2012 Cervantes Symposium | Newberry

2012 Cervantes Symposium



Adrienne Martin, University of California, Davis

Friday, April 27, 2012

10 am-5 pm sessions at the Newberry; then 6 pm keynote address at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio Street

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Cervantes Symposium

Meeting annually from 2001 to 2010, the Cervantes Symposium has provided leading scholars from throughout the United States a forum to share and discuss emerging research in the field. Beginning in 2012, the Symposium will meet at the Newberry Library every other year.

Organized by Steven Wagschal, Indiana University.

Sponsored by the University of Chicago, DePaul University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Miami University, Ohio.


9:30 am Continental breakfast and welcome

10 am Session 1

“Of Exile, Cruelty and Censorship: Don Quixote and Tristia”

Frederick A. De Armas, University of Chicago

“Morisco Questions in Don Quixote, I, 1605”

William Childers, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

11:15 am Session 2

“Tilting at Rebels: Don Quixote and the American Civil War”

Bruce Burningham, Illinois State University

“Carrizales, Panoptes, y las trampas del celo”

Ana Laguna, Rutgers–Camden

1:15 pm Lunch break

2:45 pm Session 3

“Ana Félix y la poética de lo exótico en Cervantes”

Mercedes Alcalá-Galán, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Many Don Quixotes of 1615”

William Worden, University of Alabama

“Alemán vs. Cervantes”

Howard Mancing, Purdue University

4:15 pm Wine and cheese reception

Please note that the Newberry Library closes at 5 pm on Fridays and the building must be vacated at that time.

6 pm Keynote Address

at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio Street (at Dearborn)

Quixotic Animals

Adrienne Martin, University of California, Davis

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry Library. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Cervantes Symposium.

Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.

Registration for this program is now closed.