Quixotic Desires

Since 1605, Don Quixote has been an icon of idealistic and misguided desire. This course explores quixotic desire and its representation (from the psychoanalytic to the cultural issues it raises) in Cervantes seminal text, Flaubert's daring update, 'Madame Bovary', Mann's 'Death in Venice', Kafka's 'Metamorphosis', Nabokov's 'Lolita', and Kathy Acker's post-feminist post-punk 'Don Quixote'. Films inspired by this topic (by Welles, Visconti, Chabrol and Kubrick) will also be considered.
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009332
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360