Cervantes Society of America


September 2002

Welcome back after the long, hot summer of '02. As is usually the case in September, there is not much news to report.

Cervantistas Abroad

From April until the end of June 2002, Yvonne Jehenson and Peter Dunn were in residence in Oxford, where Professor Jehenson was Visiting Fellow at Hertford College for the Trinity Term. She and Professor Dunn are collaborating on a project whose topic is “The Utopian Nexus in Don Quixote,” which formed the topic of Professor Jehenson's seminar to the Oxford Spanish faculty. The seminar placed particular emphasis on representations of the Land of Cockaigne. Professor Dunn presented a seminar entitled “The Play of Desire in El amante liberal and El coloquio de los perros.”

Cervantes at the MLA, 2002

CSA Vice-President James Parr has announced the speakers for the CSA sessions at the MLA Convention, December 27-30, 2002, in New York City. The plenary address at the Business Meeting will be given by Professor Frederick A. De Armas of the University of Chicago. He will speak on “Quixotic Frescoes: Cervantes and Italian Art.”

The other CSA session will concern “Don Quixote in the Context of Cervantes's Other Works.” The presenters and their topics are: William Childers (Brooklyn College, CUNY), “Magical Realism and Hybridity in Cervantes”; Elizabeth Beardon (New York University), “Equine Enargia: Ekphrasis as a Vehicle for Criticism of the Verisimilar Marvelous in Don Quixote and Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda”; and Rosa Helena Chinchilla (University of Connecticut), “Narrative Context and Poetic Ploy: Garcilaso de la Vega and Cervantes.”


Professor Emilio Martínez Mata announces that the Universidad de Oviedo will conduct a “Programa de Doctorado” on “Cervantes y Europa” during April, May, and June of 2003. It has been approved as a “Programa de Calidad” in order to facilitate the participation of professors and students of Spanish universities, as well as those from other countries. There will be scholarships available for student participants.

The Program will analyze Cervantes's work from a European perspective by focusing on three areas: 1) European influence and that of the intellectual movements of his time; 2) the relationship of Cervantes's work to European literature; and 3) the reception and interpretation of his work from the seventeenth century to the present.

More information on this program is available from Professor Martínez Mata at emmata@correo.uniovi.es.


Dues for 2003 will be due on January 1. Please fill out the tear-off form below and enclose with your check.


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