Middlebury

SPAN 0481

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:
Luso-Hispanic Studies
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT LNG
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN 0380

Sections

Spring 2022

SPAN0481A-S22 Seminar (Manrique-Gomez)

Spring 2006

SPAN0481A-S06 Seminar (Saldarriaga)