COMP 350
Cervantes' "Don Quixote" in English Translation
Last Offered Spring 2013
Division I
Cross-listed ENGL 308 / COMP 350 / RLSP 303
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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A close study of one of the most influential and early European novels. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616 C.E) was a hit in its day in the seventeenth century, and has not ceased to influence artists and thinkers since. Moving between humorous and serious tones, Cervantes takes on several issues in the Quixote: the point of fiction in real life, the complications of relationships between men and women, the meaning of madness, the experience of religious co-existence, the shapes of friendship, and the task of literary criticism, just to name a few. We will read the book in a fine modern English-language translation, and set it in several relevant contexts to better understand its original intellectual horizon–seventeenth-century Spain–as well as the reasons for its continuing relevance.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 30
Expected: 30
Class#: 3863
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation, three short papers, and a final project designed in consultation with the instructor
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: any 200-level literature course in foreign languages, COMP, or ENGL, or permission of the instructor.
Enrollment Preferences: Comparative Literature majors and upperclass students
Unit Notes: does not count toward the major in Spanish
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL 308 Division I COMP 350 Division I RLSP 303 Division I
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories A

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