Honors | Don Quixote (COLL)
S103 | 22873 | Steven Wagschal
This course explores the many and complex fictional worlds of Miguel
de Cervantes’s Don Quixote, 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 Renaissance Europe, questions of human
existence, literary tradition, self-consciousness in art,
representations by artists including Goya, Dalí, and Picasso, as
well as the immeasurable influence of Don Quixote on a plethora of
novelists and filmmakers.
1) Don Quixote de la Mancha (Parts I & II). Trans. by Burton Raffel.
Ed. by Diana de Armas Wilson. (Norton).
Suggested Texts for those who read Spanish:
1) Don Quijote de la Mancha I & II. Ed. Thomas Lathrop (Juan de la
2) Don Quijote Dictionary (compiled by Tom Lathrop)
Midterm Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 25%
Written & Oral Assignments: 35%
Active participation/preparedness: 20%