SPN 391 • DON QUIJOTE
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
The aim of the course is to acquaint the student thoroughly with Don Quijote. The method will be that of a textual interpretation of the work. Emphasis will be on the novels literary quality, but other aspects (philosophical, social, political, etc. with particular attention to the problem of truth) will also be brought into focus. Cervantes ideas on literature and particularly on the novel will be closely examined. The relationship of Don Quijote to Cervantes minor works will be considered when pertinent. The relationship of Don Quijote to previous and contemporary Spanish and European literary trends will be paid great attention. Finally, the Don Quijote will be considered in the light of the critical theories and opinions expressed since its publication to the present.
Grade based on class participation and final paper. The student is expected to participate actively in the discussions. He (she) will have to write a term paper presented in class first for the final grade.
Don Quijote de la Manca, ed. Parr-Fajardo Extensive bibliography given in class.