cultural event 2 - Roshni Sheth FLL-2D On March 4, 2010, I...

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Roshni Sheth FLL-2D On March 4, 2010, I attended a lecture by Jack Hitt, who wrote a novel about his pilgrimage across Northern Spain on the Road to Santiago. The lectured was held at the Hulsey Recital Hall, and it was organized by the UAB Department of Foreign Language and Culture. It lasted about an hour, of which I stayed through its entirety. Hitt was selected as this year Jemison Lecturer Series, which selects prominent writers to speak at UAB’s campus each year. I expected Hitt to discuss the contents of his novel and the importance of getting outside of your comfort zone by traveling. During the lecture, Hitt addressed the history of the Road to Santiago and his own experiences, as well. The aspect of the lecture that I found most interesting was his description of the transformation of the image of Santiago, or St. James, in Spain and around the world. He began by telling a Moorish legend about Almanzor, the leader of the Islamic army in Southern Spain in the late 10 th and early 11
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