Newscenter: "Events Pay Homage to Cervantes on 400th Anniversary of His Death"

November 10, 2016

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Cervantes's death, students and librarians are hosting an exhibit and a presentation examining how Cervantes and Don Quixote have inspired interpretations and representations across the centuries. The exhibit, "Beyond Windmills: Commemorating Cervantes, Representing Don Quixote," features images from the library's rare book holdings. The exhibit will be on view November 2 through December 11 in Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation at Rush Rhees Library. Students in the course "Don Quixote: The Book, the Myth, the Image"—taught by associate professor of Spanish Ryan Prendergast—will make presentations alongside faculty about the images and the influence of Don Quixote. The event will be held in the Humanities Center, on the second floor of Rush Rhees Library, on November 16 at 10:25 a.m.