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The Department of Modern Languages at California State University, Dominguez Hills, in conjunction with Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico (ILCH) is pleased to announce the 41st International Symposium of Hispanic Literature, being held from April 15th to April 17th, 2015. This three-day event will honor the legacy of Dr. Juana Arancibia, president-founder of ILCH. This year, the symposium will concentrate exclusively on Spanish-born author Miguel de Cervantes and his magnum opusEl ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, one of the most influential and well-known works to be produced during El Siglo de Oro (The Golden Age) in Spain. This work has captivated the imaginations of countless artists, writers, and filmmakers with the exploits of its idealist hero Don Quixote and his trusty companion, Sancho Panza. From Salman Rushdie's novel The Moor's Last Sigh to Salvador Dalí's sculpture Don Quixote to Mitch Leigh's Broadway musical Man of La Mancha, Cervantes' work has influenced all areas of the arts and humanities and continues to do so today.

It is that far-reaching influence and longevity that the International Symposium of Hispanic Literature, in its 41st convocation, seeks to celebrate. To that end, Dr. Benito Gómez, Professor of Spanish at California State University, Dominguez Hills and coordinator of the Symposium, would like to invite interested parties to attend the Symposium. Academics, scholars, and researchers will be presenting, through a series of scheduled panels scheduled over three days, research on topics relating to Don Quixote and its cultural, literary and artistic impact.  

For those interested in submitting proposals, please note that papers to be presented should last only 15 minutes (about 7 double-spaced pages). When you reach 14 minutes, your moderator will ask you to skip to your conclusions. Papers may be presented in English or Spanish, but cannot be read in absentia. Any paper about Don Quixote is welcome, but we will accept proposals that deal with the influence of this novel on any other work (literary or otherwise) more readily.

Due to the great number of proposals and our desire to form homogeneous panels, every presenter is expected to be available to present at any time and any day of the symposium.

The registration cost for this event is $70, to be paid at our webpage when the proposal is accepted.*

Spaces are limited. Please, submit your title and 100-word abstracts electronically and as soon as possible (deadline: February, 20th, 2015) to: bgomez@csudh.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact the symposium coordinator Dr. Benito Gómez, by calling (310) 243-1021.


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