Academic journal article Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America

Editor's Note

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The Spring 2017 issue of Cervantes brings a couple of significant changes to the journal's staff. First, after many years on our editorial board as one of our esteemed Associate Editors, George Shipley has retired from this position. Second, William Clamurro has also stepped down as our Book Review Editor following his recent retirement as a faculty member at Emporia State University. I would like to thank both George and Bill for their many years of conscientious service to the journal, to the Cervantes Society of America, and to the profession.

With regard to our book reviews, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Ana Laguna, who has agreed to serve as the journal's new Book Review Editor. Congratulations, Ana! I look forward to working with you.

We begin this Spring issue with an article by Aurora Hermida-Ruiz on Professor James March's pioneering use of "Don Quixote" in the pedagogy of economics, business management, and leadership training.

Hermida-Ruiz's essay is followed by two articles that focus on the Novelas ejemplares. Amy Sheeran explores issues related to the significance of blood in "La fuerza de la sangre" in order to productively read this novelas primary genres--the miracle story and the romance--against each other. Sarah Gretter, for her part, examines "El celoso extremeno" within the context of Jerome Bruner's work in cognitive psychology and argues that this particlular novela ejemplar can be read as a paradigm of constructivism.

Following these two essays on the Novelas ejemplares, we return to several more articles that focus on Don Quixote. Conxita Domenech examines the "Roque Guinart" episode in part two of the novel and its connection to the Moriscos of Cataluna. …

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