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Michael D. Thomas

Professor and Director of Spanish and Portuguese

Thomas1 Burleson Hall 118A
Tel: (254) 710-6398

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  • Ph.D., University of Kansas
  • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa


  • Cervantes
  • 19th and 20th Century Spanish Literature

Research Interests

Modern Spanish literature, Cervantes, Tolkien, Bakhtin, New Testament Studies

Selected Publications


    Coming of Age in Franco's Spain: Anti-Fascist Rites of Passage in Sender, Delibes, Laforet, Matute, and Carmen Martín Gaite, forthcoming from Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, New York.

Research Articles

  • "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 Jiménez and San Manuel Bueno, m rtir," 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 Corónica: 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"