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Editor's Note

Because of needs within Purdue University's Department of English, Nancy Peterson has decided to step down as associate editor of MFS in order to serve as associate head. Over the last thirteen years, Nancy has edited or co-edited several special issues—both Toni Morrison issues, Native American Literature, and "Racechange and the Fictions of Identity." Nancy has always exemplified the best of editorial practices, from the initial screening of manuscripts to through the final copyediting of each. She will be sorely missed in this office.

Although no longer contributing to the day-to-day operations of the journal, Nancy will continue to serve as a member of the Purdue Advisory Board of MFS. This academic year, two people will be filling in as we search for Nancy's replacement. In the fall William (Joe) Palmer, the previous editor of MFS, will lend his talents, and in the spring Maren Linett has agreed to help out.

I am pleased to announce that the Department of English has been authorized to search for a new associate editor. The full text of advertisement that will appear in the MLA Job List and various other professional resources reads as follows:

Associate Professor of British and Postcolonial Fiction / Associate Editor of Modern Fiction Studies

Associate Professor of British and postcolonial fiction after 1945 who will also serve as the Associate Editor of Modern Fiction Studies. We seek a candidate broadly knowledgeable [End Page 545] about contemporary British and postcolonial fiction who is interested in working with an internationally recognized journal. Previous editorial experience preferred. The Associate Editor will help screen submissions, copyedit accepted essays, and assign book reviews. Teaching responsibilities (three courses per year while serving as Associate Editor) typically include one graduate course per year. Ph.D. in relevant field required. Starting date: August 13, 2007. Initial review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2006, and will continue until position is filled. Interviews at MLA. Send letter of application, CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation addressing scholarship and teaching strengths to Professor Nancy Peterson, Assistant Head, Department of English, 500 Oval Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038. PURDUE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

Finally, in our previous issue (52.2), the permission credits in Robert Fallon's "Music and the Allegory of Memory in Margaret Garner" (524–41) were inadvertently omitted. The permissions read as follows:

533, Example 1B:
ANIMA MUNDI
By Richard Danielpour
Copyright © 1995 by Associated Music Publishers (BMI)
International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted by permission.

533–36, Examples 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B and 6B:
MARGARET GARNER
By Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison
Copyright © 2005 by Associated Music Publishers (BMI)
Copyright © 2005 by G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)
International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted by permission.

535, Example 4A:
PETER GRIMES
© Copyright 1945 by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd. Copyright Renewed.
Reprinted by permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. [End Page 546]

535, Example 5A:
WEST SIDE STORY
© Copyright 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 by Amberson Holdings LLC and Stephen Sondheim. Copyright Renewed.
Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, publisher
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent. Reprinted by permission.

On behalf of the staff, I wish to apologize for these omissions.

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