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What Would Cervantes Do?

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

11x17 Cervantes Poster

What Would Cervantes Do?

On March 30th David Castillo and Bill Egginton will have a public discussion of their book “What Would Cervantes Do?

“The attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021 was a tragic illustration of the existential threat that the viral spread of disinformation poses in the age of social media and twenty-four-hour news. From climate change denialism to the frenzied conspiracy theories and racist mythologies that fuel antidemocratic white nationalist movements in the United States and abroad, What Would Cervantes Do? is a lucid meditation on the key role the humanities must play in dissecting and combatting all forms of disinformation.”

This discussion will be moderated by Prof. Arielle Saber.

Location: Gilman 479 @5:30 PM

William Egginton, Decker Professor in the Humanities; Head of the Spanish Subdivision; Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish; and Director, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

David Castillo, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University at Buffalo

Arielle Saber, Research Professor, Italian; Head of the Italian Subdivision; and Director of Graduate Studies, Italian

*Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute


March 30
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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