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Don Quijote in the Spanish-Speaking World: 1605-2005

Symposium and Exhibit to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of Cervantes' Book

Posted: August 1, 2005

The papers presented will discuss Cervantine influences in Spain, Spanish America, and the American Southwest, and, more broadly speaking, the influence of Don Quijote on world literature and the arts. The Department has invited distinguished scholars from Latin America, Spain, and the U.S. to participate. The symposium is open to the public. Also in conjunction with the symposium, the UT Libraries are sponsoring a first-ever collaborative exhibition with the Cushing Memorial Library of Texas A/M university.

The exhibit is entitled "The Legacy of Don Quixote in Print: Rare Illustrated and First Editions: A Collaborative Exhibition to Commemorate the Fourth Centenary of Don Quixote, 1605-2005," and will feature works from the collections of the Benson Latin American Collection (The University of Texas Libraries), the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives (Texas A/M University) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (The University of Texas at Austin).

It will be on display at the Life Science Library located in the Main Building, Room 201, from September 30-October 14, 2005.

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