Approaches to Teaching Cervantes's Don Quixote, second edition
This second edition of Approaches to Teaching Cervantes'sDon Quixote highlights dramatic changes in pedagogy and scholarship in the last thirty years: today, critics and teachers acknowledge that subject position, cultural identity, and political motivations afford multiple perspectives on the novel, and they examine both literary and sociohistorical contextualization with fresh eyes.
Part 1, "Materials," contains information about editions of Don Quixote, a history and review of the English translations, and a survey of critical studies and Internet resources. In part 2, "Approaches," essays cover such topics as the Moors of Spain in Cervantes's time; using film and fine art to teach his novel; and how to incorporate psychoanalytic theory, satire, science and technology, gender, role-playing, and other topics and techniques in a range of twenty-first-century classroom settings.
About the Authors
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).
"The new edition reflects an updating of the critical scholarship on Don Quixote and introduces new ideas based on advances in media and on the interests of the twenty-first-century student. The breadth of imaginative approaches is truly valuable." —William H. Clamurro, Emporia State University
"This volume will be enthusiastically welcomed by teachers of Cervantes's extraordinarily influential text and appreciated for its usefulness in many pedagogical contexts." —Marina Brownlee, Princeton University
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