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DH 05 RH28
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Don Quixote, Osama bin Ladin to Be Juxtaposed
in “Quixote” Event
two-day symposium on Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de la Mancha, sponsored
in part by the Consulate-General of Spain in Los Angeles,
will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at California State University,
Dominguez Hills. Education Attaché Maria del Mar Torres
of the Spanish Consulate-General and CSUDH President James
E. Lyons Sr. will open the symposium.
Among the several presentations at the “Celebrating
400 Years with Don Quixote (1605-2005)” event will
be Reading ‘Don Quixote’ in the Age of Osama
bin Ladin, by Carroll B. Johnson of the Department of
Romance Languages and Literature at UCLA, and among the one-and-a-half
dozen sessions to choose from will be On Curing the Insane:
Recurrence of Medieval Topos in ‘Don Quixote.’
The symposium begins at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the LaCorte Hall,
room A-103, the Recital Room. Del Mar Torres, Lyons and CSUDH
Provost Allen Mori will make opening remarks, then the keynote
address, Beginning the 1605 Quijote: Some Thoughts on
the Title and the Prologue will be given at 4:10 p.m.
by James A. Parr, president-elect of the Cervantes Society
of America and a member of the Council of Editors of Learned
Journals. He will be followed by Johnson’s address
at 4:30 p.m. The sessions are scheduled to run through 8:20
The symposium continues at noon Dec. 2 and runs to 5:45 p.m.,
followed by a reception.
For the schedule and for more information, contact Benito
Gomez, assistant professor, Department of Foreign Languages,
at (310) 243-1021 or (310) 243-3315.
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