Cervantes' Don Quixote

Course Description

The course facilitates a close reading of Don Quixote in the artistic and historical context of renaissance and baroque Spain. Students are also expected to read four of Cervantes' Exemplary Stories, Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook, and J.H. Elliott's Imperial Spain. Cervantes' work will be discussed in relation to paintings by Velázquez. The question of why Don Quixote is read today will be addressed throughout the course. Students are expected to know the book, the background readings and the materials covered in the lectures and class discussions.

Course Structure:
This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Fall 2009.

Cervantes' Don Quixote
About Professor Roberto González Echevarría
A native of Cuba, Roberto González Echevarría is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale. He has Ph.D. from Yale, and honorary doctorates from Colgate, the University of South Florida, and Columbia. In 1999 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A speaker of Spanish, English, French and Italian, González Echevarría covers Spanish, Latin American, French, and Italian literatures. The author of many books in English and Spanish, his Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative won awards from the Modern Language Association of America and the Latin American Studies Association. The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball won the first Dave Moore Award (Most Important Book on Baseball). 
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

Visit the official course website for more study materials: http://oyc.yale.edu/spanish-and-portuguese/cervantes-don-quixote

# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Introduction Play Video
2 Don Quixote, Part I: Front Matter and Chapters I-X Play Video
3 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters I-X (cont.) Play Video
4 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XI-XX Play Video
5 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XI-XX (cont.) Play Video
6 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XXI-XXVI Play Video
7 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XXI-XXVI (cont.) Play Video
8 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XXVII-XXXV Play Video
9 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XXVII-XXXV (cont.) Play Video
10 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XXXVI-LII Play Video
11 Don Quixote, Part I: Chapters XXXVI-LII (cont.) Play Video
12 Don Quixote, Introduction to Part II Play Video
13 Don Quixote, Part II: Front Matter and Chapters I-XI Play Video
14 Don Quixote, Part II: Front Matter and Chapters I-XI (cont.) Play Video
15 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters XII-XXI Play Video
16 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters XII-XXI (cont.) Play Video
17 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters XXII-XXXV Play Video
18 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters XXII-XXXV (cont.) Play Video
19 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters XXXVI-LIII Play Video
20 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters XXXVI-LIII (cont.) Play Video
21 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters LIV-LXX Play Video
22 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters LIV-LXX (cont.) Play Video
23 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters LXXI-LXXIV Play Video
24 Don Quixote, Part II: Chapters LXXI-LXXIV (cont.) Play Video

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