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ν. 8. Two or three papers to be discussed at the EFT Conference in Cincinnati (1961). Also in progress is work on John Buchan, Henry Handel Richardson, Havelock Ellis, H.H. Munro, and others. I shall welcome suggestions for other projects we might consider for publication in EFT and for future programs of the Conference. 6. Dissertations and Research in Progress: I welcome news of dissertations and other work in progress. Whenever possible, I am, with the scholar's permission, happy to note such work. I have often been informed that notices in EFT have resulted in very helpful exchanges of ideas between researchers working on similar topics. Although my correspondence still runs to about 600 to 700 letters a year, I always can find time to respond to anyone having a query, suggestion, or comment of interest to EFT readers. 7. EFT Advisory Committee: Now being formed, this committee will be a working committee as well as an advisory one. The duties of this committee will include advising the editor on the content of EFT, making suggestions for the Conference program, and occasionally serving as readers of papers submitted for publication in EFT. However, this committee will be of the greatest use to the editor in locating books, periodicals, and newspapers we must consult for our annotated bibliographies. The committee will generally not be expected to annotate items being searched. To date I have asked four scholars to serve on this committee; eventually I shall increase the number to about ten. I hope to have scholars on this committee who have access to major research libraries in various parts of the country. Thus, T. E. M. Boll will be our searcher in the Philadelphia area, Ruth Temple (and perhaps one more person) in the New York area, Stanton Millet in the excellent University of Illinois library, and Joseph Wolff in the Chicago area. I plan to make an appointment or two in the New England states to cover Yale and Harvard, the Boston Public Library, and the Boston Athenaeum; one or two on the West Coast for University of Southern California, the various campuses (especially those at Berkeley and Los Angeles) of the University of California, the Huntington Library, and the public libraries at San Francisco and Los Angeles; and perhaps one person at University of Texas to cover the libraries at various Texas colleges and universities as well as those in other locations of the Southwest . I am also still trying to locate a willing and able EFT scholar in the Washington, D. C, area; it would save us much time and effort to have someone with easy access to the Library of Congress and to the bibliographical center. ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. Purdue University Studies: Humanities Series: This series of monographs, supported by the Purdue Research Foundation, has recently been announced. Circulars describing this venture will shortly be distributed. Professor Robert Ogle, Chairman of the Editorial Board, informs me that only manuscripts by members of the Purdue faculty are eligible, that this series is limited to work in the humanities longer than an article and shorter than a full-length book, that individual items will be issued in paperbound format and others as hardbound volumes. Several manuscripts have been accepted; one is at present ready for press, although no VI . specific publication date has yet been announced. The address of the sales and order office will be announced later. 2. The First Monograph: THE PARADOX OF GEORGE ORWELL by Richard J. Voorhees is the first volume in the Purdue University Studies: Humanities Series. It will be paperbound, sell for about $1»95, and contain some 125 to 135 pages. The publication date has not yet been released. However, some indication of Professor Voorhees' approach to the subject may interest EFT readers who may eventually wish to order the book. This is the first American book on Orwell. Unlike the three British studies, which blend biography and criticism of the works in chronological order, this one is organized around three paradoxes that can be traced in Orwell's work: (1) Orwell as a rebel with a remarkably strong sense of responsibility, (2) the man horrified by large concentrations of power but...


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