Past Program and Event Videos

The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World

September 26, 2016

William Egginton, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University, discusses Miguel de Cervantes' life, the world he lived in, and how his work--especially Don Quixote--radically changed the nature of literature and created a new way of viewing the world. This program is in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death.