EMS 465H Don Quixote
EMS 465H Don Quixote 3
This course will lead students through a close reading of Cervantes' novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha, published in 1605 and 1615. This work has been credited with the rise of a genre (the novel), as well with the creation of a national identity (Don Quixote inextricable from Spanish national identity). The novel is presented within its historical context of Renaissance and Baroque Spain. Throughout the course students will discuss major and minor themes revealed in the novel, such as the psychology of Don Quixote, the relationship between fiction and reality, cultural forces and moral fabric of the times, and discussions of character and the human spirit. Also listed as SN 465H.