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Lost Beyond La Mancha: Liberalism in Cervantes Studies

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Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6:30pm

SIPA - School of International & Public Affairs, 502/503
11200 SW 8th ST, School of Intl & Pub Affairs, Miami, Florida 33199

Event Details:

The influence in Cervantes in the poetic and political aims of Spanish left-wing reformists of the 1920s and 30s have been lost for almost one century.

By recovering the progressive, cervantine dream of the Spanish incipient and recent modernities, this talk establishes a more balanced understanding of both the modern and early modern periods in Spain and casts doubt on the idea of a persistent conservatism in Renaissance studies.

This work voices a vigorous defense of the canonical and neglected critical traditions that promoted Cervantes' humanism in the 20th century.

Please note that this lecture will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Ana Laguna is a Professor of Spanish Literature at Rutgers University-Camden. Her research relates visual and verbal domains, multiple national traditions, and disparate chronologies, focusing on how culture reflects prominent artistic and socio-political anxieties. She is the author of Cervantes, the Golden Age, and the Fight for Spanish Cultural Identity in the 20th Century (Bloomsbury, 2021) and Cervantes and the Pictorial Imagination (Bucknell UP, 2009), among many other published articles in Hispanic Review, Modern Language Notes, and Revista Hispanica Moderna


This event is mandatory for Ph.D. students.

For any questions, please email Lauren Padron at

Event Type

Academics, Lectures & conferences



Department of Modern Languages
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