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Cervantes Society of America

 

Newsletter

 

September

2004

We welcome everyone back to the start of another academic year, and hope that your summer was, as you chose, either productive or restful, or if possible, both.


Bravo!

Former editor of Cervantes Michael D. McGaha, professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Pomona College, has been appointed to the Yale B. and Lucille D. Griffith Endowed Chair in Modern Languages.

On February 4, 2004, Carmen M. Cedeño successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled “El concepto de la virtud en las Novelas ejemplares de Cervantes,” at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. The mentor for the project was Elizabeth Wilhelmsen.


Cervantes at the ML A: Times and Places

The Annual Business Meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 28, 10:15-11:30 am, in Regency Ballroom C2, in the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA (session 147). The conference session “Cervantes and the Hapsburgs” will take place on Thursday, December 30, 1:45-3:00 pm in Washington A, in the Loews Hotel (session 773). Please refer to the May newsletter for the speakers and the titles of their presentations.


Cervantine Sightings

As always, our faithful correspondent Karl-Ludwig Selig has kept us abreast of the appearance in the world of all things Cervantes. He notes a production in July, in Katonah, NY, of the rarely-performed opera “Don Quixote in Sierra Morena,” written in 1719 by the Italian composer Francesco Conti, which was reviewed in the NY Times. Another opera, William Balfe's 1843 “The Bohemian Girl,” based on Cervantes's La gitanilla, was broadcast in New York on WQXR in August. Massenet's “Don Quichotte” (1910) is referenced in Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen: 100 Years of Opera Films by Ken Wlaschin (Yale, 2004), while G. W. Pabst's film Don Quixote (1910) appears in Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia (4th edition, NY, 2001). On a less lofty level, a reference to Quixotic tilting appeared in Clyde Haberman's column in the Times on May 14, and a cheese named for Rocinante is now available in markets in New York.


Dues

It is once again time to request that dues for the year 2005 be paid. Members should be aware that those whose dues have not been paid through 2001 have been dropped from the subscription list. Those whose dues have not been paid through 2003 will be dropped as of January 1, 2005. If you are paying for dues in arrears, please make every effort to pay through the coming year. Please check your address label for your last paid year (members facing purging will have the date highlighted on the label). Please note the new dues category of “Life-time Member.” 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.


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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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Fred Jehle jehle@ipfw.edu Publications of the CSA HCervantes
URL: http://www.h-net.org/~cervantes/csa/nwsltsf04.htm