Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2021 Texas Cervantes Symposium

The Texas Cervantes Symposium wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for European Studies, and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin; the Cervantes Society of America; and the Wizard Academy.

COVID-19 Protocol: In accordance with the policies of the University of Texas at Austin, symposium guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks while inside any university building, regardless of vaccination status. Speakers may remove masks when a distance of eight feet from other participants can be maintained.  

2021 Program

Friday, October 1

The University of Texas at Austin
Benedict Hall, Rm 2.104

9:00    Coffee

9:20    Welcome

            Carolyn A. Nadeau, President, Cervantes Society of America

9:30-10:30    Session 1:  Cervantes and Contemporary Culture

            Chair: Carolyn A. Nadeau (Illinois Wesleyan University)

            Ana Laguna (Rutgers University)

                         “Cervantes, Cervantism, and the Cultural Wars of 20th-Century Spain”

            Bradley Nelson (Concordia University, Montreal)

                         “From Critical Reading to Collective Action: A Progressive Reading of Castillo and                                  Egginton’s Notion of Reality Literacy in Cervantes”                     

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-12:15 Session 2: Cervantine Margins in Theater and Film

            Chair:  Marsha S. Collins (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

            Moisés Castillo (University of Kentucky)

                         “La ejemplar imagen del Otro en la novela La española inglesa (1613) y en la película                            homónima dirigida por Marco Castillo (2015)”                                       

            Cory A. Reed (University of Texas at Austin)

                        “Empathy and the Indigenous Other in Numancia

            John Beusterien (Texas Tech University)

                        “The Gawkers: Theater and the Unrepresentable”

12:30-2:00    Lunch for CSA Executive Council and symposium presenters

                        The Carillon

                        AT&T Conference Center

2:00-3:30      Session 3:  Poetics of Writing, Singing, and Storytelling

            Chair: Bruce R. Burningham (Illinois State University)

           Sonia Velázquez (Indiana University)

                        “Novelar in the Republic: Revisiting Cervantes' Prologue of the Novelas ejemplares”     

            Mercedes Alcalá-Galán (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

                         “El sonido en la página: música cantada en Cervantes”

            Marsha S. Collins (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

                        “Storytelling and Forging Friendship, Don Quijote, Part 1”





























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