About the Cervantes Society of America

History:  The Cervantes Society of America was founded in 1978 and held its first membership meeting in San Francisco in December 1979. The Society's purpose is to advance the study of the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes through the promotion of communication and cooperation among its members, through the publication of reviews of books and articles and reports on pedagogical approaches to Cervantes's work, through descriptions of research currently in progress by members, through discussion at annual meetings, and through such other means as may tend to deepen and broaden understanding of Cervantes and his works.

Organization: The Society's Constitution, revised in 2017, is available here. The CSA constitution was first published in Cervantes 6 (Spring 1986), 91-96 and amended in 2008.
The official languages of the Society are English and Spanish. A list of founding and charter members is available here.

Meetings: The Society holds its yearly business meeting at the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America. The Society also sponsors sessions dedicated to the presentation of original research on Cervantes at the RSA conference and at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association. Calls for papers for these sessions are published in the Newsletter and on the Society's website.

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