Cervantes Society of America
We hope that your holidays were merry, and that your new year proves to be everything that you want it to be.
For the second time in several years, a book by a CSA member on things Cervantine has won the MLA's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures. William P. Childers, of Brooklyn College, was awarded a certificate and $1,000 for Transnational Cervantes, published by the University of Toronto Press. The selection committee sees in Professor Childer's study of Cervantes's Los trabajos de Persiles y Segismunda a new context for reading Cervantes, as an antecedent to contemporary postcolonial literature which associates [Cervantes] with magic realism and Latin American fiction of the past half century.
CSA at the MLA
The annual meeting of the CSA was held on December 30, 2007. CSA President Frederick A De Armas presided and Edward H. Friedman (Vanderbilt University) gave the keynote address entitled Don Quixote and Character Building.
Highlights of the Business Meeting:
The major recommendations are:
The term of these positions would be on-going at the discretion of the Council and the individuals appointed.
|Balance brought forward:|
|Checking: $16,299.95||Savings: $16,088.68|
|Checking: $12,191.20||Savings: $44.23|
|(includes $100 from MLA for journal ad, $587.95 upon closing out postage account at UNCG, and $243.25 in royalties from Gale Group)|
|2006 Keynote speaker:||
|2006 Executive Council breakfast meeting:||
|Cushing & Malloy for journal printing:||
|Grant to University of Miami|
|Balance (as of 12/12/07):|
|Checking: $22,982.29||Savings: $16,137.25|
|Total CSA Assets: $39,119.54*|
|(*The relatively large increase of assets over the previous two years is due to the delay in publishing V. 26 and 27 of the journal.)|
|Individual: 251 (19 new)||Institutions: 271 (12 new)|
Howard Mancing presided over the program arranged by the CSA on the topic Cervantes and the Picaresque, at which the following papers were presented: Free Will and the Picaresque in Cervantes (David Alan Boruchoff, McGill U.), Absent Housewives (Bruce R. Burningham, Illinois State U.), and The Scholarship of Carroll B. Johnson (Sherry M. Velasco, U. of Southern California). The session was dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Johnson, Cervantes scholar and past president of the CSA
Cervantes elsewhere at the MLA
Refractions and Reflections: Cervantine Narratives in Contemporary Film: The Letter and the Spirit: Palomo Cruz Delgado's Funny Book Don Quixote de la Mancha (1979-81) and Peter Yates's Romantic Don Quixote (2000) (James A. Parr, U. of California-Riverside); Rape or Romance? Tragedies of Gendered Violence in the Novelas ejemplares of Pedro Almodóvar (Alvaro Molina, UCLA), and Early Modern and Postmodern Epistemologies: Don Quijote and Stranger Than Fiction (Barbara Simerka, Queens College-CUNY and Christopher B. Weimer, Oklahoma State U.-Stillwater). The respondent was Bruce R. Burninghatn (Illinois State U.).
Movement, Place, and Identity in the Hispanic World: Movement and Place in the Novelas ejemplares: Objects of Trial in El amante liberal, the Coloquio as Subjective Vision (William Henry Clamurro, Emporia State U.)
Theresa Ann Sears, Secretary/Treasurer
Cervantes Society of America
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