Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Hispanic Studies Research Seminar

'Don Quixote and the Hare' (Prof. Terence O'Reilly) and 'A Catalan in Purgatory: Ramon de Perellós's 'Viatge al Purgatori'' (Mr. Stephen Boyd)

DEPARTMENT OF HISPANIC STUDIES RESEARCH SEMINAR PROF. TERENCE O’REILLY [Emeritus Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies, UCC] “Don Quixote and the Hare” The subject of this paper is the mysterious scene near the end of Don Quixote (Part 2, Chapter 73), in which a hunted hare runs up to the knight and takes refuge under his horse. Don Quixote, deeply distubed, describes the incident as a malum signum. What do his words mean? MR STEPHEN BOYD [Department of Hispanic Studies, UCC] “A Catalan in Purgatory: Ramon de Perellós’s ‘Viatge al Purgatori’” In 1397, the Catalan nobleman, Ramon de Perellós, travelled to Ireland in order to descend into Purgatory at the one place where it was thought possible to do so: Loch Derg, Co. Donegal. The Viatge al Purgatori, written on his return, vividly recounts his experiences in the ‘other world’, but it also describes a journey through the real world of late-fourteenth-century Ireland. This paper will consider the Viatge as historical testimony. Friday, 6th of November - 3.00 p.m. - O’Rahilly Building, Room 1.32 All Welcome

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: O'Rahilly Building, Room 1.32
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Mrs Sinéad Watkins
021 4903267

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