- Schedule of Classes - January 31, 2019 7:14PM EST
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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.
This seminar explores the impact of Cervante's captivity in Algiers (1575-1580) in his literary production, a traumatic experience that marked great literary invenetion. As a soldier and captive in the wars between the Habsburg and Ottoman empires, Cervantes left us a vital testimony of this tumultuous period, including his relations with Muslims and "renegades" - Christian converts to Islam. The idea that survivors of traumatic events must tell their stories in order to continue living explains in a compelling way the profusion of stories created by Cervantes that turn around his Algerian captivity. Our readings include plays and novellas by Cervantes, and texts by Braudel, Caruth, Daklhia, Derrida, Lacan, Laub, Primo Levi, Lifton, and Antonio de Sosa, among others.
When Offered Fall.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- TKlarman Hall KG42
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