Don Quixote through the Looking Glass: The Impact of Cervantes’s Masterpiece on Foreign Writers
28, 29, 30 November 2016
Faculty of Arts Library, University of Malta, Msida
DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH & LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
in collaboration with THE EMBASSY OF SPAIN
Coordinator: Francisco J. Ibáñez (email@example.com)
Monday, 28 November
Chair: Carmel Vassallo
18:00 Start of Seminar:
Welcome by Prof. Carmel Vassallo, Head of the Department of Spanish & Latin American Studies.
Address by Prof. Dominic Fenech, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Malta.
Address by H. E. José María Pons, Ambassador of Spain.
18:15 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hilaire Kallendorf, Texas A&M University: “Don Quixote in Los Angeles: The First Chicano Novel and Its Cervantine Model”.
18:45 Peter Vassallo, University of Malta: “Theologizing Cervantes’s Don Quijote: Graham Greene’s Monsignor Quixote”.
19:15 Pedro Javier Pardo, Universidad de Salamanca: “The Pierre Menard Syndrome: Don Quixote, from Book to Myth”.
20:00 Reception offered by the Spanish Embassy
Tuesday, 29 November
Chair: Francisco J. Ibáñez Castejón
18:00 Adrian Grima, University of Malta: “Don Quixote, Madness and the Protagonists of Maltese Reformist Fiction”.
18:30 Richard Spiteri, University of Malta: “Denis Tillinac: The Don Quixote myth at the turn of the 21st Century”.
19:15 Vincent Vella, University of Malta: “Ernesto Panza: the tale of an artless revolutionary”.
19:45 Marceliano Acevedo, Independent Researcher, “Madame Bovary and Don Quixote: a personal relationship”.
Wednesday, 30 November
Chair: Alessia Cilia-Portelli
18:00 John Ardila, University of Malta: “Carlos Fuentes, Don Quixote and the matter of fiction”.
18:30 Giuseppe Schembri, University of Malta: “400 years of Visual Silence: Cervantes and Malta. An essay on the visual arts in Malta and Cervantes as the subject-matter, or non-subject matter, of art in Malta”.
19:15 Anthony Aquilina, University of Malta: “Don by any other name would not sound as sweet – the case of Pawlu Montebello’s Dun Kixott”.
19:45 Karl Chircop, University of Malta Junior College: “Cervantes’ uncanny role of fathering key concepts of Pirandello’s poetics”.
Due to the limited seating available, people who are going to attend the seminar must email the coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) specifying which days they are going to be present and if they will be alone or have guests.