Cervantes Society of America


October 2003

A belated welcome back to the new academic year. I apologize for the lateness of this missive, which was delayed by the need to prepare a slate of candidates for the election for at-large delegates, which is included.


Professors Daniel Eisenberg and Fred Jehle, principal architects of the journal and web page, have attracted the attention of the managing editor of the daily newspaper of the city of Alcalá de Henares, who has congratulated the Society for those publications. He also expressed surprise that those who do not live in Cervantes's birthplace would demonstrate so much interest in the author.

E. C. Riley Homage

Edwin Williamson has informed us that the Bulletin of Spanish Studies will honor the memory of E. C. Riley through its January 2004 number in recognition of his unique contribution to international research into Cervantes, and in gratitude for his expert service to the Bulletin. The Number, which will be edited by Jeremy Robbins and Edwin Williamson, will also be published in hardback as a book edition, and will contain articles by some nineteen internationally known specialists on Cervantes. The editors invite subscriptions to the Tabula in Memoriam by the deadline of October 30, 2003. For information, contact Professor Williamson at hipehws@srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk.

Conference News

The CSA events at the MLA Convention will take place at 5:15-6:30 pm on Saturday, December 27 (session with papers) and 10:15-11:30 am on Sunday, December 28 (business meeting with invited speaker).

Chen Kaixian, the Catedrático de Literatura at Nanjing University in China invites members to attend the Third International Cervantes Congress in Nanjing, which has been rescheduled due to SARS and will now be held on March 22-27, 2004.

The Hofstra Cultural Center of Hofstra University invites proposals for “Don Quixote: The First 400 Years.” The conference will take place November 4-5, 2004. Letters of intent and abstracts, either in English or Spanish, along with a Curriculum Vitae, must be received by November 15, 2003, and completed papers by April 15, 2004. Presentation time for papers and lectures is limited to 20 minutes (10-12 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding notes). Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings, so previously published material should not be submitted. Letters of intent and abstracts should be sent to: Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC), 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2000 [phone: 516-463-5669; fax: 516-463-4793; email: hofculctr@hofstra.edu: web: hofstra.edu/culture].


Cide Hamete Benengeli's Last Vision of Don Quixote by Ján Švidron, an English translation from the original Slovakian, Juga, Attractive Literature Publishing House, Bratislava, 2003.

Levántate y vamos. Diálogo entre El Quijote y Santiago: Dos caballeros andantes by Ramón López-Reyes, Instituto de Psicología Profunda-Hawaii, 2003.


Our faithful correspondent, Professor Karl-Ludwig Selig, was the keynote speaker at the 2003 Columbia University Crew Banquet, where a second scholarship in his name was announced and where he spoke about, of course, Don Quijote.

Back Issues of Cervantes

It will soon become necessary to reduce the number of back issues of the journal maintained by the Society for lack of storage space. Although there are some numbers that are out of print, most are available. Members who wish to purchase individual numbers may do so at the reduced price of $5.00 per number. In addition, if members know of institutions which, due to exigencies, have not otherwise been able to subscribe to the journal, they may propose such institutions as recipients of as complete a run of the journal as we can assemble. In the latter case, members should address a letter to the Society, care of the Secretary/Treasurer, explaining why the institution is eligible for the gift.


It is once again time to request that dues for the year 2004 be paid. No changes in the amount have been made. Members should be aware that those whose dues have not been paid through 2000 have been dropped from the subscription list. Those whose dues have not been paid through 2002 will be dropped as of January 1, 2004. Members paying back dues should make every effort to pay up through 2004. Please check your address label for your last paid year (those facing purging have the date highlighted on the label). It is the member's responsibility to inform the Society about changes of address. If the dues information on your label does not agree with your records, please let me know.

Name _____________________________________________________________________________
Address (if not correct on label) _________________________________________________________
Payment for years ____________________________________________________________________
Student: $10 _______________     Regular: $20 ________________     Couple: $30 ________________ 

Total: ________________ 

Election Ballot for At-Large Delegates

Vote for any four (or fewer) of the following:

Emilie Bergman ___________________________________
William Clamurro _________________________________
Catherine Connor _________________________________
Dian Fox ________________________________________
Susan Paun de García ______________________________

Please return this ballot with your votes to Theresa Sears, 6410 Muirfield Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410 or vote by e-mail at Jarifa@aol.com by November 15, 2003. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me at the above e-mail address.

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

Fred Jehle jehle@ipfw.edu Publications of the CSA HCervantes
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