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Editor's note.

MANY READERS WILL IMMEDIATELY recognize the well-known Gustave Dore image of Dorotea on the cover of this issue. What may be less familiar, however, is the beautiful watercolor that has been added to this image by Salvador Tusell Graner. Such a lush image not only enhances the visual appeal of the Fall 2011 issue of Cervantes, but also complements the color scheme of the Spring 2011 cover image (featuring Don Quixote and Sancho mounted on Clavileno and flying high among the clouds). I thank Eduardo Urbina and the Proyecto Cervantes at Texas A&M University for permission to reproduce both of these images, as well as for their generosity in allowing the journal to utilize the Proyecto Cervantes archives for its cover art.

In terms of the content of this issue, we are again very pleased by the quality and variety of essays that we have been able to publish. We begin once again, sadly, with two homage essays, this time in honor of Helena Percas de Ponseti, who passed away on January 1, 2011. These two tributes are affectionately offered by Michael McGaha, former editor of this journal, and Frances Luttikhuizen. We are also pleased to publish a very nice group of innovative scholarly articles. Eric Graf writes on how the discourse of early modern debates on the devaluation of money in Habsburg Spain subtly made its way into the mouth of Sancho Panza. Christine Garst-Santos examines gender performance in the Dorotea segments of Don Quixote. Esther Fernandez examines the Compania Nacional de Teatro Clasico's inventive 2005 stage adaptation of Viaje del Parnaso. Melany Henry explores the intersection of speech act theory, performance, and the picaresque in El rufian dichoso. Guillermo Fernandez Rodriguez-Escalona analyzes Cervantes's political thought and conception of the world in the Barataria episode of Don Quixote. Paul Michael Johnson examines the shame associated with what he calls the "specter of captivity" in the "Captive's Tale." Dale Shuger reads "El coloquio de los perros" through the lens of Inquisition reports on witchcraft in order to highlight the rhetorical difficulties involved in "framing" early modern debates on interiority. And Patrizia Di Patre teases out the echoes of three biblical references in Don Quixote. Following these scholarly articles, we are also pleased to publish two book reviews, one by Luis Gomez Canseco and Mar Gonzalez Mariano, who review Jose Montero Reguera's Cervantismos de ayer y de hoy, and one by Michael McGrath, who reviews Barbara Fuchs and Aaron J. Ilika's new translation and edition of Los banos de Argel and La gran sultana.

As always, I thank the journal's anonymous peer reviewers and Associate Editors for their expertise and good will in providing timely and constructive evaluations of submitted manuscripts. And I thank Esteban Touma, my editorial assistant, for all his hard work in helping to prepare and produce this issue.

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Author:Burningham, Bruce R.
Publication:Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America
Date:Sep 22, 2011
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