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The bibliographical section is in charge of Professor FitzGerald and Mr. Hatheway.

Professor Fitz-Gerald will list, give a brief notice in most cases, and review or have reviewed when the publication is of sufficient importance to our members, all books on Spanish language, literature, philology, history, politics, art, etc., that in his judgment may be of interest to us. Book companies and publishing houses from all countries, especially the United States, Canada, England, Spain and Spanish America, are requested to send their publications directly to him for our bibliographical section. School texts are not to be included here.

Mr. Hatheway will list, and in all cases give also a brief notice for the benefit of teachers, all textbooks for the study of Spanish, especially those published in English-speaking countries, grammars, composition and conversation books, readers, commercial grammars and readers, realien, literary texts, etc. Book companies and publishing houses, especially in the United States, Canada and England, are requested to send their publications directly to him for our bibliographical section.

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THE LANGUAGE JOURNALS. Hispania will have a special section devoted to reviews of all language journals that may be of interest to teachers of Spanish. This section will be in charge of Professor Northup. Professor Northup has access at the University of Chicago to many of the scientific language journals that are of interest The editors of Hispania will gladly send Hispania in exchange for any of the language journals, especially the pedagogical language journals published in the United States, Canada, England, Spain and the countries of Spanish America. The journals received, if of interest to teachers of Spanish will all be reviewed by Professor Northup. All journals of the nature indicated should be sent directly to Professor Northup, who will arrange for exchange.

HISPANIC NEWS. One of the most important features of our journal will be a section devoted to current news from the Hispanic world: brief accounts, reviews and notices concerning current events and developments from all Spanish countries, and from countries where things Spanish are studied and appreciated. The Hispanic News will deal largely with current developments in language, literature, history and art, but due attention will be given

also to politics and other matters. This important section will be in charge of Dr. Alfred Coester, whose recent publication, The Literary History of Spanish America, has aroused great interest among those interested in the literature of our southern neighbors. It is hoped that the editors of journals that treat of current events from Spain and Spanish America will send their publications to Dr. Coester, and Hispania will be gladly sent in exchange.

NOTES AND NEWS. The University Notes and News will be in charge of Professor Wagner of Michigan, assisted by Mr. Louis Imbert of Columbia University. The High School Notes and News will be in charge of Mr. Burnet, assisted by Mr. Max A. Luria of De Witt Clinton High School, New York, Miss May Ventrees of Fullerton, California, and Miss Elizabeth Casey of Kenilworth, Ill.

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS. It is with great pleasure that we announce also a list of special contributors, a few specialists, who, sacrificing all personal interests, have consented to give Hispania the fruits of their ability and knowledge of things Spanish. Aside from an inspiring article by the recognized leader of modern Spanish philological scholarship, Don Ramón Menéndez Pidal, which will appear in the February number of Hispania, the following important articles will appear from time to time:

Fonética Castellana, by Tomás Navarro Tomás, director of the Laboratory of Experimental Phonetics at the Centro de Estudios Históricos, Madrid. Mr. Navarro Tomás, who is one of the highest authorities on Spanish phonetics, will prepare for Hispania a series of articles for the special benefit of secondary school teachers. The editors of Hispania consider it a special privilege to publish these articles and feel that they will be of the greatest possible benefit to our teachers of Spanish.

Lengua y Literatura Españolas, by Américo Castro, professor of Spanish Philology at the University of Madrid. Professor Castro is a pupil of Menéndez Pidal and an authority in the language and literature of Spain. He will write for Hispania a series of articles of a popular character on various phases of the Spanish Language and Literature.

Tierras de España, by Professor Ramón Jaén of the University of California.

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La Novela Española Contemporánea, by Don Felipe Morales de Setién, Instructor in Spanish in Leland Stanford Junior University. The Literature of Spanish America, by Dr. Alfred Coester, and Professor G. W. Umphrey.

Spanish in the Secondary Schools, by Mr. Lawrence A. Wilkins. Other special contributors will be Professors Fitz-Gerald, Ford, de Onís, Dr. Hills, Librarian of the Hispanic Society, and others. AURELIO M. ESPINOSA

Leland Stanford Junior University.

FIRST ANNUAL MEETING

The First Annual Meeting of The American Association of Teachers of Spanish will be held on Saturday, December 29, 1917, at the College of the City of New York, 139th St. and St. Nicholas Terrace, New York City. This will be on the day following the close of the meetings of the Modern Language Association of America which will be. in session December 26, 27 and 29 in New Haven, Conn. A program of addresses will be given in the morning and a business meeting will take place in the afterThere will be a "get-together" luncheon between the two sessions. This will probably be served in the same building as that in which the meetings are held. The Spanish Ambassador, Sr. Juan Riaño, and the Argentine Ambassador, Sr. Rómulo S. Naón, have been asked to address the meeting. Professor Moreno-Lacalle of the United States Naval Academy will read a paper on "The Teaching of Spanish Pronunciation" and Professor Federico de Onís will also speak.

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It is earnestly hoped that all who can possibly get to New York for this meeting will do so. Let us make this First National Meeting of our Association memorable.

L. A. W.

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THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION

Proposed Constitution of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish, as submitted by the Committee on Constitution, of which Professor Ventura Fuentes is chairman, to be voted on at the first annual meeting of the Association to be held in New York, December 29, 1917.

Article I. Name.

The name of this Association shall be The American Association of Teachers of Spanish.

Article II. Purpose.

The purpose of this Association shall be the advancement of the study of the Spanish Language and Literature through the promotion of friendly relations among its members; through the publication of articles and the results of investigation by members, or others; through the presentation and discussion of papers at annual meetings; and through such other means as may tend to promote the efficiency of its members as teachers of Spanish.

Article III. Membership.

I. The membership of this Association shall be composed of two classes: active and honorary.

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Active membership shall be open to all teachers of Spanish and to all those interested in the teaching of Spanish.

3. Any teacher of Spanish or any one interested in the teaching of Spanish may be eligible to honorary membership in the Association; and if elected shall enjoy all the privileges of membership except the right to vote.

Article IV. Officers.

I. The officers of this Association shall be a President, three Vice-Presidents, a Secretary-Treasurer, and an Executive Council consisting of these five officers and four other members. 2. The term of these officers shall be one year, except the Secretary-Treasurer, who shall hold office for two years.

3. Elections shall be held at each annual meeting, and all officers shall be elected by a majority vote.

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Vacancies occurring between two annual meetings shall be filled by action of the Executive Council.

Article V. Duties of Officers.

The President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer shall perform the usual duties of such officers.

The Executive Council shall perform the duties hereinafter provided.

Article VI. Election of Members. Nominations for membership shall be made to the SecretaryTreasurer of the Association by any member.

All persons receiving the affirmative vote of a majority of the Executive Council shall become members of the Association upon payment of the annual dues.

Article VII. The Executive Council.

I. The President shall act as Chairman of the Executive Council.

2. The Council shall make all arrangements for the annual meeting, and shall send a copy of the program at least one month in advance to every member of the Association.

3. The Council may appoint committees to investigate and report upon subjects germane to the purposes of the Association.

Article VIII. Dues.

I. Each Active Member shall pay two dollars to the SecretaryTreasurer as annual dues, and no member who is in default shall be qualified to exercise any privilege of membership.

2. Any person who is in arrears more than one year may be dropped from the rolls.

3. Honorary Members shall be exempt from the payment of dues. 4. Any member, or any person eligible to membership, may become a life member by a single payment of 25 dollars.

5. All dues shall include an annual subscription to Hispania, the quarterly journal published by the Association.

Article IX. Official Organ of the Association.

I. The official publication of this Association shall be known as Hispania, and it shall appear quarterly.

2. The Editorial Staff of this publication shall be appointed by the President, and shall consist of the following: An Editor, two

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