Bruce R. Burningham
PhDYale University
 
Lectures
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Media Interview on RadioLab:

The Real Don Quixote
Part two of RadioLab episode titled “Reality Check
See http://www.radiolab.org/story/reality-check/

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Academic Conference Papers and Presentations:


“La política del Quijote en la edad de los ‘datos alternativos.’”  II Congreso Internacional América-Europa, Europa-América.  Villanueva de los Infantes, Spain.  29 June 2017.

“The Golden Age of Cervantes.”  Plenary Lecture.  Cervantes Society of America Plenary Session.  Renaissance Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois.  1 April 2017.

“Don Quijote en el Imaginario Estadounidense.”  Invited Lecture.  Don Quijote del Oeste: La huella de Cervantes en Estados Unidos.  Casa de América.  Madrid, Spain. 10 November 2016.

“Crouching Squire, Hidden Madman: Ah Gan’s Don Quixote and Postmodern China.”  Invited Lecture.  Buffalo Bard 2016: 400 Years Since Shakespeare—Act III: Adaptation.  SUNY Buffalo.  Buffalo, NY. 13 October 2016.

“The Romancero as Neural Network: Synaptic Performativity in the Spanish Tradition.”  Conference Paper.  Performing Spain: Theaters of Memory in Iberian Cultures.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Urbana, Illinois.  23 September 2016.

“Introduction.”  Invited Lecture.  Selections from Cervantes’s Eight Interludes: Dramatic Reading by the Shakespeare Project of Chicago.  Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation.  Newberry Library.  Chicago, Illinois.  15 April 2016.

“Misprisioner’s Dilemma: Game Theory and Sonic Seepage in Lope de Vega's Mujeres y criados.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2016 Annual Convention.  El Paso, Texas.  31 March 2016.

Don Quixote and the Arc of Western Culture.”  Keynote Address.  Quixote Café: Celebrating 400 Years of Don Quixote. North Dakota State University.  Fargo, North Dakota.  26 September 2015.

Don Quixote at the Crossroads.”  Keynote Address.  The Influence of Don Quixote in the Humanities.  41st International Symposium of Hispanic Literature. California State University, Dominguez Hills.  Dominguez Hill, California.  15 April 2015.

“Cervantes and the Poetics of Performance Space.”  Chicago Cervantes Symposium.  Instituto Cervantes de Chicago.  10 April 2015.

“Cervantes and the Jongleuresque.”  Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting.  Berlin, Germany. 26 March 2015.

“Sharing our Legacies: Mentoring Among Comediantes.” Roundtable Discussion. Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2015 Annual Convention.  El Paso, Texas.  19 March 2015.

“Beyond Comedia Performance.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2015 Annual Convention.  El Paso, Texas.  19 March 2015.

“In Praise of Lupe.”  Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Biennial Conference.  University of Miami.  Coral Gables, Florida.  20 February 2015.

“Adapting or Translating Cervantes’s Texts for the Classroom, the Stage, the Screen, and Other Media.”  Roundtable Discussion.  Cervantes Society of America Annual Business Meeting and Symposium.  Wizard Academy.  Austin, Texas.  1 Nov. 2014.

“Lope en la calle, o cómo traer Lope de Vega a un público amplio.” Roundtable Discussion.  Encuentro de la Red de Teatros Universitarios del Siglo de Oro.  Fundación Siglo de Oro.  Madrid, Spain. 28 Oct. 2014.

Mujeres y criados.” Roundtable Discussion. Congreso Internacional: Lope de Vega y la puesta en escena de la Comedia Nueva.  Universidad Complutense de Madrid.  Madrid, Spain.  28 October 2014.

“Case Studies in the Ethics of Adaptation: Dogville and Jazz Club Polonia.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2014 Conference.  Scottsdale, Arizona.  27 July 2014.

“Dream-a-turgy: New Tools for Translating, Staging, and Contextualizing La vida es sueño.”  Roundtable Discussion.  Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2014 Conference.  Scottsdale, Arizona.  27 July 2014.

“Cognition, Jongleuresque Performance, and the Early Spanish Stage.”  49th International Congress on Medieval Studies.  Kalamazoo, Michigan.  8-11 May 2014.

“Cervantes Studies and the Future of the Humanities.”  Roundtable Discussion.  Chicago Cervantes Symposium.  University of Illinois at Chicago.  Chicago, Illinois.  26 April 2014.

“The Unbearable Simulacrum of Being: Staging Ontology in Calderón de la Barca’s El gran teatro del mundo and Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche New York.”  Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting.  New York City, New York.  26-28 March 2014.

Cognitive Theatricality: Jongleuresque Imagination on the Early Spanish Stage.  Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2014 Annual Convention.  El Paso, Texas.  26-28 February 2014.

“Key Issues.”  Roundtable Discussion.  The Comedia: Translation and Performance.  Out of the Wings/Association for Hispanic Classical Theatre Joint Conference.  Bath, England. 28 November 2013.

DogvilleJazz Club Polonia, and the Ethics of Adaptation.”  The Comedia: Translation and Performance.  Out of the Wings/Association for Hispanic Classical Theatre Joint Conference.  Bath, England. 27 November 2013.

“MLA Approaches to Teaching Don Quixote.”  Roundtable Discussion.  Central Texas Cervantes Symposium.  University of Texas, Austin.  Austin, Texas.  20 September 2013.

“Cervantes in/and His Time and Ours (Media, Culture, Politics).”  Roundtable Discussion.  Central Texas Cervantes Symposium.  University of Texas, Austin.  Austin, Texas.  20 September 2013.

“Parody and Postmodernism in Don Quixote and Spaceballs.” Conference on
Don Quixote and the American Imagination. Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana. 19 April 2013.

“Screening Quixote: Cervantes and Media Culture.” Keynote Lecture. Baroque Projections: Images and Texts in Dialogue with the Early Modern Hispanic World. Early Modern Image and Text Society 2012 Bi-Annual Meeting. Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, Florida. 26 October 2012.


“Roundtable Discussion: Cervantine Invention.” Central Texas Cervantes Symposium. Austin, Texas. 6 October 2012.


“Tilting at Rebels: Don Quixote and the American Civil War.” Twelfth Annual Cervantes Symposium. Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois. 27 April 2012.
 
Love the Doctor: Staged Reading of a New Translation/Adaptation of Tirso de Molinas El amor médico, by Sarah Brew and Josephine Hardman.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2012 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 10 March 2012.


“No Closer Reading: Performance Praxis, Critical Theory, and Love the Doctor.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2012 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 9 March 2012.

“Don Quixote and the American Imaginary.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Seattle, Washington. 6 January 2012.


“Roundtable Discussion: Quixotic Frontiers.” Central Texas Cervantes Symposium. University of Texas, Austin. Austin, Texas. 21 October 2011.

Love the Doctor: A Global Premiere in an ATHE Reading.” Staged reading and roundtable discussion of Sarah Brew and Josephine Hardmans new English translation of Tirso de Molinas El amor médico. Association for Theatre in Higher Education Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference. Chicago, Illinois. 13 August 2011.

“Eco-Performativity in Persiles y Sigismunda.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada. 25 March 2011.

Radical Theatricality Revisited. Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2011 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 5 March 2011.

Roundtable Discussion on Cervantes in the 21st Century.  Cervantes Society of America Annual Business Meeting and Symposium. Wizard Academy. Austin, Texas. 20 November 2010.

From Quill Tip to Power Point: Roa Bastos and the Autobiography of Cervantess Pen. Central Texas Cervantes Symposium. University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas. 19 November 2010.

Roundtable Discussion on Performance and Alfonso Xs Cantigas de Santa María. 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan. 15 May 2010.

David Lynch and the Dulcineated World. Tenth Annual Cervantes Symposium. Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois. 30 April 2010.

Inside the Box: Death, Desire, and Dulcinea in Mulholland Drive. Keynote Address. Fourth Annual Florida Cervantes Symposium. Miami, Florida. 17 April 2010.

Corpus Lorqui: Transformation and Transubstantiation in Los Barracos de Federicos El caballero de Olmedo. Association for Hispanic Classical Theater. El Paso, Texas. 6 March 2010.

The Persistent Voice of Hegemony: Conquest and Reconquest on the Early Spanish Stage. 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan. 7 May 2009.

“Bad Moon Rising: Lycanthropy, Friendship, and ‘The Dogs’ Colloquy.’” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, California. 19 March 2009.


“An Apology for the Actorly.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2009 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 5-7 March 2009.


“Being and Seeming in Hollywood: Visual Culture, Utopian Desire, and the Postmodern Baroque.” Conference on Image and Illusion in Early Modern Spain. Duke University. Durham, North Carolina. 2-3 October 2008.


“Greenshows, The Terra Nova Consort, and the Early Iberian Stage.” 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan. 8 May 2008


“The Secret Life of Patiño’s Pen.” Eighth Annual Cervantes Symposium. Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois. 26 April 2008.


“Time (and Time [Again]) in
Don Quixote.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. 4 April 2008.

“On the Bricks: Jongleuresque Performance and the Terra Nova Consort.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2008 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 6-8 March 2008.


“Response to ‘Refractions and Reflections: Cervantine Narratives in Contemporary Film.’” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois. 29 December 2007.


“Absent Housewives.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois. 28 December 2007.


“A Few Impertinent Questions About Performance and the Comedia.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2007 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 1-3 March 2007.


“Reinventing Thespis.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 29 December 2006.


“Os Manchíadas.” Sixth Annual Cervantes Symposium. Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois. 22 April 2006.


“Baroque Reflections on Contemporary Culture.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. 23 March 2006.


“Singers of Tales on Simple Stages.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2006 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 2-4 March 2006.


“Terry Gilliam’s Apocryphal
Brazil; Or, Blame It On Dulcinea.” Invited Lecture. Don Quixote at 400: An Appraisal. Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut. 23-24 September 2005.

“Cervantine Reflections on
The Matrix.” 17th Annual Southern California Cervantes Symposium. University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California. 9 April 2005.

“Richard Tarlton, Lope de Rueda, and the Poetics of Jongleuresque Performance.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2005 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 3-5 March 2005.


“Producers, Consumers, and the Impact on Language.” Response to Papers by Josiah Blackmore and Anthony Parr. 2004 USC-Huntington Library Early Modern Studies Conference. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. 1 May 2004.


“Dog Fight: Chuck Palahniuk, Narrative Schizophrenia, and the Cervantine Picaresque.” 16th Annual Southern California Cervantes Symposium. University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, California. 24 April 2004.


Fight Club, Cervantes, and the Binary Logic of the Picaresque.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. New York City, New York. 30 March-3 April 2004.

“Architecture, Performance, and the Economics of ‘Corraling’ Actors.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2004 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 4-6 March 2004.


“Insidious Echoes: Ballad Resonance and Bodily Threats in
Peribáñez.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2003 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 6-8 March 2003.

“Beleaguered Hegemony in Lope de Vega’s
Las famosas asturianas and John Ford’s Stagecoach.” 2002 Modern Language Association Annual Convention. New York City, New York. 29 December 2002.

“The Ethics of Refusal.” 14th Annual Southern California Cervantes Symposium. University of California, Irvine. Irvine, California. 20 April 2002.


“Bakhtin’s Darkened Footlights: Popular Performers and Their Public.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Tempe, Arizona. 11-13 April 2002.


“The Moor’s Last Sigh: National Loss and Imperial Triumph in Lope de Vega’s
El último godo.” Association for Hispanic Classical Theater 2002 Annual Convention. El Paso, Texas. 7-9 March 2002.

“Salman Rushdie, Author of the Captive’s Tale.” Symposium of “Cervantistas Jóvenes” organized by the Instituto Cervantes. Chicago, Illinois. 25-26 January 2002.


“Jongleuresque Dialogue, Metanarrativity, and Master Peter’s Puppet Show.” 2001 Modern Language Association Annual Convention. New Orleans, Louisiana. 27 December 2001.


“Stage Fright: Anxieties of Performance in Golden Age Dramatic Theory.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. 29 March 2001.


“Sum Moribundus:
Toy Story, Don Quixote and Heidegger.” 12th Annual Southern California Cervantes Symposium. Pomona College. Claremont, California.  8 April 2000.

“‘Corraling’ the Theater: Performative Containment on the Early Modern Stage.” The Poetics of Space. 11th Annual Conference of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, SUNY Binghamton. Binghamton, New York. 11 March 2000.


“Nuevas meditaciones del actor quijotesco.” Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. California State University, Northridge. Northridge, California. 30 October 1999.


“The Corral and the Movie House: Hegemony, Popular Culture and the Self-Justification of (Re)conquest.” 1998 Modern Language Association Annual Convention. San Francisco, California. 27 December 1998.


“Footprints of the Invisible Actor: Tracing the Jongleur Theater in Pre-Modern Literary Texts.” 1998 Modern Language Association Annual Convention. San Francisco, California. 28 December 1998.


“‘Falling with Style’: Buzz Lightyear as Postmodern Don Quixote.” 9th Annual Southern California Cervantes Symposium. University of California, Riverside. Riverside, California. 26 April 1997.


“La intertextualidad y la fórmula oral en
Peribáñez.” Round table discussion on Golden Age drama.  Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. Los Angeles, California. 14 February 1997.


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Public Lectures:

“400 Year After Death, Spain Thinks It’s Found the Remains of ‘Don Quixote’ Author Cervantes” [Interview].  By Victoria Fleischer.  Art Beat.  PBS Newshour.  March 18, 2015.
See http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/400-years-after-death-spain-thinks-its-found-the-remains-of-don-quixote-author-cervantes/


“Performance, Cognition, and the Oral Tradition.”  Invited Lecture.  Department of Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics.  Concordia University.  Montreal, Canada.  23 January 2014.

“Intertextuality and Ekphrasis in Los Barracos de Federico’s El caballero de Olmedo.”  Invited Lecture.  Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.  University of Chicago.  Chicago, Illinois.  25 April 2013.

“Parody and Postmodernism in Don Quixote and Spaceballs.”  Invited Lecture. Department of Hispanic Studies.  Illinois Wesleyan University.  Bloomington, Illinois. 30 Jan. 2013.

Corpus Lorqui: Transformation and Transubstantiation in Los Barracos de Federicos El caballero de Olmedo. Invited Lecture. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. 6 February 2012.

David Lynch and the Dulcineated World. Invited Lecture. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Penn State University. University Park, Pennsylvania. 10 February 2011.

Ugly Betty: Desire, Dulcinea, and Disenchantment in David Lynchs Mulholland Drive. Invited Lecture. Department of Romance Languages. University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Greensboro, North Carolina. 23 April 2010.

Barking at the Moon: Lycanthropy and Liminality in Cervantess Dogs Colloquy. Invited Lecture. Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature. Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton, Florida.  5 April 2010.

“Of Mad Knights and Dark Helmets: Parody and Postmodernism in
Don Quixote and Spaceballs. 2009 Chicago Humanities Festival. Chicago, Illinois. 14 November 2009.

“Pre-Performance Lecture: Sones de México.” Invited Lecture. Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Bloomington, Illinois. 10 October 2008.


“Pre-Performance Lecture: Ballet Folkórico ‘Quetzalli’ de Veracruz.” Invited Lecture. Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Bloomington, Illinois. 21 September 2007.


Fight Club, Narrative Schizophrenia, and the Cervantine Picaresque.” Invited Lecture. Department of Romance, German, and Russian Languages and Literatures. California State University, Long Beach. Long Beach, California. 27 April 2005.

“Cervantes Goes to Hollywood.” Seminar Lecture. “The Gentleman of La Mancha.” UCLA Extension Program/UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California. 2 April 2005.


“The Spanish Comedia and Moreto.” Roundtable Discussion. The Spanish Baroque Comedia: Theory & Practice — Agustín Moreto’s
Spite for Spite (El desdén con el desdén) in North Hollywood. University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California. 16 April 2004.

“Street Performance on the Early Modern Stage.” Invited lecture. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah. 11 April 2003.


“Federico García Lorca and
Blood Wedding.” Introductory Lecture for USC School of Theatre’s Production of Blood Wedding. Bing Theatre. University Park Campus. Los Angeles, California.  1 October 2002.

“Prologue to a Cervantine Homage: Words in Honor of Carroll Johnson.” Invited lecture.  Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California. 1 December 2000.
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