2006 ACMRS Symposium

Chasing Windmills: In Search of Don Quixote

Saturday, 4 November 2006
noon to 5:00 pm

Carson Ballroom
Old Main, ASU Tempe Campus

Co-sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events:

11:30: Doors Open

12:00: Presentations –

“History on the Side: The Nature of Truth in Don Quixote”
Edward H. Friedman , Vanderbilt University

“Problems in Translating Renaissance Literature”
Edith Grossman

“The Impossible Movie: 100 Years of Don Quixote on Film” with highlights from an interview with Dale Wasserman.
Ron Newcomer , Arizona State University

2:00: Break

3:00: Door Prize Drawing

3:15: Special Concert Presentation of Man of La Mancha

The 2006 ACMRS Symposium will be "Chasing Windmills: In Search of Don Quixote." Co-sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the symposium will feature acclaimed translator Edith Grossman, whose translation of Don Quixote into English has earned high praise. She will be joined on the panel by Edward Friedman of Vanderbilt University and ASU's own Ron Newcomer, who joins us again for the fifth time to talk about the history of the subject on film. There will also be a filmed interview of Man of La Mancha author Dale Wasserman and a live performance of the musical, without staging or scenery. The symposium will be held at the Carson Ballroom in Old Main on the ASU Tempe Campus. It is free and open to the public, beginning at noon and ending at 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. The Symposium will be followed by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing's "Distinguished Visiting Writers Series Reading & Lecture and Book Signing" at 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Ballroom in Old Main. This event is also free and open to the public.