HUMS 638
Don Juan and Faust: Paradigms of Modern European Culture

Herbert Arnold 

Course Calendar
September 13 Introduction, topics, issues, assignments; The Legend of Don Juan
September 20 Tirso de Molina: The Playboy of Seville
September 27 Moliere: Dom Juan
October 4 Mozart: Don Giovanni
October 11 Shaw: Man and Superman
October 18 Frisch: Don Juan or the Love of Geometry
October 25 Anonymous: The History of ... Dr., John Faustus (in: Marlowe: Dr, Faustus)
November 1 Marlowe: Doctor Faustus
November 8 Goethe: Faust, Part I
November 15 Goethe: Faust, Part II
November 22 Thanksgiving Recess
November 29 Goethe, Faust, Part II
December 6 Mann: Dr. Faustus
December 13 Mann: Dr. Faustus and conclusions
Course Assignments
There will be three short papers (6pp. each) which are due on October 4, October 25, and November 15, and one longer final paper of 10-12pp., due December 6.

Oral reports may be substituted for one of the short papers if appropriate to the session and after consultation.