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Scholarship | 1993
Transcription NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


SIMMS AT A.L.A. CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO 1994

Rayburn Moore has completed The Simms Society's application to affiliate
with the American Literature Association. Our joining will create Simms Sessions
at the A.L.A. Conference in San Diego, 1994.

SIMMS SYMPOSIUM, STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI,
APRIL 1995: AN INVITATION

"Come to Northeast Mississippi and explore the road (still mud in the
springtime) that Simms traversed on horseback in the 1820s through Choctaw
country encountering chiefs and Frenchmen.
Gaze at the stars, as Simms did, over the Tombigbee River on a spring
evening, memorializing the experience in his poetry.
Peter and Miriam Shillingsburg invite the Simms Society to convene in
April, 1995, at Mississippi State University."
Deus volo. M.J.S.

MELLEN TO PUBLISH SIMMS

The Executive Council of the Simms Society has accepted the offer of
Edwin Mellen Press to publish William Gilmore Simms and the American
Frontier: Papers of the Inaugural Simms Society Symposium, University of
Arkansas, Fayetteville, April 15-17, 1993, co-edited by John Caldwell Guilds and
Caroline Collins. The hard-cover volume, to be copyrighted in the name of the
Simms Society, will be published at no financial cost to the Society. In all
probability the book will be issued in late 1993.
The Mellen Press has expressed interest in a long-term publishing
relationship with the Simms Society, involving the publication of papers from all
future Simms Society symposia, presumably to occur in the spring of odd-
numbered years. It is anticipated that the second volume of papers: based upon the
April 1995 symposium at Mississippi State University, would be co-edited by the
program directors of the Starkville conference, Miriam and Peter Shillingsburg,
and that a similar pattern would be followed for future volumes. There is also a
possibility that the Mellen Press would be interested in publishing papers delivere
at the Society's session at the American Literature Association, perhaps by
including them in the volume of papers read at the subsequent symposium.



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