18th Annual Cervantes Symposium | Newberry

18th Annual Cervantes Symposium

Title page of first edition of Don Quixote, Madrid, 1605 (Case Y 722 .C344)

Friday, April 12, 2019

9 am - 6:30 pm

Newberry Library and Instituto Cervantes

Organized by Encarnación Juárez-Almendros, University of Notre Dame
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

Chicago’s 18th Annual Cervantes Symposium provides a forum for scholars throughout the United States to share and discuss emerging research in the field of Cervantes studies. The event will include a keynote lecture, eight scholarly talks and a Newberry Collection presentation. The talks incorporate innovative approaches to Cervantes’s works, such as disability studies, cognitive methodologies, audible cultural practices, consumers of texts, animal language, pedagogy, rhetoric of emotions, opera, and violent communication.


This event is co-sponsored by the Instituto Cervantes and the University of Notre Dame.


Symposium Program


9 am Welcome


Newberry Library

60 W. Walton St.


9:30 - 11 am Session 1


Coordinator: Glen Carman, DePaul University


Reading Cervantes and Other Fiction in Early Modern Madrid

Patricia Manning, University of Kansas


Cervantes’s The Great Sultana: Listening to Birds and Elephants

John Beusterien, Texas Tech University


Race, Religion, and Captivity: Teaching the Mediterranean through Cervantes’ La española inglesa

Deborah Forteza, Grove City College


11 - 11:30 am Coffee Break


11:30 - 1 pm Session 2


Coordinator: Scott Hendrickson, Loyola University Chicago


Listening to Moriscas and Algerian Women in Cervantes

Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California


“¿Para eso me creaste?” Don Quijote as Modern Opera

Mary Quinn, University of New Mexico


Violent Words, Violent Silence: Problematic Communication in Don Quijote I

Valeria Mora-Hernández, University of Notre Dame


1 - 2:30 pm Lunch on Your Own


2:30 - 3:30 pm Collection Presentation


3:45 - 4:45 pm Session 3


Coordinator: Carmen Hsu, University of North Carolina


El manco de Lepanto: The Art of Consolation and Cervantine Disability

Elisabeth Bearden, University of Wisconsin


Ekphrasis and Emotional Objects in the Episode of the Cave of Montesinos

Carmela Mattza, Louisiana State University


5:30 - 6:30 pm Keynote Address


Instituto Cervantes

31 W. Ohio St.


Ways of Looking: Visualization in Don Quixote

Emilie Bergmann, University of California, Berkeley


6:30 pm Reception

Cost and Registration Information 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration in advance is required. To register, complete this online registration form.