Event—Public Programming

18th Annual Cervantes Symposium

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