The Making of El Iluminado: How I Turned the Plight of a Famous Converso into a Graphic Novel


Arts Building Room W-215, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA
Free Admission

A lecture by Prof. Ilan Stavans

In his critically-acclaimed graphic novel El Iluminado, cultural critic Ilan Stavans turns his attention to the plight of Luis de Carvajal the Younger (1539-1595), arguably the most famous victim of the Holy Inquisition in the Americas. In this lecture he explains how years of research on Jewish-Hispanic topics coalesced in a novel that is as much about anti-Semitism as it is about academia.