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Undressing the Self and Disguising the Other(s): Representations of Cruelty in Calderón's Plays
SPAN 238
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: IBST 321

In this course, we will explore the notion of cruelty in the plays of the s17th-century Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderón de la Barca. As we study his works, we will pay special attention to the way in which cruelty defines identity and the Self, particularly with regard to figures who represent power. This will lead us to consider the connections between gender and authority both in the private sphere (home, love affairs, etc.) and in the public (the palace, the battlefield, etc.). The manner in which cruelty is represented on and for the stage will also be considered. Critical readings will include writings by Eric Fromm, Alasdair McIntyre, Martha Nussbaum and Charles Taylor.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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