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UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2021

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SPA 530SEM - Cervantes & Media Condition
Cervantes & Media Condition CASE Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   24830   Enrollment Capacity:   12
Section:   CASE   Enrollment Total:   2
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   10
Dates:   08/30/2021 - 12/10/2021   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   M , 4:10 PM - 6:50 PM
Room:   Clemen 904 view map
Location:   North Campus      
  Course Description
This course examines selected works by literary juggernaut Miguel de Cervantes, including his masterpiece Don Quixote and his collection of Exemplary Novels as well as some of his experimental theatrical pieces known as Entremeses or Interludes. We will focus on Cervantes?s self-reflective writing style and his astonishing insights into the reality-framing power of baroque (mass)culture. Keeping this Cervantine critique in mind, we will discuss our own media condition, drawing on blockbuster movies, paperback bestsellers, and other products of the entertaining and tourist industries, from Disneyworld to the 24-hour news media phenomenon, and also on the political satire of such comedians as Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Sacha Baron Cohen. Course assignments include oral presentations, a mid-term paper (5 double-spaced pp. undergrads; 7-10 pp. grads), and a final essay (7-8 pp. undergrads; 12-15 grads).
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