Associate Professor of Iberian and Latin American CulturesFocal Groups:
Pigott Hall 225
650 723 4921
Office Hours:By appointment
Vincent Barletta is Associate Professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures and Research Associate at Stanford's Europe Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. In 2013-14, he will be a full-time faculty fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. He teaches late medieval and early modern Iberian literatures, and his research focuses on Renaissance Portugal, empire and language, pastoral literature, and anthropological approaches to literature.
Vincent Barletta's most recent book is Dreams of Waking: An Anthology of Iberian Lyric Poetry, 1400-1700 (U of Chicago P, 2013), co-edited and translated with Mark L. Bajus and Cici Malik. Before this, he authored Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient (U of Chicago P, 2010). He is also the author of Covert Gestures: Crypto-Islamic Literature as Cultural Practice in Early Modern Spain (U of Minnesota P, 2005) and editor/translator of Granadan Morisco Francisco Núñez Muley's A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granada (U of Chicago P, 2007). His current book project, Rhythm: A Poetics of Patience, examines specific theories of rhythm in writers ranging from Aeschylus to Luís de Camões.
Before joining the Stanford faculty in 2007, Vincent Barletta taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the recipient of the La corónica International Book Award (2007) for Covert Gestures, and he has received fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center and the Del Amo Foundation. He received an MA and PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, both from UCLA, and he also carried out two years of post-doctoral study in linguistic anthropology at UCLA.
1999-2001: Post-doctoral study, UCLA, Linguistic Anthropology
1998: Ph.D., UCLA, Hispanic Languages and Literature
1989: BA with honors, Saint Mary's College of CA, English