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SPAN6662

Quijote De La Mancha

Don Quijote de la Mancha

Don Quixote is one of the most famous and widely read books in the whole world; therefore its capacity to generate critical literature seems to have no limits. Both the reading and the writing have undergone a revision that will inevitably transform the idea of literature and of the represented fiction. During the course we will focus on questions that belong to the critical canon, questions that will be discussed in the light of recent studies: The consideration that Don Quixote is the first modern novel; the fundamental idea that it breaks the inherited literary rules; its belonging to the category of playful and burlesque literature (the carnival, the parody of the classic paradigms, the ironic critique of the ideological structure, the mockery of its contemporary ones ...), etc... (1 unit)

Required texts: Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de La Mancha, (Madrid: Catedra) 2 vols. (ISBN 978-84-376-2214-9, ISBN 978-376-2215-6).
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Summer 2014

SPAN6662A-L14 Lecture

Summer 2013

SPAN6662A-L13 Lecture (Layna Ranz)

Summer 2012

SPAN6662A-L12 Lecture (Layna Ranz)

Summer 2011

SPAN6662A-L11 Lecture (Layna Ranz)

Summer 2010

SPAN6662A-L10 Lecture (Layna Ranz)

Summer 2009

SPAN6662A-L09 Lecture (Layna Ranz)

Summer 2008

SPAN6662A-L08 Lecture (Layna Ranz)

Summer 2004

SPAN6662A-L04 Lecture (Allen)