Spanish and Portuguese | DON QUIJOTE
S450 | 23144 | Professor Steven Wagschal


HISP-S 450  DON QUIJOTE (3 credits)	         LITERATURE
Prerequisites: S331 and S332 or equivalent.

This course explores the many and complex fictional worlds of Miguel
de Cervantes’s DON QUIJOTE, the two-part novel which is widely
considered to be one of the greatest pieces of fiction ever written.
Through a complete reading of Parts I and II, we will investigate
the interplay between this important masterpiece and its socio-
historical contexts in Golden Age Spain and Renaissance Europe,
questions of human existence, literary tradition, metafiction and
self-consciousness in art, representations by artists including
Goya, Dalí, and Picasso, the immeasurable influence of DON QUIJOTE
on a plethora of novelists and filmmakers, as well as the critical
reception of the text. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Required Texts:
1) DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA, I & II. Ed. Thomas Lathrop (Cervantes
& Co./Cuesta Spanish Classics).
2) DON QUIJOTE DICTIONARY, Compiled by Tom Lathrop. (Cervantes
& Co./Cuesta Spanish Classics).

Evaluation:
Midterm exam                                  20%
Final exam                                    25%
Written assignments (3 X 10%)	              30%
Active class participation and preparation    25%

HISP-S 450  #23144  11:15A-12:05P MWF Room=TBA Prof. Steven Wagschal