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Monday, April 24, 2006

SAA and Easter

Everyone knows that the annual MLA conference is--year in, year out--from December 27th to December 30th. But is SAA trying to lay claim to the Easter and Passover holidays as the time for its own annual conference? This year SAA met in Philadelphia during Passover and from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Next year it will meet in San Diego during the same holiday period.

I understand the difficulties of scheduling anything during the Spring, but, really, two years in a row? Is this the start of some new trend? Are Shakespeareans really that irreligious? Or has worship of the Bard really emerged as a viable alternative to these other, more established, religions?

(I should add that I'm not actually upset about this. I just find it to be an odd scheduling choice for two consecutive years.)

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