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Shakespeare and Cervantes

The Worlds of Shakespeare and Cervantes
A One-Day Workshop

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Harry Ransom Center
UT Austin Campus

Receive 4.25 hours of CPE Credit!

Four hundred years ago, two of the world's most famous authors died on (almost) the same day. What better reason to take a better look at why, 400 years later, we still study these writers and the amazing works they left behind.

Join us for a special workshop sponsored by The Center for European Studies and held at the Harry Ransom Center on the UT Austin campus. The workshop will feature talks by two expert faculty of UT, Drs. Douglas Bruster and Cory Reed, who will explore the language of Shakespeare and the world of Don Quixote. We'll also enjoy a tour of the current HRC exhibit Shakespeare in Print and Performance and have the opportunity to view materials related to Don Quixote from the HRCs collection. The workshop will end with a short presentation of a curriculum unit on Shakespeare and Cervantes and discussion on to incorporate lessons in Engligh, Social Studies, and World Literature.

The $10 registration fee includes the workshop, parking, lunch, and materials including a copy of Don Quixote, links and materials to use in your classroom, and a copy of the curriculum unit discussed during the workshop.

Click here to register. (Registration will open Wednesday, March 9, 2016)


9:00 - 9:30 AM        
Check-In, Welcome, and Coffee

9:30 – 10:45 AM      
“The Language of Shakespeare"
Dr. Douglas Bruster
Professor in the Department of English

10:45 – 11:00 AM      

11:00 – 12:00 PM      
Tour of HRC Shakespeare Exhibit

12:00 – 1:00 PM        
Lunch (provided)

1:00 - 2:30 PM         
“Life, Literature, and Don Quixote”
Dr. Cory Reed
Associate Professor in the Dept of Spanish & Portuguese

2:30 – 3:00 PM          
Activity featuring Curriculum Unit

For questions about the workshop, please contact Sally Dickson at or (512) 232-4311.

  • Center for European Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    158 W 21st Street
    Austin, Texas 78712