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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, melancholy flourished at the intersection of medicine, ethics, theology, politics and astrology as a privileged site to think about depression and inwardness, creativity and excess, body and mind, subject and society. We will read Spanish medical texts that discuss melancholy and literary masterpieces that through it explore free will and determination, subjectivity and honor, political power, gender violence, and the sources of creativity. Readings include plays by Calderón and Lope; prose fiction by Zayas and Cervantes; theoretical texts from Aristotle to Agamben, including Cicero, John Cassian, Petrarch, Ficino, Huarte, Freud, and Schiesari.
When Offered Fall.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: SPAN 2095 or permission of instructor required.
Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- MW Rockefeller Hall 103
- Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
Instruction Mode: In Person
Prerequisites: SPAN 2095 or permission of instructor required.
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