Particular offerings of this course seek to introduce the student to the aims, assumptions and methodologies of reading and the study of literature. This course is designed as an introductory course to the Comparative Literature major and other literature and humanities majors. It is recommended that students complete English/Writing 5 before enrolling in Comparative Literature 10.
This course examines configurations of the Don Juan legend in literature, music, and film, from the seventeenth century to the present, through texts by Tirso de Molina and Zorrilla, Moliere, Laclos, Casanova, Mozart, Byron, Hoffmann, Shaw, Frisch, and others. Topics for discussion include: Myth and legend; Eros and power; the rhetoric of seduction and conquest; Don Juan and psychoanalysis; feminist perspectives on Don Juan; Don Juan in the 21st Century. (LIT/INT/W)
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