Newsletter

Cervantes Society of America
September 1997

From Emporia State University and the Flint Hills of Kansas, we take pleasure in sending our most cordial greetings. This is the first newsletter from our new academic home, and as you can imagine, with the move of records and papers, not to mention the inevitable challenges of assuming a new post and learning the intricacies of a new institution, there will no doubt be delays and confusions in our handling of correspondence, replies to mail, etc. We would, however, like to take this opportunity to urge all of you, most emphatically, to check the number next to your name on the mailing label. The number should read '97 or later. In January of 1998, we will remove all names dated '96 or earlier and place them on the inactive list. At the present time, a quick survey of the records shows about 40 members paid only through '95 (thus now owing $40, or $20 if students) and well over 70 members paid through '96 (thus in arrears $20 or $10 if students); this represents something over $3,000.00 in shortfall for the CSA Treasury. Clearly, if you have any questions about your dues and membership status, please don't hesitate to contact us immediately. As noted in the previous newsletter, our new address, phone, and e-mail are as follows:
Dr. William H. Clamurro, Chair office phone: 316-341-5519
Division of Foreign Languages e-mail: clamurrw@esumail.emporia.edu
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087 FAX: 316-341-5681

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Despite the inconveniences and distractions of our recent move, messages from many of you who have kept in close touch have arrived, and we thank you for news about your projects and recent publications.

Roberto González Echevarría (Yale) announces a new CD-ROM on Cervantes, part of a series of which he is General Editor. According to the description received, this resource will include: “Ediciones críticas de la obra de Cervantes seleccionadas por Roberto González Echevarría; ediciones críticas de las traducciones al inglés; imágenes de cada página de cada edición primitiva de la obra cervantina vinculadas electrónicamente a los textos electrónicos ingleses y españoles; [y] una galería de las imágenes más importantes y famosas de Don Quijote.” For a demonstration copy and for all other information, please contact: Primary Source Media, 12 Lunar Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525; or call 800-444-0799; FAX: 203-397-3893. E-mail: sales@psmedia.com.

Prof. González Echevarría also announces the forthcoming publication of the proceedings of last autumn's symposium in honor of Prof. Manuel Durán. The book will contain essays by Diana de Armas Wilson, Javier Herrero, Ciriaco Morón Arroyo, John J. Allen, Anthony Carreño, Jacques Lezra, María Rosa Menocal, Giuseppe Mazzotta, David Quint, Georgina Dopico-Black, R. González Echevarría, and others. Anyone wishing to subscribe to the volume and to have his or her name appear in the tabula congratulatoria, should send a check for $40.00 made out to “Durán Homenaje” to:

Prof. Georgina Dopico-Black
Prof. Roberto González Echevarría
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Yale University
P. O. Box 208204
New Haven, CT 06520-8204

Concerning upcoming meetings of interest, you are reminded that the CSA will sponsor one panel at the MLA Convention in Toronto, scheduled for Tuesday, 30 Dec. at noon (Conference Room F, Sheraton Centre). The session organized and chaired by Carroll B. Johnson (UCLA) will contain the following: “Don Quijote: Configuring the Supernarrator,” James A. Parr (UC, Riverside); “Don Quijote, Huarte de San Juan and the Transmutation of Masculine Women,” Sherry Velasco (U of Kansas); “Women, Capital and Individual Agency: Cervantes and the Portrayal of Women and Wealth,” Rosilie Hernández-Pecoraro (CSU, Long Beach); and “On the Place of Madness: Deviance and eccentricity in Don Quijote,”. David Boruchoff (McGill U). The CSA will also host a Cash Bar, on Monday, 29 Dec. at 5:15-6:30 (York, Sheraton Centre).

The next CSA meeting (as indicated in the May Newsletter) will take place at UCLA about a month later, 22-24 January 1998. The conference registration fee will be $25; and Prof. Johnson sent us the following hotel information: The Doubletree Westwood, located at 10740 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90024; (310) 457-8711; reservation number: (800) 472-8556, 7am-6pm Pacific Time. You need to make a reservation before 1 Jan., and you must specify that you are attending the “Annual Cervantes Society of America at UCLA.” The rate is $94 per room, single or double occupancy. The Doubletree has a free shuttle to campus, or you can walk in about 25 minutes. The Hilgard House Hotel is located at 927 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles CA 90024. (310) 208-3945. Smaller and closer to campus, about a 10 minute walk; no shuttle. Their rate is $94 single, $99 double. You need to reserve before 1 Jan., and you should specify that you are attending a conference at UCLA. As noted in the previous newsletter, the deadline for submission of papers or abstracts is 15 October 1997. Anyone interested in attending or presenting a paper should contact Prof. Carroll B. Johnson, Dept. Of Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024; e-mail: johnson@humnet.ucla.edu.

Another conference with notable interest for cervantistasis “The Hispanic Connection,” is being held at Hofstra U., 16-18 October. Announced presentations include “The Spanish Muse in Italy: Tirant Lo Blanch, Don Quijote and La vida es sueño.” Giuseppina Palma (Hofstra); “Don Quixote on the Western Frontier: Brackenridge's Modern Chivalry.” Joann Krieg (Hofstra); “George Eliot's Dorothea in Light of Cervantes' Dorotea.” Kevin S. Larsen (U of Wyoming); “Don Quixote chez Donizetti, chez Massenet.” Mario Hamlet-Metz (James Madison U); “Cervantes in Music: Ravel's Songs to Dulcinea and Other Symphonic Settings.” Kenneth Klein (conductor, New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony Orch.); “Monsignor Quixote: Graham Greene Rewriting Unamuno Rewriting Cervantes.” Jack B. Jelinski (Montana State U); “Cervantes in Bolivia: The Painter Solón Romero as Spokesman of Don Quixote.” Luis R. Quiroz (St. Michael's College); “The Filmic Quixote of The Fisher King or Sancho as Radio Talk-Show Host.” Barbar D. Miller (SUNY, Buffalo); “Cervantes as Theater.” Dale Wasserman (creator of Man of La Mancha).

With regard to recent and forthcoming publications, we've received word (courtesy of our colleague Eduardo Urbina of Texas A & M) of the following:
     Bando, Shoji & Kunio Kuramoto, eds. Serubantesu no Sekai [The World of Cervantes]. Kyoto: Sekaishisosha, 1997. A collection of eleven essays, divided into three parts, the first dedicated to Cervantes's historical background, with special attention to his literary influence in Spain and Mexico; the second part deals with the Japanese translations of Don Quijote and their influence on Japanese literature, and the third part analyzes Cervantes's language. In Japanese.
     Friedman, Edward H. & Catherine Larson, eds. Brave New Worlds: Studies in Golden Age Literature. New Orleans: UP of the South, 1996. A collection of 20 essays, seven of then on Cervantes.
     Joly, Monique. Études sur Don Quichotte. Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 1996. Brings together 17 of her previously published articles.
     Leer el Quijote. Número monográfico de Edad de Oro 15 (1996). Seminario Internacional sobre literatura española y Edad de Oro, Madrid 1995. Madrid: UAM, 1996.
     Palacios Hernández, Luis, ed. Actas del VIII Coloquio Cervantino Internacional: Guanajuato en la geografía del Quijote, febrero 1996. Guanajuato, México: Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato, 1996.
     Qiu, Yuzhuo, ed. Mester 25 (1996). Monographic issue dedicated to Cervantes, containing five articles and two reviews.
     Zimic, Stanislav. Las Novelas ejemplares de Cervantes. Madrid: Siglo Veintiuno, 1996. Collects thirteen articles, published betwen 1987 and 1994, “reconsiderados detenidamente y con frecuencia modificados y alterados,” to which he adds “Una conclusión primaria” and a bibliography.
     Arrabal, Fernando. Un esclavo llamado Cervantes. Madrid: Espasa Calpe, 1996.
     López Alonso, Antonio. Cervantes: manco y bien manco. (Ensayos y documentos24). Alcalá de Henares: U de Alcalá de Henares, 1997.
     Marlowe, Stephen. The Death and Life of Miguel de Cervantes: A Novel. NY: Arcade Publishing, 1996.
     Rossi, Rosa. Sulle tracce di Cervantes: profilo inedito dell'autore del Chisciotte. Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1997.
     Holmes, Brian Kent. “Quixotic autonomy: Social Self-Consciousness in the Novels of Flaubert and Cervantes.” Doctoral diss. UC, Berkeley, 1996.
     Zangrilli, Franco. Le sorprese dell'intertestualità: Cervantes e Pirandello. Torino: Società editrice internazionale, 1996.
     García Gibert, Javier. Cervantes y la melancolía: ensayos sobre el tono y la actitud cervantinos. (Novatores 7) Valencia: Ediciones Alfons el Magnanim, 1997.
     Parlej, Piotr. The Romantic Theory of the Novel: Genre and Reflection in Cervantes, Melville, Flaubert, Joyce, and Kafka. (Horizons in Theory and American Culture.) Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1997.
     Clamurro, William H. Beneath the Fiction: The Contrary Worlds of Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares. (Cervantes and his Times 7) New York: Peter Lang, 1997 [forthcoming].
     Ricapito, Joseph V. Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares: Between History and Creativity. (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures 10) West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP, 1996. And Formalistic Aspects of Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares. (Studies in Renaissance Literature 16) Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press, 1997.
     Sullivan, Henry W. Grotesque Purgatory: A Study of Cervantes's Don Quixote, Part II. (Penn State Studies in Romance Languages) University Park, PA: Penn State UP, 1996.
     López Navia, Santiago Alfonso. La ficción autorial en el Quijote y en sus continuaciones e imitaciones. Prologue by Alberto Sánchez. (Estudios Europeos 4) Madrid: Universidad Europea de Madrid-CEES, 1996.
     Watt, Ian. Myths of Modern Individualism: Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Robinson Crusoe. Palo Alto: Stanford UP, 1996.
     Dudley, Edward J. The Endless Text: Don Quixote and the Hermeneutics of Romance. (SUNY, The Margins of Literature) Albany: SUNY P, 1997.
     Montero Reguera, José. El Quijote y la crítica contemporánea. Alcalá de Henares: Centro de Estudios Cervantinos, 1997 (presents and analyzes in nine chapters the range of criticism and the principal lines of research on the Quijote from 1975 to 1990; it includes an extensive bibliography and index of authors; this book won the Premio Fernández Abril de la Real Academia Española).
     Le avventure de Persiles e Sigismonda. Storia settentrionale. Trad., intro. and notes by Aldo Ruffinatto. Venice: Marsilio, 1996. Noteworthy is the introductory study (9-58), which underlines the open character of the narrative —the “novela infinita”— its metanarrativity and complex structure, as well as the theme of the wondrous.
     Baena, Julio. El círculo y la flecha: principio y fin, triunfo y fracaso del Persiles. (U of NC Series on Romance Languages and Literature 252) Chapel Hill: U of NC P, 1996.

It was recently announced that Eduardo Urbina has resigned as the official Bibliographer of the CSA. He does, however, continue to pursue other Cervantes bibliography projects; for example, he informs us that the Cervantes International Bibliobraphy Online (CIBO), part of the Cervantes Project at Texas A & M, has been updated as of August 15th, 1997. It contains 1,860 annotated records plus reviews, from 1994 to 1997. If your own publications from those dates are not there or if you wish to include an annotation, make additions or corrections, please inform Prof. Urbina as soon as possible. Vol. 2 of the Anuario Bibliográfico Cervantino (1996-97) is now nearing completion, and any additional contributions would be appreciated—as also would any information for the Cervantes 20th Century Bibliography, for which Prof. Urbina still needs c.v.'s, offprints, indices, etc., covering your pre-1994 publications. Please contact Dr. Urbina at (e-mail): e-urbina@tamu.edu.

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Once again, we wish all of you a most stimulating and enjoyable academic year, we look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming meetings, and we especially look forward to receiving your dues payments very soon! Warmest best wishes.


Cervantes Society of America
c/o William H. Clamurro
Division of Foreign Languages
Emporia State University
Box 4024
Emporia, Kansas 66801-5087


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