Cervantes Society of America


September 2007

As you return to the ivory towers of academe, here's hoping that you were spared the apocalyptic extremes of heat, drought, fires, and flood that have afflicted so much of the world this summer, and that conditions wherever you find yourselves will be conducive to the productive exercise of the teaching and scholarship to which you have dedicated your lives.

CSA Elections

The following members were elected regional delegates to the CSA Executive Council: Northeast Region: William Childers (Brooklyn College, CUNY); Southeast Region: Ignacio López Alemany (Duke University); Midwest Region: Charles Ganelin (Miami University-Ohio); Southwest Region: Christopher Wiemer (Oklahoma State University); and Pacific Coast Region: Adrienne Martin (University of California-Davis). CSA thanks all of the members who were willing to serve in this important governing capacity, and looks forward to working with the new delegates in the coming years.

Department of Corrections

In the May Newsletter lists of members of two committees called to consider a series of governance issues, James Iffland's name was inadvertently left off the list for Committee 2. The Secretary, Treasurer apologizes for the error.

Cervantes on the Conference Circuit

Susan Byrne presented a paper entitled “Miguel de Cervantes y Paolo Jovio: los caballeros antiguos y modernos y el de la Mancha” at the XVI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas in Paris, July 9-13, 2007.

Eduardo Urbina (Cátedra Cervantes UCLM) and Juan José Pastor presided over the Semana Cervantina at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, April 20-27, 2007. The first Premio de Investigación Miguel de Cervantes was presented to Giuseppe Grilli during the proceedings.

Publications by CSA Members

Gustavo Illades and James Iffland announce the publication of El “Quijote” desde América (Puebla: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla/El Colegio de México, 2006) (ISBN: 968 863 990 7). The book contains the selected proceedings of the international symposium at BUAP to commemorate the IV Centennial of the publication of Part I of Don Quijote, and features articles by a number of CSA members. Inquiries regarding the volume may be addressed to Dr. Agustín Grajales Porras (tel: (52) (222) 229 55 00, extension 5983; fax: (52) (222) 229 56 81; email: agraja1@siu.buap.mex.

Eduardo Urbina has published or edited the following with colleagues: Iconografía textual del Quijote. Proyecto Cervantes/Cátedra Cervantes. College Station: Texas A&M University-Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, 2003-2007, which makes 11,495 illustrations available online; “Re-imag[en]ing Cervantes' Don Quixote: a Multi-layered Approach to Editing Visual Materials in a Hypertextual Archive.” Digital Humanities 2007. Urbana-Champaign: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, 2007. 220-223; “The Electronic variorum edition of Don Quixote at the Cervantes Project.” Framing the Quixote, 1605-2005. Ed. Alvin F. Sherman, Jr. ProvoUtah: Brigham Young University, 2007. 205-19; Giuseppe Grilli, Sobre el primer Quijote. Biblioteca Miguel de Cervantes 4. Vigo: Editorial Academia del Hispanismo, 2007; and Jesús G. Maestro. Las ascuas del Imperio: Crítica de las Novelas ejemplares de Cervantes desde el materialismo filosófico. Biblioteca Miguel de Cervantes 5. Vigo: Editorial Academia del Hispanismo, 2007.

Eduardo Urbina is the sole author of “Reflejos lunares, o la transformación paródica de la locura quijotesca en Moon Palace (1989) de Paul Auster.” Espéculo: Revista de Estudios Literarios 35 (March-June 2007); and “Bibliografía cervantina (2006).” Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos 3 (2007): 259-65.

Joseph Ricapito has published Consciousness and Truth in Don Quijote and Connected Essays. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2007.

Julio Rodríguez-Luis' “El final problemático de las Novelas ejemplares” appears in Katherine Gyékéyesi Gatto and Ingrid Bahler, eds. Spain's Literary Legacy. Studies in Spanish Literature and Culture from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century. Essays in Honor of Juaquín Gimeno Casalduero. University Press of the South, 2005. 313-334.


It is once again time to request that dues for the year 2008 be paid. No changes in the amount have been made. Members should be aware that those whose dues have not been paid through 2005 will be dropped from the subscription list after the publication of Cervantes XXVII, 1 & 2. Members paying back dues should make every effort to pay up through 2008. European subscribers may pay dues in euros. Please check your address label for your last paid year (I have also written the date at the bottom of this page). It is the member's responsibility to inform the Society about changes of address; members are removed from the list if publications are returned for lack of a forwarding address. If the dues information on your label does not agree with your records, please let me know. Please note new mailing address for correspondence with the Secretary/Treasurer.

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