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Jose Rizal and the Spanish Novel

dc.contributor.advisor Sieburth, Stephanie
dc.contributor.advisor Mignolo, Walter
dc.contributor.author Castroverde, Aaron C.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-13T15:35:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-07T04:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/7263
dc.description.abstract <p>This dissertation is a preliminary attempt to define and theorize Spanish literature of the late nineteenth century from the perspective of the colonized. I take as my starting point the novels of the Filipino writer José Rizal: Noli me tángere and El filibusterismo. Although these novels are considered to be the foundational texts of the Philippine nation, I will instead focus on their relationship to Spain and the literature produced there around the same period. This analysis will be contrasted with a reading of Benito Pérez Galdós's novel Doña Perfecta, which, as many critics have claimed, bears a resemblance to Rizal's first novel. I will show how Galdós's novel demonstrates a colonizing mentality despite being nominally about an internal Spanish conflict. In conclusion, I will argue for the necessity of an understanding of Rizal's novels in order to better grasp the total context in which peninsular Spanish novels were produced.</p>
dc.subject European studies
dc.subject Asian studies
dc.subject Benito Perez Galdos
dc.subject Jose Rizal
dc.subject Philippines
dc.subject Spain
dc.title Jose Rizal and the Spanish Novel
dc.type Dissertation
dc.department Romance Studies
duke.embargo.months 24


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