Michael D. Thomas
Professor and Director of Spanish and Portuguese
- Ph.D., University of Kansas
- M.A., University of Northern Iowa
- B.A., University of Northern Iowa
- 19th and 20th Century Spanish Literature
Modern Spanish literature, Cervantes, Tolkien, Bakhtin, New Testament Studies
Coming of Age in Franco's Spain: Anti-Fascist Rites of Passage in Sender, Delibes, Laforet, Matute, and Martin Gaite. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
- "Unlikely Knights, Improbable Heroes: Inverse Heroic Paradigms in Tolkien and Cervantes, book chapter to appear in Tolkien Among the Moderns, forthcoming with the University of Notre Dame Press.
- (With Jan Evans) "Alternative Conversions, Priesthoods, and Religious Constructs in Pepita Jimenez and San Manuel Bueno, mortir," Hispania (Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). 89.3 (September, 2007): 480-490.
- "Rethinking the Genre Question: The Cantar de mio Cid as Heroic Epic, Carnival and Sentimental Melodrama," in La Coronica: A Journal of Medieval Spanish Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies (College of William and Mary) 50 (Fall 2005): 99-122.
- "The World Turned Upside-Down: Carnivalesque and Satiric Elements in Acts," Perspectives in Religious Studies (Journal of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion). 31.4 (Winter '04):453-465.
Work in Progress
- "Cervantes, the Proto-Chivalric Dramatist: Five Instances of Novel Theatricality in Don Quijote"