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FAU Jupiter Hosts Lecture by Dr. Fay R. Rogg
'Cervantes and His Enduring Legacy'

            JUPITER, FL (March 27, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter campus will host a lecture by Dr. Fay R. Rogg entitled, “Cervantes and his Enduring Legacy: Why is Don Quixote as appealing to readers today as 400 years ago?”   The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Complex, PC 151, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

            Dr. Rogg, professor of Spanish and chair of the Modern Languages Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, is co-author with Manuel Duran of Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote.   She received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American language and literature from Yale University.   Fighting Windmills explores the narrative tools and techniques used by Cervantes to create the modern form of the novel.   It also looks at the powerful influence of Cervantes on generations of writers as diverse as Descartes, Voltaire, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Twain and Borges.

            The lecture is free and open to the public.   For more information or to RSVP, contact Margaret Allen at 561-799-8105 or


FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.   The campus is home to the Wilkes Honors College, a division of the Lifelong Learning Society, and Scripps Florida research facilities .

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