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

4 Nov 2013 17:00
Arts Building : Room W-215, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: 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. 

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