The Spanish Picaresque: From Don Quixote to Huckleberry Finn

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Literature
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Contact Hours: 
45
Prerequisites: 

None

Description: 

This course on comparative literature provides an introduction to one of the most original genres of the Spanish canon. From its historical context in the Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries), students will not only recognize picaresque patterns in modern Spanish literature and culture, but they will be able to compare at the same time the pícaro to other well-known characters from modern American and European fiction.