dos fechas importantes en el proceso de la elaboración del número especial de la revista:

1) Entrega de un párrafo corto (300 palabras) describiendo un borrador del contenido del artículo para el último día de abril.

2) Entrega del artículo completo (6000-10000 palabras, en español o inglés, formato MLA) para el último día de junio

La publicación del número especial se llevará a cabo si es posible en el semestre de otoño de 2024.

Le agradecería mucho se comunique conmigo en los próximos días para confirmar su interés o no, o incluso para sugerir el nombre de otro/s investigador/es que pudieran escribir un artículo al respecto. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en contactarme.

Cordialmente,

Dr. Óscar Ruiz Hernández (oscar_ruizhernandez@uml.edu)

CFP: Magical Eighteenth-Century Workshop

The Center for Eighteenth-Century-Studies has hosted a Spring Workshop every year (excepting 2020) since 2002. The typical format consists of intense discussion of pre-circulated papers and an occasional lecture, interspersed with ample opportunities for socializing and refreshment. We typically cover travel costs for all participants, who are selected by an interdisciplinary committee of scholars. It is a really great, interdisciplinary, collegial conference, and I would love to work on increasing the presence of hispanists!

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CFP: “CreadorAS en la Educación Literaria e Intercultural” Alicante, 11-13 de julio, 2024

Estimadas/os colegas

Como continuación de las tres ediciones anteriores celebradas en la Universidad de Valencia con notable éxito, el Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Estudios de Género y el Departamento de Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura de la Universidad de Alicante se complacen en anunciar elIV Congreso Internacional “CreadorAS en la Educación Literaria e Intercultural” (CICELI), que tendrá lugar en la Sede Universitaria Ciudad de Alicante entre el 11 y el 13 de julio de 2024. Les invitamos a enviar sus propuestas de participación antes del 8 de marzo de 2024.

Adjuntamos a este correo la primera circular, con las líneas temáticas principales y las fechas relevantes. Podrán encontrar la información completa del evento en la página web: https://www.ciceli.es/ 

Les agradecemos que den la máxima difusión a este mensaje y confiamos en poder disfrutar de su participación. 

Un saludo cordial,
El comité organizador

Atención a los jóvenes dieciochistas: Convocatoria IV JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE JÓVENES DIECIOCHISTAS Instituto Feijoo de Estudios del Siglo XVIII (Universidad de Oviedo)

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CFP MLA 2024 18th and 19th Century Iberian

Reminder of Calls for Papers for MLA 2024: Abstracts due March 17.

LLC 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian: Calls for Papers

Politics of Celebration in 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian Performance

We invite papers that address forms of celebration and expressions of collective joy or sorrow throu … See more

Dr. Yvonne Fuentes, PhD, U of West Georgia

Posted Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Childhood in 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish Culture

We invite papers that explore expressions of joy/sorrow through childhood in texts of Pérez Galdós a … See more

Sara Munoz-Muriana, Dartmouth C

Posted Monday, 23 January 2023

The Joy and Sadness of Traveling in 18th- and 19th-Century Spanish and Iberian Literature and Visual Culture

We invite papers addressing various forms of travel as manifested in literature and visual cultural … See more

Nicholas Wolters, Wake Forest U

Posted Monday, 30 January 2023

ASECS in St. Louis, IASECS and ASECS Dues, Join an ASECS Committee, and some sad news…

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!

Cathy Jaffe
ASECS Executive Board, 2020-2023.

Theodore E.D. (Ted) Braun 1933-2022

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:

https://voltairefoundation.wordpress.com/2023/01/19/theodore-e-d-braun-1933-2022/:

Meeting of the IASECS Executive Board, and ad hoc Committee to revise the IASECS Constitution

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.

New issue of Dieciocho, ASECS deadline for St Louis proposals extended to October 24

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

ASECS 2023 St Louis Session Proposal Deadline extended

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.

IASECS at ASECS Baltimore: Important announcements!!

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:

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