Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Second Central Texas Cervantes Symposium

Cervantes Society of America

Fri, October 21, 2011 | BEN 2.104

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Second Central Texas Cervantes Symposium

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese hosts the Second Central Texas Cervantes Symposium, on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. The Friday events are held on campus, in BEN 2.104. The Saturday events will take place at the Wizard Academy, just southwest of town. This year, eighteen Cervantes scholars will participate in the symposium, representing institutions across the country. A number of presentations both days will focus on cultural geographies, gender, ethnicity, and future trends in the field. The program is sponsored by the Department, the Center for European Studies, and the Cervantes Society of America.

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


Friday, October 21st
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Benedict Hall 2.104

9:15-9:30    Coffee and Welcome
    Howard Mancing, President, Cervantes Society of America

9:30-10:45     Session 1:  Quixotic Considerations
    Chair: Steven Wagschal (Indiana University)
    Charles Presberg (University of Missouri)
         “Shifting Doubles: The Fourfold Genre of Don Quixote ”
    Matthew Wyszynski (University of Akron)
         “Justice in Don Quixote II”
    Ana Laguna (Rutgers University, Camden)
        “Quixote through the Neo-Baroque Eye”
10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00    Session 2:  Others in Cervantes’ Other Works
     Chair: Cory Reed  (University of Texas at Austin)
     Christina McCoy (University of Texas at Austin)
          "The Gendered Orient: Decorum, Artifice and Identity in Cervantes' La Gran Sultana"
      William Clamurro (Emporia State University)
          “Engaging the Cultural Geographies of Cervantes’ Novelas ejemplares”

12:00-1:30    Lunch Buffet for symposium speakers and panelists

1:45-2:45    Session 3:  Cervantine Speculations
    Chair:  Ana Laguna (Rutgers University, Camden)
    Michael McGrath (Georgia Southern University)
         “Spe salvi: The Hermeneutics of Cervantine Spirituality”

    Joan Cammarata, (Manhattan College)
        “Cervantine Perspectives on Conduct and Manners”

3:00-4:00    Session 4   Quixotic Frontiers

    Moderator:      Howard Mancing (Purdue University)

Panelists:       Bruce Burningham (Illinois State University)
Ryan Schmitz           (Texas Christian University)
Eduardo Urbina      (Texas A & M University)

October 22nd
Wizard Academy
Public Programs Held in Wizard’s Tower

9:00-12:00    CSA Executive Council Business Meeting

12:00-1:00     Lunch for CSA Executive Council and presenters

Public Program

1:30-2:00    Welcome

         Roy Williams, Wizard Academy
        Howard Mancing, President, Cervantes Society of America

2:00-3:00    Contested Margins

    Christopher Weimer (Oklahoma State University)
     "Unanswered Needs: Islam, Orientalism, and Migration in Don Quijote and Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul"
    Eric Graf (College of William and Mary)
      “Inflation and Slavery in Don Quixote 1.29”

3:00-3:30    Break

3:30-4:30    Roundtable Discussion: Our Cervantine Quests

        Moderator:      Bruce Burningham (Illinois State University)
        Panelists:    Howard Mancing (Purdue University)
Lisa Vollendorf (California SU, Long Beach)
    Cory Reed (University of Texas at Austin)
4:30-5:00    Open Discussion

Sponsored by: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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