Approaches to Teaching Cervantes's Don Quixote

Approaches to Teaching Cervantes's Don Quixote

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ISBN-13: 9781603291880
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Series: Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series , #134
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James A. Parr is distinguished professor of Hispanic studies at the University of California, Riverside. A founding member of the Cervantes Society of America and past president of the CSA and AATSP, he is the author of Don Quixote: A Touchstone for Literary Criticism and Don Quixote, Don Juan, and Related Subjects. He has edited the original Don Juan play and coedited Don Quixote.



Lisa Vollendorf is professor of Spanish and dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts at San José State University. She is the author of The Lives of Women: A New History of Inquisitional Spain (2005) and the editor of Recovering Spain's Feminist Tradition (2001); Literatura y feminismo en España (2006); with Daniella Kostroun, Women, Religion, and the Atlantic World (1600-1800) (2009); and, with Harold Braun, Theorising the Ibero-American Atlantic (2013).

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction James A. Parr Lisa Vollendorf 1

Part 1 Materials

The Instructor's Library James A. Parr Lisa Vollendorf 17

Reading Don Quixote in Spanish 17

Reading Don Quixote in English Translation 18

Reference Works 20

Biographical Resources on Cervantes 21

Critical Collections 22

Critical Studies: Monographs on Literary and Artistic Traditions 23

Critical Studies: Monographs on Sociocultural Contexts 26

Don Quixote on Film 27

Select Online Resources 29

Editions Used in This Volume 31

Don Quixote in English Translation Jonathan Thacker 32

Part 2 Approaches

Historical and Literary Background

Don Quixote: A Sociohistorical Compass Joan K Cammarata 51

Cervantes and the Invention of the Polyphonic Novel: Teaching the Quixote of 1605 David A. Boruchoff 58

Scientific and Technological Imagery in Don Quixote Cory A. Reed 66

Reading Gender in Don Quixote Lisa Vollendorf 71

Spain and the Moors Barbara Fuchs 78

Narration, Readers, and Reading

Approaching Diegesis: Telling, Transmission, and Authority James A. Parr 84

Beading the Missing Manuscript: Teaching Textual Materiality in Don Quixote Patricia W. Manning 91

Readers and Reading in Don Quixote Salvador Fajardo 98

Reading Don Quixote in the Americas William Childers 104

Visual Approaches to Don Quixote

Windmills of the Mind: The Devilish Devices of Don Quixote, Part 1, Chapter 8 Frederick A. de Annas 112

Teaching Don Quixote through Images Carmen García de la Rasilla 119

Don Quixote and Postmodern Film Barbara Simerka Christopher Weimer 126

Seeing Quixote: Teaching Don Quixote in the Twenty-First Century Rogelio Minana 133

Theoretical Applications

Don Quixote: A Collision of Mind-Sets Barbara Mujica 138

Apphing Theory of Mind to Don Quixote Howard Mancing 147

Don Quixote in the American Imaginary Bruce R. Burningham 153

Subjects, Objects, and Psychoanalysis: Lacanian Concepts as Pedagogical Approaches to Don Quixote Matthew D. Stroud 159

All the Worlds a Game: Mad about Playing Susan Paun de García 165

Don Quixote and Political Satire: Cervantine Lessons from Sacha Baron Cohen and Stephen Colbert David R. Castillo 171

Classroom Contexts

Don Quixote and Its Range of Audiences Edward H. Friedman 178

Advanced Placement: A Foundational Introduction to Don Quixote James A. Parr 185

Don Quixote as a Great Book Christian Michener 191

Don Quixote in the Balance: Early Modern Studies and the Undergraduate Curriculum Sidney Donnell 197

Using an Anthology' to Teach Don Quixote Gregory B. Kaplan 206

Pedagogy of Inclusion for Don Quixote Luis Verano 212

Helping Undergraduates Make Connections to Don Quixote William Warden 218

Notes on Contributors 225

Survey Participants 229

Works Cited 231

Index 257

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