CFP MLA New Orleans 2025

MLA 2025 /LLC 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY SPANISH AND IBERIAN CALLS FOR PAPERS.


PLEASE CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN OUR FORUM-SPONSORED SESSIONS.

MASKING AND UNMASKING: 18TH-AND-19TH CENTURY SPANISH LITERATURE AND ART


WE INVITE PAPERS THAT EXPLORE MASKING/UNMASKING EITHER BY THE USE OF PSEUDONYMS THAT REVEAL UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS, OR DISGUISES AS MEANS OF SURVIVAL/BETRAYAL. PLEASE SEND A 250-WORD ABSTRACT AND 1-PAGE CV. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2024.
CONTACT: YVONNE FUENTES, UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA (YFUENTES@WESTGA.EDU )

SPOOKY SPAIN: HAUNTING IN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY IBERIAN LITERATURE AND ART


WE INVITE PAPERS THAT EXPLORE FORMS OF HAUNTING IN IBERIAN ARTISTIC REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING HAUNTED SPACES; DEATH; SACRED/PROFANE; GHOSTS AND MONSTERS; TRADITIONAL/SCIENTIFIC MODES OF THINKING; SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ANXIETIES, AMONG OTHERS. PLEASE SEND A 250-WORD ABSTRACT. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2024
CONTACT: SARA MUNOZ-MURIANA, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (SARA.MUNOZ@DARTMOUTH.EDU )

CREOLES AND CRIOLLOS: VISIBILITY OF COLONIAL SUBJECTS AND CULTURES IN LOUISIANA AND BEYOND – SPECIAL SESSION


THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY SPANISH AND IBERIAN FORUM INVITE PAPERS THAT EXPLORE THE INTERSECTIONS OR DIVERGENCES OF CREOLE AND/OR CRIOLLO CULTURES AND SUBJECTS —VISIBLE OR HIDDEN–IN ART, LANGUAGE, OR SOCIAL PRACTICES. PLEASE SEND 250-WORD ABSTRACT.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2024
CONTACT: ELIZABETH FRANKLIN LEWIS, UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON (ELEWIS@UMW.EDU )

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)

ASECS 2024 Toronto CfP

See below a message regarding the Call for Proposals for next year’s ASECS meeting

Dear ASECS members and friends,

Today’s the day! Round 2 submissions for chaired sessions for our 54th Annual Meeting (April 4-6, 2024, in Toronto) are due Monday, July 17, 2023 11:59pm ET. It’s easy to submit a session. You can find more information, including the submission form, here: Annual Meeting CfP.

The Program Committee will review sessions and we’ll send out acceptances soon thereafter.

Next up: 

Round 3, Aug. 1- Sept. 15: Open call for individual abstracts to chairs’ sessions 

Round 4, Oct. 1-15: Open call for individual papers to become part of sessions (“rehoming” abstracts that were not accepted, and inviting new individual papers) 

Make sure to check passport and visa requirements. US citizens will typically only need a valid passport for Canadian travel (check the expiration date!). Holders of other passports should check with their home countries’ state departments and the Visit Canada website for possible visa requirements.

May 2023 Announcements

ASECS Elections: Don’t forget to vote by May 23rd!

Election Slate 2023, ASECS Executive Board

As announced at the Business Meeting of the 53rd Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, the new dates for the delayed Executive Board elections are as follows:

  • March 21st-April 18th: Publish nomination slate; open petition period
  • May 9th-May 23rd: Election period.
    Use this link to log in, using your member credentials: 2023 ASECS Elections. You can retrieve your log in information or reset your password by logging in to your profile here: ASECS Membership. Note that only members in good standing (i.e. membership dues are up to date) may vote. 

IASECS member Karen Stolley (Emory U) is running for the At-Large#2 seat.

From Madeline Sutherland-Meier for the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas

Please contact Madeline for the Zoom link.

Estimados/as  socios/as, 

Es un placer anunciar el segundo encuentro de Coloquios del Hispanismo, la nueva actividad telemática de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, que tendrá lugar el miércoles, 31 de mayo de 2023, a las 20 horas (horario de Europa Central).  

El título del Coloquio es Confrontando barreras de género en el siglo XIX español: literatas, filántropas y solteronas. Participarán las profesoras Catherine Jaffe (Texas State University), Gabrielle Miller (Baylor University) y Ana Rueda (University of Kentucky).  

Les mandaré el enlace unos días antes del Coloquio y lo pondré en la página web de la AIH también. 

Espero que este e-mail les encuentre bien a todos/as. 

Un cordial saludo, 

Madeline 

Madeline Sutherland-Meier
Secretaria General, Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas

Minutes from St. Louis, Virtual Retreat

Meeting IASECS
March 10, 2023
St Louis, MO
Minutes

Attendance: Clorinda Donato, Cathy Jaffe, Oscar Ruiz Hernandez, Sahai Couso, Luis Ramos, Mariselle Melendez, Maria Carrillo Marquina, Amit Yahav, Enid Valle, Kathleen Fueger, Valentina Tikoff, Hazel Gold, Karen Stolley, Peggy Bonds, Renée Gutiérrez, Mehl Penrose, Betsy Lewis, Elena Deanda.

Reports:

Travel prizes and grants (Enid Valle): 2023 María Salgado Student Travels Grants given to María Carrillo Marquina (Tulane U), Anahit Manoukian (U California – Berkeley)

Membership and finance report (Betsy Lewis): 14 regular memberships paid in 2022. End of the year balance of $5617.

ASECS Executive Committee (Cathy Jaffe):

  • ASECS 2024 Toronto: Forthcoming two models for next ASECS meeting–A thematic panel lead by a chair (usual format) or a single paper proposal to go to a pool to be organized into panels.
  • Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture is seeking clusters for publication, David Brewer is SECC editor.

Elections of 2024 Officers

President: Mehl Penrose (University of Maryland, College Park)

Vice-President: Mariselle Meléndez (U of Illinois Urbana Champaign)

At Large Members: Luis Ramos (NYU), 1 year; Hazel Gold, (Emory University), 2 years; Oscar Ruiz Hernández (U of Massachusetts Lowell), 3 years

Executive Secretary/Treasurer (2 years): Elizabeth Lewis, (University of Mary Washington)
Immediate Past President: Elena Deanda (Washington College)
Pilar G. Sáenz Student Essay Prize & María Salgado Student Travel Grants: Enid Valle, Chair of Committee (Kalamazoo College)

Webpage editor: Elizabeth Lewis, University of Mary Washington

New Business

Amendments to the IASECS Constitution approved (see attached) : Voted to accept amendments to the IASECS Constitution to allow for virtual attendance if future ASECS meetings are held virtually.

Creation of an IASECS Endowed Fund within ASECS:

Approved making a deposit from IASECS account of $4,000 to create an IASECS endowed fund. This first deposit will be made in the 2024 ASECS fiscal year which begins July 1, 2024. It is anticipated that fund will begin generating approximately $400 a year, beginning in 2027.

This fund will require three years before funds can be disbursed. In the interim, we will continue gathering yearly dues and donations to award the essay prize and travel grants.

Kathleen Fueger reported that an anonymous donor has pledged a $1000 matching donation. We will announce this challenge after the fund has been established and begin our first fundraising campaign. Donations to the endowed fund will be tax deductible (which is not the case for current donations to IASECS).

Brainstorming for Toronto

Some preliminary ideas included the following. These will be finalized at our virtual retreat in April

a. Black Legend: Cathy and Karen
b. Triangular collaborations: African, Indigenous, and European Knowledge in the Americas.
c. Channeling the Ancients: Normative representations of classical sexualities in Enlightenment Literature (“channeling” inspired by the etymology of Toronto [Mohawk “Tkoronto” meaning channel between lakes Simcoe and Couchiching).

IASECS Virtual Retreat

IASECS is planning a virtual retreat for next Wednesday, April 26, at 5pm EDT. Check your email for the Zoom link. If you don’t receive it and would like to join us, please email or message Betsy and she’ll send the link.

Agenda for IASECS Retreat on 4/26/23

1.     Brainstorming on IASECS sessions for the ASECS conference in Toronto in 2024

2.     Online Symposium: “The Spanish and Spanish American Eighteenth-Century Lecture Series” (book presentations, thematic series, stand-alone talks, etc.) 

3.     NEH grant (discussion based on Clorinda Donato’s ASECS 2023 session)

See you in St. Louis!!

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in St. Louis in a couple of weeks. Here are some details about our IASECS involved panels and activities during the conference. See the conference program for more details and room numbers.

IASECS Business Meeting

On Friday, March 10, following our IASECS sponsored session 4:30-6pm. (see below), we will hold our annual business meeting. Please note also that there is an Affiliates Society Reception at 6pm. We’ve been invited to get a drink and some food before our meeting. Still waiting on a room assignment for the meeting, and will update this post as soon as we know. We will do our best to get through our agenda in 45 minutes.

Agenda:

  • Reports (president, secretary/treasurer/awards and grants)
  • Election of Officers
  • Proposed change to the IASECS Constitution to allow for virtual meetings. See original language and proposed changes here.
  • Brief discussion of 2024 panels for Toronto and recruitment
  • Proposal to hold “Virtual Retreat” April 24 or 25, 6-7:30pm EST to finalize session panels, discuss recruitment

To be followed by dinner at Yemanja Brasil Restaurant, 2900 Missouri Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118. Price per person $51 plus tip. See menu below.

2023-Dinner-menu

2024 IASECS-Member involved sessions in the ASECS Conference Program

Thursday, March 9:

8:00am

Session 7. What’s Love Got to Do with It? I – Marriage and Money in the Eighteenth Century . Chair: Renee GUTIÉRREZ (Valentina Tikoff)

9:45am

Session 39. Bodies in Motion in the Eighteenth Century
Chair
: Mariselle MELÉNDEZ (Elena Deanda)

4:30 pm

Session 60. Indigenous, Black, Asian and Mixed-Race Architects and Builders in the Eighteenth-century Americas
Chair
: Luis Gordo PELÁEZ, California State University, Fresno, and Juan Luis BURKE, University of Maryland

Session 69. Christianity, Religion, and Community-Building
Chair
: Kelly KAELIN (Luis Ramos)

Friday March 10

8:00am

Session 76. Roundtable: Epistolarity; Or, The Lost Art of Letter-Writing
Chair
: Catherine JAFFE

9:45am

Session 87. Race and Identity in Afro-Iberian-Latin American Literary and Visual Texts during the Eighteenth Century
Chair
: Oscar Ruiz HERNANDEZ

Session 89. Changing Course: Riverways in the Eighteenth Century
Chair: Kathleen FUEGER

4:30pm

Session 115. Ecologies and the Sublime [Science Studies Caucus]
Chair
: Thomas BEACHDEL (Elizabeth Lewis)

Session 125. Indigeneity across Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English Empires: Resistance, Negotiation and Collaboration. IASECS Official Session

Chair: Elena DEANDA-CAMACHO, Washington College
Respondent: Karen STOLLEY, Emory University

Saturday March 11

8:00am

Session 131. Building the 18th Century: Histories of Physical Form
Chair
: Janet R. WHITE, UNLV School of Architecture (Luis GORDO PELÁEZ)

9:45am

Session 149. Roundtable: Rethinking Eighteenth-century Italian Culture and Its Transnational Connections: An NEH Planning Grant Project
Chair: Clorinda DONATO, California State University, Long Beach

Reminders: ASECS Proposals Due October 3rd

See message below from the Executive Director of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

26 Sept. 2022

Dear colleagues,

I know it’s a busy time of year, and it’s easy to forget a deadline, so let me remind you: the deadline for submissions to #ASECS2023 is just a week away: Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

  • If you have already submitted an abstract, thank you so much! Chairs will be reviewing submissions through the deadline, and you’ve helped them get started on that process.
  • If you haven’t submitted an abstract yet, chairs are looking forward to seeing your abstracts and will consider all submissions through the deadline!

A couple reminders:

  • Our conference is March 9-11, 2023, and will take place at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis. We’ll update our conference website with information as we have it in addition to sending out emails: ASECS Annual Meeting
  • All applications must be submitted through our online system this year. You can find the link on our website and the list of available sessions: CfP ASECS 2023. You can upload your abstract there, or just copy/paste it in the text box. It’s very easy, and you can email the chairs if you have questions. (Email me if you have technical questions or needs!)
  • You can apply to up to two sessions. Here are some guidelines:
    • Make sure you note that you are submitting two separate applications, and that you note that you’re applying to two sessions – that will help us stay organized.
    • You can only present one paper, so if you’re accepted to two panels, you and the chairs can work together to help you select the one you participate in.
    • You may present one paper and sit on a roundtable (or any other non-panel sessions, like poster sessions and special sessions). 
  • Memberships are based on the fiscal year and not the calendar year (July 1-June 30). You can see how to renew your membership (or check the state of yours via your profile) on our membership page: ASECS Membership
  • Our Twitter and Facebook accounts are increasingly active – thank you to everyone who follows us, reposts and shares our messages, tags us, and uses the hashtag #ASECS2023 to highlight our conference!
  • I’ll be in St. Louis for a site visit Oct. 24-25, 2022. If you’re in that area, please send me an email and I’ll follow up with an invitation to get together with other colleagues.
  • I’m always happy to answer questions and get feedback on the conference or any other part of the work we do, or just to chat. Send me an email, or suggest a time we can chat on the phone or via Zoom.

Distinti saluti –

Benita

Benita Blessing, PhD | Executive Director | director@asecs.org

IASECS-involved Sessions at ASECS St. Louis 2023

The Call for Papers for the upcoming meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in St Louis, March 9-11, 2023, is out: https://www.asecs.org/2023-call-for-papers

As you consider your paper proposals, we have listed below all the sessions that involve our Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, either by topic, or organizer. Please note that session 53 is our official IASECS session.

ASECS is centralizing how proposals are made this year. There will be a virtual “How-To” session this Friday, September 2 at 11am EST. Paper proposals are due Monday, October 3rd. Please see the above link for more information and links.

IASECS involved sessions in ASECS St. Louis 2023 Call for Papers

Please note that the proposal process is different this year. 

13. “Bodies in Motion” in the Eighteenth-Century, Mariselle Meléndez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, melendez@illinois.edu 

18. Changing Course: Riverways in the Eighteenth Century, Kathleen Fueger, Independent Scholar, kmfueger@gmail.com

53. Indigeneity across Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English Empires: Resistance, Negotiation and Collaboration [IASECS Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies] Karen Stolley (Emory University) and Elena Deanda-Camacho (Washington College), kstolle@emory.edu , edeanda2@washcoll.edu

54. Indigenous, Black, Asian and Mixed-Race Architects and Builders in the Eighteenth-Century Americas, Luis Gordo Peláez, California State University, Fresno, luisgordopelaez@mail.fresnostate.edu ; Juan Luis Burke, University of Maryland, jlburke1@umd.edu 

85. Race and Identity in Afro-Iberian-Latin American Literary and Visual Texts during the Eighteenth Century, Oscar Ruiz Hernandez, University of Massachusetts Lowell, oscar_ruizhernandez@uml.edu 

104. What’s Love Got to Do with It? Marriage and Money in the Eighteenth Century, Renee Gutiérrez, Longwood University, gutierrezar@longwood.edu 

IASECS at ISECS Rome 2023

A message from IASECS member Yvonne Fuentes. Please contact her if interested.

Dear all,

I hope you are all doing well. Up to now I have four abstracts – enough to form a session. You can still send them to me until the end of next week, August 5th. Hopefully we’ll get enough for another session on the same broad topic: Whose Antiquity? Hispanic Questions and Reframing of Antiquity.

We will have to include the following information when we submit the panel(s), so please include:
Name, institutional affiliation, academic status and email
Title of your presentation
Short summary (abstract) of paper – max 300 words
Keywords – up to 6
Bionote: short biographical description of yourself in the 3rd person (max 100 words per author)