Lecture: "Don Quixote: Staying Alive"


Location: Hesburgh Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

As part of the 2013 Henkels Lecture Series, Professor Edward Friedman of Vanderbilt University will present, “Don Quixote: Staying Alive.”

Friedman is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish, professor of comparative literature and European studies, and director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. He has been editor of the Bulletin of the Comediantes since 1999 and is a past president of the Cervantes Society of America.

His research has centered on early modern Spanish literature, with special emphasis on Cervantes, picaresque narrative, and the Comedia. Friedman has explored how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish texts play against tradition and, at the same time, establish directions for future creation, by anticipating forms of contemporary fiction and drama, as well as the preoccupations of contemporary theory.

Sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.