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Wednesday, October 12 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Literary Lunch: Miguel de Cervantes

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Co-presented by Stanford Humanities

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, whose Don Quixote is considered the world's first modern novel. Litquake's inaugural brown-bag lunch lecture features Stanford professor Roland Greene, speaking on the Renaissance and baroque worlds of Miguel de Cervantes. FREE

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Roland Greene

Roland Greene is the author and editor of several books, most recently Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes (2013). He teaches at Stanford University, and until January 2016 served as President of the Modern Language Association of America.

Wednesday October 12, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Mechanics' Institute Library