Fantasizing the Mediterranean: Cervantes' Short Fiction|
Our subject is the rich interplay between art, cartography, and literature that takes place in Cervantes' NOVELAS EJEMPLARES. This course invites students to navigate into the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean Sea during the early modern period via Cervantes' short fictional representations of traveling. Our travels will introduce us to lovers, pirates, soldiers, witches, gypsies, and dogs that talk. Our task will be to map their elliptical mobilization and cultural transformation as we travel from coastal Spain to Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Syria, and back again. Throughout the course, we will study maps and other visual representations of the Mediterranean basin produced during the period. In tracing this relation between text and map, we will simultaneously chart a path into the changing terrains of "fiction" and "fantasy" during the early modern period.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will have the opportunity to explore their ability to understand, evaluate, and contextualize meaningful forms, including visual and written texts, films, objects, exhibitions, practices, performances and sites. They will also develop the ability to understand diverse cultural formations in relation to their wider historical and social contexts and environments.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Miguel de Cervantes, NOVELAS EJEMPLARES, Published by Catedra in Spanish and Penguin in English.
|Examination and Assignments: |
2 short papers (4-5 pages), 1 oral presentation, 1 final paper (8 pages). Readings, discussions and papers in Spanish.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. All discussions and written work are in Spanish.
|Instructor(s): Mattza,Carmela V. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 10||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|