• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Eric C. Graf
    • William Shakespeare and his reading of Miguel de Cervantes
    • Thomas Hobbes as the first serious reader of Miguel de Cervantes
  • 01:35    |    
    Miguel de Cervantes' interest in liberty and personal freedom
    • Spain as the world superpower and the anxiety of Spanish intellectuals regarding imperialism
    • Miguel de Cervantes: a war hero
    • The Battle of Lepanto
    • Quote, n , Miguel de Cervantes (1605)
    • Return to Spain and the use of Miguel de Cervantes' use of satire
  • 06:00    |    
    Difference between the Spanish and the English context
    • Divine wind and the Spanish defeat
    • Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland and her marriage proposals
    • Spain as a threat and a friend with England
    • The reign of Elizabeth I and the anxiety of the heir-less throne
    • William Shakespeare: His critic of absolute monarchic power and its influence on the individual
    • Anxiety of William Shakespeare about power, authority and religion
    • Concerns about religious freedom and a possible Catholic monarch
    • Concern about civil war and the protestant Catholic struggle
    • Quote, n , William Shakespeare (1597)
    • Taking over the Holy Land and civil unrest
    • Is that been interpreted within the context of the late rapprochement between Spain and England?
    • Religious violence
    • Common view of Miguel de Cervantes regarding political power and his contribution of literature
    • Difference between the Spanish and English context
    • Standard view of the Habsburg dynasty
    • The Renaissance as the rebirth of classical learning and the conceiving of democracy
    • Nostalgia of Don Quixote and the political ideal of the Kingdom of Aragon
    • Invasion of Philip II of the Kingdom of Aragon
    • Oath of the King as the executive power
    • Philip II and Zaragoza: Political connotations in Don Quixote
    • Sir John Falstaff
  • 21:30    |    
    Censorship and subversion
    • Context of State in the works of William Shakespeare
    • Absolutism under Henry VIII
    • Richard II, the play
  • 26:00    |    
    Freedom and liberty
    • Slavery as a counterpoint to freedom and liberty
    • Quote, n , Mark Twain (1885)
    • Slavery as a major theme in part one of
    • El Reino de Micomicón
    • International slave trade and its determination by pigmentation
    • Mark Twain as the best reader of Cervantes
    • Treatment of the native population
    • Seriousness in comic characters
    • Quote, n , William Shakespeare (1610)
    • Flexibility in Miguel de Cervantes' work
    • Comparing writing fiction and writing for theater
    • Inventing the novel
  • 40:56    |    
    How would you relate Shakespeare to liberty, justice and truth?
    • Questions of kinship
    • Quotes n , William Shakespeare (1603)
    • Quotes n , William Shakespeare (1599)
    • Civil society
    • Social world described in the comedies of William Shakespeare
    • Quotes n , Harold Bloom (1998)
    • Renaissance as the time of the rise of the individual
    • Quote, n , Geoffrey Chaucer (1483)
    • Was William Shakespeare a closeted catholic?
    • Quotes n n , Stephen Greenbalt (2005)
    • Miguel de Cervantes as a converted Jewish
    • Long tradition of associating humor and Jewish immigration
  • 50:40    |    
    Final words
  • 50:48    |    
    Final credits

Shakespeare and Cervantes on Economics and Liberty

New Media  | 09 de octubre de 2014  | Vistas: 39

What does Cervantes and Shakespeare have to say regarding economics and liberty? Can we decipher on their words alone their perspective in these major issues that still are unresolved centuries later? Eric Graf and Sara Skwire reveal the similarities between these two great thinkers beyond the linguistic and cultural differences that lie on opposite shores of the English Channel. The two professors encounter strange similarities and bifurcations between their works. But behind every great man's life is the political, economical and social movements of his time that define him and his words.


Doctor en Literatura Española