Middlebury

SPAN0380

Myth of Don Juan

Understanding the Myth of Don Juan in the Western Tradition
The myth of Don Juan has embodied the thoughts, desires, and aspirations of multiple authors from different times and countries. In this course we will gain insights into core characteristics that define the Don Juan persona. We will analyze the original components of the character of Don Juan, situate the myth in its social and historical contexts, and study the different dramatic and literary strategies used by authors, artists, and filmmakers in their construction of Don Juan. Resources to be analyzed will include: fiction, poetry, film (fiction and documentary), philosophical essays, painting, music, and performance. 3 hrs lect./disc.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT LNG
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2015

SPAN0380A-F15 Lecture (Manrique-Gomez)

Spring 2009

SPAN0380A-S09 Lecture (Martinez-Lage)

Fall 2004

SPAN0380A-F04 Lecture (Comajoan)