Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

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Course Description

The course covers the first part (52 chapters) and second part (74 chapters) of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quijote de la Mancha. Learn about universal human values while also studying the metaphors, allegories, dynamic dialogues, and other triumphant literary aspects of the first modern novel. Win all six badges by completing the activities of the course.


18 Weeks (Part I)
18 Weeks (Part II)


5 hours per week


English / Español




Professor Eric Clifford Graf

Eric Clifford Graf is a professor of literature at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He has a PhD in Spanish language and literature from the University of Virginia (1997). He has worked at the University of Virginia, the College of William & Mary, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Smith College, Wesleyan University, and Kershner Trading Group. He specializes in medieval and early modern Spain, the history of the novel, Renaissance studies, and literary, political, cultural, and economic theory. He is author of the book Cervantes and Modernity (Bucknell University Press, 2007). In addition to numerous academic essays on the poetry, theater, and narrative of Miguel de Cervantes, he has also published on The Poem of the Cid, Garcilaso de la Vega, Juan de Mariana, El Greco, San Juan de la Cruz, Pedro de Calderón, José de Cadalso, Vicente Aleixandre, Julio Cortázar, and Sigmund Freud.

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Elin Babcock

The course is delightful and even though I am traveling, I will find connections to continue with it.

Professor Graf highlights things that I would have NEVER realized. The religious and economic metaphors and comparisons are right under my nose and didn't see. This makes the novel all the more worthwhile as I begin to understand 17th century Spanish history.
Mary Stevens

Hi! I'm a retired college teacher from Princeton, NJ. I read the first part of DQ a few years ago and loved it, but the second part was rather daunting because it was so introspective. I'm looking forward to this course and sharing with you all!

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