Tilting at Windmills: Cervantes ‘Meets’ Shakespeare 400 Years On

Date: Friday 22nd April 2016

Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Location: No 70 Oxford St, Manchester M1 5NH

Tickets: FREE - booking is required here: https://cervantes-meets-shakespeare.eventbrite.com 

This event brings together two of the world’s most famous authors who not only share worldwide literary prestige, but also a curious coincidence in their personal lives: they both died on 23 April 1616. The day was subsequently chosen by UNESCO as World Book Day.

To mark the historic anniversary, this event brings together the two famed literary figures as Theatre and Language students will depict and reimagine their characters. They will perform extracts of their best-known works and provide an overview of their respective contributions to world literature. Our modern-day Cervantes and Shakespeare will also engage in a dialogue with a difference, as they reflect on the modern world that they could not have known, but that is not dissimilar to their own in terms of its pressing issues.

Karl McLaughlin is a Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University, specialising in Translation and Interpreting. His research interests include the literature of the Baroque period in Spain and Europe.

Idoya Puig is a Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is a specialist in Cervantes and Spanish Golden Age literature with particular interest in the influence of Cervantes on Spanish contemporary writers. At present she is looking at innovative ways of teaching literature through film and new media.

Convened by Department of Languages, Information and Communications, Department of English and the School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Sponsored by the Jean MoNnet Centre of Excellence

This event is part of Humanities in Public's World strand.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to disability equality. If you have any access requirements, please let us know via 0161 247 6710 or email us at h.darby@mmu.ac.uk before you arrive to help us to make sure that your visit to the event is as enjoyable as possible

Event contact: Helen Darby · h.darby@mmu.ac.uk

Event website: https://cervantes-meets-shakespeare.eventbrite.com