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 )

ASECS Voting Extended to Feb 28th

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 asecsoffice@gmail.com.

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

Please remember to fill out ASECS survey

As you may know, ASECS has partnered with Gladiator Consulting to undertake a survey of the Society’s membership. It is imperative that a broad cross-section of the Society’s membership complete the survey, the results of which will help set ASECS’s agenda for the future. I am writing to encourage you to complete the survey. You should have received a link through the email address associated with your ASECS account—you might need to check your SPAM filter. The subject line of the email is “ASECS Membership Survey” and it will come from sherrell@gladiatorrds.com. If you have not received the link, or have any issues, please contact asecsoffice@gmail.com.

The survey will assist ASECS in:
● understanding our member demographics, disciplines, working conditions, and
conference preferences
● shaping our mission, vision, and purpose as a scholarly organization
● understanding what is working for members and where we might enhance
member experience and benefits
● understanding membership perceptions around diversity and inclusion at ASECS
● gathering diversity and inclusion information with respect to member experience

ASECS Baltimore Session “Castrati: Science, Surgery, and Sexuality”

See message for IASECS member Clorinda Donato below:

Hi All, 
I hope you are all well.  I am looking for a few more speakers for my roundtable on castrati.  Remember, you can give a paper, and present in a roundtable.  Here is the description:

Castrati: Science, Surgery, and Sexuality

The vocal mystique of the castrati, immortalized in the celebrity of Farinelli, has been the subject of important monographs by Martha Feldman, as well as novels, such as Helen Berry’s The Castrato and His Wife. Throughout Europe, the talents of the castrati were praised to the same degree that the means of achieving their vocal excellence were decried. These decried means and their outcomes in terms of sexuality and gender identity constitute the topic of this roundtable, which seeks short presentations on the science and surgery of castration in the interest of shedding new light on this form of sexual surgery and its outcomes related to the castrato’s sexuality, identity, and gender. The presentations may also engage the topic transnationally to discover whether the loci of surgery were always Italian, and whether young boys from outside of Italy were sent to Italy for surgery, including how those trips were arranged and negotiated. Treatises on the science and surgery of castration as well as existing translations and their reception might also be addressed in this session. Topics exploring how the science of sexuality in the twenty-first century informs our understanding of castrati in the eighteenth century are also sought for this roundtable.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Clorinda

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
  • Urgent: Proposals needed for IASECS-involved sessions at ASECS Baltimore, March 31 – April 2, 2022

    Several of our IASECS proposed sessions are still seeking proposals to present at the ASECS annual meeting in Baltimore, March 31-April 2, 2022, including our IASECS official session, which CURRENTLY HAS NO PROPOSALS!

    1. Territoriality, language, and power in the 18th-Century IberoAmerican world
      ORGANIZERS NAME, AFFILIATIONS, EMAIL ADDRESS: Catherine Jaffe, Texas State University, Karen Stolley, Emory University, cj10@txstate.edu

    Although the deadline is technically September 15th, please take a look at the CFP and submit your proposal as soon as possible!

    ASECS Town Hall August 18, CFP 2022 ASECS in Baltimore

    Wednesday, August 18 from 4-5:30pm ET, there will be a Town Hall discussion for ASECS members. The agenda is posted here: https://www.asecs.org/town-hall. You may sign up to attend the Town Hall, by adding your name to this google form. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to write to this address: asecstownhall@gmail.com.

    Also the Call for Papers for the 2022 ASECS Annual Meeting, to be held in Baltimore, March 31- April 2, 2022, is out. Proposals should be sent to session organizer by September 17, 2021.

    Below is a list of sessions proposed by IASECS members. If you organized a session that is not listed and would like it announced on this website, just let Betsy Lewis know (elewis@umw.edu)

    • (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