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Cervantes Scholar Presents Lectures at TAMIU, Laredo Public Library Posted: 10/13/16

Cervantes Scholar Presents Lectures at TAMIU, Laredo Public Library


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Dr. Eduardo Urbina  

As part of the month-long “Cervantes & Shakespeare @400” celebration at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), noted expert on Cervantes, Dr. Eduardo Urbina, Texas A&M University Emeritus Professor, will present two lectures Thursday, Oct. 20.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The first lecture, “Cervantes y el otro Quixote” is scheduled at 3 p.m. in Student Center (SC) 236.

The second lecture, “Beyond Words: textual iconography of the Quixote” is scheduled at 6 p.m. in the Laredo Public Library, 1120 E. Calton Road.

 The lecture is part of TAMIU’s month-long celebration of Cervantes and Shakespeare, two giants of literature, on the 400th anniversary of their passing. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Urbina obtained his Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures at the University of California at Berkeley and moved to Texas A&M University in 1981. He was promoted to full professor in 1992, and served as Director of the Graduate Program from 2008 to 2011.

He is the founder and Director of the Cervantes Project, an online digital humanities archive established in 1996 available at

In 2003, he was named Director of the Cervantes Chair at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). He is the author of Principios y fines del Quijote (1990), El sin par Sancho Panza: Parodia y creación (1991), Don Quixote Illustrated, ed. (2005), Electronic Variorum Edition of Don Quixote, ed. (2005-2009), Textual Iconography of the Quixote Archive (2003-2013), and La ficción que no cesa: Paul Auster and Cervantes (2007).

Urbina has edited more than 35 books and published more than 120 articles and book chapters in prestigious journals, including, Anales Cervantinos (Spain), Bulletin Hispanique (France), Bulletin of Spanish Studies (UK), Iberoamericana (Germany), Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica (México), Romanistisches Jarhbuch (Germany), Cervantes, etc.

He is the founder and co-editor of the Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos, founding member of the Cervantes Society of America, and a member of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.

Urbina played a leading role in the development at Texas A&M of two major programmatic initiatives: the Hispanic Studies Interdisciplinary Ph.D. and the Digital Humanities Program.

He also created the E. Urbina Cervantes Collection, a world-class rare book collection housed at the Cushing Library dedicated to the study of the illustrated history of Don Quixote (1605).

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the State, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films.

For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at or call 512.440.1991.

For more information, contact Dr. Lola Orellano Norris, TAMIU assistant professor of Spanish, at 326.2648 or  

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