Newsletter

Cervantes Society of America

September

2000


I hope that everyone had a restful and productive (if such a combination is not oxymoronic!) summer, and returned prepared to tilt with the windmills and slay the giants of academe once more. Your humble secretary/treasurer completed her move to Greensboro, North Carolina with more trouble than was hoped but more success than was expected. I can now be reached at tasears@uncg.edu, (telephone: 336-334-5655; fax: 336-334-5358), as well as at the “snail mail” address given in the May Newsletter. (Dept. of Romance Languages, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402).


Conference News

Sixteenth Century Studies has issued a call for papers for its 2001 Conference, to be held in Denver, Colorado on October 25-28.


Publications

James Iffland has published De fiestas y aguafiestas: risa, locura e ideología en Cervantes y Avellaneda (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 1999). Elias Rivers informs us that “it draws . . . on Bakhtin, as well as on the classic Gilman study.”


Performances

The New York New Music Ensemble performed John Eaton's Don Quixote at the Miller Theatre (116th & Broadway, NYC) on May 9 and 10. The performance was conducted by James Baker and included, besides the hero and Sancho, representations of Sansón Carrasco, Marcela, Dulcinea, Altisidora, Andrés, the lion, Juan Haldudo, and Tomé Cecial, not to mention the Devil and Death. (We thank Karl-Ludwig Selig for this interesting news.) If anyone happened to see the performance, the Newsletter would gladly publish a brief description of it.


Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Cervantes Society of America will be held during the Modern Language Association Convention, December 27-30, 2000 in Washington, D. C. Check the Convention Program, published as the November issue of PMLA, for date, time, and place.


Other

A new member, Professor Wolfgang O. Sack, is searching for The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda (trans.) by C. R. Welles and C. A. Colahan, University of California Press, 1989, or an earlier English translation of the work. If anyone has a source for these texts, you may contact Professor Sack at 36 Woodcrest Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850 or wos1@cornell.edu.


Coming Attractions

The January, 2001 Newsletter will include the Treasurer's and Editor's Annual Reports, as well as reports on the conference in Lepanto and the events at the MLA Convention.


Dues

Dues for 2001 will be due on January 1. Please fill out the tear-off form below and enclose with your check.

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Theresa Ann Sears, Secretary/Treasurer
Cervantes Society of America
Dept. of Romance Languages
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402 USA


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