Friday, December 28, 2007

MLA: Day 1

The conference has begun!

We are expecting a crowd of 10,000 here at MLA today. So far it seems like we've talked to almost all of them, which is good. It's always surprising to see what books generate interest at conferences. Yesterday, I was surprised to see that we had brought along Artes Latinae, and today I've been surprised how much interest there has been in it. Clearly, there is an interest in learning Latin here too.

Keeping with the surprise filled nature of the day, Lou brought a bag to the booth. What did it contain but Slovak Songs: in Latin, Slovak, English. It's a beautiful hardcover edition, which has already generated comments here at the conference.

So many pleasant surprises. I can't wait for tomorrow.