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The Society of Early Americanists sponsored a summit of early Ibero- and Anglo-Americanists at the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on 16–18 May 2002. The innovative program, organized by program chair Ralph Bauer, explored the canons of American literature in 12 sessions in which Hispanists and Anglo-Americanists, as well as several scholars of Native American literature, participated. An exhilarating intellectual exercise, the summit promises to open up a more comparative study of the literatures of the western hemisphere. Early American Literature will publish in Vol. 38 a number of personal reflections upon the future of this initiative by summit participants. A summary review of the conference will also be supplied by Book Review Editor, Sandra Gustafson.

The International American Studies Association will hold its first World Congress 22–24 May 2003, at Leiden, The Netherlands. The Conference Title is "How Far Is America from Here?" Founded in 2000, the International American Studies Association, the only internationally chartered association of/for Americanists from all parts of the world, defines its mission as furthering the international exchange of ideas and information among scholars from all nations and various disciplines who study and teach America regionally, hemispherically, nationally, transnationally, and as a global phenomenon. Djelal Kadir of Penn State University is president of ISA. The ISA homepage is

The Third Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists will take place in Providence, Rhode Island, 10–13 April 2003. Current SEA president Philip Gould is the Program Chair.

The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately 25 short- and long-term Research Fellowships for the year 1 June 2003–31 July 2004. Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and [End Page 561] carry a stipend of $1,400 per month. Long-term fellowships are typically for five to nine months and carry a stipend of $3,500 per month. The application deadline for these fellowships is 15 January 2003. For information, e-mail

Early American Literature is available on-line through MUSE. Its URL is

As Early American Literature 37, 3 was going to press, news came of the death on 9 July 2002, of Everett H. Emerson, EAL's editor from Vol. 4, 1 through Vol. 24, 1. In Vol. 38, 1, we will print several biographical memorials honoring his work as scholar, editor, and teacher. [End Page 562]



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