On the occasion of the four-hundredth anniversary of the publication of Miguel de Cervantes’ collection of short stories Novelas ejemplares (1613), the participants in this one-day conference seek to reimagine the formal and performative promise of medieval and early modern cultures of exemplarity. Read more . . .


Marina S. Brownlee (Princeton University)
Roger Chartier (University of Pennsylvania / Collège de France)
Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania)
Juan Escourido  (University of Pennsylvania)
Michael Gerli (University of Virginia)
Jacques Lezra ( New York University)
Marla Pagan-Mattos (Haverford College)
Michael R. Solomon (University of Pennsylvania)
Ronald E. Surtz (Princeton University)
Sonia Velázquez (University of Pennsylvania)


Throughout the conference there will be an exhibition of Medieval manuscripts and Early Modern editions from Spain including works by Cervantes and Lope de Vega, courtesy of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The conference is free and open to the public but registration is required by February 13.

Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies (Romance Languages) and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania