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Professional News

Prepared by Richard D. Woods


     Founding of Brazilian Studies Association. The Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) was founded during the March 10-12 meeting of the Latin American Studies Association. The following were elected as officers: Jon M. Tolman, U. of New Mexico, president; Roberto Reis, U. of Minnesota, vice-president and president-elect; Edward A. Riedinger, Ohio State U, secretary; and Karen A. Harris, U. of New Mexico, treasurer. The secretariat of this new organization is the U. of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

     BRASA has a membership of over 400 individuals from the United States, Brazil, Latin America, and Europe. The first conference, with almost 100 registered participants, presented eight panels with papers by more than two dozen American and Brazilian scholars. A luncheon address was given by former Brazilian Finance Minister, Luis Carlos Bresser Pereira, with the executive of the Fulbright Commission of Brazil, Marco Antono da Rocha, in attendance.

     Selected proceedings of the conference will be published by the end of the year. Its newsletter will appear on a semi-annual basis. The second BRASA Conference will be held May 4-6, 1995 at the U. of Minnesota. Negotiations are underway for a third conference in 1996 at Cambridge University in England. It is hoped that the fourth conference, 1997, will go to Brazil.

     According to the constitution, BRASA is a not-for-profit professional association of scholars dedicated to the promotion and strengthening of Brazilian studies. Its principal purposes are as follows:

     1. To foster a broader and deeper understanding of Brazil.

     2. To encourage a multidisciplinary approach to scholarly research and to seek to promote dissemination of research results.

     3. To provide a forum for policy makers, scholars, and the public sector to exchange views on problems unique to Brazil and its role in the world and regional affairs.

     4. To foster cooperation with the Latin American Studies Association and with the several regional Latin American and Brazilian studies associations as well as with other public and private organizations.

     5. To foster the establishment of Brazilian studies programs on an interdisciplinary basis in those institutions of secondary and higher education where they do not now exist.

     6. To encourage cooperative research between Brazilian and non-Brazilian colleagues and facilitate relations between Brazilian, American and other universities and research organizations.

     7. To stimulate the establishment of scholarships, grants, and exchange programs for students and scholars.

     8. To discuss, publicize, and exchange experiences related to the problems and needs in Brazilian Studies as an inter-disciplinary field of studies.

     The objectives of BRASA are to strengthen Brazilian studies and educational exchange between Brazil, the United States and other parts of the world. Ties with AATSP and Hispania are particularly desirable because of BRASA's interest in the study and teaching of Brazilian Portuguese together with the national and cultural context of that language. Info: Latin American Institute, U. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1016; tel: 505 277-2961; fax: 505-277-5989; E-mail:

Edward A. Riedinger

Ohio State University     Luso-Brazilian Events at Library of Congress since 1990. The Hispanic Division with the Library of Congress has been very active in the promotion of Luso-Brazilian events and among the following are some of the many activities:

     1. The launching of the Handbook of Portuguese Studies (HPS), a collaborative effort between the Library of Congress and the Luso-American Development Foundation.

     2. The hosting of briefing and reception for the Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States in May, 1992.

     3. A trip to Venezuela by Ieda Siqueira Wiarda with the purpose of contacting Portuguese organizations to publicize the upcoming HPS.

     4. The hosting of a two-day conference with the American Portuguese Society in September, 1992. [572]

     5. The preparation of a Portuguese translation of the Hispanic Division brochure for general distribution.

     6. A visit to Portugal in October 1992 by Drs. Ieda Siqueira Wiarda and Georgette Dorn for the upcoming publication of HPS. Informal meetings with several Portuguese Foundations in Lisbon to obtain earmarked funds to ensure continuation of the HPS after the first volume. Solicitation of gifts and donations to augment the Portuguese and Brazilian presence in the Library of Congress; efforts to endow Brazil and Portugal-focused activities within the Library on a permanent basis.

     7. Ongoing participation in programs sponsored by the Institute of Brazilian Issues at The George Washington University during 1993.

     8. Lectures by Ieda Siqueira Wiarda on the Library's Luso-Brazilian holdings.

     9. Initial planning towards the holding of a Luso-Brazilian Conference to coincide with the launching of HPS.

     10. Various publications.

     11. Participation in the 25th Conference of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Chicago, April 1994.

     12. Initial discussions with the International Association of Lusitanists about a possible two day conference at the Library of Congress, October 11-12, 1994.

Hispanic Division

Library of Congress

     Portuguese Honor Society Seeks New Members. Established in the 1970s, Phi Lambda Beta has as its primary purposes: 1. to stimulate greater interest in the advanced study of the Portuguese language and Luso-Brazilian cultures; 2. to reward outstanding achievement in the field; and 3. to strengthen the ties between Portuguese teachers, and their students, and the AATSP. Your campus may qualify for a chapter of this honorary society. Info: Carmen Chaves Tesser, Dept. of Romance Languages, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 30602. Tel: 706-542-3170. E-mail:

     Georgette Dorn Named Chief of Library of Congress Hispanic Division. In March of 1994, Dr. Georgette Dorn was appointed as Chief, Hispanic Division. She became the Specialist in Hispanic Culture and curator of the Archive of Hispanic Literature on tape in the Hispanic Division in 1969. Included in her duties were serving as head of reference service and as curator of the Archive of Hispanic literature.

     Dorn has played a principal role in organizing symposia, lectures, concerts, and other programs with members of the diplomatic community, official of foreign governments, members of Congress and academics and scholars in the held of Luso-Hispanic studies. She has published The Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape: A Descriptive Guide (1974) with Francisco Aguilera and a facsimile translation of The Indian Tribes of Texas (1971) by José Francisco Ruiz. She is associate editor of The Encyclopedia of Latin American History which will be published in four volumes in 1995.

     Dr. Dorn, who grew up in Spain and Argentina, was educated at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Creighton University in Omaha, where she earned a bachelor's degree in government, and at Boston College where she earned a master's degree in history. In 1981 Georgetown University conferred upon her a Ph. D. in history.

Hispanic Division

Library of Congress


     Academy Changes Spanish Alphabetization. In April of 1994 the Spanish Language Academies voted to eliminate the �CH� and �LL� as separate letters of the Spanish alphabet. This simply means that words beginning with these two letters will now be interfiled under �C� and �L� respectively. The vote was 17-1 in favor with three abstentions. Ecuador voted �no� and Panama, Nicaragua and Uruguay abstained.

San Antonio Express News

30 April 1994

     New Interdisciplinary Journal. Arachne is a new interdisciplinary journal, published twice a year, that welcomes �contributions that deal in an interdisciplinary way with Spanish and Portuguese, or with topics related to Spain and Portugal�. Articles may focus on language, literature, film, philosophy, history, architecture, art history, psychology, classics, rhetoric or law. Info: Arachne, Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, Canada. fax: 705 675-4887. E-mail:

Bruce Krajewski

Editorial Board, Arachne

     Twayne World Author Series Seeks Manuscripts. The Latin American/Luso-Brazilian component of the Twayne World Author Series [573] is seeking innovative manuscript proposals that group authors, texts, and topics together in ways that would cover significant critical gaps in literary and cultural historiography. Examples of the type of proposals that might be of interest would be Cuban writing (revolution and diaspora), Puerto Rican/Neo-Rican writing, Spanish American modernismo, Latin American postmodernist writing, Hispanic science fiction. Info: David William Foster, Dept. of Languages and Literatures, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0202.

     Information for Galleguistas. Colleagues interested in Galician studies will find a wealth of multi-disciplinary listing in a 105-page catalogue available from Ediciones do Castro. Etchings by Galician artists, carteles de cego, and works on Galician art, architecture, music, literature, language, history, ethnography, sociology, and ecology, as well as narrative, poetry, and theater by contemporary Galician authors are included. Also listed are publications of various centers of study (Seminar de Estudos Gallegos, Centros de Estudos Culturais de Galicia, Departamento de prehistoria e Arquelogía da Facultade de Xerografía; e Historia da Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Laboratorio de Formas de Galicia, etc.), back issues of the literary journal and several translations. Info: Ediciones do Castro, O Castro-Sada-A Coruña, 15168 Spain (fax from U. S.: 011 34 81 623804).

     Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera. The DELEs issued by the Ministry of Education of Spain, offer an official accreditation on the degree of mastery of the Spanish language. The Diplomas are recognized not only by official institutions of Spanish -speaking countries, but also by corporations, chambers of commerce and educational institutions in the U. S. The exams for obtaining the DELE (Básico and Superior) consist of five tests; reading comprehension, writing expression, listening comprehension, grammar and vocabulary and oral expression. Examination sites: Albuquerque, NM; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Downingtown, PA; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, D. C. Deadline for registration is 14 October 1994. Info: Embassy of Spain, Education Office, 2375 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D. C. 20037. Tel: 202 728-2335.

     Publication for Teachers. Diálogo, The Latin American Studies Newsletter for Teachers now in its tenth volume, is a free newsletter for educators published twice a year by the Center for Latin American Studies. Its contents may be duplicated for non-profit educational purposes without permission. Winter 1994 was a thematic issue on Costa Rica. Info: Diálogo, Outreach Program, Center for Latin American Studies, P. O. Box 115530, 319 Grinter Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-5530.

     Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica Has Newsletter. One of the few organizations that concentrates on women's writings in the Hispanic world, Asociación de Literatura Hispánica now has a newsletter with the title GraFemas in addition to a journal, Letras femeninas, edited by Adelaida Martínez, University of Nebraska. To be published four times a year, the newsletter is an effort of the Asociación to network with other scholars who are interested in the writings women from the Hispanic world. In addition to the traditional genres, autobiography is also a focus of this group. Info: Magdalena Maiz-Peña or Luis Peña, Spanish Department, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28036.

     Bibliography by Italian Association of Hispanists. The Italian Association of Hispanists (Associazione Ispanisti Italianai, AII) has just produced a first-time ever Repertorio bibliográfico degli ispanisti italiani, which contains not only the names and addresses of 324 Italian Hispanists, but also a complete bibliography of each member, plus addresses. This extremely useful resource is available from the AII in softcover form (267 pages) or on MS-DOS or MAC diskette. Info: David T Gies, 402 Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

     Venezuela Literature & Arts Journal. This publication seeks to advance the study of Venezuelan literature and arts by serving as a forum for scholarly analysis and evaluation of creative activity from all periods. The Journal welcomes articles with a philosophical historical, comparative, theoretical or interdisciplinary perspective. The editors have the following plans:

     1994 issue: Venezuela toward the XXI Century

     1995 issue: Venezuelan Culture through its Music

     1996 issue: Venezuelan Women in Literature and the Arts

     1997 issue: Venezuelan Film and Theatre: [574] Past and Future

     1998 issue: Venezuelan Artists of Today

    Mexico News Pak. This bi-weekly news and resource update from the documentation exchange in Austin, Texas, focuses on current events in Mexico. All the news is in English. Info: Mexico News Pak, PO Box 2327, Austin, TX 78768. tel: 512/476-9841. fax: 512/476-0130.


The NEH Fellowship Program for Foreign Language Teachers K-12

announces the following awards:



ST Destination Brief Project
Nancy Allchin FL Guatemala Guatemalan Life and Culture
Joyce Beckwith MA France History and Traditions of the Basques
Daniel Bender IL Mexico Indigenous Cultures: A Crisis of Identity
Irene Brenner CA Paraguay Paraguayan-Guarani Literature
James Cooper MO Spain Basque Culture through Euskera
Jan Curtis CA Mexico Faces and Places: Zamora and Calistoga
Lawana Dickerson KY Spain Gypsy Life in Spain
Barbara Flynn CA Bolivia Aymara Culture
Melinda Gale OR Mexico History of Mexican Ceramics
Janet Glass NJ Mexico Children's Games in Mexico
Kathleen Hill NH Africa African Literature for the Spanish Classroom
Richard Hoffman NC Mexico The Lacandon-Ancient Maya
Elizabeth Hollis GA Spain Games, Rhymes, Songs & Stories K-5 Spanish
Betty Kee NC Paraguay Paraguayan Culture: Nanduti
Silvia Mannino NY Spain Children's Folk Songs for Grades 3-6
Carol Marshall MO Spain Three Regions of Spain: Galicia, Basque Country and Catalonia
Norma Meono-Sánchez NJ Guatemala Origin and Symbolism of Mayan Weavings
Mary Miller IA Spain Origin and History of Spanish Fiestas
Gilda Nissenberg FL Dominican Rep The Cultural Heritage of Santo Domingo
Cynthia Peirce CA Mexico African Mexican Culture
Carol Pierobon IN Peru Multi-Ethnicity in Peru
Suzanne Polle WA Chile The Mapuches of Chile
Virginia Pupo-Walker WA Cuba Santería in Afro-Cuban Culture
Kathleen Schneider WI Guatemala 20th Century Mayan Culture
Patricia Smitherman GA Costa Rica Contemporary Indigenous Women in Costa Rica
Edgar Soudek VA Mexico In the Footsteps of Benito Juárez
Tamara Stuckey TX Costa Rica Children's Music of Costa Rica for K-3 Spanish
Karen Terhaar MN Spain Spanish Children's Literature
Sonia Torres-Quinones NC Spain Traditional Songs and Dances for K-5 Spanish
Catherine Tucker NY Spain The Basque Literature since Franco

Participants for the 1994 NEH Institute.

The following high school teachers received awards for the program, �Spain Today and toward the Year 2000�.

           Robert D. Adams Emily D. Christofoli
(Fort Worth Country Day School) (Episcopal High School)
Fort Worth, TX Jacksonville, FL
Suzanne M. Dealey Robert DiAntonio
(J. R. Tucker High School) (Kirkwood High School) [575]
Richmond, VA Clayton, MO
Lynn Ditchfield Teresa T Dombrowski
(Martha's Vinyard Reg. High School) (Thomas Dale High School)
Edgartown, MA Chester, VA
Kay J. Doran Laura J. Dulaney
(Elcho High School) (Northside High School)
Antigo, WI (Blacksburg, VA)
Alicia Fletcher Scott C. Friese
(St. Pius High School) (La Lumiere School)
Albuquerque, NM La Porte, IN
Cynthia K. Hoetzer Dorothy J. Joba
(Ballston Spa High School) (Glastonbury High School)
Waterford, NY So. Glastonbury, CT
Martin Kaplan Bonnie T Leon
(Westbridge School) (Bullard High School)
Alhambra, CA Fresno, CA
Lora D. Price Edith Schall
(Glouchester High School) (Athens Dr. High School)
Williamsburg, VA Raleigh, NC
Beverly J. Simmons Edra P. Staffieri
(Cleveland Heights High School) (North Central High School)
Cleveland, OH Indianapolis, IN
Linda K. Trogdon Gladys M. Wisnefski
(David H. Hickman High School) (Oshkosh North High School)
Columbia, MO Appleton, WI

David Gies

University of Virginia

     1995-1996 Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. The Program offers unique personal and professional development opportunities for administrators and teachers of all subjects and level. Fulbright Teacher Exchange grantees remain on their home salaries while exchanging positions (and often homes) with teachers and administrators from over thirty countries. This year's Program offers expanded opportunities in Africa and the Caribbean.

     General eligibility requirements: 1. U. S. citizenship; 2. Fluency in English; 3. Bachelor's degree or higher; 4. Three years of full-time teaching experience; 5. A current full-time teaching or administrative position.

     Participating countries (as relevant to teachers of Spanish and Portuguese): Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Portugal. Application deadline is October 15, 1994. Info: ATTN: NSL, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 235, Washington, D. C. 20024-2520. Tel: 1-800-726-0479.

Lee Scott

Outreach Specialist

     Southwest Council of Latin American Studies Honors Acker and Vélez at Meeting in Guadalajara. The 1994 Harvey L. Johnson Awards for an outstanding book and article went to two SCOLAS members. Bertie Acker was honored for her translation of Teresa de la Parra's Iphigenia (The Diary of a Young Lady who Wrote because She Was Bored) (University of Texas Press, 1993) and Joe Vélez for his article �Es demasiado tarde, leitmotivo en Y dan un premio al que lo atrape vivo, poesía de Ester de Izaguirre�. His winning article appeared in Literatura como intertextualidad. IX Simposio [576] Internacional de Literatura (1993). The two awards were conferred at the annual meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico, March 24-26.

     Acker received her M. A. from Southern Methodist University and her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. She first taught at the University of Texas at Austin and then at the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, as technical advisor for the Rockefeller Foundation. Now a professor emerita on the faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington after 24 years, she is author of El cuento mexicano contemporáneo: Rulfo, Arreola y Fuentes (Temas y Cosmovisión) and a number of critical articles on Latin American literature. However, she now prefers to translate literary works that might appeal to an English-speaking readership. She considers her translation of de la Parra's Iphigenia to be the most entertaining and creative task she has undertaken and hopes that the reading public will find this 1924 novel as exciting and provocative as she considers it.

     Joseph Vélez, professor and director of Latin American Studies at Baylor University, received his B. A. from Howard Payne college in 1962; and from the University of Oklahoma, the M. S. in 1968 and the Ph. D. in 1969. He has taught Spanish at the University of Oklahoma, Spanish and French at Western Kentucky University and Spanish at Baylor University since 1971.

     Publishing many articles in journals, dictionaries and anthologies plus short stories and poems and presenting many papers at professional meetings, his books are Cinco ensayos sobre Chambú (1983), Dramaturgos mexicanos según ellos mismos (1990), and Escritores mexicanos según ellos mismos (1990).

     Molinaro Honored in Colorado. Prof. Nina L. Molinaro, University of Colorado at Boulder, was one of six faculty members to receive the Boulder Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. A Ph. D. from the University of Kansas, Molinaro has been on the Boulder faculty since 1988. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi, her major study so far is Foucault, Feminism, and Power: Reading Esther Tusquets (Bucknell University Press, 1991) and articles on Tusquets, Luis Martín-Santos, Claribel Alegría and others. Her conference papers generally relate to feminist literature. She is managing editor of �Siglo XX/Twentieth Century� and on the editorial advisory council for Anales de la literatura española contemporánea.

     Delacre Receives CIASP Award for Book. Lulu Delacre received the 1993 CLASP (Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs) Children and Young Adult Literature Award for Vejigante masquerader published by Scholastic Inc.

     In 1993 the CLASP Committee on Teaching and Outreach initiated a yearly children's and young adult book award. This is given in recognition of a U. S. work of fiction, (picture books, fiction for younger readers, or young adult fiction) published in the previous year in English or Spanish which authentically and engagingly presents the experience of individuals in Latin America or the Caribbean, or of Latinos in the United States. By combining and linking the Americas, the award reaches beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural international boundaries, focusing instead on cultural heritages within the hemisphere.

Julie Mine

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

     Bryce Wood Book Awards. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, author of Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992) was honored en absentia by the Latin American Studies Association at its March 11, 1994 business meeting. Professor Elsa Chaney, chair of the 1994 Bryce Wood Book Award Committee announced the award and described the book as providing the reader �access to real human beings�, and probing �the source of their despair and seeming paralysis of will�. Professor Scheper-Hughes is presently in South Africa.

     Honorable mentions were earned by Gordon Brotherston for Book of the Fourth World: Reading the Native Americans through Their Literature (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992), and by Joyce Marcus for Meso-American Writing Systems: Propaganda, Myth and History in Four Ancient Civilizations (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

LASA Forum, Spring 1994

     Lydia Cabrera Awards. Lydia Cabrera Awards are available to support the study of Cuba between 1492 and 1868. Awards are designed specifically to support: 1. original research on Cuban history in Spanish, Mexican and U. S. archives; 2. the publication of meritorious books on Cuba currently out of print; and 3. the publication of historical statistics, historical documents and guides to Spanish archives. Applicants must be trained in Latin American studies and possess knowledge of Spanish and be currently [577] engaged in graduate studies at a U. S. institution or be affiliated with a college/university faculty or accredited historical association of the United States. A limited number of awards will be made annually up to a maximum of $5,000 per applicant. Info: Louis A. Pérez, Jr., Chair, Lydia Cabrera Awards Committee, Dept. of History, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620. Tel: 813 974-2807. fax: 813 974-2668.

1994 Events

     Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literature (MACHL), 8-10 September, Lawrence, Kansas. Info: MACHL, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045.

     British Association for Applied Linguistics, 15-17 September, Leeds. Info: BAAL, International Education, School of Education, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT; tel. 0532 334575, Fax 0532 334541.

     North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA), 22-24 September University of Wisconsin. �Imagining Latin America: Interdisciplinary Visions of Latin America's Past, Present, and Future�. Info: Ms. Julie Kline, UWM Center for Latin America, Curtin Hall, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Tel: 414 229-4401.

     New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS), 24 September, Harvard University. Info: Susan C. Bourque, NECLAS Secretary-Treasurer, c/o Dept. of Government, Smith College, Seelye Hall, Room 210, Northampton, MA 01063. Tel: 413 585-3591. Fax: 413 585-3593.

     Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association with Modern Language Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity, 30 September-1 October, Philadelphia. Info: Diana Regan, 411 Dartmouth Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

     Second Language Research Forum, 6-9 October, Montreal. Info: Victoria Murphy, Faculty of Education, McGill University, 3700 McTavish St., Montreal, PQ, Canada H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-6982, Fax (514) 398-4679, E-mail []

     International Association for Language and Business, 7-8 October, Strasbourg. Info: Barbara Dehlinger, 7 rue des Acacias, 67110 Niederbronn-les Bains, France.

     The Association of Third World Studies, 6-8 October, College of William and Mary. Theme will be �The Third World on the Eve of the 21st Century: Perspectives, Problems, and Prospects. Info: Prof. John Mukum Mbaku, President-Elect, ATWS, Dept. of Economics, Weber State University, Ogden, UT 84408-3807. Tel: 801 626-6066.

     Confederation of Oregon Foreign Language Teachers, 7-8 October, Sun River. Info: Eileen Glisan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 472 Sutton Hall, Indiana, PA 15705.

     Immersion Weekend, 8-9 October, Camp Cheley, Greeley, CO, sponsored by the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers. Info: Susan K. Gross, President, CCFLT, 515 Pluto Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

     Japan Association of Language Teachers, 8-11 October, Ehime. Info: JALT, Glorious Tokyo #301 2-32-10 Nishinippori, Arakawa-ku Tokyo 116, Japan; tel. +81-3-3802-712 1, Fax +81-3-3802-7122.

     American Translators Association, 12-16 October, Austin. Info: ATA, 1735 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 903, Arlington, VA 22202-3413; (703) 892-1500, Fax (703) 892-1501.

     Foreign Language Association of North Carolina with Carolina TESOL, 13-15 October, Greensboro. Info: Wayne Figart, 204 N. 16th St., Wilmington, NC 28401; (919) 763-4009.

     Washington Association for Foreign Language Teachers, 14-15 October, Wenatchee. Info: Molly King, 15341 SE 182nd Street, Renton, WA 98058.

     Foreign Language Association of North Dakota, 19-21 October, Minot. Info: Herbert Boswau, PO Box 8198, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8198.

     Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 20-21 October, location to be announced. Info: Millie Mellgren, 3055 Rosewood Lane, Plymouth, MN 55441.

     Fifth International Conference de la Asociación de literatura femenina hispánica, [578] 20-22 October, at Davidson College, Davidson, NC. Info: Magdalena Maiz-Peña or Luis H. Peña, Spanish Dept., Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28306. Tel: 704-892-2397. e-mail:

     Texas Foreign Language Association, 20-22 October, Dallas. Info: Eugenia Simons, 1320 Modiste Drive, Houston, TX 77055.

     New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, 21-23 October, Kiamesha Lake. Info: Helene Combopiano, 71 Grand Boulevard, Binghamton, NY 13905.

     Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, 27-28 October, Indianapolis. Info: Carol E. Clemens, 7823 White Dove Court, Indianapolis, IN 46256.

     Iowa Foreign Language Association, 28-29 October, Des Moines. Info: Paul Hoekstra, Bureau of Curriculum & Instruction, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319.

     Nebraska Foreign Language Association, 28-29 October, Omaha. Info: Susan Smith, 1515 West Monor Drive, Lincoln, NE 68506.

     Teaching Foreign Languages and Literatures, 28-29 October, Youngstown. Info: Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-3461; (216) 742-3461, Fax (216) 742-1419.

     Fall Conference of Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers, 29 October, Brown Palace, Denver. Info: Susan K. Gross, Presient, CCFLT, 515 Pluto Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

     Massachusetts Foreign Language Association, 4-5 November, Burlington. Info: George Steinmeyer, Black Mountain Road, RRL, Box 549 Brattleboro, VT 05301.

     National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs, 4-5 November, Washington. Info: NASILP Critical Languages, 022-38, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

     Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, 4-5 November, Appleton. Info: William W. Kean, Suring Public Schools, Box 158, Suring, WI 54174.

     American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages with American Association of Teachers of German, 18-20 November, Atlanta. Info: ACTFL, 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701-6801; (914) 963-8830, Fax (914) 963-1275.

     Modern Language Association of America, 27-30 December, San Diego. Info: MLA, 10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981; Fax (212) 477-9863.

1995 Events

     Texas Foreign Language Association, 21-22 February, South Padre Island. Info: Eugenia Simons, 1320 Modiste Drive, Houston, TX 77055.

     National Association of Independent Schools, 1-4 March, Boston. Info: Claire Whalen, NAIS, 1620 L Street NW, Washington, D. C. 20036.

     Southern Conference on Language Teaching with South Carolina Foreign Language Teacher's Association, 2-4 March, Charleston. Info: SCOLT Modern Languages, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698; (912) 333-7538.

     Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 28 March-1 April, Long Beach. Info: TESOL, 1600 Camerson St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2705.

     Conference on Standards and Assessment, 30 March-1 April, Raleigh. Info: Audrey L. Heining-Boyton, 301A Peabody Hall, CB#3500, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599-3500.

     Medieval Academy of America, 30 March-1 April, Boston. Info: Medieval Academy of America, 1430 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138.

     Denver '95: Exploring New Frontiers, 30 March-2 April, Joint meeting of Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers, CSC, SWCOLT, PNCFL. Info: Susan K. Gross, President, CCFLT, 515 Pluto Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

     Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, with Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, [579] Southwest Conference on Language Teaching, and Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers, 30 March-2 April, Denver. Info: CSCTFL, Madison Area Technical College, 3550 Anderson Avenue, Madison, WI 53704; (608) 246-6573, Fax (608) 246-6880.

     Georgetown University Round Table, 2-5 April, Washington. Info: School of Languages & Linguistics, 303 Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D. C. 20057-1067.

     Twelfth Annual Wichita State University International Conference on Foreign literature, 6-8 April. Wichita, KS. Info: Dr. Wilma Detjens, WSU Foreign Literature Conference, Box 11, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67208-0011.

     Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 6-9 April, New York. Info: Northeast Conference, St. Michael's College, 29 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446.

     California Foreign Language Teachers Association, 28-30 April, Los Angeles. Info: Hal Wingard, 6450 Lance Way, San Diego, CA 92120.

     II Brazilian Studies Association/BRASA Conference, 11-13 May, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Topic: �Contemporary Brazil: The Transnational and Post-Colonial Condition�. Info: Roberto Reis, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, 34 Folwell Hall, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-625-3549.

     International Association for Learning Laboratories, 23-28 May, South Bend. Info: IALL, University of Pittsburgh, LAI G-47 C. L., Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

     Conference on Community Interpreting, 1-3 June, Toronto. Info: Brian Harris, School of Translators and Interpreters, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa, 52 rue Universite, Ottawa, Ontario, K2N 6N5, Canada.

     Teaching of Translation and Interpreting, 9-11 June, Elsinore. Info: Cay Dollerup, Centre for Translation and Lexicography, University of Copenhagen, 96 Njalsgade, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark.

     Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, 20-24 June, Middlebury, Info: CALICO, Duke University, 014 Language Center, Box 90267, Durham, NC 27708-0167, (919) 660-3180, fax (919) 660-3183, e-mail: CALICO @ACPUB.DUKE.EDU.

     Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry, 16-18 Nov. 1995, University of Houston. Info: Julián A. Olivares, Modern & Classical Languages, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3784.