Website updates

IAWIS/AIERTI is pleased to let you know that we are redesigning our website. Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer qu’une refonte de ce site est en cours.

Until the new site is launched at our 2021 conference, we will conduct basic updates only. Jusqu’au lancement du nouveau site au colloque de 2021, nous ferons de simples mises à jour seulement.

Thank you for your patience. Merci de votre patience.

Call for conference hosts – IAWIS/AIERTI 2023 and 2026

The IAWIS/AIERTI Executive Board is soliciting proposals from potential hosts for the 2023 and the 2026 versions of our international triennial conference. Le Comité exécutif de IAWIS/AIERTI lance un appel à propositions concernant les futurs congrès en 2023 ou en 2026.

Les deux derniers congrès s’étant déroulés en Europe, à Lausanne 2017, et le prochain à Luxembourg 2020, il serait bienvenu de tenir l’un des prochains congrès dans un pays d’accueil Outre-Atlantique.

As the last two conferences were held in Europe, Lausanne 2017 and Luxemburg 2020, it would be ideal to hold one of these upcoming conferences in a country situated across the Atlantic.

Proposals should include a description of the conference theme, along with a few paragraphs providing information on the venue and its facilities for hosting ~250 participants, your organizing team, your strategy for maintaining English-French bilingualism, possible excursions, and possible sources of funding.

Veuillez nous envoyer une description du thème du colloque, ainsi que quelques paragraphes précisant le lieu et son infrastructure pour accueillir environ 250 participants, votre équipe, votre stratégie pour maintenir le bilinguisme français-anglais, des excursions possibles, et des sources possibles de financement.

Adresses: Liliane Louvel liliane.louvel[@]wanadoo.fr et Laurence Roussillon-Constanty laurence.constanty[@]gmail.com

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Essay Prize

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Essay Prize

We are delighted to announce the call for the 2018 INCS Richard Stein Essay Prize in honor of Richard Stein, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon, a principal founder of INCS who provided long and crucial service to developing and nurturing our organization. His books and articles as well as his teaching at Harvard, Berkeley, and Oregon have focused on the connections among Victorian literature, history, visual culture, and other arts. In 1985, he recognized something we now take for granted: the need for a collaborative organization devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the nineteenth century.

INCS 2018 Richard Stein Essay Contest
Guidelines and Eligibility

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) invites nominations and submissions for its Richard Stein Essay Prize. The $500 award recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic.

Articles that appeared in print in a journal or an edited collection in 2018 are eligible; if the date of publication is not 2018, but the essay appeared in 2018, it is eligible. Essays published in online, peer-reviewed journals are considered to be “in print” and are thus eligible.

We encourage INCS members to submit their own work and to nominate essays written by other INCS members. To be eligible for the prize, authors must be 2018 members of INCS. If potential contestants have forgotten to join INCS during 2018, they may do so within a grace period of one month. Authors joining INCS on or after Jan. 1, 2019 in order for their 2018 essay to be eligible must specify that their membership count for 2018, rather than 2019. Membership is always for the calendar year.

The winning essay will be announced in October 2019 prior to the 2020 INCS conference, “The Green Conference,” in Los Angeles, California from March 5-8, 2020. The winner will be invited to assemble a panel for the 2020 INCS conference.

Please send an electronic copy of the nominated essay (PDF preferred) to Professor Narin Hassan, Georgia Institute of Technology, at incsprize2018@gmail.com no later than May 31, 2019. In the case of an essay that appeared only online, a durable link is acceptable in lieu of a PDF.

For more details about the essay competition, the conference, or the organization, we invite you to visit the INCS website: http://www.incsscholars.org. Specific questions about the 2018 Richard Stein Essay Prize may be directed to Narin Hassan at narin.hassan@lmc.gatech.edu

Reminder: Call for papers – 45th annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies colloquium


Oct 31-Nov 2, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida
Hosted by Florida State University and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

*pour le français, veuillez défiler vers le bas

Keynote Speaker: Anne Verjus, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Université de Lyon

The conference theme, Enchantment and Disenchantment, is inspired by the event’s location. Myths of Florida typecast the state as a land of enchantment, entertainment, and Disneyfication. One of Florida’s primary Gulf coast cities, Sarasota offers an eclectic blend of high culture and popular entertainment. Now part of the Florida State University, the Ringling Museum and the Ca’ d’Zan were built by the circus magnate, John Ringling, whose business claimed to deliver the ‘Greatest Show on Earth.’ This location offers an opportunity to look back on the nineteenth-century origins of spectacles of technology and fantasy as well as the (dis)enchantment that they can provide.

The 2019 colloquium will explore how nineteenth-century France was a time of confrontation between the age-old enchantment of faith, magic, and tradition, and the modern lure of rationalization, science, and innovation, leading to what Max Weber called the “disenchantment of the world.” The nineteenth century is also a period of developing technologies and economies of popular entertainment. Along these lines, we can explore enchantment as a reward system that delights and inspires, or an enthrallment that constrains and inhibits. Enchantment can be a visceral experience of spectacle or one that plays with the simulacra of illusion.

We invite contributions on topics including but not limited to the following:

Illusion and disillusion
Fairy tales and féeries
Fascination and attraction
Magic, superstition and occultism
Phantasmagoria and Technologies of enchantment (magic lanterns, diorama, panorama, cinema, sound recording)
Enthrallment and constraint
Suspension of disbelief
Science of enchantment
Delight and rapture
Seduction and temptation
Magnetism and gravitation
Glamor and charisma
Propaganda and truth to power
Circus thrills
Revival-style architecture
Economies of enchantment
Expositions universelles

Submissions for individual papers or sessions may be in French or English and should be in the form of an abstract (250–300 words) uploaded to our submission portal available on the conference website (http://ncfs2019.fsu.edu). The deadline for all submissions is March 15, 2019. For session proposals, abstracts for each paper should be uploaded separately.

For more information, please visit http://ncfs2019.fsu.edu


Aimée Boutin et Lauren Weingarden, Florida State University


Appel à communications – 45e colloque annuel de Nineteenth-Century French Studies


Le 31 octobre-2 novembre, 2019 à Sarasota en Floride
Avec le soutien de Florida State University et The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Conférencière invitée: Anne Verjus, CNRS, Ens de Lyon/Université de Lyon

Le thème du colloque, « Enchantement et désenchantement », s’inspire des thèmes souvent associés à la Floride, qui suggère à la fois le pays de Cocagne et la « disneylandisation ». Située sur le golfe du Mexique, la ville de Sarasota allie histoire, culture et plaisirs. Deux de ses fleurons, le musée Ringling et la résidence Ca’d’zan, désormais parties intégrantes de l’université de Florida State, sont l’œuvre de John Ringling, le magnat du cirque qui rêvait d’offrir « le meilleur spectacle sur la planète ». Tous s’allient pour nous inviter à revisiter les origines du spectacle et de la fantaisie au XIXe siècle ainsi que le (dés)enchantement qu’ils ont produit.

Le colloque de 2019 interrogera la manière dont le XIXe siècle a été une période de confrontation entre l’enchantement de la foi, de la magie et de la tradition, et l’attrait moderne pour la raison, les sciences et l’innovation, entrainant ce que Max Weber appellera le « désenchantement du monde ». Ce siècle de la poésie, du roman et de l’industrialisation est aussi celui qui vit se développer une économie du divertissement populaire. Il nous amènera à explorer l’enchantement comme un système de récompense qui émerveille et inspire, mais aussi comme une illusion ou un simulacre qui trompent ou inhibent les sens.

Nous invitons des contributions sur les thèmes suivants, ces suggestions n’étant cependant pas limitatives :

Illusion et désillusion
Contes de fées et féeries
Fascination et attraction
Magie, superstition, occultisme
Fantasmagorie, technologies de l’enchantement (lanterne magique, diorama, panorama, cinéma, enregistrement sonore)
Simulacres et tromperies
Crédulité et incrédulité
La science de l’enchantement
Plaisir et ravissement
Séduction et tentation
Magnétisme et gravitation
Glamour et charme
Propagande, vérité, pouvoir
Cirque et frisson
Architecture néogothique
Économies de l’enchantement
Expositions universelles

Les propositions de communications ou de séances (résumés de 300 mots en français ou en anglais) sont à télécharger sur notre portail de soumission accessible sur le site de la conférence (ncfs2019.fsu.edu), d’ici le 15 mars, 2019. Pour les propositions de séances, veuillez télécharger séparément le résumé de chaque communication.

Pour en savoir plus, visitez http://ncfs2019.fsu.edu

Comité d’organisation
Aimée Boutin et Lauren Weingarden, Florida State University