GTBOOKS 212 - Great Books in World Literatures
Winter 2023, Section 001 - The Many Lives of Don Quixote
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Great Books Program (GTBOOKS)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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Tilt at the windmill of a big fat amazing novel.

Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote appeared in 1605 and was so successful it spawned a fake sequel, and then a real one, by Cervantes, in 1615. And it’s been inspiring people ever since. It’s been sort of blowing their minds, too—so much so that some writers have called it the School for Novelists. In this class, we’ll get Quixotic with novels, films, and other fun things from around the world--including a graphic novel (Paul Auster’s City of Glass), a Chinese short story, and an ancient Indian epic.

Oh, and reading the novel will make you crazy. Hopefully about Don Quixote.

Course Requirements:

The course requires regular attendance at class and active participation in discussions. Students will write a series of short close reading exercises and 3 essays ranging from 5-7 pages each. No exams.

Intended Audience:

This course is accessible to all undergraduate students at all levels. All readings will be in English.

Class Format:

This class will be a discussion-based seminar. We will sit around a table and talk about what we’ve read, asking questions of our reading and of each other.


GTBOOKS 212 - Great Books in World Literatures
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001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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