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Cervantes and His Legacy Honored at UNM

The UNM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, alongside campus and community co-sponsors, including the LAII, is honoring Cervantes and his legacy with a collection of presentations, panels, and readings in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, celebrated author of "Don Quijote."

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The program takes place Thursday, April 20, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Zimmerman Library's Willard Reading Room. All are welcome and invited to attend this free event. For reference, see the symposium poster.

The program of events includes:

  • 9:30 a.m. - Coffee and Opening Remarks
  • 10:00-10:50 a.m. - "Cervantes and Henry James: The Inn and the House of Fiction" - Ignacio Navarette (U.C. Berkeley)
  • 11:00-11:50 a.m. - "Hope in the Classroom: Teaching Don Quijote Today: - Lisa Vollendorf (San Jose State University)
  • 2:00-3:15 p.m. - Writers' Reflections on Cervantes and his Legacy - Jorge Volpi (Festival Internacional Cervantino), Rolando Hinojosa Smith (University of Texas, Austin)
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Roundtable Readings

Image: Adapted from event poster.

--Posted Monday, April 18, 2016.