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ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. George Bernard Shaw Project (ASB Series)t Contributors and Associate Contributors to this massive three-volume project to be published by the Northern Illinois University Press in the Annotated Secondary Bibliography Series are urgently needed. Vol. I (beginnings to 1930) is being compiled and edited by Peter Wearing (University of Arizona, Tucson), Vol. II (1931-1950) by Elsie B. Adams (San Diego. State University), and Vol. Ill (1951-1978), nearly completed, by Donald C. Haberman (ASU). The Series is under the General Editorship of H. E. Gerber (ASU). Contributors should have a sound knowledge through teaching and/ or research of 19th and 20th-century British drama. Doctoral candidates are eligible. For details on the G. B. S. Project, please write to H. E. Gerber, Department of English, Arizona State University , Tempe, AZ (85281). 2. George Gissing Fares Om That very energetic Gissing scholar Pierre Coustillas, amidst all his other activities, managed to put in an appearance at the Seminar on George Gissing, New York MLA meeting. His paper dealt with Gissing's relationship to Clara Collet, based on some I65 letters to Miss Collet [see "Gissing's Correspondence with Clara Collet, M.A., Social Investigator and Reformer," Gissing Newsletter (Supplement), XVt l(Jan 1979)· 2734 ], M. Coustillas' two-volume biography of Gissing will be published in English by Harvester Press about 1979-80; his definitive bibliography is nearing completion; and his critical edition of The Town Traveller is forthcoming in the same Harvester Press series that recently produced Born in Exile. Between his appearance at MLA and subway rides to Brooklyn, Pierre also managed to squeeze in some researching - all this in less than two weeks. 3. The Pater Society 1 Although I1 managed to get to two MLA Seminar meetings scheduled at the same time, I could not manage a third. Ij any event, a group of Paterians met on December 28 to found The Pater Society of the UK and the USA. For details write Dr. Billie Andrew Inman, Department of English, Modern Languages Bldg. #67, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (85721). k. Eighteen Nineties Newsletter! The Eighteen Nineties Society, which already publishes a journal and sponsors The Makers of the Nineties Series of monographs, announces that it will now also publish Keynotes, a newsletter. The newsletter will appear irregularly , publish queries, short bibliographical notes, and "books wanted' notices. All material for Keynotes should be addressed to Michael Seeney, Jk London Lane, Bromley, Kent, England. 5. Arthur Symons Bibliography! John Stokes and Ian Fletcher are preparing a primary bibliography. Anyone having pertinent information should write to Prof. Ian Fletcher, Department of English, Uni versity of Reading, Whiteknights RG6 2AA, England. ...


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