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Renowned Cervantes Scholar Roberto González-Echevarría Visits Raleigh

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Top (left to right): Rafael Osuba, Samuel Sotillo, Cecilia ?, Vanesa ?, Deborah ?; bottom: left-right: Agustín Pastén, John ?, Roberto González-Echevarría.

Group photo taken during luncheon in honor of Prof. González-Echevarria at Meredith College. Front row (left-right): J. Agustín Pastén, NCSU; Jonathan Wade, Meredith College, and Roberto González-Echevarría, Yale University. Back row (left to right): Rafael Osuba, El Quixote Festival; Samuel F. Sotillo, NCSU; Sheila Casalett, Meredith College; Cecilia Paoppi, NCSU; Vanessa Quintana, NCSU; Debora Maldonado-De Oliveira, Meredith College.

Renowned Cervantes scholar Roberto González-Echevarría recently visited the triangle-area to participate in the “I Am Quixote” Festival, a 10-month event that celebrates the 400th anniversary of the second and closing installment of Miguel de Cervantes’ famous Don Quixote.

Prof. González-Echevarría is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University and the author of Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative, which won the 1989–90 MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize and the Latin American Studies Association’s 1992 Bryce Wood Book Award. He has served as editor or coeditor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories, Don Quixote: A Casebook, and The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, among other important collections.

During his visit, Prof. González-Echevarria gave a presentation entitled “Reading Don Quixote Today,” part of the opening ceremony for the Festival.

The event was possible thanks to the support of the Departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University and Meredith College, as well as the generous support of the Kenan Charitable Trust and Raleigh’s Artist Studio Project.

Posted by S.F. Sotillo; photo by Diana Arbaiza.

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