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  • Jesus Botello, Associate Professor of Spanish

    Associate Professor of Spanish
    Director of Graduate Studies
    University of Delaware
    224 Jastak-Burgess Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Biography

    Jesús Botello specializes in Spanish Golden Age literature and culture. Specifically, his research focuses on the intersections between literature and politics and between literature and discourse in the visual arts, technology, chivalry and medicine. Additional interests include material culture, political science and astrology. He teaches courses on Cervantes’ Don Quijote and Novelas ejemplares, Golden Age Theater and introductions to Medieval and Golden Age literature.

    Dr. Botello’s monograph, Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro, examines how Philip II’s strategic priorities and his decision-making style influenced Cervantes’ Don Quijote in concrete and meaningful ways. The monarch’s emphasis on written communication, the messianic character of his kingship and his obsession with collecting (particularly relics) serve to critically reevaluate Cervantes’s masterpiece. Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro is arguably the first monograph that studies in detail the impact of Philip II’s policies on Cervantes’ novel.

    He has also published, together with Professor Cristina Guardiola, a critical edition of the first book of Amadís de Gaula. Additional publications include scholarly articles in journals such as Anales cervantinosCervantesHispanófilaLaberintoRomance Notes, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. His forthcoming book deals with the connections between literature and painting in Cervantes and Lope de Vega”. 

    Degrees

    ​Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Books

    Literatura y pintura en Cervantes y Lope de Vega. Kassel: Reichenberger (forthcoming 2021).

    Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro. Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2016. 

    Amadís de Gaula. Libro primero. Eds. Jesús Botello and Cristina Guardiola. Newark, DE: Cervantes & Co. Spanish Classics, 2016.


    Articles

    “Teatro y poder en Galdós: la función de Otelo en La Corte de Carlos IV.Anales galdosianos (forthcoming 2021).

    “Écfrasis y pensamiento contrarreformista en ‘Los Baños de Argel’.Cervantes Bulletin of America (forthcoming 2020).

     “Los descuidos cervantinos del Quijote: entre la ecdótica y la imitatio paródica de los clásicos.” Anales Cervantinos 51 (2019): 33-49.

    “Religión, parodia e historicidad: una nueva interpretación de ‘A la entrada del Duque de Medina en Cádiz’ de Miguel de Cervantes.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 94.1 (2017): 35-49.

    “Mariología en defensa del Islam: Cervantes, Zoraida y los libros plúmbeos.” Laberinto Journal 9 (2016): 73-93.

    “Una écfrasis doble en Lope de Vega: ‘Al triunfo de Judit.’” Hispanófila 176 (2016): 55-68.

    Don Quijote II: Arthurian Fiction, Violence and Decline.” A Novel Without Borders: Sensing Don Quixote 400 Years Later. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2016.

    “‘Una armada figuraron que venía’”: Lepanto como écfrasis en Los baños de Argel”. eHumanista 30 (2015): 240-251.

    “Imperio y autobiografía en El vellocino de oro, de Lope de Vega.” Romance Notes 54.2 (2014): 161-68.

    “Don Quijote cita el Amadís de Gaula: la creación de una mitología caballeresca.” Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos 10 (2014): 69-82.

    “Allí prové que era mal golpe el del oído’: impotencia y esterilidad sexual en el episodio de las serranas del Libro de buen amor.” La corónica 42.1 (2013): 47-78.

    “Barataria, un cruce de caminos: entre la oralidad y la escritura.” Anales Cervantinos 42 (2010): 131-146.

     “Don Quijote, Felipe II y la tecnología de la escritura.” Cervantes Bulletin of America 29.1 (2009): 197-207.

    Courses Taught

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224 Jastak-Burgess HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass42E94870B57442988B79D22FC25F66FC"><p>Jesús Botello specializes in Spanish Golden Age literature and culture. Specifically, his research focuses on the intersections between literature and politics and between literature and discourse in the visual arts, technology, chivalry and medicine. Additional interests include material culture, political science and astrology. He teaches courses on Cervantes’ <em>Don Quijote</em> and <em>Novelas ejemplares</em>, Golden Age Theater and introductions to Medieval and Golden Age literature.</p><p>Dr. Botello’s monograph, <em>Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro</em>, examines how Philip II’s strategic priorities and his decision-making style influenced Cervantes’ <em>Don Quijote</em> in concrete and meaningful ways. The monarch’s emphasis on written communication, the messianic character of his kingship and his obsession with collecting (particularly relics) serve to critically reevaluate Cervantes’s masterpiece.<em> Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro</em> is arguably the first monograph that studies in detail the impact of Philip II’s policies on Cervantes’ novel.</p><p>He has also published, together with Professor Cristina Guardiola, a critical edition of the first book of <em>Amadís de Gaula</em>. Additional publications include scholarly articles in journals such as <em>Anales cervantinos</em>, <em>Cervantes</em>, <em>Hispanófila</em>, <em>Laberinto</em>, <em>Romance Notes</em>, and <em>Bulletin of Hispanic Studies</em>. His forthcoming book deals with the connections between literature and painting in Cervantes and Lope de Vega”. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass0C006B8603DB4EE0A72E15C8BFE34FC2"><p>​Ph.D., University of Chicago</p></div><div class="ExternalClass7349AB02CAD1439E89FB9DAFD9C37F74"><p><em>Literatura y pintura en Cervantes y Lope de Vega</em>. Kassel: Reichenberger (forthcoming 2021).</p><p><em>Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro</em>. Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2016. </p><p><em>Amadís de Gaula. Libro primero</em>. Eds. Jesús Botello and Cristina Guardiola. Newark, DE: Cervantes & Co. Spanish Classics, 2016.</p><br></div><div class="ExternalClass5008E767D4B34619B17263D15D38E487"><p>“Teatro y poder en Galdós: la función de <em>Otelo</em> en <em>La Corte de Carlos IV.</em>” <em>Anales galdosianos </em>(forthcoming 2021).</p><p>“Écfrasis y pensamiento contrarreformista en ‘Los Baños de Argel’<em>.</em>” <em>Cervantes Bulletin of America </em>(forthcoming 2020).</p><p> “Los descuidos cervantinos del Quijote: entre la ecdótica y la imitatio paródica de los clásicos.” <em>Anales Cervantinos</em> 51 (2019): 33-49.</p><p>“Religión, parodia e historicidad: una nueva interpretación de ‘A la entrada del Duque de Medina en Cádiz’ de Miguel de Cervantes.” <em>Bulletin of Hispanic Studies</em> 94.1 (2017): 35-49.</p><p>“Mariología en defensa del Islam: Cervantes, Zoraida y los libros plúmbeos.” <em>Laberinto </em><em>Journal </em>9 (2016): 73-93.</p><p>“Una écfrasis doble en Lope de Vega: ‘Al triunfo de Judit.’” <em>Hispanófila </em>176 (2016): 55-68.</p><p>“<em>Don Quijote</em> II: Arthurian Fiction, Violence and Decline.” <em>A Novel Without Borders: Sensing Don Quixote 400 Years Later</em>. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2016.</p><p>“‘Una armada figuraron que venía’”: Lepanto como écfrasis en Los baños de Argel”. <em>eHumanista </em>30 (2015): 240-251.</p><p>“Imperio y autobiografía en El vellocino de oro, de Lope de Vega.” <em>Romance Notes</em> 54.2 (2014): 161-68.</p><p>“Don Quijote cita el Amadís de Gaula: la creación de una mitología caballeresca.”<em> Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos </em>10 (2014): 69-82.</p><p>“Allí prové que era mal golpe el del oído’: impotencia y esterilidad sexual en el episodio de las serranas <em>del Libro de buen amor</em>.” La corónica 42.1 (2013): 47-78.</p><p>“Barataria, un cruce de caminos: entre la oralidad y la escritura.” <em>Anales Cervantinos</em> 42 (2010): 131-146.</p><p> “Don Quijote, Felipe II y la tecnología de la escritura.” <em>Cervantes Bulletin of America</em> 29.1 (2009): 197-207.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass49E620D92BBA4DCDB14C3A1ECC9A428C"><p>​<a href="https://primus.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/search-results?instr_name=Botello%2cJesus">Instructor Schedule</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD70FD9DE8F4941A5A87628C0ED26F070"><p>​<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">​Day<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">​Time<br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​T<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​12:30PM-1:30PM<br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​Th<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​12:30PM-1:30PM<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p></p></div>DegreesBooksArticlesCourses TaughtOffice Hoursjbotello@udel.eduBotello, Jesus<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Botello1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate Professor of SpanishDirector of Graduate Studies

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