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152 The Henry James Review (Continued from p. 75) Also during the MLA in San Francisco, the editorial board met and made a major decision to which we hereby alert our readers and contributors: henceforth we wUl foUow an anonymous submissions policy tailored after the policy of PMLA. Thus, authors' names should not appear on their manuscripts, nor should they refer to themselves or their work in submitted texts or notes if such references would identify them. Each submission should, however, be accompanied with a cover sheet with the author's name, address, and the title of the article. Work soUcited for the journal (e.g., book reviews, centennial essays, and the annual review of James studies) is of course not subject to the new poUcy. An event that may be of interest to many readers is the world premiere next November at the DaUas Opera of The Aspern Papers, an opera by PuUtzerprize winning composer Dominick Argento. In conjunction with the premiere, the Opera and Southern Methodist University are co-sponsoring a symposium on the adaptation of Uterary works to other media. I am serving as symposium chairman; Leon Edel, as honorary chairman; and the symposium director is Roger Pines, dramaturg of the Dallas Opera. The symposium wiU revolve around Henry James, with panels on "The Aspem Papers," on Jamesian moraUty, on adaptations of James to various media, and on the role of great literature in contemporary opera. Among the participating Jamesians, in addition to Professor Edel, wiU be Martha Banta, MiUicent Bell, Anthony Mazzella, Bernard Richards, Julie Rivkin, John Carlos Rowe, and Adeline Tintner. Others taking part in the symposium are Jane Marcus, who wiU speak in connection with a performance of Argento's setting of The Diaries of Virginia Woolf, the music critic Andrew Porter, Myfanwy Piper (Ubrettist for Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw and for his Owen Wingrave), and James CeUan Jones (director of BBC videos of The Golden Bowl and The Ambassadors and of a BBC video Portrait of a Lady never shown in the United States). The symposium wiU run from the morning of Friday, November 18, through the early afternoon of Sunday, November 20, 1988. The Aspern Papers wiU premiere Saturday night. For further information about the symposium, write to Roger Pines, The Dallas Opera, Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm Street, Suite 400, DaUas, Texas 75201 (telephone 214-979-0123). FinaUy, we dedicate this issue to the memory of Arthur Mizener, a vital teacher, a superb biographer and essayist, and a penetrating commentator on the modern novel. Professor Mizener was a cherished friend of the HJR; we wiU miss him very much. -DMF Errata In Part II of "James Studies 1983-1984: An Analytic BibUographical Monograph ," volume 9, number 1, p. 63, Carol Holly's "A Drama of Intention in Henry James's Autobiography" was published in Modern Language Studies 13 (1983): 22-31 (not in Prospects), and the title of Paul John Eakin's essay is "Henry James and the Autobiographical Act" (not "the Biographical Act"). ...

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ISSN
1080-6555
Print ISSN
0273-0340
Pages
p. 152
Launched on MUSE
2010-03-25
Open Access
No
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