The Humanities Center Presents “Making the Novel: Don Quixote”

The DePaul Humanities Center begins their “Making the Novel” series with Don Quixote.

The event is Wednesday, October 21st in the Student Center Room 120 from 7:00-9:00 pm.

This years marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote. Fittingly, the Humanities Center begins their novel series at the beginning of the novel itself, investigating the ways in which Miguel de Cervantes’ masterwork continues to find new ways to mean four centuries on. Over the course of an evening of performances and lectures, a multidisciplinary array of scholars and artists will contemplate Quixote from multiple perspectives – interpreting the narrative through movement, with live performances of Romani and Flamenco dances; investigating how Crusade propagandists during the late 16th century likely influenced Cervantes’ attitudes and writing; and considering how illustrations accompanying the novel have historically opened up new interpretations of the text.


  • Stefan Vander Elst, Assitant Professor of English as the University of San Diego and The Depaul Humanities Center Visiting Fellow
  • Wendy Clinard, Artistic Director of the Clinard Dance Theatre
  • Danielle Meijer, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University and Artistic Director of Aleph World Fusion Dance
  • Stephen Miller Professor of Hispanic Studeis at Texas A&M

For more about The DePaul Humanities Center, find their site here.

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