Cervantes Symposium

First edition of Don Quixote, 1605, Newberry Case Y722 .C344

First edition of Don Quixote, 1605, Newberry Case Y722 .C344

The Cervantes Symposium, cosponsored by the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, met annually at the Newberry from 2001 to 2010 and again in 2012, providing leading scholars from throughout the United States a forum to share and discuss emerging research in the field. Keynote speakers at past symposia have included Carlos Alvar, Jean Canavaggio, Anne J. Cruz, William Egginton, Edward Friedman, Charles Ganelin, Carroll Johnson, Jacques Lezra, Howard Mancing, Adrienne Martin, James A. Parr, and Marcia Welles.

In 2011 and 2013, the Chicago Cervantes Symposium met at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. A multiday National Cervantes Symposium in 2014 was hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, with participants from Cervantes groups from around North America.

The Instituto will again host a Chicago Cervantes Symposium on April 10, 2015. A link to the program will be added soon.

Past Newberry Cervantes Symposia

Upcoming Symposium

Thursday, April 14, 2016Friday, April 15, 2016
Early Modern Studies Program
A Joint Cervantes Symposium/Early Modern Studies Symposium
Please register to attend by 10 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016
To commemorate the lives of Cervantes and Shakespeare, two towering figures of European literature, on the occasion of the four hundredth anniversary of their shared death date in April 1616, the Center for Renaissance Studies will host a three-day public symposium to spotlight their achievements and examine the parallels and intersections of their work.