Guanajuato, Gto., May 22, 2018.- "La Literatura Mexicana en la época de Cervantes", is the topic of the XXVIII International Cervantine Colloquium, whose conferences, concert and closing opera will be held from May 22 to 25 in the Teatro Juárez.
The colloquium is organized by the "Centro de Estudios Cervantinos A.C.", the "Museo Iconográfico del Quijote", the "Fundación Cervantina de México A.C." and the University of Guanajuato (UG).
This time, they have the presence of Centro de Estudios Cervantinos de Durango, the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, of Aguascalientes, of San Luis Potosí, of Coahuila, the Universidad Veracruzana, several universities and institutes of Celaya, Irapuato, León and Purísima del Rincón, among others.
In the opening ceremony of the present edition of the colloquium, Dr. Teresita de Jesús Rendón Huerta Barrera, Rector of Campus Guanajuato of UG, celebrated the vast program from the academic, cultural and artistic points of view.
The organizing institutions, she said, continue with their tradition to encourage the research and analysis of pre-Columbian texts before the publishing of "Don Quijote", to highlight the historic humus where the literature feasts on that transcends innumerous generations, stirs the debate and dialogue.
"We are pleased with the participation of such notable scholars, who will share their knowledge and allow their reflection amidst the use of the technology that has weakened the human interaction", mentioned Dr. Rendón, who also observed the society claims for an authentic humanism, which is the deepest feeling of this colloquium that, throughout 27 years, it has explored the inexhaustible Cervantine heritage.
Lic. Onofre Sánchez Menchero, General Director of the "Museo Iconográfico del Quijote" and Director of the International Cervantine Colloquium, thanked the state authorities, the University of Guanajuato (UG) and the Cervantine foundation, all the support given for almost three decades.
He remembered that during the previous XXVI colloquiums, profusely addressed, through more than 300 talks, the richness of the work from Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and, from the XXVII edition, they made a leap to the historical and anthropological studies of the literary tradition from the XVI century of the New Spain.
"In this swerve to our Mexico in the XVI and XVII centuries and with the guide and wisdom of Dr. Christian Duverger, French historian, archeologist and anthropologist, passionate studious of Mexico for over 40 years, with multiple research and editions, we are grateful for his invaluable interest and enthusiasm to coordinate and summon specialists for this magnificent encounter", he said.
Also, he recognized the long professional career and thanked the trust and presence from all the speakers who will enrich the vision of our Mexico in that crossing of centuries that aligned with the life of Cervantes Saavedra. He remembered that the Colloquium is accompanied by the "Cervantine Artistic Journeys", with a program that includes theater and music from outstanding artists.
Diana Cardona, representing Ana Sara Ferrer, President of the Cervantine Foundation of Mexico, mentioned that these colloquiums have been forum, platform and detonators of uncountable reflections and analysis of the great topics of culture, so she celebrated these spaces are still available for new generations.
The foundation fosters organisms and program that promote culture, she reminded, among them the masterclass "Eulalio Ferrer México", who has catalogued Don Eulalio's archive in different lines of research that provide continuity to his work and uneasiness.
Also present in the ceremony were: Dr. Arturo Lara López, Secretary of Innovation, Science and Higher Education of the Government of Guanajuato; Dr. Enrique Ruelas Barajas, President of the Board of the Museo Iconográfico del Quijote; M. Marisela Guzmán García, representing Lic. Edgar Castro, Municipal President of Guanajuato and Dr. Juan Alcocer Flores, Director of the Instituto Estatal de la Cultura (IEC) representing the state official.
This year, they have invited renowned specialists such as Christian Duverger, Rafael Tena, Luis Barjau, Michel Oudijk, Sonia Rose among others; who will address the topic "La Literatura mexicana en la época de Cervantes".
At the same time, the VII Cervantine Artistic Journeys: music, theatre and international opera will be carried out. Both the academic program and the artistic events will be free for the participants.
The full program of the XXVIII International Cervantine Colloquium is for everyone's access in www.museoiconografico.guanajuato.gob.mx