I am trying to organize a Special Session on James Laughlin for the
1998 MLA Convention in San Francisco, December 27-30.  The call for papers
should appear in the next MLA Newsletter.  It will read as follows:
JAMES LAUGHLIN OF NEW DIRECTIONS.  This session will consider the history
of New Directions and the achievement of James Laughlin (1914-1997) as
publisher of the moderns, writers' friend, and poet.  Abstracts and brief
vitae by 9 March; Hugh Witemeyer.
My address is Department of English, University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM 87131.  I would be happy to answer questions about the
Session by e-mail, but I would prefer to receive paper proposals in
printed form via the snail mail.  Please pass this announcement on to
anyone you know who might be interested but does not subscribe to the
listserv or belong to the MLA.  Thanks.
                                Cheers and Happy New Year,
                                Hugh Witemeyer