Cervantes Society of America


May 2005

As we complete another academic year, with both its joys and its frustrations, may we all have a summer that refreshes our spirits and enlivens our minds, thereby enabling us to enter the fray again renewed and replenished.


The Delta Theta chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, of Emporia State University of Emporia, Kansas, has conferred upon William Clamurro its “Order of Don Quijote.”

CSA Elections

Enclosed with this newsletter is the ballot for elections of regional delegates to CSA. Members may vote by mail (return ballots to Theresa Sears, Secretary/Treasurer, CSA, Dept. of Romance Languages, U. of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, 27402) or email (Jarifa@aol.com). Please vote only for the delegate for your region! Mail and e-mail ballots should be received by June 15, 2005 for consideration.

CSA at the MLA

The keynote address at the CSA Annual Meeting at the 2005 Modern Language Association Convention will be “Don Quijote in Western Art and Thought,” a PowerPoint presentation by John J. Allen (University of Kentucky) and Patricia S. Finch (Centre College).


Daniel Eisenberg's term as editor of Cervantes has been renewed for three years.

Cervantes on the Conference Circuit

Due the extraordinary number of conference events celebrating the 400th anniversary of the 1605 publication of the first part of Don Quijote, it will not be possible to list all of the member participants. The Newsletter has been informed of the following events that have taken place since the publication of the January edition:


Julian Branston, Tilting at Windmills: A Novel of Cervantes and the Errant Knight (NY, 2003)

Christoph Frank and Sylvaine Hänsel, ed. Spanien und Portugal im Zeitalter der Aufklärung (Frankfurt im Main, 2002)

Alberto Manguel, A Reading Diary and A History of Reading

(The above titles are courtesy of our correspondent Karl-Ludwig Selig, who also informed us of the NYC Cervantes events and who is not responsible if the German titles are misspelled!)

Cervantine Sightings

An exhibit of drawings on Don Quixote by Antonio Saura was held at the Instituto Cervantes, February 17- April 16.

The Wall Street Journal published a commentary by Harold Bloom entitled “Don Quixote at 400” on February 23, 2005.

“Images of Don Quixote: The Art of Illustration and Printmaking,” an exhibit, was held at the Hispanic Society of America in NYC, through February 21, and reviewed in the NY Times on January 28.

(Thanks again for the above to Karl-Ludwig Selig.)

The Orlando Sentinel published an article by AP writer Ciaran Giles, dateline Madrid, about activities in Spain to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the 1605 Don Quijote. (Thank you to José Almeida for this notice.)

Ballot: Election for Regional Delegates to CSA Executive Council, 2005

Please vote only in the contest corresponding to your own geographical region. Ballots should be returned to Theresa Sears, Secretary/Treasurer, CSA, Dept. of Romance Languages, U. of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, 27402 (or by e-mail to Jarifa@aol.com) no later than June 15, 2005.

l. Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

_________ James Iffland (Boston University)

_________ Carlos A. Arboleda (Southern Connecticut University)

2. Southeast (Alabama, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia)

_________ Alison Weber (University of Virginia)

_________ Marsha Collins (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

3. Midwest (Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming)

_________ Nina Cox Davis (Washington University, St. Louis)

_________ Carolyn Nadeau (Illinois Wesleyan University)

4. Southwest (Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah)

_________ Cory A. Reed (University of Texas-Austin)

_________ Robert Johnson (Northern Arizona University)

5. Pacific Coast (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington)

_________ Carroll Johnson (UCLA)

_________ Susan Hernández-Araico (California State Polytechnic University-Pomona)

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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