Literature & Geopolitics in Early Mediterranean: Spain & France (1500-1700)

ROMST 590S

Coruse traces the political rivalry between Spain and France in literature, cultural and political writings, paying attention to warfare, royal marriages, and the threat of piracy and slavery in the Mediterranean. It explores these topics by looking at sovereignty, diplomacy, captivity, and slavery, while examining how these issues are registered in the political imaginations of Corneille and Cervantes.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
France, Spain
Faculty: 

Elvira Vilches, elvira.vilches@duke.edu; Michele Longino, michele.longino@duke.edu

Crosslisting Numbers: 
HISTORY 590S, MEDREN 590S
Areas of Knowledge: 
ALP, CZ
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
No
Literature in Translation?
Yes