Spring 2008

Don Quixote

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-64


Ilan Stavans (Section 01)


A detailed textual and historical analysis of Cervantes' masterpiece, first published in two installments, the first in 1605, the second in 1615. The course will place the novel in the context ofthe Renaissance, reflecting onthe way it showcases ideas on politics, philosophy, and art.Also,students willcontemplateits impact on world literature, fromSterne's Tristram Shandy to Dostoievski's Crime andPunishment, as well as on the works of Borges, Milan Kundera, and Salman Rushdie, among others.This course satisfies the Senior Seminar requirement for Majors. Conducted in Spanish. Requisite: Spanish 07 or the equivalent. Underclass students may be admitted with the consent of the instructor. Second semester. Professor Stavans.