You may recall that Ivan Schneider — frequent contributor and friend of the Seattle Review of Books — in his interview with David Shields, talked about his delicious outsider theory on how Cervantes intended Don Quixote to have a talking dog character.
Schneider turned that theory into an academic paper titled "The Search for Dog in Cervantes", which was just published in the peer-reviewed Humanties journal, in their special "Animal Narratology" issue. You can read the whole thing online.
This Tuesday, August 15th, Ivan is hosting a private event at Mercer Street Books to celebrate the publication. If you would like to attend this memorable event, contact Ivan for an invitation. It sounds like it will be one for the ages.