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.
languages of the Society are English and Spanish.
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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