From: Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 15.2 (1995): 4.
Copyright © 1995, The Cervantes Society of America


This issue is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Anthony El Saffar, charter member of the Cervantes Society of America, Associate Editor of Cervantes from the journal's inception, and the Society's President from 1992 until her untimely death in 1994. Tributes to Professor El Saffar by John J. Allen and Diana de Armas Wilson appeared in Volume XIV, Number 2 (Fall 1994) of Cervantes, the first issue published after her death. The current issue begins with three papers presented at a session organized by the Cervantes Society in memory of Professor El Saffar at last December's MLA Convention. The session was titled “Reflections on Quixotic Desire: Psychoanalytic Readings Pro and Contra” and was chaired by Professor Diana de Armas Wilson, who co-edited the book Quixotic Desire with Professor El Saffar. We regret that we have been unable to publish the fourth paper presented at that session (“The Meaning of Madness: Onomancy in El licenciado Vidriera”), because Professor María Antonia Garcés had already promised to publish it elsewhere.

Michael McGaha

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