The 2015-16 Obermann-International Programs Humanities Symposium will focus both on Don Quixote in its 17th-century context and also on its long afterlife in world culture, including translation and adaptation to various media. The symposium will feature panel discussions, lectures and presentations by some of the most prestigious specialists in Spanish, Latin American, and global culture. In keeping with University of Iowa’s efforts to engage the growing Latino community in Iowa, the symposium will include a range of activities beyond the purely academic, in Spanish and English. The pedagogical role of this book in teaching and disseminating Spanish will also be prominent.
Don Quixote in the Age of Electronic Reproduction
Thursday, October 22, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, October 24, 2015 (All day)
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is an associate professor specializing in Early Modern Spanish Literature. She has published articles on Christian-Muslim relations in the Mediterranean during the 16th and 17th centuries, and a book exploring Spanish textual manifestations of the phenomenon of captivity during this period (Letras liberadas: Cautiverio, escritura y subjetividad en el Mediterráneo de la época imperial española. Madrid: Visor Libros, 2013).
Denise K. Filios specializes in the literature and culture of medieval Iberia. She has published various articles on medieval and modern versions of the Griselda legend in Europe and North Africa and on stories about the Muslim conquest of Iberia in Hispano-Latin and Arabic historiography. As the former coordinator of the Middle East and Muslim World Studies group, she has experience collaborating with various units within the University of Iowa and organizing scholarly and outreach events.