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  • From the Editor
  • Sol Miguel-Prendes, Editor

It has been almost four years since I became editor in chief of La corónica.

Thanks to the constant support of the editorial board, the outside reviewers who generously volunteer their time and expertise, and the contributions to our pages by an increasing number of talented scholars, La corónica is standing strong. With this issue, we have added a new position to our editorial board; Emily Francomano of Georgetown University is joining us as Associate Editor.

We are still publishing in the traditional print format, but researchers and students who rely on information online can now access La corónica since vol. 37.1 through ProjectMUSE; an additional ten years' worth of back issues are in the process of being added to this collection.

The change of the journal's subtitle in the fall of 2008 to "A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures" reflects the focus expressed in our revised mission statement, namely the desire to publish "scholarship that transcends the linguistic and/or cultural borders of Spanish and explores the interconnectedness of those languages and cultures that coexisted in medieval Iberia". Besides this encompassing scholarly focus, La corónica intends to keep abreast of the most current issues and concerns that affect the academic climate. Emily Francomano is working hard in the preparation of an online forum that will address issues from the impact of the Medieval Academy of America's decision to hold its next annual meeting in Arizona to the place of our field within Medieval Studies.

As I approach my fifth year as Editor in Chief, it is time to pass the baton to another scholar, another institution. Wake Forest University has been extremely generous in its support for the journal and for my editorial work, but its support of my editorial role is limited to five years; in fall 2012, I will have to return to my teaching duties full-time.

As my predecessor, George Greenia, remarked before I became editor, La corónica "deserves to become embedded in a major research center which can build an onsite editorial team and use the journal to help train its own young Hispanomedievalists in formation". I must pass the baton not just to [End Page 1] another editor but to a future generation of scholars in training who will continue the journal's mission.

It is therefore with the highest hopes that I pass along, at the directive of the Executive Committee of the Division on Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Modern Language Association of America, the following announcement.

Call for the position of Editor in Chief

The editorship of this journal, published by the Division of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Modern Language Association of America, is shared on a rotating basis among researchers in our sector of the profession. The Executive Committee of the MLA Division now seeks applications for the position of Editor in Chief for La corónica. Applicants should be established scholars with publishing and editing experience in both English and Spanish. Ideally the new Editor should be in a supportive department or program where the work of the journal may be shared with qualified colleagues and with graduate students as a mentored experience. Assurance of institutional support and release time for editorial duties will form part of the successful portfolio. Applicants must hold membership in the MLA. Please send a curriculum vitae and cover letter explaining your professional qualifications to Prof. Isidro Rivera, Managing Editor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Kansas, Wescoe Hall, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2636, Lawrence, KS 66045-2166, e-mail: The new Editor will assume duties in the fall 2012.

The senior editorial team joins me in expressing our gratitude to Dean Jacqueline Fetrow and Chair of the Department of Romance Languages Byron Wells at Wake Forest University. We also thank Dean Danny Anderson, Associate Dean Ann Cudd of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Stuart Day, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, at the University of Kansas. Without their continued financial support, this journal could not continue. [End...


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