Memory and Forgetting in Don Quixote

  • 03/29/2018
  • 03:30
  • University of Washington HUB room 340

The UW Material Texts Colloquium is hosting a lecture by Roger Chartier (Collège de France and University of Pennsylvania) on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 3:30pm in HUB 340.

Lecture: “Memory and Forgetting in Don Quixote. Crossed Readings: Cervantes, Ricœur, Borges and Freud” 

"In Don Quixote, words are never safe from the perils of disappearance: manuscripts are lost as are poems written on trees. Librillos de memoria must be erased and memories often fail to remember. Cervantes' book is haunted by the tensions between traces and erasure, remembrances and anamnesis, collective memory and individual forgetfulness. In this lecture I would try to illuminate these Cervantine oppositions, reading them with the categories proposed by Freud and Ricœur, as well by Borges' fictions."

Reception to follow. All are welcome!

***Please note that NOTIS is not organizing or sponsoring this event.***

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