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ANNOUNCEMENTS The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies will hold the 1988 Renaissance Conference, "Mannerist Italy and Beyond: Debates in Honor of Eric Cochrane," May 13-14, 1988, at the Newberry Library. The program will focus on the issues and methodologies important to Eric Cochrane, including the Counter Reformation and historiography. For more information, contact the Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Leonard Orr and Kathleen O'Gorman are soliciting abstracts and topic suggestions for the first four volumes of Studies in 20th-century British Literature, a new hardcover annual series published by Penkevill Publishing, Co. Volume one, already in preparation, has as its topic British Poetry Since I960; volumes two through four will focus on Virginia Woolf, Edwardian Fiction, and D.H. Lawrence. Send abstracts or query letters to Leonard Orr, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or Kathleen O'Gorman, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 61702. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University and Studies in Latin American Popular Culture will hold a conference on Latin American Popular Culture April 13-15, 1989, in East Lansing, Michigan. Papers should deal with some aspect of culture which is accepted by or consumed by significant numbers of people. Of great interest are papers which focus on the production and distribution ofpopular culture, which offer new methodological approaches to its study, explore the introduction into Latin America and the consumption or influence there of foreign popular culture, or place Latin American popular culture in an international or cross-cultural perspective. The selected proceedings of the conference will be published in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. Send a 200-word abstract ofyour paper no later than October 1, 1988, to: Joseph D. Straubhaar, Associate Professor, Latin American Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, (517) 355-5073 or (517) 353-1690. (Earlier proposals are encouraged and will be judged and accepted as received.) The Association of Caribbean Studies will hold its tenth annual conference, "A Decade Ago, A Decade Hence," July 29-31, 1988, in Georgetown, Guyana. Papers are solicited from both members and non-members. Abstracts of200-300 words, double-spaced, must be submitted before March 1, 1988, to Conference Coordinator, Association of Caribbean Studies, P.O. Box 248231, Coral Gables, FL 33124, (305) 284-6340. The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies will hold its 1988 Summer Institute in the Archival Sciences June 27 to August 5, 1988. The institute will provide intensive training in the reading, transcribing, and 195 editing of Italian vernacular manuscripts (1300-1650) and a thorough orientation in the organization of Italian archives, libraries, and manuscript collections. Full-time faculty members and librarians with instructional responsibilities employed in institutions ofhigher learning in the United States are eligible to apply for stipends of up to $3,000 provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Applications are due by March 1, 1988. For more information, contact the Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 943-9090. 196 ...


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