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COV&R-Bulletin No. 11 (Oct. 1996)

A Note from the Executive Secretary

It was good to see many of you at Stanford University last June. I look forward also to seeing many of you in New Orleans November 22-23 and even more of you in Graz next June (see Future Events).
I would like to thank Cesareo Bandera for the firm and sensitive manner in which he has assumed the presidency of COV&R, and I extend a warm welcome to new Advisory Board members: Johan Elsen, Marie-Louise Martinez, Gerhard Larcher, and Louis Burkhart. Judy Arias, who was the person primarily responsible for getting Contagionstarted, was appointed as a regular member of the Board. These four will serve for three years, replacing Thee Smith, Jørgen Jørgensen, Walter Wink, and Mark Anspach, who rotated off. Thee Smith was appointed to replace Roel Kaptain (see obituary), and will serve one more year to fill out his term. Andrew McKenna now becomes the editor of Contagion. We thank him for taking over this important and demanding task.
I am pleased to announce that The Girard Reader is due to be published by Crossroad in time for the AAR/SBL convention in November. It will include a brief introduction, a biographical sketch of Girard, a short introduction to each selection from Girard's writings, a long interview of Girard, a glossary of terms, an index, and bibliographies of Girard's published work and of recent books by Girardian scholars in English, German, and French.

James G. Williams