Professor: A. Robert Lauer-Flores
arlauer@ou.edu
SPAN 5203.900. Fiction of Cervantes - Quijote
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Spring 2014
The University of Oklahoma
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Meeting place: KH (Kaufman Hall) 233.  Time: Mondays 6:30-9:20 PM.  Dates: Mondays, 13 January-2 May 2014
Instructor's office: 233 KH (Kaufman Hall).  Office hours: MWF 5:30-6:30 & by appt. 
Telephone: (405) 325-5845 (office); e mail: arlauer@ou.edu

Gustave Doré.  Don Quijote y Sancho Panza.  1883.

Syllabus:

1st week: 
      M.  13 January: Introduction. Notes on the novelIntroduction to Cervantes. Introduction: Fiction Prior to Cervantes's Don QuijoteMLA
 
Historical and Cultural Notes on the Spanish Golden Age 
(Renaissance and Baroque [16th & 17th Centuries]):

20 January: Martin Luther King Holiday.  No classes.

2nd week: 
      M.  27 January: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (1605).  Notes: DQ 1:1-10.

3rd week: 
      M.    3 February: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (1605).  1:11-20.

4th week: 
      M.   10 February: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (1605).  1:21-30.

5th week
      M.   17 February: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (1605).  1:31-40.  First 5 pp. paper on DQ is due today.  <Check Instrucciones Generales>

6th week: 
      M.  24 February: Miguel de Cervantes Saaavedra. El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (1605).  1:41-50. 

7th week: 
      M.  3 March: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.  Miguel de Cervantes Saaavedra. El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (1605). 1:51-52.   Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha (1615). 2:1-8. 

8th week: 
      M.  10 March: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha (1615).  2:9-18.

15-23 March: Spring Vacation.  No classes.

9th week
      M.  24 March: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha (1615).  2:19-28. Second 5 pp. paper on DQ is due today.  <Check Instrucciones Generales>

10th week: 
      M.  31 March: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha (1615).  2:29-38.

11th week: 
      M.  7 April: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha (1615).  2:39-48.

12th week: 
      M.   14 April: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha (1615).  2:49-58.

13th week
      M.  21 April: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha (1615).  2:59-68. 

14th week:
      M.  28 April: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Segunda parte del ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha (1615).  2: 69-74.  Final research papers are due today <Check Instrucciones Generales here (click link).>. 

Texts:

  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de.  El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha.  Ed. Luis Andrés Murillo.  3 vols.  Madrid: Clásicos Castalia.  ISBN: 84-7039-284-0.  Softcover.  This is an excellent annotated edition of this very important work.  The third volume, a bibliography, is a must, especially for graduate students. Those of you who might want to compare the original Spanish version with the best English edition I know, the John Ormsby translation, may consult Cervantes, Miguel de.  Don Quixote.  1885.  Joseph R. Jones & Kenneth Douglas, eds.  A Norton Critical Edition.  New York & London: W. W. Norton, 1981. ISBN: 0-393-09018-3.
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  7th. ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009.  ISBN: 978-1-60329-024-1.
Course description:
  • A close reading of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece, Don Quijote.  Several cultural representations of Don Quijote in art, painting, music, ballet, opera, song, film, and musical drama will be shown in class.  Among them, Ludwig Minkus' 1869 Don Quixote Ballet (Kitri's Wedding), Manuel de Falla's 1923 puppet opera El retablo de Maese Pedro, Richard Strauss' 1897 tone poem Don Quixote, Gordon Lightfoot's 1972 folk song Don Quixote, Grigori Kozintsev's 1957 Soviet drama film Don Kihot, and Arthur Hiller's 1972 musical/film Man of La Mancha.


Grading practices:

  • Two brief (5 pp. take-home) papers on topics relating to DQ (66%) and a 15-20 page long research paper on Don Quijote, following MLA standards (34%). 
Addenda:
  • Students with disabilities:  Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accomodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunities. 
  • Academic misconduct: Students should be aware that academic misconduct entails severe penalties and the resentment of honest students.  For your information, "Academic misconduct includes (a) cheating (using unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise, plagiarism, falsification of records, unauthorized possession of examinations, intimidation, and any and all other actions that may improperly effect the evaluation of a student's academic performance or achievement; (b) assisting others in any such act; or (c) attempts to engage in such acts." Student Code Book, p. 21.  For any such act of misconduct a charge must be made.  If the charge is proven, the instructor assigns a predetermined grade penalty (maximum of F) and the Provost may take disciplinary action as severe as permanent expulsion.  For more detailed information, consult the Student Code Book. 
NB:  Enjoy the adventures of Don Q!


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