Dr. Susana Liso

Dr. Susana Liso

Two Spain semester presentations — “Don Quixote: Spain’s Classic Novel” and “La Movida Madrileña (The Madrilenian Scene)” — will be offered by the English faculty and Dr. Susana Liso of the Spanish department this week

Readings from ‘Don Quixote’ with illustrations by famous artists will be presented by English faculty at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in Phelps Theatre. This influential novel depicts Don Quixote, a determined and optimistic aspiring knight, and his pragmatic squire as they set out on exciting and humorous adventures. Admission is free and open to the public.

At noon Friday, Oct. 2, in Corley Auditorium, Liso will lecture on the pop culture of Spain following the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. The counter-culture of Madrid that developed in response to creative repression featured artists, filmmakers and rock music that defied the previous government and religious control. This event is free and open to the public.