TITLE: A Dialogue on the 400th Anniversary of 'Don Quixote'
SPEAKER: Ines Azar, Ricardo Padron
EVENT DATE: 2005/11/17
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 76 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
"A Dialogue on the 400th Anniversary of 'Don Quixote'," was part of the Hispanic Division's Scholarly Seminars, held twice a year. The event was sponsored by the Embassy of Spain Cultural Office, the Kluge Center and George Washington University.
A perennial classic, "Don Quixote," published in 1605, is the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The dialogue between two scholars, Ines Azar and Ricardo Padron, focused on the permanence and remarkable relevance of this work in the Americas.
Speaker Biography: Prof. Ines Azar received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is professor of Spanish at George Washington University, where she teaches among other things, a one-year course of "Don Quixote." Her critical work concentrates on early modern literature, in particular lyric poetry and "Don Quixote."
Speaker Biography: Ricardo Padron received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia. He has written about cartography, literature and empire in early modern Spain and was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship in International Studies in 2001.