Time: 04:00PM - 06:00PM
Location: 2022 Thayer Building
Don Quixote, "the first great novel of world literature," originally written in Arabic by an Arab historian and then translated into Castillian, as Cervantes, its "alleged" author claimed - was it the first literary realization of linear perspective, which had been first developed by Ibn al-Haytham, an eleventh century Arab Mathematician? Three key witnesses, practitioners of inter semiotic translation, will be called upon to substantiate the spatial argument, as Time permits: Velazquez, Picasso and his surprisingly identical twin - William Faulkner.
Co-sponsor, Near Eastern Studies Colloquium Series 2011-2012