Madness or sanity? Giants or windmills? Today, like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, we still filter reality through ideology. As we make our way through Don Quixote, we will laugh, cry, and scratch our heads together. This is not an academic discussion. We commit to reading this work of fiction – all 940 pages – in 14 weeks. Class notes: There are many good editions for those who want to read in Spanish; for English, Edith Grossman’s 2003 translation is recommended. Try to read first 115 pages before first class.

Rebecca Steele has an MA in Spanish from UNM and taught Spanish at CNM for 25 years. She studied at the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru, and lived and worked in Madrid, Spain. In retirement, she enjoys tutoring English as a second language, reading US and world history, and is passionate about Don Quixote.