Luisa Briones-Manzano

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Luisa Briones-Manzano recently presented a paper at the 18th International Congress of Literature and Hispanic Studies. The conference, sponsored by Lock Haven University, was held in the Basque city of San Sebastián, Spain.

In “How to Teach Don Quixote through Cinema,” Briones-Manzano explored the use of two film adaptations to approach the study of quixotic parody to college students.

She said the movies, Don Quijote de Orson Welles (Spain, 1992) by Jess Franco and El caballero Don Quijote (Spain, 2002) by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, provide a creative and innovative way of visually representing the original parody. This visual approach of quixotic parody makes the understanding of Cervantes’ novel easier for undergraduate students.

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