Programme
International Conference on Cervantes and Don Quixote
31 January, 1 and 2 February 2005

University of Delhi
Asociación de Cervantistas
GRISO (University of Navarra)
Embassy of Spain

India International Centre, Conference Room II
40, Max Mueller Marg
New Delhi-03, India

Department of Germanic & Romance Studies


El contingente internacional (foto cortesía de Hilaire Kallendorf)

MONDAY, 31 JANUARY 2005 -- 10:00 A.M.

Homage to J. M. Casasayas

Inaugural Session 

TEA: 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

SESSION I: MONDAY, 31 JANUARY 2005 -- 11:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.

Chairperson: Sonya S. Gupta.

  • Sambudha Sen (University of Delhi):  "Don Quixote: Mother of all Novels."
  • Guiseppe Grilli (University of Naples, Italy): "'Half the Work is a Good Start': The Quijote of 1605 and Its Inventio."  Read in English by Hilaire Kallendorf (Texas A & M University, USA).
  • Santiago López Navia (University of Segovia, Spain): «'En el margen escrito': Lo marginal relevante en el texto del Quijote».
  • Vibha Maurya (University of Delhi): "Don Quixote and Bakhtin’s Theory of Polyphonic Novel."
LUNCH: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

SESSION II: MONDAY, 31 JANUARY 2005 -- 2:30 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Chairperson: Abhai Maurya.

  • Ignacio Arellano (University of Navarra, Spain): "Don Quixote’s Insanity and Sancho’s Wisdom."
  • S. P. Ganguly (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi): "Translation of Don Quixote in Indian Languages."
  • Celsa Carmen García Valdés (University of Navarra, Spain): «Vida y literatura: la tolerancia en la obra cervantina». 
TEA: 3:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. 
  • Victor García Ruiz (University of Navarra, Spain): «Cervantes en los teatros nacionales de la posguerra».
  • Eva González (Cervantes Classroom, New Delhi): "Don Quixote on the Internet."
HIGH TEA – 5:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m.  Hosted by H. E. Don Rafael de Conde, Ambassador of Spain.

FILM: 6:30 p.m.  Auditorium: El Caballero Don Quijote.  Dir. Manuel Gutiérrez (Spain, 2002)

Lost in La Mancha
 
 

SESSION  III: TUESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2005 -- 10 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.

Chairperson: Anil Bhatti.

  • A. Robert Lauer (University of Oklahoma, USA): “'Descendit ad inferna.' Don Quixote’s Descent into Hell and the Name-of-the-Father” 
  • Carlos Mata Induráin (University of Navarra, Spain): "La historia del cautivo y los sonetos a la pérdida de la Goleta."
  • Minni Sawhney (University of Delhi): "War and Soldiers in Don Quixote."
TEA: 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
  • Rimli Bhattacharya (University of Delhi): "Reading violence: Legacy of Don Quixote."
  • Jorge Aladro (University of California, USA): "A Study of Melancholy in Don Quixote." 
LUNCH:  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- Hosted by Ms. Cristina Fraile, Dy. Chief of Mission, Embassy of Spain.

SESSION IV: TUESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2005 -- 2:30 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Chairperson: S. Dey.

  • José Montero Reguera (University of Vigo, Spain): "En torno a un retrato azoriniano de Cervantes (1924)."
  • Abhai Maurya (University of Delhi): "Russian Formalist Approach to Don Quixote." 
  • Vijaya Venkataraman (University of Delhi): "Reading Don Quixote through I the Supreme of Roa Bastos."
TEA: 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. 
  • Maneesha Taneja (University of Delhi): "Quixotic Images in One Hundred Years of Solitude by G. García Márquez."
  • Indrani Mukherjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University): "Teachability of Cervantes and Velázquez in Foreign Language Texts."
PUBLIC LECTURE:  6:30 p.m.  Auditorium: "Aspects of Cervantes’s Creativity in Don Quixote," by Prof. Joseph V. Ricapito (University of Louisiana, USA).  Public lecture given by Prof. Jorge Aladro (Unviversity of California, USA).

SESSION V: WEDNESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY 2005 -- 10 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.

Chairperson: S. P. Ganguly.

  • Chul Park (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea): «La medicina casera del Quijote».
  • Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga (University of Murcia, Spain): «Poesía y mito: la recepción de Don Quijote en la lírica española de la Edad de Plata».
  • Joseph V. Ricapito (University of Louisiana, USA): "An Aspect of Cervantes’ Creativity: The Question of Consciousness in Don Quixote."
TEA: 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
  • Fernando Plata Parga (Colgate University, USA): "On Love and Occasio: An Analysis of a Topos in Don Quixote, 1, 34."
  • Sushnigdha Dey (Jawaharlal Nehru University): "Don Quixote’s Journey through Oriental space."
LUNCH: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

SESSION VI: WEDNESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY 2005 -- 2:30 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Chairperson: Shaswati Mazumdar.

  • Sonya S. Gupta (CIEFL Hyderabad): "Cervantes and the Construction of Spanish National Identity: Media Representation of Don Quixote."
  • Anand V. Taneja (SARAI, CSDS, Delhi): "Lost in la Mancha: Terry Gilliam, Holy Fools and the Importance of Donkeys in the Medieval Islamicate world."
  • Rupendra Guha-Majumdar (University of Delhi): "Don Quixote and the Legacy of an Artistic / Caricaturistic Discourse."
  • Maria Augusta de Vieira (University of São Paulo, Brazil): «Discreción, vulgaridad y simulación en el episodio de los duques».
TEA: 4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS: Open Questions.

Chairperson: Vibha Maurya.

  • Aijaz Ahmad
  • Anil Bhatti