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ill The Hardy volume, compiled and edited by H. E. Gerber and W. Eugene Davis, is progressing rapidly. Our present deadline for completion of the typescript Is the end of Summer. We would still appreciate some help with last-minute abstracting. Qualified persons willing to give a modest amount of time to this project In its final stages should write to the Editor, ELT, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKaTB, Illinois (6OII5). ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. Elsie B. Adams (Wisoonsln State University - Whitewater) will have in print by Fall, 1971, her Bernard Shaw and the Aesthetes (Ohio State UP). The book, with our blessings, will contain a revised version of "The Portrait of the Artist in Bernard Shaw's Novels," ELT, X: 3 (1967). 2. Anita Miller, who provides us with the annual abstracts of writings on Bennett is writing her dissertation on "An Annotated Bibliography of the Writings of Arnold Bennett for English and American Periodicals" under Samuel Hynes (Northwestern University), 3. W. Somerset Maugham is, according to word from Richard Cordell, receiving major attention by two scholars. Joseph Dobrinsky is at work on a major critical study and Klaus Jonas is at work on a full-scale biography. k. E. M. Förster's "Maurice," a novel about homosexuality written between 1913 and 1915· has been found among the author's papers. According to a New York Times Service report we saw in the Canadian Globe and Mail. 13 Nov 1970, p. Ik, it may be published by Edward Arnold in the Fall, 1971. The same report also comments briefly on Forster's own homosexuality. P. N. Furbank, who is to write the authorized biography, is also quoted on Forster's attitude toward marraige. 5. And Yet More ELT Courses, according to Harold Orel (Kansas), who o ffered a Seminar during the Fall Semester, 1970-1971 on The Decadents and the Imperialists. Among authors treated were Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, Ernest Dowson, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, George Koore, and John Hasefield. ...


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