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MENTIDERO DE COMEDIANTES Arizona State University will host an NEH Summer Institute on Don Quixote from June 19 to July 28, 1989. Directing the institute are Jeanie R. Brink (Director, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) and Edward H. Friedman (ASU). The principal instructors will be Friedman and James A. Parr (University of Southern California ) , and visiting scholars will include Rolena Adorno (University of Michigan), Alan D. Deyermond (Westfield College, University of London ), Ruth El Saffar (Northwestern University), Carroll B. Johnson (University of California, Los Angeles), Howard Mancing (Purdue University ), Elias L. Rivers (State University of New York, Stony Brook), and Robert ter Horst (University of Rochester) . The institute welcomes applications from college and university faculty who wish to integrate Don Quixote into their teaching and / or research programs. Faculty in such areas as comparative literature, world literature, humanities, English and other languages, and the arts are invited to apply. Hispanists may apply for the program, but the Institute is not designed primarily for specialists in Cervantes. Lectures and discussions will be in English, and the instructors will schedule additional sessions for those interested in reading and discussing the text in Spanish. Further information and application forms are available from: Dr. Jeanie R. Brink, Director Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona 85287 (602) 965-5900 255 256BCom, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Winter 1988) Trusting that the information will reach you in time to be of use, here are two calls for papers: 1)The South-Central Renaissance Conference will meet March 30-April 1, 1989 at Lamar University. Papers on the following special topics are invited: Holy Week in Art and Literature; Masquerades and Festivals in the Arts; Metaphors of Art in Drama/Metaphors of Drama in Art; Iconography; Literature and Medicine; Christian Humanists and Their Chief Competitors. Inquiries should be sent to the program chair, Phoebe Spinrad, Department of English, Ohio State University, Columbus OH 43210. The deadline for submission is December 31, 1988. 2)The Ninth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, 17-19 May 1989 will focus on the main topic of "The Imaginary, the Fantastic and the Dream." Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 1989. Information/Submissions: Danielle Raquidel, Conference Chair, Dept. of Romance Languages, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 45221-0377. The Folger Institute Center for Shakespeare Studies announces that that its 1989 summer humanities institute, "The Problem of an Intellectual History for Shakespeare's Age," will run for seven weeks from 13 June to 28 July, 1989. The Institute is supported by a grant from the NEH. For application forms, interested scholars should write Lena Cowen Orlin, The Folger Institute, The Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capital Street, S.E., Washington DC 20003, or call (202) 544-4600. Deadline for applications is 1 March 1989. The following items concerning comedia performances have been forwarded by Ms. Benita Clarke, a graduate student at the University of Kentucky. They are from the Boletín de Ia Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico, 6 de junio de 1988, Madrid. While one hopes and assumes that what was projected on 6 June did in fact take place, I shall quote verbatim rather than re-phrasing in past tense. "La Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico fue invitada a los actos conmemorativos del IX Centenario de la Universidad de Bolonia. En esta ciudad se ofrecieron representaciones los días 6, 7 y 8, de Antes que todo es mi dama. En su presentación previa, los profesores Lu- Mentidero de Comediantes257 ciano García Lorenzo y José Maria Diez Borque, junto con Maria Teresa Cattaneo, de la Universidad de Milán, comentaron algunos aspectos sobre la comedia de capa y espada y la puesta en escena de la Compañía..." "Antes que todo es mi dama se presentará en el Teatro Principal, de Palma de Mallorca, del 16 al 25 de mayo." "La comedia de Calderón ocupará después el escenario del Teatro Carlos V, de Granada, los días 1 y 2 del mes de junio. Volverá al Teatro de la Comedia, de Madrid, donde permanecerá hasta el 30 del mismo mes." "A mediados de junio comienzan...


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