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INTRANSIT – Romance Studies Dialogue Series : Guest Speaker Mary Gaylord

“Don Quixote’s Arab Chronicler and the Borders of History”

November 14th at 5:30 p.m.
Rubinstein Library Carpenter Conference Room – 249
Duke University – 411 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27705

Host : Professor  Elvira Vilches

Mary Gaylord

Sosland Family Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures | Harvard University

The lecture will examine the logic behind Cervantes’ designation of the “original” version of Don Quixote’s history. placing that seemingly festive gesture in the context of Hapsburg Historiography and exploring its implications for the parodic and satiric reach of his masterpiece.

About: 

Academic Degrees: A.B., Wellesley College; A.M., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature; Latin American Colonial Literature; Hispanic Poetry of all periods; Poetics; Literary Theory; History and the Novel; Cervantes; Comparative Study of Early Romance Languages

A.B., Wellesley College; A.M., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature; Latin American Colonial Literature; Hispanic Poetry of all periods; Poetics; Literary Theory; History and the Novel; Cervantes; Comparative Study of Early Romance Languages


Mary Gaylord es profesora emérita de la cátedra Sosland Family en el departmento de Lenguas y Literaturas Románicas en Harvard. Es una persona encantadora.


About:

In Transit: Arts and Migration around Europe is an interdisciplinary humanities project launched by Duke faculty and students from the Departments of Romance Studies, and Art, Art History & Visual Studies, in collaboration with the Nasher Museum and the and the Franklin Humanities Institute through its Social Practice Lab.

In Transit is a Learning community linking courses and seminars, guest speakers, and art practice. It offers Pathways formed by a multisite art installation at the Nasher Museum, the Rubenstein Arts Center, the John Hope Franklin Center, and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Participants following a path, a seminar or attending a lecture form and engage into conversations with a variety of perspectives on those who live intrepidly in exile in and around Europe.


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