Spanish and Portuguese ETDs


Ruben Salido

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The story of Oliveros is today considered by scholars to be an avant garde, integral and salient example of a genre created by printers in the fifteenth century now termed género editorial caballeresco' (Lucía Mejías 8). In his book, 'Orígenes de la novela', Mareclino Menéndez y Pelayo lists Oliveros as a work with religious and moral tendencies in which heroism, virtue and the efficacy of repentement are emphasized (243). Yet, while the story does hold many of the traditional elements of a typical errant Knight's story, it deviates enough to cast it out of the traditional genre. Its peculiarities caused scholars such as Pascual de Guayanogs to denominate it as Grecoasiatic Cycle. Bonilla coined it as an extravagant Knight's tale. Daniel Eisenberg chose to say that Oliveros was not a part of Spanish literature(67). However, the deviations remain and this thesis analizes Oliveros through Queer Theory in an attempt to add new dialogue to the rarities found in this book.

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Spanish (MA)

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Spanish and Portuguese

First Advisor

Cardenas-Rotunno, Anthony

First Committee Member (Chair)

Quinn, Mary

Second Committee Member

Rivera, Susana


UNM Office of Graduate Studies. Graduate and Professional Student Association. David and Norma Guajardo.




Oliveros, Artus dAlgarbe, Queer Theory, Caballerias

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