University of Guelph 1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Description

88-417 Don Quixote and the Picaresque Novel F(3-0) [0.50]

This course will study, in English, the importance of this Spanish masterpiece in the development of the modern European novel, and it will examine the first European picaresque work, Lazarillo de Tormes, in the light of the picaresque tradition which followed in Europe and the Americas. The course will also concentrate on the notion of play and laughter (Bakhtin) as means of survival. Texts and examinations will be in English, but selected readings and assignments will be in Spanish. Students who select the course under the listing of 55-417 will do assignments in English. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Course Profile

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