Central Texas Cervantes Symposium
Fri, November 19, 2010 • 9:15 AM • BEN 2.104
The Cervantes Society of America's Central Texas Cervantes Symposium will be held in Austin November 19 and 20. In addition to thirteen guest scholars from around the country, two of our own graduate students, Joseph Fees and Christina McCoy, will be giving papers
The Cervantes Society of America's Central Texas Cervantes Symposium will be held in Austin November 19 and 20. In addition to thirteen guest scholars from around the country, two of our own graduate students, Joseph Fees and Christina McCoy, will be giving papers.
This year's symposium is the first in what may become an annual or bi-annual event co-sponsored by several central Texas universities under the auspices of the Cervantes Society of America, the leading professional scholarly association in the field of Cervantes Studies.
The event will take place on Friday, November 19 (symposium events to be held on campus) and Saturday, November 20 (symposium events to be held off-campus at the Wizard Academy, southwest of town).
The prestigious list of top scholars in the field participating in our program includes Bruce Burningham (Illinois State University and editor of the journal Cervantes), Joan Cammarata (Manhattan College), Ana Laguna (Rugers), Howard Mancing (Purdue University and president of the Cervantes Society of America), Michael McGrath (Georgia Southern University), Carolyn Nadeau (Illinois Wesleyan University), Charles Presberg (University of Missouri), Eduardo Urbina (Texas A&M), Ryan Schmitz (TCU), Steven Wagschal (Indiana University), Amy Williamsen (University of Arizona), Matthew Wyszynski (University of Akron), and Cory Reed (University of Texas at Austin). Their papers and roundtable panels will deal with multiple cutting-edge approaches to Cervantes including cognitive studies, technology and literature, gastronomy and material culture, oratory and ethics, and the enduring influence of Cervantes in modern literature and film.
Friday, November 19
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Benedict Hall 2.104
Saturday, November 20
16221 Crystal Hills Drive, Austin, TX 78737
Please join us for this exciting symposium, which has received generous support from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center for European Studies.