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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Upcoming CFP, Grant deadlines March and April

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 (nuf3@psu.edu ) Yvonne Fuentes, U of West Georgia (yfuentes@westga.edu )

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 (yfuentes@westga.edu ) Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Penn State U, University Park (nuf3@psu.edu )

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 (msolino@central.uh.edu ) Sara Munoz-Muriana, Dartmouth C (sara.munoz@dartmouth.edu )

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 (sara.munoz@dartmouth.edu )

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.

Eligibility

·       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

Attending to Women, 1100-1800: Performance

September 30-October 1, 2022
Newberry Library

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 attending@newberry.org

Call for Papers MLA 2023

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

Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Penn State U (nuf3@psu.edu ) Yvonne Fuentes, U of West Georgia (yfuentes@westga.edu )

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 2022Yvonne Fuentes, U of West Georgia (yfuentes@westga.edu ) Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Penn State U, University Park (nuf3@psu.edu )

Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment (CIRGEN): Upcoming Conference

From our colleagues at the Universitat de València, working on the EU-sponsored CIRGEN project:

We are pleased to announce the programme for our Conference Gender, Modernity and the Global Enlightenment, which will take place on February 23, 24 and 25, online and in person.

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!

CIRGEN Team

ASECS Baltimore Updates

A few updates and reminders in anticipation of our upcoming annual meeting in Baltimore March 31-April 2.

Early-bird registration for ASECS in Baltimore ends today, February 7th! Here is the registration link: https://www.asecs2022.org/. You can also find the draft program, and hotel information there.

Deadline for submissions to the Graduate Student Paper prize, as well as various travel grants are coming up on February 15th. Please see our page Prizes and Grants, or contact Enid Valle.

Remember to renew your dues, or join us if you haven’t done that officially yet. See the bottom of our website menu to mail in dues, or pay via Paypal under the “Donate” button.

Lastly, be on the lookout for information about our annual IASECS meeting and dinner, to be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 in Baltimore.

Updated Draft of IASECS-involved sessions at ASECS sessions in Baltimore

This post has been updated with the addition of a pre-conference teaching workshop led by Renee Gutierrez on March 30th.

Below is a listing of IASECS member involved sessions scheduled for our upcoming meeting in Baltimore, March 31-April 2, 2022. There are some of our sessions that coincide, so let Betsy know if you’d like to see if we could move a session that you chair. Some of you may know that the MLA just ended and was not a huge success with Omicron and snow. Hopefully we will fare better in March!

Sessions with IASECS members in draft ASECS program (as of 15 Dec. 2021, please let us know if we’ve missed someone)

March 30th, 1:00-4:00

Course Revision Workshop: Inclusive Approaches that Help All Students Achieve Learning Outcomes

Session II: Thursday, 31 March, 9:45-11:15 a.m.

CFP 149: Colonial Enlightenments of Enlightened Colonialisms (page [7] of draft program): Elena Deanda-Camacho & Mariselle Melendez

Session IV: Thursday, 31 March, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

CFP 163: Eighteenth-Century Port Cities (page [14] of draft program): Karen Stolley, Valentina Tikoff, & Mariselle Melendez

Session V: Thursday, 31 March, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

CFP 170: Roundtable: Early Caribbean Currents (page [17] of draft program): Omar Miranda

Session VI, Friday, 1 April, 8:00-9:30 a.m.

CFP 58: Women and Work in the Global Eighteenth Century I (pages [19-20] of draft program): Betsy Lewis & Yolopath Hernández-Torres

Session VII: Friday, 1 April, 9:45-11:15 a.m.

CFP 35: The Eighteenth-Century Last Will and Testament I (page [22] of draft program): Pamela Phillips & Yvonne Fuentes

CFP 58.1: Women and Work in the Global Eighteenth Century II (pages [22-23] of draft program): Betsy Lewis

CFP 174: Territoriality, language and power in the 18th-century Ibero-American World (page [24] of draft program) IASECS-sponsored session Cathy Jaffe & Gabriela Villanueva Noriega

Session X: Saturday, 2 April, 9:45-11:15 a.m.

CFP 87: North and South: Mapping the Eighteenth-Century Idea of Europe (pages [34-35] of draft program): Hazel Gold, Monica Bolufer, and Clorinda Donato

Session XI: Saturday, 2 April, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

CFP 147: The Unproductive—Sexualities (page [40] of draft program): Elena Deanda

Session XII: Saturday, 2 April, 3:45-5:15 p.m.

CFP 147: The The Eighteenth-Century Last Will and Testament II (page [40] of draft program): Pamela Phillips

ASECS Baltimore Paper Proposal Deadline Extended to October 8th

The Baltimore Program Committee has extended the deadline for submitting abstracts to session organizers through Friday, October 8th. We hope this will allow ample time for folks who have simply been overburdened at the start of this uncertain semester to apply to session organizers. 

IASECS involved sessions and their organizers are listed below. Please consider submitting your paper, and pass around this info to colleagues and students you think may be interested.

  • (Session 174) Territoriality, language, and power in the 18th-Century Ibero-American world. Catherine Jaffe, Texas State, University, cj10@txstate.edu. This is our official IASECS session.
  • (Session 35) The Eighteenth-Century Last Will and Testament. Pamela Phillips, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, phillips.pamela@gmail.com(Session 46)
  • Trial by Combat: Paper, Pen, or Pistol. Yvonne Fuentes, yfuentes@westga.edu
  • (Session 58) Women and Work in the Global Eighteenth Century. Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, University of Mary Washington, elewis@umw.edu
  • (Session 81) Queerness as Contagion in Iberian and Latin American Literature Mehl A. Penrose, U of Maryland, mpenrose@umd.edu
  • (Session 84) Out of the Shadows: Other Gothic Visions. Kathleen Fueger, Independent Scholar/Chapter 3 Copyediting & Translation, kmfueger@gmail.com
  • (Session 87) North and South: Mapping the 18th-Century Idea of Europe. Hazel Gold, Emory University, hgold@emory.edu
  • (Session 143) Castrati: Science, Surgery, and Sexuality (Roundtable). Clorinda Donato, California State University, Long Beach, Clorinda.Donato@csulb.edu
  • (Session 149) Colonial Enlightenments or Enlightened Colonialisms. Elena Deanda, edeanda2@washcoll.edu
  • (Session 163) Eighteenth-Century Port Cities Karen Stolley (Emory University) kstolle@emory.edu; Valentina Tikoff (DePaul University) VTIKOFF@depaul.edu