Jesus Alonso-Regalado, Hispanic Studies Bibliographer and exhibit creator, will give a tour of the of Don Quixote exhibit and its significance on Wednesday, January 25th from 4:00-5:00 at the exhibit site on the first floor of the the University Library.
The University at Albany Library commemorates the 400th anniversary of the publication of El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de La Mancha with an exhibit highlighting selected editions of this masterpiece and its influence on world literature and the arts (fine arts, music, cinema, etc.) Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece is considered to be the first modern novel in history and one of the most influential on world literature. Authors such as Laurence Sterne, Henry Fielding, Dostoievski, Graham Greene, Kafka, Flaubert, Borges, and Thomas Mann have been inspired by Don Quixote. There have been also many artists who have been influenced by this novel, such as painters (Doré, Goya, Dalí, Chagall, Picasso), film directors (Orson Welles, Terry Gilliam, Gutiérrez Aragón), and musicians (Falla, Telemman, Purcell, Strauss, Joaquín Rodrigo).
Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, prominent Spanish novelist and winner of the Cervantes Award (the preeminent Spanish literature prize), was a Distinguished Professor of Spanish Literature at the University at Albany from 1966 to 1970. He was also an outstanding scholar on Spanish literature. In 1975, he published El Quijote Como Juego, in which he conceived the Cervantes novel as a literary game of authors, narrators, and readers.
Exhibit Brochure (PDF format)
Exhibit Bruchure (FlashPaper format)
Note: The books, films, and sound recordings presented in this exhibit brochure will be available at the library at the end of this exhibition.
Exhibit and Bibliography created by:
Jesús Alonso-Regalado, Hispanic Studies Bibliographer, email@example.com
Co-sponsored and supported by:
University Libraries, University at Albany, SUNY
Comisión IV Centenario de la Publicación de El Quijote, Ministry of Culture, Spain
With contributions from:
Roger Lipera, Training Specialist, IMC
Brian Keough, Head, Special Collections
Katie Jezik, Graduate Assistant, Collections
Mary Osielski, Special Collections Librarian
Geoffrey P. Williams, University Archivist and Campus Records Officer
Amy C. Schindler, Curator of Manuscripts
David Mitchell, Curator pro bono
Karen Brown, Preservation Librarian
Peter Bae, Borrowing Researcher
Chisato Tada, Collections Assistant
Colleen McAllister, Secretary I, Collections/User Services
Kali Roy, Student Assistant, Special Collections and Archives
Lisa Fenton, Circulation and Media Services
Library Exhibits Committee
University Library, University at Albany
Sydney Allen, co-chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah LaFond, co-chair, email@example.com