Join us for these monthly lunchtime presentations (noon – 1 pm) by Kislak curators, faculty, and students focusing on specific works or small archives/collections found among the holdings of the Kislak Center.
When and why do maps first appear in fictional works? How do maps condition the readers of literature? Focusing on early modern Europe, this presentation by Roger Chartier (Annenberg Visiting Professor in History and Professor at the Collège de France) and John Pollack (Kislak Center) will move from maps showing the journeys of Don Quixote through Spain, to maps of Gulliver’s Travels, to early printed works maps of imaginary and allegorical worlds.
Map from Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha (Madrid, 1782) (RBC PQ6323 A1 1782 v.1)